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  • Jose Pekerman: Struggling Manchester United striker Falcao must feel comfortable and trusted
    Jose Pekerman: Struggling Manchester United striker Falcao … Sport360 - Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Misfiring Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao must be made to feel at home at Old Trafford if he is to produce his worldbeating best, according to Colombia head … More »Jose Pekerman: Struggling Manchester United striker Falcao …

    Jose Pekerman: Struggling Manchester United striker Falcao must feel comfortable and trusted

    Misfiring Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao must be made to feel at home at Old Trafford if he is to produce his worldbeating best, according to Colombia head coach Jose Pekerman. Falcao, 29, has underwhelmed and been under-utilised since joining the Premier League giants on a season-long loan from Monaco last summer. …

  • Arab states see a month of Yemen strikes, maybe longer, … Reuters Middle East - Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    * Attacks could last up to five or six months, official says * Aim is to restore U.N.-backed Yemen transition * Official says Iran likely to retaliate indirectly in … More »Arab states see a month of Yemen strikes, maybe longer, …

    * Attacks could last up to five or six months, official says * Aim is to restore U.N.-backed Yemen transition * Official says Iran likely to retaliate indirectly in region * Scuds observed in Yemen, pointing at Saudi territory March 28 (Reuters) - An Arab alliance attacking Shi'ite Muslim Houthi forces in Yemen initially …

  • Bahrain king says military move only option to rescue … IANS - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Cairo, March 27 (IANS) The Bahraini king said in a statement on Friday that military intervention has become the only way to rescue the Yemeni people. The king made … More »Bahrain king says military move only option to rescue …

    Cairo, March 27 (IANS) The Bahraini king said in a statement on Friday that military intervention has become the only way to rescue the Yemeni people. The king made the remarks as he arrived in Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh resort city to attend an Arab summit, Xinhua news agency reported. "We decided to take part in the Decisive …

  • Saudi-led coalition launches new airstrikes in Yemen IANS - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Sanaa, March 27 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian-led coalition on Friday launched five more air raids against Shia Houthi positions in Yemen's capital Sanaa and in the northern … More »Saudi-led coalition launches new airstrikes in Yemen

    Sanaa, March 27 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian-led coalition on Friday launched five more air raids against Shia Houthi positions in Yemen's capital Sanaa and in the northern province of Saada, the stronghold of the rebels. According to findings by the Efe news agency, the bombings in Sanaa and its surroundings targeted reserve …

  • Syria expresses "deep concern" over situation … IANS - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Damascus, March 27 (IANS) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has expressed "deep" concern over the situation in Yemen. While Syria stresses the need to respect the sovereignty … More »Syria expresses "deep concern" over situation …

    Damascus, March 27 (IANS) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has expressed "deep" concern over the situation in Yemen. While Syria stresses the need to respect the sovereignty of Yemen and its independence, it calls on all Yemeni parties to embark on a dialogue to reach a political solution that meets the aspiration and will …

  • Minister of Defense Prince Muhammad Bin Salman receives Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Riyadh on Thursday evening. – SPA photo
    Strong Saudi support for ‘Operation Decisive Storm’  … Saudi Gazette - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Saudis took to the Twitter on Thursday in a big way and were united in their support for the operation against the Houthi militia in Yemen. All the tweets expressed … More »Strong Saudi support for ‘Operation Decisive Storm’  …

    Minister of Defense Prince Muhammad Bin Salman receives Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Riyadh on Thursday evening. – SPA photo

    Saudis took to the Twitter on Thursday in a big way and were united in their support for the operation against the Houthi militia in Yemen. All the tweets expressed support of the Hazm Storm (‘Operation Decisive Storm’), which was led by the Kingdom and its allies UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait as well as backed by Pakistan, …

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    King Salman holds phone talks with regional leaders Saudi Gazette - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CUSTODIAN of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman made a series of phone calls to regional leaders amid an ongoing military campaign against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels … More »King Salman holds phone talks with regional leaders

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    CUSTODIAN of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman made a series of phone calls to regional leaders amid an ongoing military campaign against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency reported. King Salman made the phone calls to Egyptian President Abdul Fatah El-Sisi, the king of Jordan, emirs of Bahrain, …

  • Bahraini air force participates in Yemen operation IANS - Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Manama, March 26 (IANS) Twelve fighter jets of the Royal Bahraini Air Force are participating in the 'Operation Decisive Storm', a joint Gulf Arab nations' … More »Bahraini air force participates in Yemen operation

    Manama, March 26 (IANS) Twelve fighter jets of the Royal Bahraini Air Force are participating in the 'Operation Decisive Storm', a joint Gulf Arab nations' operation against the Shia Houthi group in crisis-hit Yemen, a media report said Thursday.

  • Bahrain's national carrier suspends flights to Y … IANS - Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Manama, March 25 (IANS) Bahrain's national carrier, Gulf Air, announced on Wednesday that it will suspend flights to Yemen because of "safety and security" … More »Bahrain's national carrier suspends flights to Y …

    Manama, March 25 (IANS) Bahrain's national carrier, Gulf Air, announced on Wednesday that it will suspend flights to Yemen because of "safety and security" concerns.

  • Stank and Hilde Kwik on the draw as they win Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge title
    Stank and Hilde Kwik on the draw as they win Xerox Corporate … Sport360 - Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Stank and Hilde Kwik of team Kwik emerged as winners in the second qualifying round of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge (XCGC) 2015, which was held at The Royal Golf … More »Stank and Hilde Kwik on the draw as they win Xerox Corporate …

    Stank and Hilde Kwik on the draw as they win Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge title

    Stank and Hilde Kwik of team Kwik emerged as winners in the second qualifying round of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge (XCGC) 2015, which was held at The Royal Golf Club, Riffa, in Bahrain. The Kwiks finished with a strong total of 44 points, which was four better than Ahmed Sultan and Haitham Haji of team Sultanies, …

  • Yemen seeks Gulf states' intervention to thwart  … IANS - Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Sanaa, March 24 (IANS) The Yemeni government has called for intervention by the Gulf Arab states to stall the advance of the Shia Houthi rebels in the strife-torn country, … More »Yemen seeks Gulf states' intervention to thwart  …

    Sanaa, March 24 (IANS) The Yemeni government has called for intervention by the Gulf Arab states to stall the advance of the Shia Houthi rebels in the strife-torn country, according to media reports. Yemen's Foreign Minister Riad Yassin confirmed that he had asked the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to intervene, …

  • Bahraini police stand near the site of a bomb blast in a village south of Manama, on December 9, 2014
    Bahrain jails 11 over police attack AFP - Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Bahrain on Sunday jailed 11 people for 15 years each over an attack on a police station in a Shiite village that left four policemen wounded, the prosecutor's office … More »Bahrain jails 11 over police attack

    Bahraini police stand near the site of a bomb blast in a village south of Manama, on December 9, 2014

    Bahrain on Sunday jailed 11 people for 15 years each over an attack on a police station in a Shiite village that left four policemen wounded, the prosecutor's office said. The 12 were accused of taking part in an attack in October in the village of Aaly, near the capital Manama, during which petrol bombs were lobbed at …

  • 'Falcao's confidence will be restored on international … IANS - Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Manama, March 22 (IANS) Colombia football team manager Jose Pekerman on Sunday pledged to restore striker Radamel Falcao's diminished confidence when he joins up with … More »'Falcao's confidence will be restored on international …

    Manama, March 22 (IANS) Colombia football team manager Jose Pekerman on Sunday pledged to restore striker Radamel Falcao's diminished confidence when he joins up with his international teammates next week. The Manchester United flop has been named in Pekerman's 24-man squad for Colombia's upcoming games against Bahrain …

  • Two policemen injured by bomb at Shi'ite village … Reuters Middle East - Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    MANAMA, March 19 (Reuters) - A bomb blast in a Shi'ite village in Bahrain injured two police officers on Thursday, the country's interior ministry said. "A … More »Two policemen injured by bomb at Shi'ite village …

    MANAMA, March 19 (Reuters) - A bomb blast in a Shi'ite village in Bahrain injured two police officers on Thursday, the country's interior ministry said. "A terrorist blast injured two on-duty policemen in Karana village," it said on its Twitter account, giving no further details. Bahrain, home to the U.S. …

  • Saudi cement producers urge govt to lift ban on their … Saudi Gazette - Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Saudi Arabia’s cement producers have again asked the government to lift a three-year-old ban on their exports so they can supply Egypt with six million tons of cement, … More »Saudi cement producers urge govt to lift ban on their …

    Saudi Arabia’s cement producers have again asked the government to lift a three-year-old ban on their exports so they can supply Egypt with six million tons of cement, the chairman of the Gulf Kingdom’s cement makers was quoted on Wednesday as saying. “We are ready to export six million tons of our cement surplus to Egypt …

  • UAE juniors gear up for GCC Under-15 Golf Championship
    UAE juniors gear up for GCC Under-15 Golf Championsh … Sport360 - Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and hosts UAE. Local knowledge could come in handy for the home team, as they will be targeting a crack at the gross championship … More »UAE juniors gear up for GCC Under-15 Golf Championsh …

    UAE juniors gear up for GCC Under-15 Golf Championship

    Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and hosts UAE. Local knowledge could come in handy for the home team, as they will be targeting a crack at the gross championship after winning the nett title in the inaugural edition at Ghala Golf Club in Muscat in 2014, where they beat Saudi Arabia.

  • GCC Beach Games 2015 preparations well underway in Doha
    GCC Beach Games 2015 preparations well underway in D … Sport360 - Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The Qatar Olympic Committee has announced the full plans for the Doha 2015 GCC Beach Games. After the first edition held in Bahrain in 2010, this year’s GCC Beach Games … More »GCC Beach Games 2015 preparations well underway in D …

    GCC Beach Games 2015 preparations well underway in Doha

    The Qatar Olympic Committee has announced the full plans for the Doha 2015 GCC Beach Games. After the first edition held in Bahrain in 2010, this year’s GCC Beach Games will be staged in Doha’s state-of-the-art facilities and iconic landmarks over an action-packed eight day sporting spectacle. The multi-purpose complex …

  • Bahrain has seen sporadic violence by Shiite groups, including bombings, since its Sunni rulers crushed an uprising led by the Shiite majority in 2011
    Bahrain arrests Iraq returnee trying to enter from S … AFP - Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Bahrain has arrested a minor attempting to enter the kingdom from neighbouring Saudi Arabia with "bomb-making materials" he is suspected of bringing from Iraq, authorities … More »Bahrain arrests Iraq returnee trying to enter from S …

    Bahrain has seen sporadic violence by Shiite groups, including bombings, since its Sunni rulers crushed an uprising led by the Shiite majority in 2011

    Bahrain has arrested a minor attempting to enter the kingdom from neighbouring Saudi Arabia with "bomb-making materials" he is suspected of bringing from Iraq, authorities said on Monday. The suspect was detained on Sunday as he was returning to Bahrain by bus across the 25-kilometre (16-mile) causeway that connects the …

  • Bahrain seizes bomb-making equipment aboard bus from … Reuters Middle East - Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    (removes duplicate word from headline) MANAMA, March 15 (Reuters) - Bahraini security forces have seized bomb-making equipment being smuggled from Iraq aboard a passenger … More »Bahrain seizes bomb-making equipment aboard bus from …

    (removes duplicate word from headline) MANAMA, March 15 (Reuters) - Bahraini security forces have seized bomb-making equipment being smuggled from Iraq aboard a passenger bus for use in attacks in the Gulf Arab kingdom, the public prosecutor said. Like its neighbours, Bahrain is concerned that sectarian wars in nearby …

  • A file image of a plane (Comstock/Getty/Thinkstock)
    Man accused of jeopardising flight safety while drun … Gulf News - Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    A passenger has been accused of getting drunk and jeopardising a plane’s safety with his unruly and rude behaviour before threatening to blow up the aircraft after being … More »Man accused of jeopardising flight safety while drun …

    A file image of a plane (Comstock/Getty/Thinkstock)

    A passenger has been accused of getting drunk and jeopardising a plane’s safety with his unruly and rude behaviour before threatening to blow up the aircraft after being denied more liquor. The 68-year-old Bahraini passenger was said to have boarded the Dubai-bound flight from Bahrain Airport, where he was believed to …

  • Prince Turki Al-Faisal
    Iran deal risks nuke race: Turki Saudi Gazette - Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Any terms that world powers grant Iran under a nuclear deal will be sought by Saudi Arabia and other countries, risking wider proliferation of atomic technology, a senior … More »Iran deal risks nuke race: Turki

    Prince Turki Al-Faisal

    Any terms that world powers grant Iran under a nuclear deal will be sought by Saudi Arabia and other countries, risking wider proliferation of atomic technology, a senior Saudi prince warned on Monday in a BBC interview. “I’ve always said whatever comes out of these talks, we will want the same,” said Prince Turki Al-Faisal, …

  • Bahrain arrests Iraq returnee with bomb-making materials … Reuters Middle East - Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Bahraini security forces have arrested a wanted man bearing bomb-making materials after he returned from Iraq, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. Like its neighbours, … More »Bahrain arrests Iraq returnee with bomb-making materials …

    Bahraini security forces have arrested a wanted man bearing bomb-making materials after he returned from Iraq, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. Like its neighbours, Bahrain is concerned that some of the hundreds of Gulf citizens who have joined militant groups fighting civil wars in nearby Iraq and Syria may return …

  • Indian workers on strike get their outstanding salaries … IANS - Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Manama, March 13 (IANS) More than 100 Indian, Pakistani and Filipino workers of Mercury Middle East, who went on strike for non-payment of salaries, have been paid their … More »Indian workers on strike get their outstanding salaries …

    Manama, March 13 (IANS) More than 100 Indian, Pakistani and Filipino workers of Mercury Middle East, who went on strike for non-payment of salaries, have been paid their wages after the intervention of diplomats and labour officials, a media report said on Friday. The firm said the workers who were on strike since February …

  • Bahraini protesters block the road during clashes with police following a demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring-inspired uprising on February 14, 2015
    Bahrain police arrest 3 after capital firefight AFP - Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Bahraini authorities have arrested three suspects after a firefight in the capital Manama broke out close to US Navy offices, the interior ministry announced Friday. … More »Bahrain police arrest 3 after capital firefight

    Bahraini protesters block the road during clashes with police following a demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring-inspired uprising on February 14, 2015

    Bahraini authorities have arrested three suspects after a firefight in the capital Manama broke out close to US Navy offices, the interior ministry announced Friday. The trio "resisted police and fired live rounds" at officers on Thursday in the city's busy Juffair district, said a ministry statement published by the official …

  • Gulf Top Six preview: Abu Dhabi look to pick themselves up against Bahrain
    Gulf Top Six preview: Abu Dhabi look to pick themselves … Sport360 - Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Ali Thompson admits there are plenty of bruised egos at Abu Dhabi Saracens but insists his team must pick themselves up after last week’s first loss of the Gulf Top Six … More »Gulf Top Six preview: Abu Dhabi look to pick themselves …

    Gulf Top Six preview: Abu Dhabi look to pick themselves up against Bahrain

    Ali Thompson admits there are plenty of bruised egos at Abu Dhabi Saracens but insists his team must pick themselves up after last week’s first loss of the Gulf Top Six season. Sarries lost 31-17 away to Doha, the loss seeing Aaron Palmer’s men go a point above Thompson’s men in the GT6 table.

 

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