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India's coronavirus variant spread to 44 countries: WHO
Geneva, May 12 (IANS) The Indian coronavirus variant (B1617), which has now been declared a "variant of global concern" has spread to 44 countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Babar Azam's ODI exploits get thumbs up from ICC
Dubai, May 11 (IANS) International Cricket Council's (ICC) Voting Academy member, Mpumelelo Mbangwa called Pakistan's prolific run-getter Babar Azam a 'sight to behold'.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO declares Indian Covid variant 'of concern'
Geneva, May 11 (IANS) The Indian Coronavirus variant, known as B1617, has been declared as a "variant of global concern" by the World Health Organization (WHO), the media reported.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Global cooperation only choice to end pandemic: Tedros
Geneva, May 11 (IANS) Global cooperation, instead of competition and confrontation, is the only choice to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said while addressing the disparity in access to vaccines worldwide.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Kuwait lifts Eid Covid curfew, retains curbs
Kuwait City, May 11 (IANS) Kuwait will lift the partial Covid-19 curfew starting from the first day of Eid al-Fitr festival, but some activities would remain restricted, the government announced.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
SL batsman Gunawardene cleared of fixing, can return to action
Dubai, May 10 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) cleared Sri Lanka cricketer Avishka Gunawardene of match-fixing on Monday, paving the way for the left-handed opener to return to cricketing activities.
2021-05-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
SL batsman Gunawardene cleared of match-fixing
Dubai, May 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka cricketer Avishka Gunawardene has been cleared of match-fixing by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The left-handed batsman can now resume cricketing activities.
2021-05-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO validates China's Sinopharm Covid vaccine for emergency use
Geneva, May 7 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm for emergency use.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
2022 T20 World Cup European qualifiers cancelled due to Covid
Dubai, May 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced that three ICC Men's T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe Qualifiers -- pathway tournaments to the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia -- have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Switzerland sends 600 oxygen concentrators, 50 respirators to India
Geneva, May 7 (IANS) Switzerland has sent a cargo aircraft carrying medical equipment, including 600 oxygen concentrators and 50 respirators, to help alleviate supply shortages in India amid the country's devastative second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
WHO lauds US' decision to lift patent protections on Covid jabs
Geneva, May 6 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has lauded the commitment by the US to temporarily lift intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, an advance that may help produce more vaccines globally.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
ICC Test Rankings: Karunaratne biggest gainer, three Indians in top 10
Dubai, May 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has moved up four spots to 11th in the latest MRF ICC Test Player Rankings for Batting, which were announced on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Indian in UAE to produce O2 cylinders instead of CNG to aid patients back home
Dubai, May 5 (IANS) An Indian expat at a UAE-based free zone firm has set aside producing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders and shifted to manufacturing oxygen containers for India to help out the Covid patients in the country.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Politics
ICC praises NZ players after team's jump in ODI rankings
Dubai, May 4 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday commended New Zealand on becoming the No. 1 side in One-day International (ODI) rankings, calling it a huge achievement for a country with just over 51 lakh people.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Kuwait bans unvaccinated citizens from travelling abroad
Kuwait City, May 4 (IANS) The Kuwait government has announced that citizens who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be banned from travelling abroad.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
WHO chief, ex-UK PM urge IP waiver for Covid vax
Geneva, May 4 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown have called for a temporary waiver of intellectual property (IP) rights for Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Kiwis replace England as top-ranked ODI side; India third
Dubai, May 3 (IANS) New Zealand have replaced reigning world champions England as the No. 1- ranked side in the One-day International (ODI) rankings.
2021-05-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO adds Moderna vaccine to emergency use list
Geneva, May 1 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday listed the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, making it the fifth vaccine to receive emergency validation from the WHO.
2021-05-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
Over 62mn Covid cases reported in Americas in last 15 months: WHO
Geneva, May 1 (IANS) More than 62 million Covid-19 cases and over 1.5 million deaths have been reported in the region of the Americas, combining North, South and Central America, in the last 15 months, a representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-05-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
'1 bn Covid vax unprecedented feat, but disparities exists'
Geneva, April 30 (IANS) The speed at which the world has administered one billion doses of Covid-19 jabs, just four months after the World Health Organization (WHO) approved the first vaccine for emergency use, is remarkable, but unequal distribution of the vaccinations highlights global disparities, say researchers.
2021-04-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
WHO reserves judgement on Indian coronavirus variant
Geneva, April 27 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against jumping to conclusions about a new coronavirus variant discovered in India, saying it had not yet classified it as worrying.
2021-04-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
ICC first to announce qualifiers for Commonwealth Games
Dubai, April 26 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday became the first governing body for any sport to announce the qualifying teams for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games (CWG).
2021-04-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19 continues to disrupt essential health services: WHO
Geneva, April 24 (IANS) Over one year into the Covid-19 pandemic, about 90 per cent of the world's 105 countries surveyed still report disruptions to their essential health services, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-04-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
WHO launches effort to stamp out malaria in 25 more nations
Geneva, April 22 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new initiative which aims to halt transmission of malaria in 25 more countries by 2025.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
UAE cricketer Qadeer banned for 5 years by ICC
Dubai, April 21 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned UAE player Qadeer Ahmed Khan from all forms of cricket for five years after he admitted breaching six counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code for which he was charged in October 2019.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Argentina, Brazil among winners of ICC development awards
Dubai, April 20 (IANS) Argentina, Brazil, Uganda and Vanuatu were on Tuesday announced as the global winners of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Development Awards for 2020. The awards are given to members for working to grow cricket in emerging markets in partnership with the ICC.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Global weekly Covid cases reach new high: WHO
Geneva, April 20 (IANS) New Covid-19 cases worldwide have increased for the eighth week running, with a record 5.2 million infections reported in the past seven days and an alarming growth rate in young people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
'Slowdown caused by Covid not putting brake on climate change'
Geneva, April 20 (IANS) The Covid-19-related economic slowdown failed to put a brake on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts, said a UN report.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
ICC bans Sri Lanka cricketer Lokuhettige for eight years
Dubai, April 19 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka ODI and T20 cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige was on Monday banned from all forms of cricket for eight years after an International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching the world cricket governing body's Anti-Corruption Code.
2021-04-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
41 people dead in shipwreck off Tunisia: UN
Geneva, April 17 (IANS) A shipwreck off the coast of southeast Tunisia killed at least 41 people, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a joint statement.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Global Covid infection rate approaching highest: WHO
Geneva, April 17 (IANS) The number of new Covid-19 cases per week worldwide has nearly doubled over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate seen so far during the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Dull celebrations as Indian expats mark their New Year in UAE
Dubai, April 14 (IANS) The Indian expatriate communities from various states across the country, are celebrating their traditional New Years, albeit, on a low-key.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Religion
Despite short supply, COVAX distributed nearly 40 mn vaccine doses: WHO
Geneva, April 13 (IANS) Close to 40 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have already been distributed through the COVAX Facility, half of them in Africa, but vaccine supplies are still stalled due to "tremendous demand" especially in India, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
WHO chief criticises 'shocking' global Covid vax divide
Geneva, April 10 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised what it describes as a "shocking imbalance" in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor countries.
2021-04-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
AstraZeneca, blood clots link 'plausible but not confirmed': WHO
Geneva, April 8 (IANS) A causal link between the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and the rare occurrence of blood clots with low platelets is "considered plausible but not confirmed," the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-04-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Shuttler Bhagat bags 2 gold, India finish with 20 medals
Dubai, April 4 (IANS) Defending world champion Pramod Bhagat came up with a dominant show to clinch two gold medals as India finished their campaign in the 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021 with 20 medals on Sunday.
2021-04-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Indian shuttlers enter finals of Para Badminton International
Dubai, April 4 (IANS) Top Indian shutters, Pramod Bhagat, Sukant Kadam and Nitesh Kumar, had a memorable outing as they sailed into the finals of the singles and doubles events in their respective categories at the 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021.
2021-04-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Sania, Ankita hit the courts in Dubai ahead of tough Latvia tie
Dubai, April 4 (IANS) India's tennis ace Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina began their preparations for the Billie Jean King Cup, previously Fed Cup, tie against Latvia in Dubai in a bid to get back to peak fitness as quickly as possible for the two-day away contest on April 16-17.
2021-04-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Indian Para shuttlers assured of a rich haul in Dubai event
Dubai, April 3 (IANS) Indian Para shuttlers are in for a rich haul in the season-opening 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021, ensuring themselves of 17 medals at the Shabab Al Ahli Club on Saturday.
2021-04-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Kuwait reports 1,233 new Covid-19 cases, 234,754 in total
Kuwait City, April 3 (IANS) The Kuwaiti Health Ministry reported on Friday 1,233 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total infections in the country to 234,754.
2021-04-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Sinovac, Sinopharm show safety, efficacy: WHOs
Geneva, April 3 (IANS) Chinese vaccine makers Sinopharm and Sinovac have presented data on their Covid-19 vaccines demonstrating safety and good efficacy against symptomatic Covid-19 disease, a vaccine expert from the World Health Organization (WHO) has said recently.
2021-04-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
ICC sets up $5mn fund to help member countries
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has the announced that it would set up a $5 million dollar fund to help countries play international cricket.
2021-04-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Dubai para badminton: Top Indians reach knockout stage
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) It was yet another comfortable day for top Indian Para Badminton stars as they advanced to the knockout stage of the 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International here on Thursday.
2021-04-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
ICC makes changes to LBW reviews, umpire's call to remain
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) Despite criticism from cricket stalwarts like Sunil Gavaskar and current India captain Virat Kohli, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to retain the Umpire's Call but has made significant changes to the Lef Before Wickets (LBW) reviews.
2021-04-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
New Covid-19 cases continue to rise globally: WHO
Geneva, April 1 (IANS) In its weekly epidemiological update, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that new Covid-19 cases continued to rise for the fifth week in a row, with over 3.8 million new infections reported last week.
2021-04-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
World trade to grow by 8% in 2021: WTO
Geneva, April 1 (IANS) The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Wednesday that global trade is primed for a strong but uneven recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic shock, forecasting an increase in the volume of world merchandise trade of 8 per cent this year.
2021-04-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy
WHO releases report on global tracing of Covid origins
Geneva, March 31 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday released a report on the global tracing of Covid-19 origins, following a joint research with China on issues including the pathways of the virus and future investigation in different countries.
2021-03-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Dubai para badminton will set tone for Paralympics: Parul
Dubai, March 30 (IANS) India's top para-shuttler Parul Parmar said on Tuesday that the 3rd Dubai Para Badminton International Championships will set the tone for an important year that comprises the Tokyo Paralympic Games and the World Championships.
2021-03-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
UAE thrash India 6-0 in football friendly
Dubai, March 29 (IANS) Striker Ali Mabkhout scored a hat-trick as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) thrashed India 6-0 in their second international friendly here at the Zabeel Stadium here on Monday.
2021-03-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
More experiments on offer as India face UAE (Preview)
Dubai, March 28 (IANS) Experimentation remains the focus for head coach Igor Stimac as India prepare to face the United Arab Emirates in their second international friendly match in four days at the Zabeel Stadium.
2021-03-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football