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  • Jet Airways to temporary shift operations to Sharjah 15-04-2014 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Tuesday said that it will shift its Dubai-based operations to Sharjah due to the closure of runway at Dubai airport from May 1 to July 20, 2014. "Jet Airways will operate some of its flights with a revised timing during this period to and from...
  • IPL fever hits UAE; tickets for opening games sold out 15-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Dubai: With the opening match of IPL only a day away, the excitement among sports enthusiasts in the United Arab Emirates has reached fever pitch with the first four games of the season, as well as the double header here on 25 April, already being sold out. There are, however,...
  • Pakistan: Chief judge in Musharraf treason trial quits bench 27-03-2014 12:38 PM

    Islamabad: In a severe blow to the high-profile treason case against Pervez Musharraf, the chief judge conducting the trial on Thursday recused himself from the hearing after repeatedly being accused of bias against the former Pakistani military dictator. Justice Faisal Arab, the chief of the three-member bench conducting the treason...
  • With 3 Arab horses and a herd of cows, Jaswant's assets over Rs 1 crore 25-03-2014 01:16 PM

    A herd of Tharparkar cows and three Arab horses are among the other movable assets of BJP rebel Jaswant Singh who on Monday filed nomination papers for Lok Sabha elections as an Independent candidate from Rajasthan's Barmer. The movable assets of Singh is valued at Rs 1,49,83,510.08 which included Rs...
  • India warns women workers in Saudi against going on strike 23-03-2014 01:56 PM

    India has warned its nationals in Saudi Arabia against nefarious attempts by "self-styled social workers" to instigate Indian women workers to go on a strike. Activities of such anti-social elements and illegal agents spoil the goodwill that exists for Indians in Saudi Arabia, the Indian Embassy in Riyadh said. "It...
  • BCCI team inspects IPL venues in UAE, expresses satisfaction 22-03-2014 07:57 PM

    New Delhi: A team from the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has given their go-ahead after inspecting the three venues across the United Arab Emirates which was awarded the hosting rights for 20 matches in the upcoming Indian Premier League's first leg. The venue inspection team comprising...
  • Indian women unpaid for nine months in Saudi Arabia 22-03-2014 03:31 PM

    Dubai: Eleven Indian women, working as cleaners in a hospital in Saudi Arabia have appealed for help after they were allegedly not paid their salaries for the past nine months, a media report said on Saturday. The workers, hailing from the south Indian state of Kerala, are on contractual jobs...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Chigumbura keeps Zimbabwe in the hunt 21-03-2014 02:02 PM

    Sylhet: Elton Chigumbura struck a fluent half-century as Zimbabwe notched up a five-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in a qualifying match to keep themselves in the hunt for a place in the ICC World Twenty20 Championships on Friday. Set a modest target of 116 after opting to bowl,...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, World Twenty Qualifiers 19-03-2014 06:43 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Ireland opt to field against UAE. Playing XIs: Ireland: WTS Porterfield (capt), PR Stirling, EC Joyce, GC Wilson (wk), AD Poynter, KJ O'Brien, SR Thompson, MC Sorensen, AR Cusack, GH Dockrell, TJ Murtagh United Arab Emirates: Amjad Ali,...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Netherlands record easy win over UAE 17-03-2014 11:45 PM

    Sylhet: Stephan Myburgh smashed a half-century and medium fast bowler Ahsan Malik grabbed 3 for 16 in the Netherlands' convincing six-wicket win over United Arab Emirates in a World Twenty20 Group B match. Myburgh blazed seven fours and two sixes in his 55 off 36 balls as the Netherlands eased...
  • PCB announces itinerary for 'home' series against Australia 14-03-2014 06:44 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday announced the final itinerary for its 'home' series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates in October. A PCB official said that the series had been finalised after consultations with Cricket Australia who have agreed to play in the UAE. "We have no...
  • Saudi Arabia designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group 08-03-2014 01:02 PM

    Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation, in a move that could increase pressure on Qatar whose backing for the group has sparked a row with fellow Gulf monarchies. The US-allied kingdom has also designated as terrorist the Nusra Front and the Islamic State in...
  • Working Committee set to zero in on two prospective countries for IPL 27-02-2014 08:25 PM

    Bhubaneswar: The BCCI Working Committee will meet here on Friday to shortlist two prospective countries which will be kept as alternative venues for the seventh edition of the IPL which is coinciding with the general elections. While South Africa is the front-runner having had the experience of hosting the second...
  • Saudi man to get 2400 lashes publicly for breaking mother's tooth 23-02-2014 03:33 PM

    A Saudi Arabian man who punched out his mother's tooth during a fight will have his own tooth broken as punishment, in addition to being imprisoned and publicly lashed. The man, in his 30s, broke his mother's tooth while he beat her when she was travelling with him in a...
  • Scotland win ICC World Cup Qualifying tournament 01-02-2014 01:07 PM

    Christchurch: Scotland captain Preston Mommsen made an unbeaten 139 on Saturday to set up a 41-run win over the United Arab Emirates in the final of the International Cricket Council's World Cup qualifying tournament. Scotland made 285 for 5 batting first in Saturday's final and Swapnil Patel not out on...
  • Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85 12-01-2014 09:07 AM

    Called as the bulldozer by Israelis and butcher by the Arabs, former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon passed away on Saturday. He was in a state of minimal consciousness for the past 8 years after suffering a stroke in 2006. He will be laid to rest on Monday at his...
  • Saudi Arabia may restrict expats' stay to eight years 08-01-2014 07:07 PM

    Saudi Arabia might restrict foreign workers' stay in the country to a maximum of eight years under a proposed law to create jobs for its citizens, a move expected to affect a large number of Indians. The proposed law has been floated by the Labour Ministry which is studying new...
  • Palestinian protesters shout slogans in protest of John Kerry's visit 04-01-2014 10:51 AM

    Ramallah: Palestinian protesters on Friday condemned the latest efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to advance peace talks with Israel, using chants evoking the Arab uprisings and telling him to go home. Hours before Kerry was due to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a raucous crowd of several...
  • American without Arab roots almost wins 'Arabs Got Talent' 09-12-2013 06:01 PM

    An American singer with no Arab heritage nearly took the top prize in the 'Arabs Got Talent' television show this weekend, breaking into the top three alongside a Palestinian artist and a Syrian dance troupe. Jennifer Grout, a 23-year-old from Massachusetts, fell just short in the end, but her renditions...
  • Mohamed Morsi faces trial in Egypt in test of democracy 04-11-2013 10:07 AM

    Cairo: The first freely elected Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, goes on trial on Monday, the second time in just over two years that a deposed president has found himself in court in Egypt, a pivotal Arab nation some fear is sliding back into autocratic rule. The trial raises the fear...
  • 90-year-old Saudi man remarries to fullfill deceased wife's wish 27-10-2013 06:34 PM

    A 90-year-old Saudi man was "forced" to marry a bride almost 40 years his junior, after his children insisted that he honour their mother's dying wish. The bride, 53, was selected by Fatees Al Thaqafi's five daughters, who spent three months looking for the right wife for their father, the...
  • Ireland, Afghanistan vie for World Twenty20 places 25-10-2013 10:41 AM

    Defending champions Ireland and high-flying Afghanistan are among 16 countries vying for six places at the 2014 World Twenty20 with qualification to be held in the United Arab Emirates next month, cricket's governing body announced Thursday. Bangladesh will host the fifth edition of the World Twenty20 from March 16 to...
  • Pakistani bowlers gear up for SA Test 11-10-2013 11:13 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan s bowlers hammered out a timely warning ahead of the first Test against South Africa by forcing an emphatic win in their two-day match over United Arab Emirates on Thursday. Lanky paceman Mohammad Irfan (4 for 28) combined with spinners Saeed Ajmal (3 for 20) and Zulfiqar...
  • Younis Khan strikes form ahead of South Africa Tests 09-10-2013 10:25 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Experienced Pakistan batsman Younis Khan hit a brilliant hundred in the two-day match against hosts United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, providing a batting boost ahead of the forthcoming two-Test series with South Africa. Younis scored 103 in Pakistan's total of 317 for 9 at the...
  • UAE's Etihad Airways to buy 5 Boeing 777-200 from Air India 09-10-2013 01:53 PM

    Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways will buy five Boeing 777-200 aircraft from Air India, the United Arab Emirates' carrier said in a statement on Wednesday. The two airlines signed a letter of intent this week and the long-range planes will be delivered from early 2014, subject to approvals. Etihad will use...
  • Budaun: Man shot dead for opposing liquor drinking outside his residence 01-09-2013 11:22 AM

    A person was shot dead by some men of his village in an inebriated state in Ushait area in Budaun, police said on Sunday. The incident took place last night when Arab Singh (31) was sitting outside his home in Mallaha Nagla village and objected to drinking of liquor by...
  • Syria to respond to any aggression: Minister 27-08-2013 06:26 AM

    Damascus: Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has said that his country would respond to any attack in case of foreign intervention. Mekdad made the remarks during an interview with Western media, whose excerpts were published in Arabic language by the state-run SANA news agency Monday, Xinhua reported. According to...
  • EU to review relations with Egypt 19-08-2013 06:50 AM

    Brussels: The European Union (EU) has decided to "urgently review" its relations with Egypt in the coming days and urge the Egyptian interim government and military to respect human rights and release political prisoners, Xinhua reported. The appeal was made Sunday in a joint statement of the European Council's President,...
  • Egypt's cabinet debates Brotherhood's fate, death toll climbs 19-08-2013 01:35 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's army-backed rulers met on Sunday to discuss their bloody confrontation with deposed President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood amid contrasting proposals for compromise and a fight to the death. In a televised speech to military and police officers, army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed to crack down on anyone...