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  • Indian blind cricket team to tour England, Bahrain IANS - 23 hours ago

    Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The Indian blind cricket team is all set to leave for England to play three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and three Twenty20s, Cricket Association … More »Indian blind cricket team to tour England, Bahrain

    Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The Indian blind cricket team is all set to leave for England to play three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and three Twenty20s, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) announced here on Friday. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has invited Indian blind cricket team to play matches in England …

  • Classified document on Bahrain rankles Britain decades … Reuters Middle East - Thu, May 21, 2015

    (corrects typos in 'respond' in paragraph 9, 'of' in paragraph 14) * UK argued to keep cable critical of Bahrain monarchy censored * Former colonial power set to … More »Classified document on Bahrain rankles Britain decades …

    (corrects typos in 'respond' in paragraph 9, 'of' in paragraph 14) * UK argued to keep cable critical of Bahrain monarchy censored * Former colonial power set to build first permanent base * Activists say UK unwilling to criticize Bahraini allies By Noah Browning DUBAI, May 21 (Reuters)1 - A legal battle between …

  • Bahrain protests Khamenei statements, summons Iranian … IANS - Sun, May 17, 2015

    Manama, May 17 (IANS) Bahrain on Sunday summoned an Iranian envoy to express its rejection of the recent statements made by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. … More »Bahrain protests Khamenei statements, summons Iranian …

    Manama, May 17 (IANS) Bahrain on Sunday summoned an Iranian envoy to express its rejection of the recent statements made by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. During the meeting with Iranian Chargé d'Affaires to Bahrain Mohammad Reza Babaei, the foreign ministry's under-secretary Abdulla Abdullatif said the …

  • Iran calls US sponsor of terrorism, expresses support … IANS - Sat, May 16, 2015

    Tehran, May 16 (IANS) Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday called the US the "main sponsor and engineer of terrorism in the world", as he … More »Iran calls US sponsor of terrorism, expresses support …

    Tehran, May 16 (IANS) Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday called the US the "main sponsor and engineer of terrorism in the world", as he expressed his support for the people of Yemen, IRNA reported. "Those countries which are nominally Muslims but in reality puppets are the main agents behind …

  • Expats concerned over subsidy cut plan in Bahrain IANS - Sat, May 16, 2015

    Manama, May 16 (IANS) Expatriates in Bahrain have expressed concern about a proposal to cut government subsidies for foreigners and private sector enterprises, a media … More »Expats concerned over subsidy cut plan in Bahrain

    Manama, May 16 (IANS) Expatriates in Bahrain have expressed concern about a proposal to cut government subsidies for foreigners and private sector enterprises, a media report said on Saturday. "In Bahrain, the majority of expatriates fall into the middle to lower income bracket, so it doesn't make sense to target expatriates," …

  • Iran will protect "oppressed" people in the … Reuters Middle East - Sat, May 16, 2015

    DUBAI, May 16 (Reuters) - Iran will help oppressed people in the region as much as it can, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Saturday, ratcheting … More »Iran will protect "oppressed" people in the …

    DUBAI, May 16 (Reuters) - Iran will help oppressed people in the region as much as it can, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Saturday, ratcheting up his rhetoric against regional rival Saudi Arabia. "Yemen, Bahrain and Palestine are oppressed, and we protect oppressed people as much as we …

  • US President Barack Obama (C) poses with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council during a summit meeting at Camp David in Maryland on May 14, 2015
    Gulf nations say reassured by Obama's 'ironclad' … AFP - Sat, May 16, 2015

    Gulf nations were reassured by a pledge from US President Barack Obama that Washington would stand by them despite its overtures to Iran, a senior Arab official said … More »Gulf nations say reassured by Obama's 'ironclad' …

    US President Barack Obama (C) poses with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council during a summit meeting at Camp David in Maryland on May 14, 2015

    Gulf nations were reassured by a pledge from US President Barack Obama that Washington would stand by them despite its overtures to Iran, a senior Arab official said Friday. "We're very happy the outcome of the results disappointed pundits, and exceeded beyond most expectations," said Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg, assistant secretary …

  • Persian Gulf states support 'verifiable' Iran … IANS - Fri, May 15, 2015

    Washington, May 15 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that the officials of the six Arab Persian Gulf nations with whom he met expressed to him their support for … More »Persian Gulf states support 'verifiable' Iran …

    Washington, May 15 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that the officials of the six Arab Persian Gulf nations with whom he met expressed to him their support for a nuclear agreement with Iran that is "comprehensive and verifiable", adding that none of them is seeking an endless confrontation with Tehran. Obama made …

  • Obama seeks to reassure Gulf allies on Iran, security … Reuters Middle East - Thu, May 14, 2015

    (Repeats with no change in content) By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will seek to convince Gulf allies including … More »Obama seeks to reassure Gulf allies on Iran, security …

    (Repeats with no change in content) By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will seek to convince Gulf allies including Saudi Arabia on Thursday that the United States is committed to their security despite deep concern among Arab leaders about U.S. efforts to broker …

  • Bahrain upholds 6-month sentence for prominent activist … Reuters Middle East - Thu, May 14, 2015

    An appeals court in Bahrain upheld a six-month jail sentence against prominent dissident Nabeel Rajab on Thursday for a tweet deemed insulting to the kingdom's security … More »Bahrain upholds 6-month sentence for prominent activist …

    An appeals court in Bahrain upheld a six-month jail sentence against prominent dissident Nabeel Rajab on Thursday for a tweet deemed insulting to the kingdom's security establishment, state news agency BNA said. He was convicted for "publicly insulting two government bodies," the attorney general's office was quoting …

  • U.S. rejects notion that Gulf rulers snubbing Obama  … Reuters Middle East - Tue, May 12, 2015

    * Saudi leader sends young decision-makers * Saudi and Bahraini kings stay home * Obama seeks support for Iran deal * Gulf Arabs worried by Iran sway in Arab lands … More »U.S. rejects notion that Gulf rulers snubbing Obama  …

    * Saudi leader sends young decision-makers * Saudi and Bahraini kings stay home * Obama seeks support for Iran deal * Gulf Arabs worried by Iran sway in Arab lands (Recasts, adds White House comments) By Matt Spetalnick and Angus McDowall WASHINGTON/RIYADH, May 11 (Reuters) - The White House scrambled on Monday to …

  • Ferrari closer to Mercedes than it appears - Sebastian Vettel
    Ferrari closer to Mercedes than it appears - Sebastian … Sport360 - Mon, May 11, 2015

    Sebastian Vettel is confident Ferrari is closer in performance to Mercedes than it appeared at the Spanish Grand Prix. Following Vettel's victory in Malaysia, Ferrari pushed … More »Ferrari closer to Mercedes than it appears - Sebastian …

    Ferrari closer to Mercedes than it appears - Sebastian Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel is confident Ferrari is closer in performance to Mercedes than it appeared at the Spanish Grand Prix. Following Vettel's victory in Malaysia, Ferrari pushed Mercedes close in China and Bahrain but Sunday's race at the Circuit de Catalunya saw Nico Rosberg 45 seconds clear of his fellow German. Vettel …

  • Red Bull confirms interest in Audi partnership
    Red Bull confirms interest in Audi partnership Sport360 - Mon, May 11, 2015

    Red Bull advisor Helmult Marko confirms the Austrian company will pull out of Formula One either if it cannot get a competitive power unit or fails to lure Audi into … More »Red Bull confirms interest in Audi partnership

    Red Bull confirms interest in Audi partnership

    Red Bull advisor Helmult Marko confirms the Austrian company will pull out of Formula One either if it cannot get a competitive power unit or fails to lure Audi into the sport. The energy drinks giant has experienced a tough start to its 2015 campaign, as engine partner Renault has struggled with both driveability and …

  • King's absence from U.S. summit shows Saudi displeasure … Reuters Middle East - Mon, May 11, 2015

    * Saudi leader sends young decision-makers * Saudi and Bahraini kings stay home * Obama seeks support for Iran deal * Gulf Arabs worried by Iran sway in Arab lands … More »King's absence from U.S. summit shows Saudi displeasure …

    * Saudi leader sends young decision-makers * Saudi and Bahraini kings stay home * Obama seeks support for Iran deal * Gulf Arabs worried by Iran sway in Arab lands By William Maclean and Angus McDowall DUBAI/RIYADH, May 11 (Reuters) - The Saudi king's absence from a regional summit to be hosted by President Barack …

  • Heikki Kovalainen: Small margins ahead of Spanish Grand Prix
    Heikki Kovalainen: Small margins ahead of Spanish Grand … Sport360 - Sat, May 9, 2015

    Mercedes were strong as expected in Bahrain, with Ferrari reasonably close but the trouble with Mercedes brakes towards the end of the race allowed Kimi Raikkonen to … More »Heikki Kovalainen: Small margins ahead of Spanish Grand …

    Heikki Kovalainen: Small margins ahead of Spanish Grand Prix

    Mercedes were strong as expected in Bahrain, with Ferrari reasonably close but the trouble with Mercedes brakes towards the end of the race allowed Kimi Raikkonen to finish ahead of Nico Rosberg. They’ll be working every hard to catch Mercedes and close the gap who still have the advantage. The gap is still too big for …

  • Summit explores increased opportunities for women IANS - Sat, May 9, 2015

    New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Federation Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE) in collaboration with the Indo-African-Arab Women Chamber of Commerce on Saturday hosted the … More »Summit explores increased opportunities for women

    New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Federation Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE) in collaboration with the Indo-African-Arab Women Chamber of Commerce on Saturday hosted the 5th International Women Entrepreneurs Summit here on Saturday. More than 100 nations, including from middle east and African region, participated in the …

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's King Salman during a meeting in Riyadh, on May 7, 2015
    Kerry attempts to reassure Gulf ministers in Paris m … AFP - Fri, May 8, 2015

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met Gulf foreign ministers in Paris on Friday ahead of a summit in which President Barack Obama will seek to reassure the Arab monarchies … More »Kerry attempts to reassure Gulf ministers in Paris m …

    US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's King Salman during a meeting in Riyadh, on May 7, 2015

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met Gulf foreign ministers in Paris on Friday ahead of a summit in which President Barack Obama will seek to reassure the Arab monarchies over his Iran policy. Fresh from a trip to Riyadh where he urged a ceasefire in Yemen, Kerry met foreign ministers from the six members of the Gulf Cooperation …

  • France supports GCC intervention in Yemen IANS - Tue, May 5, 2015

    Riyadh, May 5 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday expressed his support for the Saudi-led Arab military intervention in Yemen and reiterated France's … More »France supports GCC intervention in Yemen

    Riyadh, May 5 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday expressed his support for the Saudi-led Arab military intervention in Yemen and reiterated France's commitment to stand by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). He also said he understood the fears around Iran's divisive regional influence and nuclear programme. …

  • 14 stranded Indian sailors leave Bahrain for home IANS - Tue, May 5, 2015

    Dubai, May 5 (IANS) Fourteen Indian soldiers, who were stranded on board an oil tanker off the coast of Bahrain since December last year have finally left for home, media … More »14 stranded Indian sailors leave Bahrain for home

    Dubai, May 5 (IANS) Fourteen Indian soldiers, who were stranded on board an oil tanker off the coast of Bahrain since December last year have finally left for home, media reports said on Tuesday. They were among the 16-member crew of Mongolian vessel MT Surya Kuber, which was banned from leaving the country because its …

  • A Yemeni woman in Taez on May 4, 2015, as she reportedly presents herself to join the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi
    Gulf leaders gather amid growing concern over Yemen AFP - Tue, May 5, 2015

    French President Francois Hollande will become the first Western leader to sit in on the Sunni-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council meeting, which is also expected to air … More »Gulf leaders gather amid growing concern over Yemen

    A Yemeni woman in Taez on May 4, 2015, as she reportedly presents herself to join the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi

    French President Francois Hollande will become the first Western leader to sit in on the Sunni-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council meeting, which is also expected to air concerns over a potential final nuclear deal with Shiite Iran. The Riyadh summit brings together leaders from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia …

  • A family member of beheaded Indonesian maid Siti Zainab holds a poster bearing her portrait, in Bangkalan, East Java province, on April 15, 2015
    Indonesia to stop sending domestic workers to Mideast: … AFP - Tue, May 5, 2015

    Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said on Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi … More »Indonesia to stop sending domestic workers to Mideast: …

    A family member of beheaded Indonesian maid Siti Zainab holds a poster bearing her portrait, in Bangkalan, East Java province, on April 15, 2015

    Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said on Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi Arabia angered Jakarta. The ban affects countries including Saudi Arabia -- a major destination for Indonesian maids -- United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain …

  • I didn't expect Williams to improve this quickly - Rob Smedley
    I didn't expect Williams to improve this quickly … Sport360 - Sun, May 3, 2015

    Well-known as Felipe Massa’s race engineer at Ferrari, Rob Smedley was keen for a bigger challenge and in the summer of 2013 decide Williams was where that challenge … More »I didn't expect Williams to improve this quickly …

    I didn't expect Williams to improve this quickly - Rob Smedley

    Well-known as Felipe Massa’s race engineer at Ferrari, Rob Smedley was keen for a bigger challenge and in the summer of 2013 decide Williams was where that challenge was waiting for him. Eager to learn from the vast experience of chief technical officer Pat Symonds, Smedley made the decision to head for a team which had …

  • UAE defeated by Pacific Oceania in Davis Cup Asia-Pacific Group 3 playoff
    UAE defeated by Pacific Oceania in Davis Cup Asia-Pacific … Sport360 - Sun, May 3, 2015

    UAE’s top tennis player Omar Behroozian hailed the efforts of his team-mates, who fought valiantly but ultimately came up short in their attempt to seal promotion to … More »UAE defeated by Pacific Oceania in Davis Cup Asia-Pacific …

    UAE defeated by Pacific Oceania in Davis Cup Asia-Pacific Group 3 playoff

    UAE’s top tennis player Omar Behroozian hailed the efforts of his team-mates, who fought valiantly but ultimately came up short in their attempt to seal promotion to Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group III. Following a week of solid performances in Group IV action in Bahrain, where the Emiratis won three of their four round-robin …

  • Bahraini Sheikh Salman re-elected AFC president IANS - Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Manama, April 30 (IANS) Bahraini Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa was re-elected here on Thursday as the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president for the next … More »Bahraini Sheikh Salman re-elected AFC president

    Manama, April 30 (IANS) Bahraini Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa was re-elected here on Thursday as the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president for the next four years by the organisation's 26th Congress.

  • AIFF chief Praful Patel elected AFC vice-president IANS - Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Manama, April 30 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel was elected unopposed as Asian Football Confederation (AFC) vice-president, South … More »AIFF chief Praful Patel elected AFC vice-president

    Manama, April 30 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel was elected unopposed as Asian Football Confederation (AFC) vice-president, South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Region, at the AFC Congress here on Thursday. The development gives India a significant representation in the AFC and Patel …