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16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS
Geneva, July 16 (IANS) The UNAIDS in its latest report issued on Tuesday said that globally, around 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2018, a 16 per cent decline since 2010, driven mostly by steady progress across most of eastern and southern Africa.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Dubai to offer free 30-day alcohol licence for tourists
Dubai, July 12 (IANS) Dubai will now offer a free 30-day alcohol licence for tourists, a move that ensures visitors will not be penalised for breaking the law, the media reported on Friday.
2019-07-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society
Sharjah issues 1st golden card visa to Indian expat businessman
Sharjah, July 9 (IANS) Sharjahs first Golden Card visa was issued to an Indian expat businessman, as part of the permanent residency system tailored for investors.
2019-07-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Kuwaitis plan to apply for 'gay' rights
Kuwait City, July 9 (IANS) A group of citizens in Kuwait have planed to submit a request to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour next month to announce a "gay" society in the Muslim nation where LGBTQI members can be prosecuted under a "debauchery" law.
2019-07-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights
UN urges release of all migrants detained in Libya
Geneva, July 3 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations on Wednesday called for all migrants held in Libya to be freed and evacuated from the war-wracked country and the closure of its detention centres after a deadly air strike on Tripoli's Tajoura facility killed at least 44 people overnight.
2019-07-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Indian Consulate in Dubai offer help to 300 unpaid workers
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) Consulate General of India in Dubai has stepped in to resolve the issue of over 300 expat workers of a private firm here, who were struggling to make ends meet as they have not received their salaries for several months, the media reported.
2019-06-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Credible proof linking MBS to Khashoggi killing: UN expert
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN special rapporteur said in a report on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Young Indian expat drowns in UAE
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) A 25-year-old Indian expat drowned off a beach in the UAE city of Umm Al Quwain as he went for a "regular swim" with his friends, the media reported.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE-based Indian expat collects over 2,000 coins
Dubai, June 8 (IANS) An 85-year-old Indian expatriate in Dubai has collected over 2,000 foreign coins and banknotes, a hobby he started when he was just 12-years-old, the media reported.
2019-06-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
8 Indians among 17 killed in Dubai accident
Dubai, June 7 (IANS) Eight Indians were among the 17 people who were killed when a tourist bus from Oman rammed into a signboard in Dubai, the Consulate General of India (CGI) here said on Friday.
2019-06-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Expats in UAE worried as Nipah virus detected in Kerala
Dubai, June 6 (IANS) UAE-based Malayalis have expressed concern for their loved ones back home, as a Kerala youth tested positive for the Nipah virus, leading to a number of traders and travellers taking precautionary measures, the media reported.
2019-06-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Nearly 100 refugees moved to safety in Tripoli
Geneva, June 4 (IANS/AKI) A total of 96 refugees held in the squalid Zintan detention centre in the war-wracked Libyan capital, Tripoli, have been moved to a safe location, United Nations refugee agency UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said on Tuesday.
2019-06-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Indian expats in Dubai cheer Modi's swearing in
Dubai, May 31 (IANS) At a live screening in Dubai's India Club that broadcast Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony, a group of Indian expats cheered as he took oath for a second term in office.
2019-05-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Dubai-based Indian names newborn son 'Narendra Modi'
Dubai, May 27 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian expat has named his newborn son Narendra Damodardas Modi, as an honour to the Indian Prime Minister's resounding victory in the recently concluded general elections, the media reported on Monday.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Dubai-based Indian boy finalist in Google Science Fair
Dubai, May 26 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian boy has ranked among the top 100 regional finalists for the Google Science Fair global contest for his project to make street lights smarter, the media reported.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
$10 million prize pot for World Cup
Dubai, May 17 (IANS) The upcoming ICC ODI World Cup will see the winners of the 10-team tournament earn a purse of $4 million, the highest prize money to date, along with the trophy that they will lift at the Lords on July 16.
2019-05-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
ICC clears Liam Plunkett of ball tampering
Dubai, May 13 (IANS) England pacer Liam Plunkett has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the International Cricket Council (ICC) following allegations that he might have tampered the ball during the second ODI against Pakistan played at Southampton.
2019-05-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Sanath Jayasundara charged under ICC anti-corruption code
Dubai, May 11 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Sanath Jayasundara with two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Jayasundara, a performance analyst at Sri Lanka Cricket, has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect.
2019-05-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Bangladeshi worker jailed in Dubai for molesting Indian minor
Dubai, April 30 (IANS) A Dubai court has sentenced a Bangladeshi worker to six months in jail for molesting an Indian minor girl, the media reported.
2019-04-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian mission warns UAE jobseekers over visa status
Dubai, April 30 (IANS) The Indian mission in Dubai has warned people jobseekers to check their visa status with the Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayata Kendra (PBSK), folllowing the deportation of 17 Indians who came into the UAE with fake employment visas in 2017.
2019-04-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Claire Polosak: First woman umpire in men's ODI
Dubai, April 27 (IANS) Australia's Claire Polosak will create history by becoming the first woman umpire ever to stand in a men's ODI when she takes the field in the final of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 on Saturday.
2019-04-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan announce 23 Probables for World Cup 2019
Dubai, April 5 (IANS) Experienced Pakistan cricketers Wahab Riaz, Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad are likely to miss the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as they have not been included in the list of 23 probables for the 15-member squad.
2019-04-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kohli elated as India retain Test Championship Mace
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) Virat Kohli-led India have retained the ICC Test Championship Mace and won the purse of $1 million for a third year running after finishing at the top of the ICC Test Team rankings on the cut-off date of April, while New Zealand have ensured second place.
2019-04-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Pat Cummins to return home from Pakistan series
Dubai, March 29 (IANS) Following the tradition of resting key players ahead of the World Cup, Australia's star pacer Pat Cummins will return home from here, missing the two remaining one-day internationals against Pakistan.
2019-03-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Uber to acquire Dubai-based Careem for $3.1 billion
Dubai, March 26 (IANS) Ride-hailing giant Uber on Tuesday said it is acquiring the Dubai-based rival Careem for $3.1 billion, which will comprise $1.7 billion in convertible notes and $1.4 billion in cash.
2019-03-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Technology
Don't need job to help world: Indian student at UNHRC
Geneva, March 25 (IANS) Indian student Wonder Nayal, who spoke at the UN Human Rights Council here last week on the Sri Lankan Civil War and the time given to the island government to investigate war crimes during it, feels that one shouldn't wait for a title or an occupation to initiate change.
2019-03-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UAE man sacked, deported for celebrating NZ attack
Dubai, March 20 (IANS) A company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said they have fired and deported one of their employees for posting a comment on Facebook celebrating the terror attacks in New Zealand.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
SRK sets out on Dubai adventure to unravel secrets
Dubai, March 18 (IANS) In an Indiana Jones style promotional campaign for Dubai Tourism, its ambassador and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is seen performing death defying stunts to unravel mysteries.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli, Rohit dominate top slots
Dubai, March 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma remained number one and two, despite India's home series defeat to Australia, in the latest ICC Men's ODI Player Rankings, according to an ICC statement.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Smith, Warner reunite with Australian cricket team
Dubai, March 17 (IANS) With the one year ban on Steve Smith and David Warner for their involvement in the Sandpaper Gate controversy in South Africa ending later this month, the duo have reunited with the Australian cricket team ahead of the series against Pakistan here.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Shah Rukh to uncover secret in Dubai
Dubai, March 14 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is living his Indiana Jones moments while trying to uncover a secret in Dubai.
2019-03-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mandhana breaks into top three in T20I batting rankings
Dubai, March 10 (IANS) India opener Smriti Mandhana broke into the top three of the ICC Womens Twenty20 International batting rankings, released on Sunday.
2019-03-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC declines BCCI plea to isolate Pakistan
Dubai, March 3 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC), here on Saturday evening, turned down the BCCI's request for isolation of Pakistan from the global cricket community.
2019-03-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Honour to wear West Indian crest: Gayle after his final home ODI
Dubai, March 3 (IANS) West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle, who blasted 77 runs in 27 balls in his final home one-day international match reflected on his two-decade international career, and what it meant playing for the national side.
2019-03-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC assures BCCI of security during World Cup
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday assured the BCCI that all security concerns at the upcoming ODI World Cup in the wake of Pulwama terror attack will be addressed adequately.
2019-02-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Indian salesman sexually harasses teenager in Dubai mall
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) An Indian salesman has been accused of sexually harassing a 15-year-old girl at a mall in Dubai.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Keep border open for Myanmar nationals, UNHCR tells Bangladesh
Geneva, Feb 9 (IANS) The UN refugee agency has called on Bangladeshi authorities "to continue to allow" into the country people fleeing ongoing violence in Myanmar amid the deteriorating security situation there.
2019-02-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indian man falls to death in Sharjah
Sharjah, Feb 8 (IANS) A 32-year-old Indian man fell to his death from the seventh floor of a building in Al Majara area here, the police said.
2019-02-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
US-China trade war to boost Indian economy: UN study
Geneva, Feb 5 (IANS) The trade war between the US and China is expected to boost the Indian economy with a rise of 3.5 per cent in exports while the EU will be the biggest winner, taking home $70 billion in additional trade, according to a UN study.
2019-02-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Pakistan willing to resume talks with India after polls: Minister
Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan is willing to resume peace talks with New Delhi after the 2019 general election in India with whoever takes power, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said.
2019-01-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Reported mass migrant drowning off Libya shocks UN agency
Geneva, Jan 23 (IANS/AKI) The UN refugee agency has expressed "alarm" over the 170 people who reportedly drowned off Libya over the weekend, urging greater rescue efforts in the Mediterranean and a halt to migrant returns to the chaos-wracked country.
2019-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident
South Korea make Asian Cup quarters, defeat Bahrain 2-1
Dubai (UAE), Jan 22 (IANS) The South Korean national football team took until extra time to defeat Bahrain 2-1 in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup round-of-16 contest, advancing to the quarters after both teams were tied 1-1 in regular time on Sunday.
2019-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Manu Sawhney unveiled as new ICC CEO
Dubai, Jan 15 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Manu Sawhney as its new Chief Executive Officer.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Constantine steps down as India coach after Asian Cup exit
Sharjah, Jan 15 (IANS) Stephen Constantine resigned as the head coach of the Indian football team after they crashed out of the AFC Asian Cup here on Monday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
India lose to Bahrain, crash out of Asian Cup
Sharjah, Jan 15 (IANS) India lost 0-1 to Bahrain in their last Group A match to crash out of the Asian Cup football tournament here on Monday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
India lose to Bahrain, crash out of Asian Cup
Sharjah, Jan 14 (IANS) India lost 0-1 to Bahrain in their last Group A match to crash out of the Asian Cup football tournament here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Almoez Ali stars as Qatar rout North Korea 6-0
Al Ain (UAE), Jan 13 (IANS) Four goals by Almoez Ali allowed Qatar to secure a berth in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup last-16 here on Sunday by trouncing North Korea 6-0 in their Group E second-round contest.
2019-01-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Asian Cup: History beckons spirited India (Prewiew)
Sharjah (UAE), Jan 13 (IANS) India aim to create history when they take on yet another strong opponents in Bahrain in their third and final Group A match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 football tournament here on Monday.
2019-01-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
India can qualify for Round of 16: Stephen Constantine
Sharjah, Jan 13 (IANS) On the eve of India's crucial clash against Bahrain, coach Stephen Constantine said that his side has the capability to qualify for the next round in the ongoing AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.
2019-01-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Saudi defeats Lebanon 2-0, qualifies for Asian Cup last-16
Dubai, Jan 13 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's national soccer team on Saturday qualified for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup knockout stage, having earned a 2-0 victory over Lebanon in their Group E second-round match at Al Maktoum Stadium in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai.
2019-01-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports