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  • Turkey to join US-led coalition air … ANI - Wed 26 Aug, 2015

    London, Aug 26 (ANI): Turkey has reached an agreement with the US to join the air campaign against the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

  • Sushma urges Egypt to join hands with … ANI - Wed 26 Aug, 2015

    Cairo, Aug. 26 (AN): Emphasising on the need to fight radicalisation and extremism, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj condemned all acts of terrorism and urged Egypt to join hands with India to remove the 'scourge of terrorism' completely. "We have to fight radicalisation and extremism, the threat of terrorism and the emergence of non-state actors who challenge the civilised world in a collective and comprehensive manner," Swaraj said in her address at Diplomatic Club here. "India not only condemns all acts of terrorism but also joins hands with Egypt in the fight to remove this scourge of terrorism completely," she added.

  • UNHCR urges countries to work together … IANS - Tue 25 Aug, 2015

    Geneva, Aug 25 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday called for refugees to be treated humanely and for the authorities to work together as thousands of people continued to head into the Western Balkans from Greece. UNHCR officials told a press briefing here on Tuesday that people had been continuing to cross in groups of up to 300-400 at the Greece-Macedonia border and then travelling onwards by train or bus to Serbia, Xinhua reported. Melissa Fleming, an official for the Office of the UNHCR, anticipated arrivals over the next few days would be at a rate of up to 3,000 people per day.

  • Gulf stocks rebound across-the-boar … IANS - Tue 25 Aug, 2015

    Dubai, Aug 25 (IANS) Following a rebound in oil prices, along with bargain hunters entering the scene in a few markets in Asia and Europe, all stock indexes in the Gulf, with the exception of Bahrain, recovered territory on Tuesday.

  • UNHCHR expresses concern over political … IANS - Tue 25 Aug, 2015

    Geneva, Aug 25 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday expressed concern over reports from Nepal that seven security personnel and three protesters were killed on Monday. "We urge political leaders and protesters to sit down together to find a peaceful solution to the current situation before the rising violence spirals out of control," the UN human rights agency said in a statement. The latest casualty was in addition to the deaths of five protesters during widespread demonstrations since an August 8 agreement by political parties on redrawing internal state boundaries.

  • Film on Indian expatriates in Gulf IANS - Tue 25 Aug, 2015

    Doha, Aug 25 (IANS) An Indian filmmaker is all set to bring the issues concerning Indian expatriates in the Gulf countries to the silver screen, a media report said. The film by P. Suneel Kumar Reddy, writer and director-producer from Andhra Pradesh, is aimed at creating awareness among those who plan to migrate to the oil-rich nations. "Just from the two Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana there are around two million people working in the Gulf," the Gulf Times quoted Reddy as saying.

  • Rahane, Mishra climb to career best … IANS - Tue 25 Aug, 2015

    Dubai, Aug 25 (IANS) Following his 126 against Sri Lanka in the just-concluded second Test against Sri Lanka, Indian Ajinkya Rahane gained two places to a career-best 20th spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings, while leg-spinner Amit Mishra with a match haul of seven for 72 moved up 42 places to a career-high 39th. India beat hosts Sri Lanka by 278 runs in the second Test to level the three-match series 1-1. Other India batsmen Lokesh Rahul went up 30 places to 87th and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was up 15 places to the 100th spot.



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