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In Kyrgyzstan, fallen officer awarded honor medal posthumously

In Kyrgyzstan, fallen officer awarded honor medal posthumously

Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has presented a posthumous medal to honor Colonel Usenbek Niyazbekov, a senior security officer who was killed during an operation to arrest the country’s former leader. Jeenbekov met with Niyazbekov’s mother Oktam Mamaeva, wife Nazira Bazarbayeva, brother Asanbek Niyazbekov, and son Timur Niyazbekov, national news agency KABAR reported, citing the […]

Citing security concerns, senior Sri Lankan cricketers refuse to travel to Pakistan

Citing security concerns, senior Sri Lankan cricketers refuse to travel to Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Several senior Sri Lankan players have expressed their reservations over travelling to Pakistan for the upcoming one-day international and T20 series. According to a report on BBC Urdu, senior players including ODI captain Dimuth Karunaratne, T20 captain Lasith Malinga and former captain Angelo Mathews have refused to travel to […]

World’s largest underwater theme park opens in Bahrain

World’s largest underwater theme park opens in Bahrain

By Habib Toumi Manama: The world’s largest underwater theme park, Dive Bahrain, was officially opened on Friday. The initial phase of the project has been completed recently by submerging a 70-meter long decommissioned and specially prepared Boeing 747, 20-22 meters below the water North of Bahrain, to become the first attraction of the 100,000 m2 […]

Over 2,400 athletes to compete in Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships

Over 2,400 athletes to compete in Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships

  Cheongju: More than 2,400 martial arts athletes from 107 countries worldwide have registered to participate in the 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships set to kick off in the central South Korean city of Chungju this week, organizers said Tuesday. The 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships Organizing Committee said it has received registration […]

Abu Dhabi exhibition to bring international hunting, equestrian communities together

Abu Dhabi exhibition to bring international hunting, equestrian communities together

    Abu Dhabi: The largest and most significant event in the world of hunting, equestrian and preservation of culture and heritage will be launched in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday. The 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX 2019) will be held on […]

Sri Lanka: No to gamblers in sports administration

Sri Lanka: No to gamblers in sports administration

  Colombo: Sri Lanka is to amend rules and regulations in the Sports Law in order to ban anyone linked to betting from holding any portfolio in cricket administration. “We are going to put out a gazette notification to make amendments to some rules and regulations concerning sports in Sri Lanka,” Sports Minister Harin Fernando […]

Australian prime minister visits F1 Hanoi racetrack as part of state visit to Vietnam

Australian prime minister visits F1 Hanoi racetrack as part of state visit to Vietnam

  Hanoi: The Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation – promoter of the Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 – has welcomed the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, to the F1 Hanoi Racetrack – the site of the inaugural Formula 1 race in Vietnam to be hosted in Hanoi in April 2020. Prime Minister Morrison’s outing to […]

Cleopatra’s beauty wows Moroccans at donkey pageant

Cleopatra’s beauty wows Moroccans at donkey pageant

  Rabat: Cleopatra has made history by becoming the first female donkey to win the top prize in a beauty pageant in Morocco. Cleopatra could convince the nine members of the jury, who included a veterinarian, that she was sufficiently attractive, loyal and fit to be declared winner in the competition organized in Beni Ammar, […]

Nor ´Phoenix´ Diana breaks norms as Malaysia’s first hijab pro-wrestler

Nor ´Phoenix´ Diana breaks norms as Malaysia’s first hijab pro-wrestler

  Kuala Lumpur:  With her weight of 43 kilograms and height of 155 centimeters, Nor ´Phoenix´ Diana, is a regular looking young Malaysian woman. However, Nor is not as common when it comes to what she is doing. She is simply creating a new trend by becoming the first Malaysian Muslim woman to participate in […]

Iran wins historic FIVB Men’s U-21 World Championship

Iran wins historic FIVB Men’s U-21 World Championship

    By Alireza Bahrami Tehran: Iran claimed the title of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s U-21 World Championship for the first time in its history after defeating Italy in an absorbing five-set contest in Bahrain. The victory allowed them to improve on their bronze medal finish that they achieved when they joined the World […]

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