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  • US-led coalition airstrikes help contain … ANI - Fri 17 Apr, 2015

    Washington, Apr. 17 (ANI): US-led coalition airstrike against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq have helped stem IS' advance in the key Iraqi city of Ramadi, said a provincial leader. According to CNN, IS recently took control of various areas near Ramadi, that lies 110 kilometers west of Baghdad. IS' advance in Ramadi has led thousands of civilians to flee east to Baghdad. On Thursday, coalition airstrikes helped cut IS' logistical resupply routes and prevent the group from advancing in the city of Ramadi, said deputy chief of the Anbar provincial council.

  • Decide in June on Pakistan's Najam … IANS - Thu 16 Apr, 2015

    Dubai, April 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday it would take a decision in June on appointing Pakistan's Najam Sethi as its president to fill the vacancy caused by Mustafa Kamal's resignation. "The board accepted the resignation of former President Mustafa Kamal, effective from April 2 and confirmed that no replacement would be appointed for the remaining weeks of Kamal's term. "The full council of the ICC will consider the appointment of Najam Sethi as ICC president when it meets in Barbados at the end of June," the international governing body of cricket said in a statement. Sethi is currently the head of Pakistan Cricket Board's executive committee while Kamal is an ex-Bangladesh Cricket Board chief.

  • IS militants may be hours away from … ANI - Thu 16 Apr, 2015

    Washington, Apr. 16 (ANI): The deputy head of the Anbar Provincial Council in Iraq has said that the Islamic State (IS) militants might be just hours away from taking over the key city of Ramadi, which lies 70 miles west of Baghdad. According to CNN, Falih Essawi said that it is not clear as to for how long the government troops can hold their front lines against the IS offensive. The city of Ramadi has been engulfed with fierce fighting.

  • Palestinian fighters push back IS in … ANI - Thu 16 Apr, 2015

    London, April 16 (ANI): Palestinian fighters have reportedly made advances following clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Palestinian officials said.

  • Delay in Saudi labour law cheers Indian … IANS - Wed 15 Apr, 2015

    Riyadh, April 15 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's decision to postpone its new labour policy's third phase, which may affect a large numbers of Indian workers, has come as a breather to expatriate workers and the private sector, a media report said on Wednesday. The labour ministry had scheduled to launch Nitaqat's third phase on April 20 but Labour Minister Adel Fakeih postponed it to allow the private sector more time to understand standards regarding this stage of the labour law. Nitaqat, a Saudisation programme, was introduced by the Saudi ministry of labour in June 2011 to encourage employment of its nationals in the private sector, which, as of 2006, was largely dominated by expatriate workers.

  • Georgian Nigalidze caught cheating at … IANS - Wed 15 Apr, 2015

    Dubai, April 15 (IANS) Georgian Grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze was kicked out of the 17th Dubai Open chess tournament after being caught cheating.

  • BSE-listed Sah Petroleums becomes GP … IANS - Wed 15 Apr, 2015

    Sharjah, April 15 (IANS) UAE-based Gulf Petrochem Group on Wednesday said that it had renamed its recently acquired Bombay Stock Exchange-listed lubricant company, Sah Petroleums, as GP Petroleums Ltd., taking the Indian entity's products worldwide.

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