Medina

  • 600,000 pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia for Hajj September 29, 2013

    Riyadh: Some 600,000 pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia so far for this Hajj season, half of them being present in Mecca and the rest in Medina, Xinhua reported on Saturday. The Hajj ministry has assigned 40,000 workers to serve the pilgrims this Hajj season, reported Saudi Press Agency citing Undersecretary...
  • Li Na fights past Anabel Garrigues to reach second round in Paris May 27, 2013

    Paris: Chinese sixth seed Li Na was kept on her toes as she reached the second round of the French Open with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues on Monday. Li, the 2011 Roland Garros champion who had never beaten Medina Garrigues in three previous claycourt meetings, was...
  • Serena Williams enters Madrid semi-finals May 10, 2013

    Madrid: Top-ranked Serena Williams outlasted Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 0-6, 7-5 to reach the Madrid Open semi-finals on Friday. Williams appeared to wear down against the scrappy Spaniard on the red clay court, and after getting blanked in the second set she fell behind 4-2 in the decider. But the...
  • Sania Mirza-Bethanie in 2nd round of Madrid Open May 7, 2013

    Madrid: Fifth seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania Mirza advanced to the next round at the Mutua Madrid Open with a three-set win over Daniela Hantuchova and Anabel Medina Garrigues. The Indo-American pair have been in terrific form this year, winning Premier-level titles in Brisbane and Dubai and finishing runners-up in Stuttgart. The...
  • Madison Keys upsets Li Na at Madrid Open May 6, 2013

    Madrid: American teenager Madison Keys was immersed in her algebra homework when she got the message that she was due on court in 10 minutes to play fifth seed and former French Open champion Li Na at the Madrid Open. Lucky loser Keys quickly abandoned her books in the players' lounge...
  • Somalia: Suicide bomber kills seven in Mogadishu May 6, 2013

    Mogadishu: Seven people were killed on Sunday morning when a suicide bomber attempted to ram a car laden with explosives into a military convoy escorting a four-member Qatari delegation. Gen Garad Nor Abdulle, a senior police official said the members of the Qatari delegation who were being escorted in the interior...
  • Venus Williams pulls out of Madrid Open due to injury May 5, 2013

    Madrid: Former world number one Venus Williams has been forced to withdraw from the Madrid Open due to a back problem, organisers said on Sunday. The 32-year-old American, now ranked 21, was due to play her first-round match against Spanish wild card Anabel Medina Garrigues on the clay at the premier...
  • Man forges letter using Khurshid's name for Mecca visit April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A man allegedly forged a letter in the name of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and presented it before the Consul General of Saudi Arabia to procure a visa to visit Mecca and Medina, police said on Tuesday. The incident came to light after the letter dated November...
  • Malaga lose 2-1 at home to Rayo in Spanish league November 3, 2012

    Madrid: Malaga fell to a 2-1 home loss to Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league on Saturday as Francisco "Piti" Medina scored once in each half for the visitors. It was third-place Malaga's second defeat in 16 games in all competitions this season. Rayo started strong and Piti opened the scoring...
  • 2 Indians held hostage by employers in Gulf January 6, 2010

    New Delhi: Two Indian workers in the Gulf are reportedly being held hostage by their employer. Gurnam Singh and Balwinder Singh say they have no food or money and that their employer is forcing them to sign a contract failing which he has threatened to send them to prison. The...
  • Habib's story: From a life in Gulf to a stowaway on a plane December 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Air India stowaway Habib Hussain proved how it easy it would be for terrorist to board an aircraft. While security agencies interrogate him, his family says it was poverty and a hellish life in the Gulf that drove him to such a drastic step. ...
  • Family says Habib hid in plane to escape torture December 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Habib Hussain's family maintains that the man, despite flying from Medina to Jaipur after hiding in the loo of an Air India flight, is innocent. Habib's wife and brother say Habib hid on the Air India flight to Jaipur in a desperate attempt to flee torture from his employees. Habib's...
  • Cleaner checks into flight loo, chucked out in Jaipur December 28, 2009

    Jaipur: Habib Hussein, a cleaner at Medina airport, hid inside the toilet of an Air India flight from Medina to Jaipur and was discovered by the crew mid air. He claims he was fleeing his employer who was exploiting him and took away his passport. ...
  • Man who hid in plane to reach India booked December 27, 2009

    Jaipur: An Indian man who managed to board an Air India flight at Medina in Saudi Arabia without ticket or passport and hid in the toilet to travel till Jaipur, has been booked under the Passport Act even as his interrogation so far has not revealed any intention to cause...
  • Spanish duo lift women's doubles title June 7, 2008

    Paris: Spanish 10th seeds Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual claimed the women's doubles crown at the French Open on Friday. The duo edged out Casey Dellacqua and Francesca Schiavone 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in a tough, two-hour-18-minute battle on Suzanne Lenglen Court. The Australian-Italian partnership of Dellacqua and Schiavone surrendered the...