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Eng v WI: ICC welcomes back cricket, thanks ECB for efforts
Dubai, July 7 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Manu Sawhney has welcomed the resumption of international cricket on the eve of England hosting the West Indies in a three-Test #raisethebat series starting on Wednesday at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Two Indians share UAE lottery
Dubai, July 7 (IANS) Two Indians have hit the jackpot by winning half a million dirhams each in the 12th Emirates Loto draw, the media reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
800,000 Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait: Report
Kuwait City, July 6 (IANS) A draft expat quota bill in Kuwait could result in 800,000 Indians forced to leave the Gulf state, a media report said
2020-07-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
UAE announces broad govt reshuffle amid pandemic
Dubai, July 6 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a broad government reshuffle, merging several ministries and departments and appointing new economy and industry ministers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
UAE reports 683 new Covid-19 cases, 51,540 in total
Dubai, July 6 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday announced 683 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 51,540.
2020-07-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Dubai gurdwara re-opens after 110 days
Dubai, July 5 (IANS) After 110 days, the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara in Dubai has re-opened following the lifting of the suspension of places of worship in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Religion
WHO reports record hike in COVID-19 cases
Geneva, July 5 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported a record hike in the number of global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 212,326 in 24 hours in the highest single-day increase since COVID-19 broke out.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir trial for Covid-19 treatment
Geneva, July 5 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that it was discontinuing hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms for its Solidarity Trial, citing little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised Covid-19 patients.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
WHO first got virus outbreak info from its office, not China
Geneva, July 4 (IANS) China did not come forward on its own to report to the World Health Organization (WHO) that it had a problem in Wuhan following the virus outbreak late last year, according to the updated information the UN health agency posted about how it has handled the Covid-19 crisis so far.
2020-07-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Indian expat falls asleep in Dubai airport, misses flight
Dubai, July 4 (IANS) An Indian expat worker, who was eagerly waiting to be repatriated after cancelling his visa, missed a jumbo jet flying 427 stranded Indians to Kerala after he fell asleep in the Dubai International Airport, the media reported.
2020-07-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Politics
WHO urges countries to wake up, take control' of COVID-19
Geneva, July 4 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic to "wake up" to the situation on the ground and to "take control" of the spread of the virus.
2020-07-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Have no reason to doubt integrity of 2011 WC final: ICC
Dubai, July 3 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday said that it has not been presented with any evidence that supports the claims made by former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed and thus, the world body has no reason to doubt the "integrity" of the match.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
More Indian flights from UAE announced, bookings to open
Dubai, July 3 (IANS) India has announced nine more repatriation flights from the UAE, ticket sales for which will open later on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Everton Weekes a distinguished name in cricket: ICC pays tribute
Dubai, July 2 (IANS) The International Cricket Council has condoled the demise of legendary West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes. The 95-year-old breathed his last at the Christ Church home on Wednesday in Barbados.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Recently publicized swine flu not new: WHO expert
Geneva, July 2 (IANS) A World Health Organization (WHO) expert said that the recently publicized swine flu in China was not new and that it's under close surveillance.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Outgoing Indian Consul General to leave Dubai
Dubai, July 1 (IANS) Vipul, the outgoing Consul General of India in Dubai, is all set to leave the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a repatriation flight next week following the completion of a three-year tenure, the media reprted on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
WHO warns 'the worst is yet to come'
Geneva, June 30 (IANS) The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is not even close to being over.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Living with COVID-19 to be new normal as global cases top 10 mln: WHO
Geneva, June 30 (IANS) The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that all countries living with COVID-19 will be the new normal in the coming months, as the pandemic had already infected more than 10 million people worldwide, including more than 500,000 deaths.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Umpire Nitin Menon included in ICC Elite Panel for 2020-21 season
Dubai, June 29 (IANS) Indias Nitin Menon has been included in the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for the season 2020-21 following the annual review and selection process conducted by the International Cricket Council, a statement said on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Indian visitor stuck in UAE with $30,493 hospital bill
Dubai, June 29 (IANS) A jobless Indian visitor to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in desperate need of financial help to settle an outstanding hospital bill of 112,000 dirham ($30,493), a media report said on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
COVID-19 increases suicide rates in Kuwait
Kuwait City, June 28 (IANS) Measures imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in Kuwait are believed to have increased suicide cases in the country, according to a media report.
2020-06-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Dubai-based Indian woman helps stranded expats in UAE
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian woman is helping scores of stranded fellow Indian expatriates amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates, a media report said.
2020-06-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
WHO to raise $31.3 billion against Covid-19
Geneva, June 27 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the WHO-led global response to Covid-19 needs $31.3 billion for therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics over the next 12 months, including two billion doses of vaccines.
2020-06-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
WHO says AstraZeneca, Modena leading vaccine race
Geneva, June 26 (IANS) After admitting that the world may have a Covid-19 vaccine within one year or even a few months earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said that UK-based AstraZeneca is leading the vaccine race while US-based pharmaceutical major Moderan is not far behind.
2020-06-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
'Pak man accused of killing Indian couple in Dubai can face death penalty'
Dubai, June 25 (IANS) A Pakistani man accused of killing an Indian couple here and injuring their daughter was arrested within 24 hours of the crime. Legal expert said if found guilty he could face the death penalty.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Kuwait Parliament extends suspension after coffee boy tests COVID-19 positive
Kuwait City, June 25 (IANS) The Kuwait Parliament has extend the self-quarantine of its members for 10 more days after a coffee boy tested positive for COVID-19, state media reported.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Passing match-fixing law will be a game-changer in India: Richardson
Dubai, June 25 (IANS) International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti-corruption unit coordinator Steve Richardson believes making match-fixing a criminal offence will be a game-changer in India as according to him, majority of the current investigations have links to the country.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO expert says Covid-19 'has not peaked' in Americas
Geneva, June 25 (IANS) A World Health Organization (WHO) expert has said the Covid-19 pandemic has not reached its peak in the Americas and the region is likely to see continued deaths in the coming weeks.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Must protect progress women's sport has made, says Belinda Clark
Dubai, June 24 (IANS) Continued investment in womens sports in the post Covid-19 period and creating inclusive environments for girls and women were the main points of discussion in 100% Unity, the final episode of the 100% Cricket webinar series held on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Indian couple murdered by Pakistani man in Dubai
Dubai, June 24 (IANS) An Indian couple from Gujarat was found murdered and their teenage daughter brutally injured by a Pakistani national here last week during a break-in and robbery bid.
2020-06-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
COVID-19 well-established at global level: WHO expert
Geneva, June 23 (IANS) A World Health Organization (WHO) expert said that in light of the accelerating increase in new cases -- especially in some populous countries -- the COVID-19 pandemic is now well-established at a global level.
2020-06-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
WHO urges balance between protection against COVID-19
Geneva, June 23 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) urged a delicate balance between protection against COVID-19 and minimizing social, economic damage therewith, as global daily new cases keeps hitting new record.
2020-06-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
ICC keen to promote women's game further after success of T20 WC
Dubai, June 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday revealed record viewing figures for the ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020, which has become one of the most watched womens sporting events in history as the sport continues to set new benchmarks on and off the field.
2020-06-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Dubai eases air travel restrictions
Dubai, June 22 (IANS) Dubai has announced new protocol for citizens, residents and tourists travelling into or out of the UAE city's airports, it was reported.
2020-06-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
UAE residents go digital for International Day of Yoga
Dubai, June 21 (IANS) Residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) followed yoga gurus on screen during a Facebook live yoga session organised by the Consulate General of India in Dubai on Saturday evening, a day ahead of the sixth International Day of Yoga.
2020-06-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Cricket has the power to bring communities together: Manu Sawhney
Dubai, June 20 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday recognised United Nations World Refugee Day by releasing a video that celebrates the positive impact that cricket has had on the lives of displaced people around the world.
2020-06-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Pandemic entering 'new and dangerous phase': WHO
Geneva, June 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is entering a "new and dangerous" phase. Thursday saw the most cases in a single day reported to the WHO.
2020-06-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
New online booking for Indian passport services in UAE
Dubai, June 19 (IANS) The Indian passport and visa service centres in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have introduced a new online appointment booking system, a media report said.
2020-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
APC President urges equal treatment for para-athletes
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) The Asian Paralympic Committee Executive Board met virtually on June 15-16 with much of the meeting focusing on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.
2020-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
1% of humanity affected by forced displacement: UNHCR
Geneva, June 18 (IANS) Forced displacement is now affecting more than 1 per cent of humanity, or one in every 97 people, aa latest report from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) revealed on Thursday.
2020-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Black lives don't matter in US: George Floyd's brother
Geneva, June 18 (IANS) The brother of George Floyd, the unarmed African-American man killed last month under police custody in Minneapolis, said that "black lives do not matter in the United States of America".
2020-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
WHO welcomes dexamethasone results, calls for cautious use against COVID-19
Geneva, June 18 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed the positive results of dexamethasone in treating the novel coronavirus, while warning that the drug should not be used on mild cases or for prevention purposes.
2020-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
'HCQ to be stopped from Solidarity Trial against COVID-19'
Geneva, June 18 (IANS) A World Health Organization (WHO) expert said that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) will be stopped from the Solidarity Trial, as it did not reduce the mortality rate of COVID-19 patients.
2020-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
4th Asian Youth Para Games to be held in Bahrain in December 2021
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) on Wednesday announced that the fourth Asian Youth Para Games will take place in Bahrain from December 1-10, 2021.
2020-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
UAE airlines help Indian repatriation with charter services
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, UAE has taken the lead to repatriate Indians stranded in the country through chartered flights.
2020-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
WHO concerned over COVID-19 upswing in many countries
Geneva, June 13 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) said that it's concerned that many countries, particularly the global south, are still on the upswing of the COVID-19 pandemic, and again called for global solidarity to overcome difficulties for "over 100 years."
2020-06-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
WHO concerned about COVID-19 impact
Geneva, June 13 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) said it is "especially concerned" about the impact of COVID-19 on women, children and adolescents.
2020-06-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
ICC approves COVID-19 replacements in Tests and other interim changes
Dubai, June 9 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed interim changes to its playing regulations, which include the ban on the use of saliva to shine the ball and allowing home umpires in international series as per a release issued by the international body.
2020-06-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC Chairman Manohar will support board to ensure smooth transition
Dubai, May 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday confirmed that Chairman Shashank Manohar will not seek an extension to his term "but would support the Board to ensure a smooth transition."
2020-05-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Virtual summit for healthy, resilient ocean
Geneva, May 26 (IANS) A healthy and resilient ocean can help tackle climate change while providing sustainable food sources and jobs around the world.
2020-05-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Environment/Wildlife