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OIC condemns Houthis attack on sanctities in Saudi Arabia – Yemeni rebels show alleged Saudi captives on TV

JEDDAH, Nov 5, (Agencies): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned in the strongest terms militias of Yemen’s Houthis and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, and those who provide them with weapons and missiles to target the holy city of Makkah. Concluding its meeting on Saturday in the Saudi …

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Head of Saudi-based Islamic group resigns after Egypt joke

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The secretary-general of the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation has resigned just days after making a joke about the purportedly frugal ways of Egypt’s president, the group said. The joke became the latest point of contention in Cairo’s tense relations with Riyadh. But the resignation …

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OCA sets up sub-offices as Kuwait row rumbles – ‘Asian Games protected’

DANANG, Vietnam, Sept 24, (RTRS): The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has decided to set up five new sub-offices to enable it to function effectively while the row with the Kuwait government continues over its headquarters in the Gulf State. Kuwait was suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in …

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Kuwait loses court challenge against IOC ban

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 2, (RTRS): Kuwait has lost its Swiss court case against an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban that will see the nation’s athletes compete under the Olympic flag at the Rio Olympics, a source with direct knowledge of the decision said on Tuesday. The source told Reuters …

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Documentary highlights pain of Olympic hopefuls

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 1: Kuwaiti athletes have expressed their profound dismay at having to compete in Rio de Janeiro as Independent Olympic Athletes following Kuwait’s suspension by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in a new documentary directed by Balsam Al-Ayoub and produced by Faisal Dwaisan. In ‘Between Hope and Pain’, …

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Sports court rejects Kuwait appeal on shooting

PARIS, July 29, (AFP): The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected an appeal to reinstate the 2015 Asian Shooting Championship’s Olympic qualifying status. The event was stripped of its Olympic status by the International Olympic Committee after hosts Kuwait banned an Israeli official from attending. The IOC acted …

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Sheikh Ahmad to appeal sentence

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11, (AP): A Kuwaiti sheikh who is a major powerbroker in the Olympics and world soccer was sentenced to six months in prison for comments made in a television interview three years ago, a local newspaper reported Friday. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who is a member of …

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MP brandishes prosecution over sports issue – FIFA hit on ‘friendly’ threat

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11: Chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee of the National Assembly Abdullah Al- Mayouf said the committee will refer sports issue to the Public Prosecution if corrupt practices have been proven. He pointed out the committee is planning to recommend the evacuation of the Football Association …

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