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Bad boy Doug Bracewell wins Black Caps reprieve
Bad boy Doug Bracewell wins Black Caps reprieve

New Zealand bad boy Doug Bracewell was handed a career lifeline on Wednesday when he was named in the 15-man Test squad to face Pakistan next month.

Asian Games: Last-gasp goal puts North Korea into football semis
Asian Games: Last-gasp goal puts North Korea into football semis

Jong In-Gwan scored in the third minute of injury time Sunday as North Korea beat United Arab Emirates to secure a place in the Asian Games football semi-finals.

Darren Lehmann expects Mitchell Johnson to play in Test, ODIs against Pakistan
Darren Lehmann expects Mitchell Johnson to play in Test, ODIs against Pakistan

Australian coach Darren Lehmann said on Sunday fearsome fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will play in the upcoming Tests and one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Asian Games: North Korea, Saudi, Iraq, UAE into football quarters
Asian Games: North Korea, Saudi, Iraq, UAE into football quarters

Abdulaziz al-Bishi scored an injury-time winner as Saudi Arabia beat Uzbekistan 3-2 at the Asian Games Friday, while North Korea, Iraq and United Arab Emirates eased into the last eight.

Miffed Younus Khan offers to step aside from Tests
Miffed Younus Khan offers to step aside from Tests

Former Pakistan captain and senior batsman Younus Khan has offered to step aside from the test squad after being axed for next month`s one-day series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.

Female UAE pilot 'leads strikes' on jihadists

A female pilot has led United Arab Emirates air strikes that targeted Islamic State jihadists in Syria as part of the US-led campaign against extremists.

US military says Gulf states, Jordan partnered against Islamic State

The US military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Selectors considering dropping Younis Khan from Pakistan's ODI squad
Selectors considering dropping Younis Khan from Pakistan's ODI squad

Pakistan cricket team selectors are reportedly considering the option to drop veteran batsman Younis Khan from national ODI squad while asking captain Misbah-ul-Haq to bat at the crucial number three position.

Michael Clarke to miss ODI series against Pakistan, hopeful for Tests 
Michael Clarke to miss ODI series against Pakistan, hopeful for Tests 

Cricket Australia (CA) Tuesday confirmed that national team captain Michael Clarke has a "significant hamstring injury" and will miss the One-Day International (ODI) series against Pakistan in the UAE but is still hopeful for the Tests beginning next month.

UAE aid for Jammu & Kashmir flood victims

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE ruler's representative in the country's Western Region and chairman of Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), has ordered the provision of urgent humanitarian assistance to the victims of the floods, which hit India recently.

'Five accused of trying to build a bomb in UAE'

Four citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and one from the Comoros have gone on trial charged with trying to build a bomb in the Gulf Arab state, newspapers reported on Tuesday.

UAE tries 15 Islamists for 'Syria Qaeda, rebel links'

The trial began in the UAE today of 15 Islamists charged with joining and financing Syria's al Qaeda franchise and a rebel group there, the official WAM news agency said.

UAE calls for "unified effort" against militancy in region

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), one of Washington`s closest allies in the Middle East, has called for a "unified effort" to root out radical militancy in regional hotspots including Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Afghanistan.

Hamstrung Michael Clarke doubtful for Pakistan series
Hamstrung Michael Clarke doubtful for Pakistan series

Australia captain Michael Clarke is doubtful for next month`s series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after scans confirmed an injury to his left hamstring.

Islamic State fears make Gulf monarchies set aside differences

Advances by jihadists in Syria and Iraq, and US calls for a coalition against them have made Gulf monarchies set aside disputes over Qatar`s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, analysts say.

PCB struggling to sell TV rights for Australia, New Zealand series
PCB struggling to sell TV rights for Australia, New Zealand series

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is facing problems in selling the television rights of its forthcoming 'home' series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates for a reasonable amount.

Libyan raids could herald bolder Arab action as US wavers

Air strikes against Libyan Islamist militants that US officials had said were staged by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates could mark an escalation of a regional struggle over the future of the Arab world.

Egypt, UAE involved in Tripoli airstrikes: Libyan Islamists

Libya`s Islamist militant groups Saturday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt of behind the recent airstrikes on their bases in Tripoli.

Pakistan Super League may not be launched in Dec-Jan

The much-touted Pakistan Super League (PSL) might not be launched in December-January as envisaged by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

UAE president issues anti-terror law

UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan issued the country`s anti-terrorism law Wednesday, state media reported.