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Russia’s ban lifted for Olympic basketball qualifiers

Russia’s national basketball team will be allowed to take part in Olympic qualification after officials partially lifted a ban on the country’s basketball federation. The sport’s world governing body FIBA suspended the Russian Basketball Federation last month after infighting led to a series of legal battles, with president Yulia Anikeeva ousted by court order over allegations she took the post ...

Israel says badminton player can’t get visa for worlds

The Olympic Committee of Israel says Indonesia has denied one of their athletes a visa to participate in the upcoming Badminton World Championships in Jakarta, which start Monday. OCI secretary general Gili Lustig says badminton player Misha Zilberman has not been granted a visa to enter Indonesia – the world’s most populous Muslim country – because he is Israeli. Zilberman ...

Loyalist forces chase Yemen rebels after seizing airbase

Pro-government forces pursued fleeing Shia Houthi fighters in south Yemen Wednesday, military sources said, as they looked to press recent gains against the rebels, including the retaking of a key airbase. Soldiers loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi wrested control Tuesday of Al-Anad airbase in Lahj province — one of Yemen’s largest military facilities — from the Houthis, and ...

Syria’s opposition National Coalition accepts an invitation to hold talks in Russia with Foreign Minister

Syria’s opposition National Coalition has accepted an invitation to hold talks in Russia with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, whose country is a key ally of the Damascus regime, a coalition member said Wednesday. Its deputy leader Hisham Marwa told AFP coalition chief Khaled Khoja received an invitation at the start of August to visit Moscow. “We have decided to go ...

Iran will submit a new peace plan for war-ravaged Syria to the United Nations

The Middle East Online Website knew that Iran said it will submit a new peace plan for war-ravaged Syria to the United Nations on the back of an international shift in favour of a political settlement. Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the plan, drafted after “detailed consultations” between Damascus and Tehran, was an amended version of an Iranian initiative ...

25 Years In Iraq, With No End In Sight

It started so well. When Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990, the United States swiftly cobbled together a broad coalition, unleashed a stunning new generation of air power and waged a lightning ground offensive that lasted all of four days. Iraqi troops were so desperate to quit that some surrendered to Western journalists armed only with notebooks. ...

Falling oil prices have started to appear in UAE

The signs of a slowing job market in the UAE because of falling oil prices have started to appear. A report from the recruiting company Morgan McKinley yesterday showed that professional hirings fell by 1 per cent in the second quarter to 8,109 compared with 8,213 in the first three months of the year. “The oil price went back up ...

Baby born with half a heart gets ‘full life’

Little Marcus was born with only half a heart, a condition that once meant there was no hope but thanks to incredible surgery at Westmead, Marcus is looking forward to a full life. Watch Video on the main Source.. https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/28924505/baby-born-with-half-a-heart-gets-full-life/

Samsung Elec cautious on outlook, says mobile business environment tough

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> offered a downbeat outlook for the third quarter after April-June profit dropped on a supply shortage for one of its main smartphone models, underscoring continued headwinds for the tech giant. Samsung remained the world’s top smartphone seller in the second quarter, but investors and analysts say the South Korean firm’s inability to meet demand for ...

Iraq Apathetic to U.S. Equipment Offer

The Iraqi government has accepted only a fraction of fighting vehicles the U.S. has offered to provide it, indicating leaders in Baghdad desperately holding their country together amid the Islamic State group onslaught may be trying to appease multiple masters. Amid the rise of the Islamic State group late last year, U.S. News reported the U.S. military was hoarding more ...