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ICC expresses sadness at the passing away of Ray Illingworth
Dubai, Dec 26 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday has expressed grief at the passing of former England captain Ray Illingworth at the age of 89. Illingworth, who had been undergoing radiotherapy for esophageal cancer, died on Saturday, leaving the cricket community in mourning.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
U-19 Asia Cup: Pakistan register a two-wicket win over India
Dubai, Dec 25 (IANS) Mohammad Shehzad's 82 and a five-for from Zeeshan Zameer led Pakistan to a two-wicket win over arch-rivals India in a last-ball thriller in the U-19 Asia Cup, here on Saturday.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Blanket vaccine booster programs may prolong Covid-19 pandemic: WHO chief
Geneva, Dec 23 (IANS) Blanket vaccine booster programs are likely to prolong the Covid-19 pandemic rather than ending it, as a result of unequal distribution of vaccines between rich and poor countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday.
2021-12-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
U-19 Asia Cup: India thrash UAE by 154 runs in opener
Dubai, Dec 23 (IANS) Riding on Harnoor Singh's fantastic century, India thrashed UAE by 154 runs in their opening U-19 Asia Cup match here on Thursday.
2021-12-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Labuschagne displaces Root at the top in ICC Test rankings for batters
Dubai, Dec 22 (IANS) Australia's hero in the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval, Marnus Labuschagne, and Pakistan captain Babar Azam have risen to the top of the ICC Rankings for batters in Tests and T20Is, respectively.
2021-12-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Kuwait tightens travel restrictions
Kuwait City, Dec 21 (IANS) Kuwait imposed new travel restrictions to contain the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the country's Centre for Government Communication said.
2021-12-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
2022 must be year to end Covid-19: WHO
Geneva, Dec 21 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has called on the world to pull together to end the Covid-19 pandemic within the next year.
2021-12-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Closing schools should be last resort in Omicron fight: Unicef
Geneva, Dec 18 (IANS) Closing of schools across the world should be the last resort in the fight against the fast-spreading Omicron Covid-19 variant, outgoing Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore said.
2021-12-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
England lose more WTC points for slow over-rate in first Ashes Test
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) England cricket team have been docked eight ICC World Test Championship points -- three more than previously stated -- for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first Ashes Test against Australia, the International Cricket Council (ICC) clarified on Friday.
2021-12-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
West Indies vs Pakistan ODI series postponed after new COVID-19 cases emerge
Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) The One-day International (ODI) series between West Indies and Pakistan, scheduled to start in Karachi on December 18, has now been postponed and rescheduled for early June 2022 after five more members of the visiting team tested COVID-19 positive on Thursday.
2021-12-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WMO reports record high temperature in Arctic region
Geneva, Dec 15 (IANS) The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has verified a new record high of 38 degrees Celsius within the Arctic, one of the fastest warming regions in the world that is heating more than twice the global average.
2021-12-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Afghanistan facing profound humanitarian crisis, UN warns
Geneva, Dec 15 (IANS) The people of Afghanistan are facing a profound humanitarian crisis that threatens the most basic of human rights, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN) has warned.
2021-12-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
India to face Pakistan in their 2022 ICC Women's WC opener
Dubai, Dec 15 (IANS) India will take on arch-rival Pakistan in their opening clash of the 2022 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup on March 6 at Tauranga, New Zealand.
2021-12-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC announces schedule for 2022 Women's World Cup, NZ face WI in opener
Dubai, Dec 14 (IANS) The 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup will get underway on March 4, next year at the Bay Oval in Tauranga with the hosts New Zealand facing West Indies in the opener, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Tuesday while announcing the updated schedule of the tournament.
2021-12-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Warner, Hayley Matthews named ICC Players of the Month for November
Dubai, Dec 13 (IANS) Australia opener David Warner and West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews have been adjudged the ICC Players of the Month in men's and women's respectively for the month of November for their superb performances.
2021-12-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia vow to boost ties, cooperation
Kuwait City, Dec 11 (IANS) Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and visiting Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have vowed to strengthen bilateral relations and boost cooperation between the two nations.
2021-12-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Biden adviser to head Unicef
Geneva, Dec 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Catherine Russell, an adviser to to US President Joe Biden, as Executive Director of Unicef, a UN spokesman said on Friday.
2021-12-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Unicef worried over reimplementation of migrant protocols at US-Mexico border
Geneva, Dec 10 (IANS) The Unicef has expressed worries over the reimplementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) at the US southern border with Mexico, as required by a court order, could put the safety and wellbeing of asylum-seeking children and their families at risk.
2021-12-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Unicef worried over reimplementation of migrant protocols at US-Mexico border
Geneva, Dec 10 (IANS) The Unicef has expressed worries over the reimplementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) at the US southern border with Mexico, as required by a court order, could put the safety and wellbeing of asylum-seeking children and their families at risk.
2021-12-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Omicron variant may change course of Covid-19 pandemic: WHO chief
Geneva, Dec 9 (IANS) Certain features of the Omicron variant, including its global spread and large number of mutations, suggest it could have a major impact on the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, said the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO).
2021-12-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
India players Agarwal and Ashwin make big progress in ICC Rankings
Dubai, Dec 8 (IANS) Indian cricketers Mayank Agarwal and Ravichandran Ashwin made big progress in the updated ICC Rankings released on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO advises against use of convalescent plasma for Covid treatment
Geneva, Dec 7 (IANS) Convalescent plasma shows no improvement in survival and other important measures and is not recommended for patients with Covid-19, according to a study released on Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
2021-12-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Abid Ali, Southee and Warner nominated for ICC Player of the Month
Dubai, Dec 7 (IANS) Pakistan's Abid Ali, New Zealand pacer Tim Southee and Australian opener David Warner have been nominated for the 'ICC Player of the Month' for November following their performances in the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE and the subsequent Test series.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC T20 World Cup Australia fixtures to be announced on January 21
Dubai, Dec 6 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said that the full fixture set for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next year will be announced on January 21, 2022.
2021-12-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
India saw reduced malaria burden between 2019 and 2020: WHO
Geneva, Dec 6 (IANS) While the Covid-19 pandemic led to disruptions in prevention campaigns against malaria, India -- one of the highest burden countries globally -- reported a reduction in the malaria burden between 2019 and 2020, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO) latest World malaria report.
2021-12-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Kuwait's armed forces remain prepared for any emergency: PM
Kuwait City, Dec 3 (IANS) Kuwait's armed forces remain prepared for any emergency, Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has said.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Defence/Security,Politics
Manchester United owners buy team in UAE T20 League
Dubai, Dec 1 (IANS) Making its first foray into cricket, Manchester United Football Club's owner Lancer Capital on Wednesday acquired a franchise in the soon-to-be-launched UAE T20 League.
2021-12-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO spl session seeking 'pandemic treaty' amid Omicron concerns
Geneva, Nov 30 (IANS) A special session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) kicked off here amid growing concerns over the latest Omicron coronavirus variant, where the participants aim to negotiate a new "pandemic treaty."
2021-11-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Omicron variant reminds that Covid is far from over: WHO
Geneva, Nov 29 (IANS) Even as the world is entering a third year into the Covid-19 pandemic, the infectious disease that claimed the lives of more than 5 million people so far is far from over, the WHO said on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
New Covid strain forces UAE expats to cancel holiday plans to India
Dubai, Nov 28 (IANS) Reports of Covid-19's Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) have thrown a spanner in the works for many UAE holidaymakers planning a trip home to India this winter.
2021-11-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Indian Textile Inc rolls out the red carpet for UAE, rest of the world
Dubai, Nov 28 (IANS) Indian textile leaders have rolled out the red carpet to investors from the UAE and other parts of the world, urging them to become part of the country's textile success story.
2021-11-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy
Ethiopia risks heading to genocide: UN adviser
Geneva, Nov 27 (IANS) Calls to arms and violent hate speech by irresponsible leaders are heading Ethiopia to the risk of genocide, the UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu said.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society,Politics
WTO postpones MC12 due to new Covid variant surge, travel curbs
Geneva, Nov 27 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) announced early Saturday morning the postponement of its 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) due to the surge of new Covid-19 variant in various countries.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifiers called off over Covid fears; Pak, Bangladesh, WI qualify
Dubai, Nov 27 (IANS) Bangladesh, Pakistan, and the West Indies progressed to next year's Women's World Cup in New Zealand as the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday called off midway the qualifiers, currently being played in Harare, due to the introduction of travel restrictions from several African countries, including the host country Zimbabwe, following the breakout of a new Covid-19 variant in southern Africa.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC T20 WC 2021 delivers record viewership, India-Pak match becomes most watched T20I in history
Dubai, Nov 25 (IANS) With nearly 10,000 hours of live coverage across TV and digital platforms in 200 countries, the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup delivered a record viewership globally, the cricket's global governing body said on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Rahul, Rizwan advance in ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings
Dubai, Nov 24 (IANS) India's KL Rahul and Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan have gained a slot each to occupy fifth and fourth positions, respectively, in the latest ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings.
2021-11-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
RIL subsidiary set to acquire franchise in ECB's UAE T20 League
Dubai, Nov 24 (IANS) In an expansion to cricket in gulf countries, Reliance Industries Limited, through its subsidiary Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Ltd (RSBVL) will be acquiring the rights to own and operate a new franchise cricket team in the Emirates Cricket Board's upcoming UAE T20 League, the organisers announced on Wednesday.
2021-11-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Merv Hughes turns 60; ICC wishes him and his handlebar moustache
Dubai, Nov 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) wished former Australian fast bowler Merv Hughes, who turned 60 on Tuesday, in a very special way, complimenting his handlebar moustache and tweeting, "Happy Birthday, Merv Hughes".
2021-11-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC ODI rankings: Batter Mithali retains 3rd spot, Jhulan ranked 2nd among bowlers
Dubai, Nov 23 (IANS) India captain Mithali Raj retained her number three spot among batters while her compatriot Jhulan Goswami maintained her second position among bowlers in the latest ICC women's ODI rankings, released on Tuesday.
2021-11-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
India Pavilion named 'One of the Most Iconic' at Expo Dubai 2020
Dubai, Nov 22 (IANS) The India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has been recognised as 'One of the Most Iconic' pavilions by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
2021-11-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
ICC unveil their new Global Growth Strategy
Dubai, Nov 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday unveiled its growth strategy, developed in partnership with the members, that places women's cricket at the forefront. The strategy will help strengthen and grow the game across the globe with a vision of making it accessible to more nations, players, and fans.
2021-11-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
International Cricket Council appoints Geoff Allardice as CEO
Dubai, Nov 21 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday appointed interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Geoff Allardice on a permanent basis. Allardice had been in the role on an interim basis for more than eight months.
2021-11-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
BCCI president Ganguly appointed chair of ICC Men's cricket committee
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday has been appointed as the chair of the ICC Men's Cricket Committee. Ganguly, the former India captain, succeeds his former team-mate and India captain Anil Kumble, who stepped down after having served the maximum of three three-year terms. The decision was taken at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board Meeting in Dubai on Tuesday.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC appoints working group to review cricket in Afghanistan (ld)
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced the appointment of a working group to review cricketing activities in Afghanistan and the status of the Afghanistan Cricket Board in light of the recent governmental changes in the country. The group comprises ICC Deputy Chairman Imran Khawaja, who will be the chairman of the working group.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Golfer Thomas Bjorn wins final Hero Challenge in Dubai
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) Thomas Bjorn won the final Hero Challenge of 2021, defeating former Masters Champion Danny Willett and European Tour winners Min Woo Lee and Marcus Armitage at the Topgolf Dubai.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Golf
Delta variant accounts for 99% of global Covid cases: WHO
Geneva, Nov 17 (IANS) The delta variant now represents 99 per cent of all sequenced Covid-19 cases across the globe, making it most prevalent than any other strain, officials from the World Health Organization said.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Planned Quad meeting in Dubai to be a dream: UAE's biz community
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) The UAEs business community is excited to see the outcomes of the first physical meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India, the UAE, Israel and the US -- expected to take place here in Dubai in the coming weeks -- even as the ministries finalise the plans for it.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indian expats in UAE excited about launch of new air service to Delhi
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the UAEs newest budget carrier and the first out of capital Abu Dhabi, has announced a new service to New Delhi starting November 24.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society
ICC U19 Men's World Cup 2022 schedule announced; India to open against S Africa
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) The West Indies will host the 14th edition of the ICC Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup for the first time ever, as the event which showcases the future stars of the game will see 16 teams travelling to the Caribbean to compete in 48 matches from January 14 to February 5 across four host countries.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
India's transition from fossil-fuel to green economy on track: Hardeep Puri
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri, asserted on Wednesday that India is on the right track as far as its transition from a fossil-fuel based economy to a green one is concerned.
2021-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics