Yemeni vice president: Iran’s dangers are a threat to our nation’s future

:: Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen. Ali Mohsen Saleh has described Iran as a “source of danger” and said it poses a threat to Yemen’s future. The official Yemeni More »

Tunisia’s Grand Mufti ‘to appear before the judiciary on corruption charges’

:: Controversy is brewing in Tunisia after several media outlets began reporting that the judiciary is mulling charging the country’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Othman Battikh with corruption charges. Local More »

Abdullah Al-Thani hopes ‘Qatar will cooperate to facilitate Hajj pilgrims’

:: Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has said he regrets the inability of pilgrims from Qatar to travel to Saudi Arabia directly from Hamad International Airport via Saudia More »

Russian jets kill more than 200 ISIS militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of ISIS fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies More »

Pentagon’s Mattis again seeks to reassure US allies

:: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is More »

 

Category Archives: Sport

India captain seeks smooth relations with Shastri

:: India captain Virat Kohli said Wednesday he wants a good working relationship with new coach Ravi Shastri after the acrimonious departure of Anil Kumble. And the skipper expressed confidence he can make it work with Shastri.

Ronaldo leaves Portugal team to be with baby twin sons

:: Cristiano Ronaldo has left the Confederations Cup in Russia to join his twin sons who were born before the tournament began. Ronaldo says on his Facebook page after Portugal’s semifinals loss to Chile that “I’m very

Messi loses Supreme Court appeal over tax-fraud conviction

:: Lionel Messi has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a tax-fraud conviction in Spain. The court confirmed the 21-month prison sentence handed to Messi for defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million) from 2007-09.

Meet Saudi Arabia’s first female boxer

Hala al-Hamrani is the first Saudi female boxer. She said that if she starts all over again, she would still have chosen boxing, expressing her passion and love for this sport and martial arts in general. She

Nadal wins second round in Indian Wells, Federer rematch looms

Spaniard Rafa Nadal marched towards a possible showdown with Roger Federer, emphatically winning his second-round match at the BNP Paribas Open in the California desert on Sunday. Fifth seed Nadal pounced on Guido Pella’s serve, breaking the

Football: Turkish company wins Qatar World Cup contract

Qatar World Cup organisers announced on Wednesday that Turkish construction company Tefken will build the 40,000-seater Al Thumama Stadium for the tournament in five years’ time. A statement from the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the

Trump’s sons guests of honor at Dubai branded golf course opening

US President Donald Trump’s sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are expected to visit Dubai this week to open a Trump-branded golf complex. Trump’s sons will be the guests of honor for the opening of the

Max Mosley ‘would have kept’ Bernie Ecclestone at F1 helm

Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media may have made a mistake in ousting commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone immediately after completing their takeover of the sport, according to former FIA president Max Mosley. Ecclestone, 86, was replaced by

FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

FIFA says it will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament. President Gianni Infantino’s favored plan – for 16 three-team groups with the top two advancing to a round

‘Greatest of all time’ Muhammad Ali dies aged 74

World renowned heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has passed away on Friday at the age of 74, leaving behind a legacy filled with trophies, knock-outs and controversial stands, making him out of the most well-known athletes of

Africa ‘unanimously’ backs Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Friday it was backing Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa of Bahrain as its candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of world body FIFA. “The executive committee decided that CAF

Sheikh Salman says FIFA race is duel with Infantino

FIFA presidential frontrunner Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa told AFP on Sunday that only he or Europe’s Gianni Infantino can win the race to become leader of world football. The Asian Football Confederation president also said any

Unorthodox Bumrah gives Dhoni welcome option at the death

Jasprit Bumrah

By capitalizing on his chance selection in Australia, India paceman Jasprit Bumrah has afforded his captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni a rare pleasant feeling — of having a settled bowling unit at his disposal. India’s bowling frailties were

Sock beats Ferrer to reach Auckland final

Jack Sock ended David Ferrer’s hopes of a fifth singles title in Auckland when he beat the top-seeded Spaniard 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the ASB Classic semifinals on Friday. Ferrer seemed on track for another final when

Rohit ton in vain again as Bailey leads Australia to victory

India’s Rohit Sharma burnished his reputation in limited-overs cricket with a second successive century but could not stop Australia from winning the second one-dayer by seven wickets on Friday to consolidate their lead in the series. For

Djokovic opens Australian Open title defense vs. rising South Korean

 Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic’s road to a sixth Australian Open title starts with a first-round match against South Korean young gun Chung Hyeon, while women’s champion Serena Williams faces feisty Italian Camila Giorgi.

Another reporter: Gayle ‘total creep’

Chris Gayle.

 The storm surrounding star cricketer Chris Gayle over an attempt to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV intensified Wednesday as new allegations about his behavior toward women emerged. More female journalists aired complaints against

Zidane pledges to restore Madrid’s attacking prowess

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane promised Tuesday to make up for his lack of coaching experience by inspiring Real Madrid to play with the same attacking flair he displayed during his playing career. “Football with a personal touch, with attacking

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