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Kuwait's armed forces remain prepared for any emergency: PM
Kuwait City, Dec 3 (IANS) Kuwait's armed forces remain prepared for any emergency, Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has said.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Defence/Security,Politics
Manchester United owners buy team in UAE T20 League
Dubai, Dec 1 (IANS) Making its first foray into cricket, Manchester United Football Club's owner Lancer Capital on Wednesday acquired a franchise in the soon-to-be-launched UAE T20 League.
2021-12-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO spl session seeking 'pandemic treaty' amid Omicron concerns
Geneva, Nov 30 (IANS) A special session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) kicked off here amid growing concerns over the latest Omicron coronavirus variant, where the participants aim to negotiate a new "pandemic treaty."
2021-11-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Omicron variant reminds that Covid is far from over: WHO
Geneva, Nov 29 (IANS) Even as the world is entering a third year into the Covid-19 pandemic, the infectious disease that claimed the lives of more than 5 million people so far is far from over, the WHO said on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Indian Textile Inc rolls out the red carpet for UAE, rest of the world
Dubai, Nov 28 (IANS) Indian textile leaders have rolled out the red carpet to investors from the UAE and other parts of the world, urging them to become part of the country's textile success story.
2021-11-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy
New Covid strain forces UAE expats to cancel holiday plans to India
Dubai, Nov 28 (IANS) Reports of Covid-19's Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) have thrown a spanner in the works for many UAE holidaymakers planning a trip home to India this winter.
2021-11-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifiers called off over Covid fears; Pak, Bangladesh, WI qualify
Dubai, Nov 27 (IANS) Bangladesh, Pakistan, and the West Indies progressed to next year's Women's World Cup in New Zealand as the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday called off midway the qualifiers, currently being played in Harare, due to the introduction of travel restrictions from several African countries, including the host country Zimbabwe, following the breakout of a new Covid-19 variant in southern Africa.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WTO postpones MC12 due to new Covid variant surge, travel curbs
Geneva, Nov 27 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) announced early Saturday morning the postponement of its 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) due to the surge of new Covid-19 variant in various countries.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ethiopia risks heading to genocide: UN adviser
Geneva, Nov 27 (IANS) Calls to arms and violent hate speech by irresponsible leaders are heading Ethiopia to the risk of genocide, the UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu said.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society,Politics
ICC T20 WC 2021 delivers record viewership, India-Pak match becomes most watched T20I in history
Dubai, Nov 25 (IANS) With nearly 10,000 hours of live coverage across TV and digital platforms in 200 countries, the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup delivered a record viewership globally, the cricket's global governing body said on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
RIL subsidiary set to acquire franchise in ECB's UAE T20 League
Dubai, Nov 24 (IANS) In an expansion to cricket in gulf countries, Reliance Industries Limited, through its subsidiary Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Ltd (RSBVL) will be acquiring the rights to own and operate a new franchise cricket team in the Emirates Cricket Board's upcoming UAE T20 League, the organisers announced on Wednesday.
2021-11-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Rahul, Rizwan advance in ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings
Dubai, Nov 24 (IANS) India's KL Rahul and Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan have gained a slot each to occupy fifth and fourth positions, respectively, in the latest ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings.
2021-11-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC ODI rankings: Batter Mithali retains 3rd spot, Jhulan ranked 2nd among bowlers
Dubai, Nov 23 (IANS) India captain Mithali Raj retained her number three spot among batters while her compatriot Jhulan Goswami maintained her second position among bowlers in the latest ICC women's ODI rankings, released on Tuesday.
2021-11-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Merv Hughes turns 60; ICC wishes him and his handlebar moustache
Dubai, Nov 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) wished former Australian fast bowler Merv Hughes, who turned 60 on Tuesday, in a very special way, complimenting his handlebar moustache and tweeting, "Happy Birthday, Merv Hughes".
2021-11-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC unveil their new Global Growth Strategy
Dubai, Nov 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday unveiled its growth strategy, developed in partnership with the members, that places women's cricket at the forefront. The strategy will help strengthen and grow the game across the globe with a vision of making it accessible to more nations, players, and fans.
2021-11-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
India Pavilion named 'One of the Most Iconic' at Expo Dubai 2020
Dubai, Nov 22 (IANS) The India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has been recognised as 'One of the Most Iconic' pavilions by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
2021-11-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
International Cricket Council appoints Geoff Allardice as CEO
Dubai, Nov 21 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday appointed interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Geoff Allardice on a permanent basis. Allardice had been in the role on an interim basis for more than eight months.
2021-11-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
India's transition from fossil-fuel to green economy on track: Hardeep Puri
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri, asserted on Wednesday that India is on the right track as far as its transition from a fossil-fuel based economy to a green one is concerned.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
ICC U19 Men's World Cup 2022 schedule announced; India to open against S Africa
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) The West Indies will host the 14th edition of the ICC Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup for the first time ever, as the event which showcases the future stars of the game will see 16 teams travelling to the Caribbean to compete in 48 matches from January 14 to February 5 across four host countries.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Indian expats in UAE excited about launch of new air service to Delhi
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the UAEs newest budget carrier and the first out of capital Abu Dhabi, has announced a new service to New Delhi starting November 24.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society
Planned Quad meeting in Dubai to be a dream: UAE's biz community
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) The UAEs business community is excited to see the outcomes of the first physical meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India, the UAE, Israel and the US -- expected to take place here in Dubai in the coming weeks -- even as the ministries finalise the plans for it.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Delta variant accounts for 99% of global Covid cases: WHO
Geneva, Nov 17 (IANS) The delta variant now represents 99 per cent of all sequenced Covid-19 cases across the globe, making it most prevalent than any other strain, officials from the World Health Organization said.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Golfer Thomas Bjorn wins final Hero Challenge in Dubai
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) Thomas Bjorn won the final Hero Challenge of 2021, defeating former Masters Champion Danny Willett and European Tour winners Min Woo Lee and Marcus Armitage at the Topgolf Dubai.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Golf
ICC appoints working group to review cricket in Afghanistan (ld)
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced the appointment of a working group to review cricketing activities in Afghanistan and the status of the Afghanistan Cricket Board in light of the recent governmental changes in the country. The group comprises ICC Deputy Chairman Imran Khawaja, who will be the chairman of the working group.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
BCCI president Ganguly appointed chair of ICC Men's cricket committee
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday has been appointed as the chair of the ICC Men's Cricket Committee. Ganguly, the former India captain, succeeds his former team-mate and India captain Anil Kumble, who stepped down after having served the maximum of three three-year terms. The decision was taken at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board Meeting in Dubai on Tuesday.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
On a day of record deal, small-time players look to cement India-UAE aviation ties
Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) Small-scale aviation companies participating at the ongoing Dubai Airshow said that they are looking to build more than just business ties between India and the UAE during their time at the five-day show taking place at the Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central here until November 18.
2021-11-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Akasa Air orders 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for nearly $9 bn
Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) Stock market maverick Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed SNV Aviation, whose upcoming airline venture -- Akasa Air -- on Tuesday placed an order for 72 Boeing's 737 Max aircraft at the Dubai aeroshow which is being held here.
2021-11-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy
Squads confirmed for ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2021
Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the squads for the Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021 being played in Harare from November 21 to December 5.
2021-11-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Time to take our story to the world: India's defence manufacturers at Dubai Airshow
Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) Indias top defence manufacturers exhibiting at the ongoing Dubai Airshow feel that time has now come for the world to sit up and take note of their in-house production capabilities.
2021-11-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India to host three ICC events in 2024-31 cycle, Pakistan gets 2025 Champions Trophy
Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) India will host three ICC events in 2024-31 cycle while Pakistan has been awarded the hosting rights of the 2025 Champions Trophy. The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board on Tuesday confirmed the 14 host countries of the global men's white ball events from 2024-2031 and 11 full members and three associate members have been selected to host two ODI World Cups, four T20 World Cups and two ICC Champions Trophy events.
2021-11-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Seven host cities for 2022 T20 World Cup; final in MCG
Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced seven host cities for the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be played in Australia between October 16 and November 13.
2021-11-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Wade, Stoinis do 'shoey' celebration after Australia's maiden T20 World Cup title
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) Introducing the 'shoey' celebration to the cricketing world, wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis poured some beer into a shoe and drank it in the Australian dressing room after their team won the first-ever T20 World Cup title on Sunday.
2021-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Pak civil society slams Imran Khan's secret deal with the TTP
New Delhi, Nov 15: Imran Khan has been hit by a pincer strike. On the one side, the ferocious Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has trapped him and on another axis, the Afghan Taliban is targeting him. This is the general perception that is emerging at the grassroots level in Pakistan, where the people are angry and hurt by the announcement of a ceasefire agreement between the Imran Khan government and the TTP, a UN banned outfit.
2021-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National
No Indian in ICC's team for T20 World Cup, Pakistan's Babar named captain
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) After their dismal show, no Indian cricketer was on Monday named in the official 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup team of the tournament with Pakistan skipper Babar Azam leading the star-studded side.
2021-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Dressing room turmoil a thing of the past, indicates Finch after T20 World Cup win
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) The Australian dressing room turmoil, which had forced Cricket Australia (CA) to hold a fire-fighting session a little over two months back, seems to be a thing of the past with the Aaron Finch-led side having emerged stronger from the ordeal to deservedly win the ICC T20 World Cup here, defeating Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the final.
2021-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Called up coach Langer to say I want Warner in team: Australia skipper Finch
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) Aaron Finch backing opener David Warner through his bad patch was perhaps the Australian limited-overs captain's masterstroke at the ICC T20 World Cup, as the 35-year-old reposed the faith of his skipper to guide the team to its maiden ICC T20 World Cup title.
2021-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Shades of Carlos Brathwaite's innings five years back in Marsh's power-packed Dubai show
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) West Indies' Carlos Brathwaite might be playing in faraway Australia for his franchise in the Big Bash League (BBL), but as Mitchell Marsh unleashed the power of his shots in the ICC T20 World Cup final against New Zealand, the tall Caribbean player's exploits five years back came flooding back.
2021-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Kuwaiti Emir accepts govt's resignation
Kuwait City, Nov 15 (IANS) Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has accepted the resignation of the country's government.
2021-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
T20 World Cup: We weren't able to create many opportunities, says Williamson
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson felt that his team wasn't able to create many opportunities while defending 173 against Australia in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup final. He was gracious in defeat, saying that Australia were clinical with their chase and thoroughly deserved to be the champions. In their first Men's T20 World Cup final, New Zealand lost to Australia by eight wickets at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
2021-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
So proud to be first Australia team to win it: Finch on Men's T20 World Cup triumph
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) After winning the maiden ICC Men's T20 World Cup trophy, Aaron Finch on Sunday said that his team is so proud of becoming the first Australian team to achieve the silverware in the shortest format of the game.
2021-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
'He has been a superstar', Maxwell praises Zampa for outstanding show at T20 World Cup
Dubai, Nov 14 (IANS) Praising his team-mate Adam Zampa for the outstanding performance in the Men's T20 World Cup, attacking Australia batter Glenn Maxwell on Sunday called the leg-spinner a superstar in the white-ball cricket.
2021-11-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Men's T20 World Cup: It's huge: Wade on Australia's maiden title
Dubai, Nov 14 (IANS) Wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade on Sunday said that it was a huge achievement for Australia to win the maiden Men's T20 World Cup trophy, adding that the boys had the belief to become the first team to achieve success for their country.
2021-11-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup: Marsh, Warner and Hazlewood power Australia to first Men's T20 silverware
Dubai, Nov 14 (IANS) A clinical unbeaten knock from Mitchell Marsh (77 not out off 50 balls) along with a crucial half-century by David Warner (53 off 38 balls) and a superlative spell by Josh Hazlewood (3/16) powered Australia to win their first Men's T20 World Cup trophy, defeating New Zealand by eight wickets in the final at the Dubai International Stadium here on Sunday. Facing a target of 173, the biggest chase in a Men's T20 World Cup final, Australia reached home with seven balls to spare.
2021-11-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup: Marsh and Warner lead Australia to first Men's T20 WC Trophy
Dubai, Nov 14 (IANS) A clinical unbeaten knock from Mitchell Marsh (77 not out off 50 balls) along with a crucial half-century from David Warner (53 off 38 balls) led Australia to their first Men's T20 World Cup trophy, defeating New Zealand by eight wickets in the final of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Dubai International Stadium here on Sunday. Chasing 173, Australia reached the target with seven balls to spare.
2021-11-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup: Small crowd for final raises eyebrows, gets netizens talking
Dubai, Nov 14 (IANS) With Trans-Tasman rivals Australia and New Zealand facing each other in the final of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup on Sunday, the empty seats at the Dubai International Stadium did not match up to the excitement expected for a summit clash.
2021-11-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup: Top-class Williamson steers New Zealand to 172/4 against Australia
Dubai, Nov 14 (IANS) A top-class knock from skipper Kane Williamson (85 off 48 balls) steered New Zealand to 172/4 in 20 overs against Australia in the final of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Dubai International Stadium here on Sunday. From being dropped at 17, Williamson turned the corner with a classy show of shot placement and finding gaps to lift his team to an above-par total. For Australia, Josh Hazlewood was the pick of bowlers with 3/16 in four overs.
2021-11-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup: Australia win toss, elect to bowl against New Zealand
Dubai, Nov 14 (IANS) Australia captain Aaron Finch has won the toss and elected to bowl first against New Zealand in the final of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
2021-11-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Mind says Australia, but heart says New Zealand: Mahela Jayawardene
Dubai, Nov 14 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene had his say on who will win the final of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup here on Sunday. He said that his mind is with Australia but his heart thinks New Zealand will win the final. Both Australia and New Zealand are aiming to clinch their first-ever Men's T20 World Cup trophy at the Dubai International Stadium.
2021-11-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
It would be a fairytale if New Zealand win T20 WC: Shaun Pollock
Dubai, Nov 14 (IANS) Former South Africa captain and all-rounder Shaun Pollock believes that it will be a fairytale ride if New Zealand win the ICC T20 World Cup final against Australia here on Sunday.
2021-11-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Potential for Matthew Wade to come higher up in the order in T20 WC final: Finch
Dubai, Nov 14 (IANS) Australia's limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch feels there is a potential for Matthew Wade to come higher up in the order as early as in the ICC T20 World Cup final against New Zealand later on Sunday in order to fully realise his batting abilities.
2021-11-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket