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Players from five countries to display skills at JCF cricket tournament

March 12, 2014 3:42 am0 comments
Players from five countries to display skills at JCF cricket tournament

Players from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia will see action in the TCF cricket tournament that begins at the Baghdadiya ground (opposite Madina Palace hotel) on March 21, organizers said. Sixteen teams are taking part in the event. “This is the sixth edition of our tournament. We […]

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Met Bin Laden 20 to 50 times, says UK convict

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NEW YORK: A British terror convict has told a New York trial he met Osama Bin Laden up to 50 times and was recruited by Al-Qaeda to blow up a passenger jet. Saajid Badat was sentenced in 2005 to 13 years in jail as a co-conspirator in the notorious shoe […]

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CIA: Terrorism cannot be ruled out in missing Malaysia jet

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CIA: Terrorism cannot be ruled out in missing Malaysia jet

WASHINGTON: The director of the Central Intelligence Agency said intelligence officials could not rule out terrorism as a factor in the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines plane. “You cannot discount any theory, ” CIA Director John Brennan said during rare public comments in Washington. A massive search operation for the […]

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Media strategies in focus at Dubai meet

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Successful strategies for media houses will be under spotlight at Wan-Ifra’s 9th Mideast conference that begins on March 12. It offers an opportunity for publishing executives to discover a wealth of regional and international best-practice ideas. Some of the industry’s most renowned experts and publishers will share their successful strategies […]

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Israel air strike kills 3 in Gaza: medics

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Israel air strike kills 3 in Gaza: medics

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: An Israeli air strike killed three Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the territory’s Hamas-run health ministry said. “Three martyrs have died in a Zionist (Israeli) strike,” ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra told AFP. The three were members of Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, the Al-Quds […]

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Shoura: Name and shame the corrupt

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Shoura: Name and shame the corrupt

The Shoura Council has urged the National Anti-Corruption Comm-ission to publicize the names and photographs of officials found guilty of corrupt practices and conduct swift trials as part of efforts to root out corruption from the country. It also instructed the commission, known as Nazaha, to provide an assessment of […]

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Bahrain arrests US citizen for ‘attack’ on police

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Bahrain arrests US citizen for ‘attack’ on police

Manama: Bahraini authorities arrested a US national and another individual accused of “attacking” police in a Shiite village, as a bomb blast Tuesday wounded two policemen in another town. The two Bahraini suspects, one of whom holds a US passport, were arrested Monday after they allegedly “demonstrated and attacked a […]

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Saudi capital ranked among most polluted cities globally

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Saudi capital ranked among most polluted cities globally

Riyadh has been ranked one of the most polluted cities in the world, according a report released by a United Nations organization. The World Health Organization (WHO) report named Ahvaz, the capital of the Khuzestan Province in Iran, to be suffering the worst levels of air pollution, followed by Ulan […]

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Operation ordered by king to separate Syrian Siamese twins

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Operation ordered by king to separate Syrian Siamese twins

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has instructed Health Ministry officials to arrange for surgery to separate Syrian Siamese twins following a request from their parents, Sabq.org reported on Tuesday. The two girls, Taqi and Yaqin, are conjoined at the head, but medical reports revealed that they have […]

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GE Power wins $23m Saudi orders

March 11, 2014 2:04 pm0 comments

Dubai: GE Power Conversion has won two orders to supply highly efficient and flexible components for Saudi Electricity Company (SEC). SEC is the region’s largest power generation utility. GE was awarded a $23 million contract by Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply 24 18-megawatt MV7000 variable speed drives to SEC’s Jeddah […]

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