• Serena Williams at Fed Cup: 'Today was a big eye opener'

    Serena Williams thought she was ready for the clay-court season. "Today has been a big eye opener," Williams said after coming back from a set down to post a windy, error-filled 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over Sara Errani on Sunday in a Fed Cup playoff against Italy. Brindisi-born Flavia Pennetta then…

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    • Obama, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss need for military equipment

      President Barack Obama met for more than an hour with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Monday and discussed the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya, and the United Arab Emirates' need for military equipment, the White House said. Obama and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan "reaffirmed their…

      Reuters
      • Man held for forcing 34 women into prostitution

        The man and the 34 women he brought into the country were deported and he has been banned from entering the UAE by the Dubai Public Prosecution. The Dubai Police have arrested a Sudanese for allegedly trafficking 34 women into the UAE and forcing them into prostitution. The police were tipped off…

        Khaleej Times
        • Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are U.S. 'myth'

          By Sam Wilkin DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders on Sunday the United States had created the "myth" of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week. Khamenei, the highest…

          Reuters
          • Many UAE expats fail to achieve financial goals

            Since I’m working in the government sector, I can’t change my job within six years, otherwise there will be an immigration ban,” Joy, who works as a technical assistant at a company in Dubai, tells Gulf News. Joy is not alone.  A research by Zurich International Life has found that while it was the…

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            • Comedian Ritchie d’Horsie dies

                Comedian Ritchie d’Horsie passed away on Friday evening. He was 58 years old. His niece April Alcober told INQUIRER.net that he died at around 9:24 p.m. on Friday in his residence. Alcober said the comedian, whose real name is Ricardo Reyes, was diabetic

              INQUIRER.net
              • Gerald-Maja split, but on good terms

                  Actor Gerald Anderson last week confirmed his breakup with girlfriend Maja Salvador, and asked the media to “respect our privacy and let us recover first.” “What we’re going through is no joke,” Gerald pointed out. “Yes, we’re taking a break from

                Philippine Daily Inquirer
                • US slams 'brutal' purported massacre of Ethiopian Christians by IS

                  The White House condemned the reported execution of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya as "brutal mass murder," following a video released by Islamic State militants claiming the killings. The 29-minute video purports to show militants holding two groups of captives, described in text captions as…

                  AFP
                  • Arjun Kapoor takes selfie with his first crush!

                    By Shaheen Irani, Glamsham Editorial We all know about Arjun Kapoor's ex-flame Arpita Khan but were you aware of his first crush? Well recently the hunky actor in an interview revealed that it was actually Kareena Kapoor Khan who was his first genuine

                    Glamsham
                    • Fake cops jailed for kidnapping, raping tourist

                      Three men have been jailed for 15 years on charges of kidnap, rape, attempted rape, impersonation of police officers, physical assault, threat, theft and criminal complicity. The Comoros Islands passport holder will be deported after completing his prison sentence. The tourist told the police…

                      Khaleej Times
                      • More punches key for Pacquiao

                        This simple formula was laid down by some boxing pundits, including Hall of Fame commentator Al Bernstein, on how Pacquiao should approach his showdown with Mayweather on May 2. Bernstein even set a benchmark of  800 punches or more  for Pacquiao to beat the defensive master that is Mayweather.…

                        Philippine Daily Inquirer
                        • Philippines voices China alarm as US war games begin

                          The Philippines voiced alarm Monday about Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed regional waters as it launched giant war games with the United States that were partly aimed as a warning shot to Beijing. Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang released what he said were satellite photos…

                          AFP
                          • This viral video from Microsoft on how girls feel about science is fantastic

                            In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History month, Microsoft talked to a bunch of girls about how they feel about science. If you want to understand what the problem is with the lack of women in tech (and the related issue: sexism in tech), this video explains it, from the girls…

                            Business Insider
                            • Sarah says her parents more accepting now

                              In a previous interview, Matteo said his family adored Sarah, and that this pleased him to no end. Sarah knows all about the positive comments from netizens about herself and Matteo. Asked to describe her relationship with Matteo, Sarah said: “We’re both very young when it comes to love matters.

                              Philippine Daily Inquirer
                              • Qatar said to revive floating hotels plan for 2022 World Cup

                                Qatar has reportedly revived plans to use cruise ships to accommodate some football fans and guests during the 2022 World Cup. The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced plans to contract at least 6,000 cruise ship rooms for the winter tournament, according to Doha News. It reported that the…

                                ArabianBusiness.com
                                • Kim holes out from fairway to win LOTTE Championship

                                  It was the 22-year-old's second LPGA Tour win of the year following victory in Bahamas in February. Kim's win, following her final round one-over 73, was the sixth by a South Korean in nine events on Tour this year.

                                  Reuters
                                  • Drug gangs bring misery to Makkah district

                                    Teenagers and gangs are starting fires and terrorizing residents of the Jabal Al-Noor District, according to the local neighborhood mayor. Nur Al-Sulaimi said that there were small gangs that were turning locations inside the area into places to sell liquor and drugs. Makkah Civil Defense recently…

                                    Saudi Gazette
                                    • Officer under Saddam Hussein drew up Islamic State master plan

                                      An ex-intelligence officer under the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was "the strategic head" behind the Islamic State group and drew up the blueprints for the jihadists' capture of northern Syria, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday. Former colonel Samir Abd Muhammad al-Khlifawi, who was…

                                      AFP
                                      • Saudi Arabia on alert over possible oil or mall attack

                                        Saudi Arabia has put security forces on alert for a possible militant attack on a shopping mall or energy installation, Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Turki said on Monday. "There was information about a possible act targeting a mall or Aramco installations. Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest…

                                        Reuters
                                        • Man jailed for kissing colleague’s hand during exam

                                          An employee was sentenced to three months in jail for grabbing his colleague’s hand and kissing it when she tried to pick up her pen. The 43-year-old Indian airline employee, M.A., was helping his 26-year-old Emirati colleague while she was undergoing an online aviation test when he touched and…

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