UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to visit UAE November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is paying her first official visit to the United Arab Emirates November 10-12, during which she will hold discussions on bilateral, regional and other issues of mutual interest. Sushma Swaraj will also interact with the Indian community during her visit, which is taking place...
  • Controversial batsman Jesse Ryder gets World Cup lifeline October 31, 2014

    Aggressive top-order batsman Jesse Ryder was passionate about rekindling his international career after he was thrown a World Cup lifeline by being named in a New Zealand 'A' team for one-day matches in the United Arab Emirates next month. The 30-year-old Ryder has been kept out of the national side after...
  • Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer October 21, 2014

    Sydney: Australian allrounder Shane Watson said on Tuesday he was over the injury which has sidelined him for months and ready for a long summer schedule, beginning with a Twenty20 series against South Africa. The injury-prone star has not played since the Indian Premier League in May after sustaining a calf...
  • Rookie spinner in Pakistan's preliminary squad for Australia Tests October 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan on Tuesday named uncapped legspinner Yasir Shah to replace the suspended Saeed Ajmal in their preliminary 19-man squad for the two Tests against Australia starting next week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Shah, 28, was one of the leading wicket-takers in the domestic season last year, with...
  • PCB struggling to sell TV rights for Australia, New Zealand series August 29, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is facing problems in selling the television rights of its forthcoming 'home' series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates for a reasonable amount. A reliable source in the board, aware of the developments, told PTI that while the PCB had kept...
  • Jet Airways to temporary shift operations to Sharjah April 15, 2014

    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 Sharjah...
  • IPL fever hits UAE; tickets for opening games sold out April 15, 2014

    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. ...
  • BCCI team inspects IPL venues in UAE, expresses satisfaction March 22, 2014

    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 M...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Chigumbura keeps Zimbabwe in the hunt March 21, 2014

    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, Zimbabwe...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, World Twenty Qualifiers March 19, 2014

    (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, Faizan Asif, Khurram Khan...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Netherlands record easy win over UAE March 17, 2014

    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 to...
  • PCB announces itinerary for 'home' series against Australia March 14, 2014

    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 option right...
  • Working Committee set to zero in on two prospective countries for IPL February 27, 2014

    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 season...
  • Scotland win ICC World Cup Qualifying tournament February 1, 2014

    Christchurch: Scotland captain Preston Mommsen made an unbeaten 139 on Saturday to set up a 41run 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 99...
  • Ireland, Afghanistan vie for World Twenty20 places October 25, 2013

    Defending champions Ireland and highflying 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 April...
  • Pakistani bowlers gear up for SA Test October 11, 2013

    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 twoday match over United Arab Emirates on Thursday. Lanky paceman Mohammad Irfan (4 for 28) combined with spinners Saeed Ajmal (3 for 20) and Zulfiqar Babar...
  • Younis Khan strikes form ahead of South Africa Tests October 9, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Experienced Pakistan batsman Younis Khan hit a brilliant hundred in the twoday match against hosts United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, providing a batting boost ahead of the forthcoming twoTest series with South Africa. Younis scored 103 in Pakistan's total of 317 for 9 at the Sheikh...
  • UAE's Etihad Airways to buy 5 Boeing 777200 from Air India October 9, 2013

    Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways will buy five Boeing 777200 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 longrange planes will be delivered from early 2014, subject to approvals. Etihad will use these...
  • ATM for blind launched in Sharjah July 5, 2012

    Sharjah: In a first in the Middle East as well as the United Arab Emirates(UAE), a teller machine for blind and visually impaired people has been launched here by the Sharjah Islamic Bank. The ATM features a large Braille keypad, high resolution screen, wide keys, headphone and external speaker to ensure...
  • UAE to set up consulate in Thiruvananthapuram May 17, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to set up its Kerala consulate here in the state capital, India's Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed said on Thursday. "The decision to set up the consulate in Thiruvananthapuram is because of the rule that consulates can be set...
  • US condemns violence in Yemen June 4, 2011

    Washington: US has condemned the violence in Yemen, including the attack on the Presidential Palace in Sanaa, and called for an immediate end to hostilities. "We call on all sides to cease hostilities immediately and to pursue an orderly and peaceful process of transferring political power as called for in the...
  • Two Indians killed in Dubai helicopter crash September 4, 2008

    Dubai: A helicopter crashed into an oil rig off the coast of Dubai on Wednesday killing all seven people on board, including two Indians, and forcing the closure of the Rashid oilfield, the authorities said. Dubai produces a fraction of the oil output of the United Arab Emirates, the world's fifthlargest...