Friday , January 19 2018

Arab Times

2015 RS:X World Championship officially open – Ceremony held at Millennium Resort Mussanah

MUSCAT, Oct 19: The Sultanate of Oman officially welcomed the 2015 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships to its shores with a ceremony at the Millennium Resort Mussanah, part of the purpose-built Olympic-standard sports village that 140 athletes (82 men and 58 women) from 42 different countries will call home for the …

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Indian activists storm BCCI over Pak talks – ICC exploring cricket inclusion in Olympics 

MUMBAI, Oct 19, (AFP): Dozens of activists stormed the Mumbai offices of India’s cricket board on Monday to disrupt planned talks on resuming matches against Pakistan, the latest protest by hardline Hindu activists in the city. Around three dozen supporters of the Shiv Sena party barged into the headquarters of …

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Platini hits back over FIFA payment row – Soccer body’s leaders meet amidst latest scandal storm 

PARIS, Oct 19, (Agencies): UEFA chief Michel Platini on Monday admitted he had no written contract for a $2.0 million payment from FIFA president Sepp Blatter as his chances of replacing the Swiss veteran as head of the world body nosedived ahead of a key FIFA council meeting in Zurich …

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Logano triumphs at Kansas Speedway – ‘That’s good, hard racing’ 

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, Oct 19, (AP): Joey Logano kept peeking around Matt Kenseth as the laps ticked away at Kansas Speedway, the two of them in entirely different situations in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Logano had nothing to lose. Kenseth had just about everything. So when Logano …

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Emirati player jailed

DUBAI, Oct 19, (RTRS): Emirati footballer Abdullah Qassem was jailed for three months after insulting national team coach Mahdi Ali in a video, local media reported. The 29-year-old had made indecent gestures and criticised Ali after the coach had not included him in the team, The National newspaper reported on …

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Palestinians are on my mind – ‘They are patriotic, courageous’

WHENEVER a Kuwaiti writer says something about Palestine or Palestinians in general, the word must be pregnant with meanings and it should speak volumes, because the speech will circulate rapidly in all private and public channels for review of what has been said, what has not been said, what is …

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When will the Arabs wake up?

AN ordinary Arab is sifting through the rubble of buildings, piles of people left behind by massacres and among people displaced by wars in this part of the world — in Libya, in Syria and Iraq — by the terrorist groups including al-Qaeda, the Islamic State (IS) or the so-called …

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Dion new songs appeal gets 4K entries – Springsteen to release scrapped album in ‘River’ box

PARIS, Oct 17, (Agencies): A public appeal by Celine Dion for new songs for her next album in French has been met with a flood of offered tunes, according to a former Canadian media boss close to the singer’s manager. Around 4,000 songs were sent to Dion’s website and management …

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Docudrama on Mexico’s missing students causes stir – ‘Night of Iguala’ exploits tragedy

Mexico City, Oct 17, (AFP): Even before hitting movie screens, a docudrama about the disappearance of 43 college students raised hackles in Mexico for echoing the government’s disputed conclusions in the case. Survivors say “La Noche de Iguala” (The Night of Iguala) exploits the tragedy and paints the students as …

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