Al Bawaba - Daily Headlines http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en Nadal eyes Australian Open title post successful appendix surgery http://www.albawaba.com/sport/nadal-australian-open-634532 <p>World number three Rafael Nadal has revealed that his Australian Open preparations are on course following his recovery from appendix surgery.</p> <p>The 14-times grand slam champion said that his operation on his appendix was successful and that he was able to practice for a lot of hours at a high intensity , adding that it was important for him after five months of enduring pain, Stuff.co.nz reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/nadal-australian-open-634532" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/nadal1.jpg" alt="Rafael Nadal" title="Rafael Nadal" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/nadal-australian-open-634532" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/nadal-australian-open-634532#comments Sport Main headlines Other sports Spain Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:42:05 +0000 634532 at http://www.albawaba.com ITF names Djokovic, Williams as 2014 World Champions http://www.albawaba.com/sport/itf-djokovic-williams-2014-634512 <p>Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been chosen as the men's and women's world champions for 2014 by the International Tennis Federation ( ITF).</p> <p>The Serbian star has been honoured with the award for the fourth time in his career following his terrific performance in the 2014 season, which included the Wimbledon title, the ATP World Tours finals and ending the year ranked number one.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/itf-djokovic-williams-2014-634512" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/djokovic_france.jpg" alt="Novak Djokovic" title="Novak Djokovic" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/itf-djokovic-williams-2014-634512" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/itf-djokovic-williams-2014-634512#comments Sport Main headlines Other sports International Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:06:08 +0000 634512 at http://www.albawaba.com Ecclestone returns to F1 commercial board http://www.albawaba.com/sport/ecclestone-f1-commercial-board-634508 <p>Bernie Ecclestone has been re-appointed to the Formula One board that runs the commercial aspect of the company, joining ex-Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo and businessman Paul Walsh in the board.</p> <p>Earlier in the year, Ecclestone was forced to resign when he was faced with bribery charges, however, continued in day-to-day control.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/ecclestone-f1-commercial-board-634508" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/bernie_ecclestone.jpg" alt="Bernie Ecclestone" title="Bernie Ecclestone" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/ecclestone-f1-commercial-board-634508" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/ecclestone-f1-commercial-board-634508#comments Sport Main headlines Other sports International Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:02:26 +0000 634508 at http://www.albawaba.com Three top Daesh leaders confirmed killed in air strikes http://www.albawaba.com/news/three-top-daesh-leaders-confirmed-killed-air-strikes-634500 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/19/390902/iraq-confirms-top-isil-militants-death/" target="_blank">Iraqi officials have confirmed the death</a> of a key aide to the Daesh, or ISIL, group leader and one of his military chiefs in the US-led coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq.&nbsp;</p> <p>The airstrikes killed a&nbsp;confidante&nbsp;of Ibrahim Samarrai, who is known by the alias Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and one of his military chiefs. A third militant, described as a mid-level leader, was also killed in the airstrikes.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/three-top-daesh-leaders-confirmed-killed-air-strikes-634500" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/aa_jet_3.jpg" alt="The US-led coalition began targeting positions held by the ISIL terrorists in Iraq in August. (AFP/File)" title="The US-led coalition began targeting positions held by the ISIL terrorists in Iraq in August. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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" title="For 45 per cent of respondents, taking a job is a means to broaden their perspectives on life. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.tradearabia.com/" title="Trade Arabia" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/6.png" title="Trade Arabia" border="0" /></a> Copyright 2014 Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/what-women-want-new-survey-reveals-arab-womens-inner-thoughts-workplace-equality-634496" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/what-women-want-new-survey-reveals-arab-womens-inner-thoughts-workplace-equality-634496#comments BUSINESS Education, Training & Recruitment Featured Articles Middle East Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:05:22 +0000 634496 at http://www.albawaba.com First Saudization, now 'womanization'? More women to occupy top government jobs, says Saudi government http://www.albawaba.com/business/first-saudization-now-womanization-more-saudi-women-occupy-top-government-jobs-says-saudi-g <p>The new employment strategy of the Ministry of Civil Service will ensure Saudi women with senior executive positions in government, its deputy minister has said.Saleh Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Shuhaib did not specify when the strategy would be implemented but said improving opportunities for women in government jobs was a priority in the ministry's human resources development policies.Al-Shuhaib said employing women in leading government positions was a challenge that the new employment strategy would be focusing on.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/first-saudization-now-womanization-more-saudi-women-occupy-top-government-jobs-says-saudi-g" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/misc/saudi_women_computer.jpg" alt="According to the report, there were 998,100 government employees in the Kingdom consisting of 991,000 Saudi men and women." title="According to the report, there were 998,100 government employees in the Kingdom consisting of 991,000 Saudi men and women." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.saudigazette.com.sa" title="The Saudi Gazette" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1526.png" title="The Saudi Gazette" border="0" /></a> © Copyright 2014 The Saudi Gazette. 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Etihad 'not interested' in buying anymore Airbus A380 http://www.albawaba.com/business/eithad-aircraft-purchases-634488 <p>Etihad Airways is not interested in <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/abu-dhabis-etihad-gets-a380-complete-suite-171802224--finance.html" target="_blank">ordering any more Airbus A380s</a>, while the launch of<a href="http://www.businesstraveller.asia/asia-pacific/news/etihad-delays-b787-dreamliner-launch" target="_blank"> its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into service has been delayed</a>, said the airline’s James Hogan, president and chief executive, on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/eithad-aircraft-purchases-634488" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Etihad_Airways111.jpg" alt="The Dreamliner has been delayed by “one to two weeks” due to “certification issues,” Hogan said." title="The Dreamliner has been delayed by “one to two weeks” due to “certification issues,” Hogan said." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.gulfnews.com" title="Gulf News" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/57.png" title="Gulf News" border="0" /></a> © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2014. 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(AFP/File)" title="The Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood has closely been watched since it was listed as a terrorist organisation. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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(Image: Daily Mail)" title="Sabina Selimovic, 15, and Samra Kesinovic, 17, left Vienna in April to join Daesh. (Image: Daily Mail)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/austrian-teen-%E2%80%98poster-girl%E2%80%99-who-joined-daesh-killed-syria-un-says-634470" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/austrian-teen-%E2%80%98poster-girl%E2%80%99-who-joined-daesh-killed-syria-un-says-634470#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:20:40 +0000 634470 at http://www.albawaba.com Rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel http://www.albawaba.com/news/rocket-fired-gaza-hits-southern-israel-634460 <p><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Gaza-rocket-lands-in-open-area-in-southern-Israel-no-injuries-385190" target="_blank">A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip</a> landed in open territory near the Eshkol Regional Council on Friday around noon, according to initial estimates.<br /> </p><div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/rocket-fired-gaza-hits-southern-israel-634460" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/f-gaza-a-20140712.jpg" alt="A Palestinian man holds a mock Qassam Brigade rocket during a rally in Gaza. (AFP/File)" title="A Palestinian man holds a mock Qassam Brigade rocket during a rally in Gaza. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/rocket-fired-gaza-hits-southern-israel-634460" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/rocket-fired-gaza-hits-southern-israel-634460#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Israel Palestine Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:21:46 +0000 634460 at http://www.albawaba.com