Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: Report

Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday.

UAE launches project to send unmanned probe to Mars

Oil-rich United Arab Emirates on on Monday launched a project that aims to send the first Arab unmanned probe to Mars by 2021.

Twenty20 cricket good for the sport, says Azar Mahmood
Twenty20 cricket good for the sport, says Azar Mahmood

Former Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood on Sunday said he disagreed that Twenty20 cricket was spoiling younger generations of batsmen and is a threat to Test and one-day cricket.

Australia hand coach Darren Lehmann contract extension
Australia hand coach Darren Lehmann contract extension

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been rewarded for his integral role in turning around the fortunes of the team with a one-year contract extension until June, 2017, Cricket Australia said on Friday.

Indian women U-16 football team face tough Iran test
Indian women U-16 football team face tough Iran test

An acid test awaits India as they prepare to take on a strong Iran team in the their opening game of 2015 AFC U-16 Women's Championship China Qualifiers at the Bangabandhu Stadium here on Friday.

Dubai isolates traveller from Liberia over Ebola signs

Dubai health authorities quarantined Wednesday an air passenger who arrived from Liberia after he showed symptoms of Ebola, in the first suspected infection registered in the Gulf region.

Mitchell Johnson happy to be aggressor during ODI series win over Pak
Mitchell Johnson happy to be aggressor during ODI series win over Pak

Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson has said that he is happy to be the aggressor in his team's attack after he fired his side to a successful ODI series win over Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Former Pakistan cricketers worried with team's poor run of form
Former Pakistan cricketers worried with team's poor run of form

Pakistan's run of poor form against Australia in the United Arab Emirates has prompted former greats to express concerns over the national team's chances of doing well in the 2015 World Cup.

Joe Biden calls Saudi Arabia after diplomatic gaffe

US Vice President Joe Biden called Saudi Arabia`s foreign affairs minister Tuesday and "clarified" his diplomatic gaffe in which he suggested Saudi Arabia and other key allies had financed the Islamic State group, the White House said.

George Bailey expects Pakistan to `doctor pitches` to suit spin
George Bailey expects Pakistan to `doctor pitches` to suit spin

Australia cricket team's ODI captain George Bailey is expecting Pakistan to doctor their pitches to suit spin in their upcoming clashes in the United Arab Emirates.

UAE surprised at Biden's remarks, asks for clarification

A surprised UAE has asked US Vice President Joe Biden to clarify his statement after he suggested that America's Middle Eastern allies were partly to blame for aiding the Islamic State militant group.

Australian war planes to join strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

Australia`s Cabinet on Friday authorised military air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq and the deployment of special forces troops to combat the militants, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

Australian military jets to support Iraq strikes: PM

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday his country`s military jets were set to join the United States in its war against Islamic State jihadists through support flights over Iraq.

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.

Indian handball teams lose in Asiad
Indian handball teams lose in Asiad

The Indian handball teams continued with their listless show as both the men's and women's units lost their respective classification matches in the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday.

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 Islamic State jihadists in Syria

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.

Asian Games 2014: UAE judoka imports expelled from Incheon
Asian Games 2014: UAE judoka imports expelled from Incheon

The entire United Arab Emirates judo team has been kicked out of the Asian Games after the Olympic Council of Asia ruled that all three members were ineligible, officials said Saturday.

UAE to send urgent humanitarian aid to J&K flood victims

The UAE will send urgent humanitarian assistance to the flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, where millions of people have been impacted by the worst floods in over a century.

India suffer 0-5 thrashing by UAE in Asian Games football
India suffer 0-5 thrashing by UAE in Asian Games football

The Indian men's football team suffered a humiliating 0-5 thrashing at the hands of United Arab Emirates in its Asian Games campaign opener and placed itself in a difficult position to advance to the next round of the tournament, here today.