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: Cricket

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.

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

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

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

Chris Gayle fined for sexist comments to reporter

Chris Gayle was fined but avoided suspension for making inappropriate comments to a female reporter in a live TV interview during a Big Bash League Twenty20 match in Australia. After scoring 41 from 15 deliveries for the

New ICC chief hits out at ‘bullying’ big 3 nations

Shashank Manohar

New International Cricket Council chairman Shashank Manohar has hit out at the imbalance of the sport’s governing body which he said allowed Australia, England and India to bully the organization. Manohar, who replaced India’s scandal-tainted former supremo

Day-night fixture to promote Tests: ICC

A top official of cricket’s governing body asserted the first-ever day-night Test featuring Australia and New Zealand starting in Brisbane from Friday will help promote Test matches. The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson believes

Pakistan not ready to play in India: PCB chairman

Shaharyar Khan

Pakistan’s cricket chief Shaharyar Khan on Saturday ruled out any chance of sending his national team to India after his counterpart offered to play a proposed series there, arguing that the current atmosphere would not allow that

India spins out South Africa for 214

India’s spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja shared eight wickets as South Africa crumbled for 214 on the opening day of the second Test in Bangalore on Saturday. AB de Villiers marked his 100th Test with

Pakistan suspends Ajmal contract over bowler comments

Pakistan Thursday suspended former spinner Saeed Ajmal’s contract over television comments he made about the way bowlers with illegal action are dealt with. The 38-year-old had been Pakistan’s match-winner in the last five years until he was

Warner, Burns set records

It took one Test for David Warner and Joe Burns to be confirmed as Australia’s opening combination, as the pair set a record with two century partnerships in the first Test against New Zealand to change the

Jadeja, Ashwin spin India to big victory

India’s Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin thrived on a spinners’ paradise in Mohali, bamboozling South Africa’s batsmen in the first Test to secure a 108-run victory with more than two days to spare Saturday. Eighteen wickets tumbled

Starc, Johnson lethal double act puts Aussies on top

Australia’s lethal left-arm double act Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson showed how devastating they can be in the series after bowling the home side into a strong position after just two days of the first Test against

Five-star Ashwin sparks South African collapse

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin battered top-ranked South Africa with a five-wicket haul to leave India in control of the bowler-dominated first Test in Mohali on Friday. India, shot out for 201 in the first innings on a dusty,

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