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Lebanon beat Iran 1-0 in World Cup qualifier


September 12th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 12 (IANS) Lebanon managed to beat Iran 1-0 in the Asian zone Football World Cup qualifier at the Cite Sportive Stadium here.Lebanon skipper Rida Antar headed the goal ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy rejects $1 mn for defection


August 12th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian ambassador to Mauritania has rejected an offer of $1 million to defect in exchange for permanent residence in Qatar, Iran's Press TV reported.It ... Read more...

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Olympic high jump: Ukhov wins gold for Russia


August 8th, 2012 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov soared to Olympic gold Tuesday, clearing 2.38 metres to pip Erik Kynard of the US to the title.Ukhov entered the ... Read more...

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Perfect Hancock grabs 2nd Olympic gold in skeet


July 31st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Defending champion and world record holder Vincent Hancock put on a shooting masterclass to retain the Olympic gold in the men's skeet here Tuesday.The American ... Read more...

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Tamil Tiger held at Sri Lankan airport


July 18th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan police Wednesday said they have arrested a wanted Tamil Tiger rebel as he attempted to return to the island nation from Qatar, Xinhua reported.Police ... Read more...

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US missile defence site in Qatar: Report


July 18th, 2012 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US is building a missile defence radar station in Qatar, and construction was due to be completed this month, a media report said Tuesday.The radar site ... Read more...

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India beats Germany at World Junior squash


July 14th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 14 (IANS) Fourth seeded India began their campaign in the World Junior men's squash championship with a comprehensive 3-0 victory against Germany here Friday.The Indians were not in ... Read more...

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Italian fashion house Valentino sold


July 13th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Italian fashion brand Valentino has been sold to Qatari royals - Mayhoola for Investments S.P.C. - for an undisclosed amount.Mayhoola for Investments S.P.C., an investment company ... Read more...

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Pinki’s treatment unjustified: NCW


July 12th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) has said that athlete Pinki Pramanik was treated in an "unjustified manner" and it will send a team to ... Read more...

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Alok, Gulati for World Pool meet


June 16th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 16 (IANS) Veteran Alok Kumar and Sandeep Gulati will represent India in the World 9-ball pool championship to be held at Doha, Qatar, from June 22 to 29, ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan scraps visas for 44 nations


June 14th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan's parliament approved a draft law Thursday scrapping entry visa requirements for the citizens of 44 states for a stay of less than 60 days.The ... Read more...

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OPEC daily basket price hits $97.34 per barrel


June 13th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, June 12 (IANS/WAM) The price of 12-crude basket of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Monday stood at $97.34 per barrel.Last Friday, the basket price was $95.87 per ... Read more...

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US calls for tougher sanctions on Syria


June 6th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Wednesday called for tougher sanctions against Syria to hasten political change in that Middle East country.Addressing the second meeting of the ... Read more...

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1,000 held in Shanghai for using narcotics


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 3 (IANS) This Chinese business hub is facing a significant surge in narcotics cases. Over 1,000 people have been arrested this year for using drugs - an increase ... Read more...

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Istanbul, Madrid, Tokyo vie for hosting 2020 Olympics


May 24th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, May 24 (IANS) Madrid, Tokyo and Istanbul became the finalists in the race for hosting the 2020 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided Wednesday.Doha in Qatar and Baku, ... Read more...

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Man held in Sri Lanka with cocaine in belly


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A Philippine national who had cocaine stashed in his stomach has been arrested, police said Wednesday.Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the police narcotics bureau arrested the ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, US hold talks on Afghan peace


April 27th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US officials Friday agreed to form a group at the UN to coordinate activities in New York and accelerate the process ... Read more...

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Advani, Mehta in last 8 of Asian snooker championship


April 27th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, April 27 (IANS) India's Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta, the top two seeds, entered the quarter-finals of the Asian snooker championship here Friday.Advani overcame Qatar's Ahmed Saif 4-0 while ... Read more...

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FIFA bans, fines Indonesian coach


April 20th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 20 (IANS) An Indonesia football coach has been banned for four games and fined by FIFA for accusing match officials of taking bribes during a 10-0 loss to ... Read more...

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I’m enjoying my new found profession: Mammootty’s son


April 13th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 13 (IANS) Dulquar Salman's debut film "Second Show" did reasonable business at the box office, but it hasn't stopped filmmakers to offer films to the youngster. The young ... Read more...

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Iran to play UAE in football friendly


April 5th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) Iran's national football team will play a friendly match against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in preparation for the final stage of Asian qualifying for the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka, Kuwait to sign MoU for migrant workers


March 29th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kuwait to protect the rights of migrant workers in the country, an official said Thursday."There are ... Read more...

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Taliban suspends peace talks with US


March 15th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 15 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban has suspended preliminary peace talks with the US, according to a statement released Thursday by the outfit."Islamic Emirate (the name of the ... Read more...

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Dawoodi Bohras celebrate Syedna’s birthday


March 13th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Lakhs of Dawoodi Bohras from India and around the world congregated in Surat Tuesday to mark the 101st birthday celebrations of their spiritual leader, Syedna Mohammed ... Read more...

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Draw for 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers final round


March 9th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 9 (IANS) The draw for the final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers was unveiled in the Asian Football Federation headquarters in Kuala Lumpur Friday.Ten ... Read more...

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FIFA to probe Bahrain’s big win


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 2 (IANS) FIFA have announced an investigation into Bahrain's staggering 10-0 World Cup win over Indonesia in a World Cup qualifying match in Manama.The visiting goalkeeper was sent ... Read more...

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Pakistan denies Gilani meeting with Taliban in Qatar


February 9th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday refuted media reports suggesting a meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghan Taliban representatives had been planned in Qatar ... Read more...

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It makes sense for Pakistan, Iran to firm ties: Daily


February 9th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan and Iran "have a need of friends in the world" and it makes strategic sense for both countries to firm up ties, said a daily ... Read more...

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Pakistan looks at gas import from Qatar


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he would discuss the issue of import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar during his forthcoming ... Read more...

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Clinton to attend UNSC meet on Syria


January 31st, 2012 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton along with other high-level officials will attend a UN Security Council (UNSC) meet on Syria Tuesday, said the US envoy ... Read more...

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Foreign ministers of Turkey, six Gulf nations meet


January 29th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 29 (IANS/WAM) Foreign ministers of Turkey and six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council -- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman -- ... Read more...

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Chinese premier visits Nepal


January 14th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 14 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived here Saturday on an official visit to Nepal.Wen's entourage included Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Minister of the National Development and Reform ... Read more...

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Supercar Series rescheduled


January 12th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) The inaugural i1 Supercar Series, originally to commence this month, has been rescheduled and will now be held between Feb 10 and April 1, according to ... Read more...

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Dubai to host 5th Gulf film fest


January 5th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 4 (IANS/WAM) Dubai will host the 5th edition of the Gulf Film Festival April 10-16.Films from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Yemen and Iraq will ... Read more...

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Pakistan overseas remittances up 18 percent


December 14th, 2011 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Money sent home by Pakistanis working abroad rose by 18.33 percent to $5.24 billion in the first five months of the current fiscal year, compared with ... Read more...

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