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UN experts call for end of all unilateral sanctions
Geneva, Aug 8 (IANS) A group of UN experts have called for the lifting of all unilateral sanctions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so that people in countries under sanctions can protect themselves against the deadly virus.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
COVID-19: ICC Women's World Cup 2021 postponed to 2022
Dubai, Aug 7 (IANS) The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand has been postponed until February-March 2022 because of the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on cricket globally. The 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup was also handed to India while the now postponed 2020 edition will be played in Australia in 2022.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO warns 'vaccine nationalism' not good for world
Geneva, Aug 7 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against vaccine nationalism, cautioning rich nations that if they keep treatments to themselves they cannot expect to remain safe if poor countries remain exposed.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
ICC No. 1 in sports for video views on Facebook
Dubai, Aug 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council is the number one sports governing body for video views on Facebook, with more views on the platform than any other leading sporting organisations in 2020, ICC announced on Friday.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO chief hopes US will reconsider withdrawal decision
Geneva, Aug 7 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that the COVID-19 pandemic can not be defeated in a divided world and hoped that the US will "reconsider its position" on its decision to withdraw from the world body.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Amid pandemic, Indian parents bring stranded kids back to UAE via US
Dubai, Aug 5 (IANS) With India offering no clarity on whether visit visa holders are allowed to travel to the UAE amid the COVID-19 pandemic, desperate Indian parents have been sending their children to the US so that they can travel to the UAE from there.
2020-08-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
There might never be a 'silver bullet' for Covid-19: WHO chief
Geneva, Aug 3 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) chief on Monday said although a number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials, there is no "silver bullet" at the moment, and there might never be for Covid-19.
2020-08-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Crucial WTC, players' ranking points in offing in Eng-Pak series
Dubai, Aug 3 (IANS) England and Pakistan cricketers will be eager to improve their rankings when the two teams clash in a series involving three Tests starting Wednesday at Old Trafford in Manchester.
2020-08-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Indian engineer falls to death in Sharjah
Sharjah, Aug 3 (IANS) A 24-year-old Indian engineer fell to his death from the sixth floor of a building in Sharjah, a media report said on Monday.
2020-08-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kuwait resumes commercial flights after months of suspension
Kuwait City, Aug 2 (IANS) Kuwait has resumed commercial flights after remaining suspended for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country's civil aviation authorities said.
2020-08-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy
WHO expects long-term response efforts against COVID-19
Geneva, Aug 2 (IANS) The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), and long-term response efforts are needed given an anticipated lengthy duration of the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2020-08-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
UAE announces operation of 1st Arab nuclear plant
Dubai, Aug 2 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the start-up operations of its first nuclear power plant in capital Abu Dhabi.
2020-08-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Indian Consulate in Dubai helps woman after abuse appeal video
Dubai, July 31 (IANS) The Indian Consulate in Dubai has offered support to repatriate an Indian woman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who complained of domestic abuse and sought help in a video that was posted on Twitter, the media reported.
2020-07-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
WHO chief highlights role of young people in fighting COVID-19
Geneva, July 31 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted the role of young people in curbing the COVID-19 outbreak.
2020-07-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Covid-19 not necessarily changing with seasons: WHO expert
Geneva, July 29 (IANS) The change of season or weather did not seem to be affecting the spread of Covid-19, and the pandemic could come as "one wave" instead of multiple waves like influenza, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Tuesday.
2020-07-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
ICC World Test C'ship: England in 3rd position after series win
Dubai, July 28 (IANS) England are in third place in the ICC World Test Championship points table after their victory over the West Indies in the third Test in Manchester which helped secure a 2-1 series verdict.
2020-07-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
England's Roy, Bairstow on brink of top 10 in ICC rankings
Dubai, July 28 (IANS) Dashing England batters Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will be in focus from the rankings perspective as the reigning World Cup champions kick off the Cricket World Cup Super League with their three-match home series against Ireland on Thursday.
2020-07-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Indian Consulate in Dubai announces conditions for emergency services
Dubai, July 28 (IANS) The Indian Consulate in Dubai has announced conditions and prerequisites to be fulfilled by expats seeking emergency services on holidays, it was reported.
2020-07-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
WHO expert calls for quick response to COVID-19 resurgence
Geneva, July 28 (IANS) Governments should react quickly and communicate transparently to ensure small numbers of COVID-19 cases and clusters don't "reignite sustained and efficient community transmission", said a senior expert of the World Health Organization (WHO).
2020-07-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Global COVID-19 cases doubled in last 6 weeks: WHO
Geneva, July 28 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that he will reconvene the Emergency Committee on Thursday to re-evaluate the coronavirus pandemic, as the global COVID-19 cases doubled over the last six weeks.
2020-07-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
UAE reports 264 new Covid-19 cases; 59,177 in total
Dubai, July 28 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced 264 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 59,177.
2020-07-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
IPL 13: ECB confirms receiving BCCI's Letter Of Intent to host league
Dubai, July 27 (IANS) The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that they have received the official Letter of Intent from the BCCI to host the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-07-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Indian sentenced to life in Dubai for killing wife
Dubai, July 27 (IANS) A Dubai court has sentenced an Indian man to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death in broad daylight at a parking lot of the victims office, the media reported.
2020-07-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian accused of rape in Dubai
Dubai, July 27 (IANS) An Indian salesman has been accused of raping a woman inside her home in Dubai, threaten her with a knife and stealing 200 dirhams under the influence of alcohol, it was reported.
2020-07-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
14-yr-old Indian girl falls to death in Sharjah
Sharjah, July 27 (IANS) A 14-year-old Indian girl died after falling from a high rise building in Sharjah, police said on Monday.
2020-07-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Inaugural ICC WC Super League to begin with England-Ireland series
Dubai, July 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council on Monday officially launched the inaugural ICC World Cup Super League. Getting underway on July 30 in Southampton, the Super League will begin with a three-match ODI series between world champions England and Ireland.
2020-07-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
UAE reports 351 new Covid-19 cases; 58,913 in total
Dubai, July 27 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday announced 351 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 58,913.
2020-07-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Kuwait thanks Trump for sending plane for Emir
Kuwait City, July 26 (IANS) Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has sent a letter to US President Donald Trump thanking him for sending an American Air Force plane to transport Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Washington for treatment, a media report said.
2020-07-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
UAE student, businessman helps repatriate stranded Indians
Dubai, July 25 (IANS) Donations made by a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian student and a businessmen helped 68 stranded Indians fly home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported.
2020-07-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
New round of Syrian peace talks on Aug 24: UN
Geneva, July 25 (IANS) UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen will convene a new session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee on August 24 in Geneva, an official said.
2020-07-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
'Political leadership, community engagement vital for COVID-19 response'
Geneva, July 24 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that political leadership and community engagement are the two vital pillars of the response to COVID-19.
2020-07-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
COVID-19: Two more ICC qualifying events postponed
Dubai, July 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced the postponement of two further qualifying events scheduled in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Kuwaiti Emir to leave for US to complete treatment
Kuwait City, July 23 (IANS) Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will leave for the US on Thursday to complete medical treatment following his recent surgery, state-media reported.
2020-07-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
UN agencies launch database of laws to help COVID-19 response
Geneva, July 23 (IANS) United Nations (UN) agencies launched a database of laws that countries had implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help protect the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
2020-07-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Indian parents in UAE seek visit visas to bring back stranded kids
Dubai, July 22 (IANS) Indian expats, whose children are stranded in India, are urging the authorities here to issue them visit visas to return to the UAE during a special arrangement for flights between the two countries, which lasts until July 26.
2020-07-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diaspora
COVID-19: APC chief Rashed happy with effort to help para athletes
Dubai, July 22 (IANS) In a bid to assess the current situation across the region owing to coronavirus, Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) President Majid Rashed is holding series of virtual meetings with the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) chiefs and, discussing the effects of the pandemic on the Paralympic Movement in their countries.
2020-07-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
Pandemic situation of indigenous American concerning: WHO chief
Geneva, July 21 (IANS) The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that his organization is deeply concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous peoples in the Americas, the current epicenter of the pandemic.
2020-07-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Indian consulate in Dubai to remain open on weekends, public holidays
Dubai, July 20 (IANS) Starting August 1, the Consulate General of India in Dubai will remain open on weekends and public holidays, Consul-General Aman Puri said.
2020-07-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Dubai-based Indian girl breaks yoga world record
Dubai, July 19 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian girl has smashed a world record for doing a hundred yoga poses in a small box within three minutes, the media reported.
2020-07-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Record single-day global increase in corona cases: WHO (Ld)
Geneva, July 19 (IANS) The number of new cases of coronavirus rose by almost 260,000 in 24 hours -- the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
2020-07-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 threatens to exacerbate conflict, humanitarian crises: WHO
Geneva, July 18 (IANS) Covid-19 threatens to exacerbate many issues the world is facing, such as years of conflict and other humanitarian crises, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, while calling for continuity of essential health services.
2020-07-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Indian school principal wins $1mn in Dubai Duty Free draw
Dubai, July 16 (IANS) The principal of the Indian High School in Ajman has won a million dollars in the Dubai Duty Free (DDF) raffle draw, it was reported.
2020-07-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
IOC chief reluctant to hold Tokyo Olympics behind closed doors
Geneva, July 16 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Friday reiterated their desire to hold Tokyo Olympics with spectators in the stands and not behind closed doors.
2020-07-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Candidates for new WTO chief meet members
Geneva, July 16 (IANS) With the selection process for the new chief of the World Trade Organization (WTO) entering the second phase, three of the candidates presented themselves to members at a special General Council meeting here.
2020-07-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
UAE reports 275 new Covid-19 cases; 55,848 in total
Dubai, July 16 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced 275 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 55,848.
2020-07-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
'Nature-positive' solutions can create 395 mn jobs: World Economic Forum
Geneva, July 15 (IANS) The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented job losses and economic uncertainty. As governments and businesses look to stimulate growth, a new study from the World Economic Forum on Wednesday found 'nature-positive' solutions can create 395 million jobs by 2030.
2020-07-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Environment/Wildlife
Children under 12 stuck in India, unable to fly alone to UAE
Dubai, July 15 (IANS) The UAE-based parents of children under 12, who are stranded in India, are in a tight spot as several airlines have refused to let unaccompanied minors fly back home and are now appealing for excemption from the rule in these trying times, a media report said.
2020-07-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Jason Holder: No. 1 all-rounder, no.2 bowler in Tests
Dubai, July 15 (IANS) West Indies skipper Jason Holder and England's Ben Stokes have made career-high gains in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, following the conclusion of the first Test at the Ageas Bowl.
2020-07-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
No return to old normal for foreseeable future: WHO chief
Geneva, July 14 (IANS) There will be no return to the "old normal" for the foreseeable future as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and too many countries were still headed in the wrong direction, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned.
2020-07-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Nations heading in wrong direction with Covid-19: WHO
Geneva, July 14 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic will get "worse and worse" if governments fail to take more decisive action, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
2020-07-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics