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14 May, 2018 4:44 PM Roberto Mancini to sign Italy contract Tuesday: Report

Rome: Roberto Mancini has agreed a deal with the Italian football federation (FIGC) to take over as national coach and will sign his contract on Tuesday, according to reports in Italy. The 53-year-old former Manchester City manager quit as Zenit Saint Petersburg coach on Sunday, saying he now felt free to open talks with Italy. Sky Sports Italia reported 36

12 May, 2018 4:03 PM ADNOC to buy stake in Ratnagiri refinery

Saudi Armaco already owns 50% stake After Saudi Aramco, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will pick up stake in the planned $44-billion refinery-cum-petrochemical project in Maharashtra. An initial agreement for ADNOC taking stake is slated to be signed in UAE on Sunday, official sources said. Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer, had last month 8

12 May, 2018 10:42 AM Yemeni officials say fighting kills 115 in western Yemen

Yemeni officials say fighting over two days in western Yemen has killed at least 115 people on both sides of the conflict pitting forces loyal to a Saudi-led coalition against Iran-backed Shia rebels. The officials said on Saturday the clashes west of the province of Taiz also wounded dozens. They said the forces loyal to the coalition backing the internationally 42

12 May, 2018 5:40 AM Apple Worth Nearly $1 Trillion, but Amazon Is Not Far Behind

Apple is on the verge of becoming the first $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 67.4 lakh crores) publicly listed U.S. company, but even if it gets there, it could soon be overtaken as Amazon.com surges from behind. Started in the garage of co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976, the iPhone maker's annual revenue has ballooned to $229 billion (about Rs. 15.4 lakh crores) 68

9 May, 2018 3:18 AM Donald Trump pulls US from Iran nuclear deal, to revive sanctions

Washington: President Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled the United States out of an international agreement aimed at stopping Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb and said he would reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran immediately. The decision is likely to raise the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upset America`s European allies and disrupt global oil supplies 122

5 May, 2018 4:24 PM UAE deploys troops in Yemeni island Socotra

Did not consult exiled government, says official. Yemen’s alliance with the UAE may be coming to an end after the latter deployed forces in a Yemeni island, recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site, without prior consultation with the exiled government, a senior Yemeni official said on Saturday. The UAE is a major pillar in a Saudi-led coalition 11

2 May, 2018 6:42 AM China, India power rise in global military expenditure in 2017: Report

According to SIPRI - an independent body - China's tension with several of its neighbours is a major cause for increase in military expenditures. Despite a fall in Russia's military expenditure in 2017, the year saw an overall rise of 1.1 percent compared to the previous year - courtesy big spendings by countries like China, India and Saudi Arabia 46

1 May, 2018 7:53 AM Suicide bomber who struck in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah in 2016 was Indian, not Pakistani, DNA tests confirm

The suicide attacker who blew himself up close to the US consulate in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah in 2016 was Indian, authorities have said. The identity of the attacker was confirmed through a DNA test. The DNA sample had been sent by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as part of the growing cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia on counterterrorism 53

28 April, 2018 3:00 PM Pompeo makes West Asia debut after NATO talks

Secretary talks to staff, vows to bring ‘swagger’ back to the State Department Washington’s newly appointed Secretary of State set off on a tour of the U.S.’s key allies in the West Asian region on Saturday, vowing to bring some “swagger” back to U.S. diplomacy. After attending NATO talks in Brussels, Mike Pompeo was to embark on a three-day trip to Saudi 40

22 April, 2018 2:31 PM Record 1.75 lakh Indians to go for Haj this year: Centre

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said a record 1.75 lakh pilgrims from India will go on Haj this year after the Centre increased the pilgrims’ quota for the second consecutive year. “... for the first time after Independence, a record 1,75,025 pilgrims from India will go for Haj this year and that too without any subsidy 38