Al Bawaba - Daily Headlines http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en Wozniacki delighted to enter her second Dubai final http://www.albawaba.com/sport/wozniacki-delighted-enter-her-second-dubai-final-942214 <p>Former champion and tenth seed Caroline Wozniacki made her second final in Dubai when she swept aside Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-4 before an appreciative crowd at the Dubai Duty Free Women’s Open on Friday.</p> <p>A champion here in 2011, Wozniacki — who was the losing finalist to Karolina Pliskova in Doha last week — was always in control in her less than one-and-a-half hour on court against her unseeded opponent.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/wozniacki-delighted-enter-her-second-dubai-final-942214" 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/dubai_duty_free_championships_logo.jpg" alt="The 2011 champion and DDF ambassador becomes most successful player in 17-year history of event" title="The 2011 champion and DDF ambassador becomes most successful player in 17-year history of event" 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://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/57.png" title="Gulf News" border="0" /></a> © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2017. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/wozniacki-delighted-enter-her-second-dubai-final-942214" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport Other Sports Main Headlines UAE Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:25:27 +0000 942214 at http://www.albawaba.com Bahrain gearing up for GCC Games http://www.albawaba.com/sport/bahrain-gearing-gcc-games-942188 <p>The Kingdom of Bahrain looks to regain the GCC Women’s Games glory next month when the Fifth edition of the games takes place in Doha.</p> <p>The games will be held from March 7 to 17 as Bahrain hopes to win the event for a record third time, having won the 2013 and 2015 games held in Bahrain and Oman, respectively.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/bahrain-gearing-gcc-games-942188" 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/Shaikha_Hayat_bintAbdulaziz_Al_Khalifa.jpg" alt="Shaikha Hayat bintAbdulaziz Al Khalifa (Photo: Bahrain News Agency)" title="Shaikha Hayat bintAbdulaziz Al Khalifa (Photo: Bahrain News Agency)" 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://bna.bh/portal/en" title="Bahrain News Agency (BNA)" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/387.png" title="Bahrain News Agency (BNA)" border="0" /></a> Publishing Rights Reserved to Bahrain News Agency © 2003 - 2017 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/bahrain-gearing-gcc-games-942188" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport Other Sports Main Headlines Bahrain GCC Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:43:02 +0000 942188 at http://www.albawaba.com Legacy is the key to Qatar 2022: FIFA chief Infantino http://www.albawaba.com/sport/legacy-key-qatar-2022-fifa-chief-infantino-942186 <p>One year after his last visit, FIFA President Gianni Infantino returned to Qatar last week for an Executive Football Summit. Designed to bring together member association presidents and general secretaries to discuss strategic matters, the two-day Doha summit was the latest in a series of global workshops designed to foster greater collaboration.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/legacy-key-qatar-2022-fifa-chief-infantino-942186" 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/_infantino_.jpg" alt="Gianni Infantino" title="Gianni Infantino" 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.gulf-times.com" title="Gulf Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/183.png" title="Gulf Times" border="0" /></a> © Gulf Times Newspaper 2017 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/legacy-key-qatar-2022-fifa-chief-infantino-942186" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport Football Main Headlines International Qatar Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:39:15 +0000 942186 at http://www.albawaba.com Air warfare in Afghanistan costing civilian lives dearly http://www.albawaba.com/news/air-warfare-afghanistan-costing-civilian-lives-dearly-942142 <p>The drone missile hit the tower in Jendakhel at 8 am as five men climbed up to <a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/death-skies-civilian-cost-rises-afghanistan-air-war-170224-99-414237" target="_blank">keep watch for Daesh fighters</a> who had been harassing their village for months.</p> <p>Mistaken for the enemy, they became some of the latest victims of US airstrikes in Afghanistan. All were killed, their bodies crushed under the debris.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/air-warfare-afghanistan-costing-civilian-lives-dearly-942142" 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/Nicola/border_afghanistan_afp.jpg" alt="Pakistani soldiers patrol at the Torkham crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (AFP/File)" title="Pakistani soldiers patrol at the Torkham crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (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.dpa.com" title="dpa German Press Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1570.png" title="dpa German Press Agency" border="0" /></a> © 2017 dpa GmbH </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/air-warfare-afghanistan-costing-civilian-lives-dearly-942142" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Afghanistan Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000 942142 at http://www.albawaba.com Opposing sides of Syrian war come face to face at UN peace talks in Geneva http://www.albawaba.com/news/opposing-sides-syrian-war-come-face-face-un-peace-talks-geneva-942132 <p><a href="http://www.euronews.com/2017/02/24/geneva-peace-talks-looking-for-a-way-out-of-syrian-war" target="_blank">Opposing sides in the Syrian war</a> have come face to face in UN peace talks for the first time in three years, as a way out of the deadly conflict remains elusive.</p> <p>Describing the negotiations as an uphill task, the UN's special envoy called for a joint effort.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/opposing-sides-syrian-war-come-face-face-un-peace-talks-geneva-942132" 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/Nicola/mistura_afp.jpg" alt="De Mistura is due to hold meetings on Friday with the delegations. He says it would be his &quot;dream&quot; to bring them back together for direct talks, but there is still work to be done. (AFP/File)" title="De Mistura is due to hold meetings on Friday with the delegations. He says it would be his &quot;dream&quot; to bring them back together for direct talks, but there is still work to be done. (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.euronews.com/" title="euronews" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2168.png" title="euronews" border="0" /></a> Copyright © euronews 2017 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/opposing-sides-syrian-war-come-face-face-un-peace-talks-geneva-942132" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Conflict in Syria International Syria Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 942132 at http://www.albawaba.com Daesh sets its sights on Egypt’s Christians: One man killed and his house set on fire in El Arish http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-sets-its-sights-egypt%E2%80%99s-christians-one-man-killed-and-his-house-set-fire-el-arish-942130 <p><a href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/2/23/christian-killed-in-egypts-islamic-state-bastion" target="_blank">A Coptic Christian was shot dead</a> on Thursday and his house set on fire in Egypt's North Sinai, a stronghold of the Daesh group, security officials and medics said.</p> <p>It was the third death this week linked to extremists in violence against the minority community.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/daesh-sets-its-sights-egypt%E2%80%99s-christians-one-man-killed-and-his-house-set-fire-el-arish-942130" 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/Nicola/egypt_sinai_afp_17.jpg" alt="Egyptian security forces on their Armored Personnel Carriers. (AFP/File)" title="Egyptian security forces on their Armored Personnel Carriers. (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.alaraby.co.uk/english" title="The New Arab" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2687.png" title="The New Arab" border="0" /></a> Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-sets-its-sights-egypt%E2%80%99s-christians-one-man-killed-and-his-house-set-fire-el-arish-942130" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Egypt Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000 942130 at http://www.albawaba.com Car bomb on Syrian town Al Bab leaves at least 29 dead http://www.albawaba.com/news/car-bomb-syrian-town-al-bab-leaves-least-29-dead-942148 <p><a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/least-29-killed-car-bombing-syria-al-bab-monitor-says-170224-99-415984" target="_blank">At least 29 people are dead</a> after a car bombing Friday in Syria's northern city of al-Bab, according to a monitoring group.</p> <p>The incident comes a day after Turkish-backed rebels claimed full control of the city from the Daesh extremist militia.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/car-bomb-syrian-town-al-bab-leaves-least-29-dead-942148" 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/Nicola/al_bab_car_bomb_afp.jpg" alt="The incident comes a day after Turkish-backed rebels claimed full control of the city from the Daesh extremist militia. (AFP/File)" title="The incident comes a day after Turkish-backed rebels claimed full control of the city from the Daesh extremist militia. (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.dpa.com" title="dpa German Press Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1570.png" title="dpa German Press Agency" border="0" /></a> © 2017 dpa GmbH </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/car-bomb-syrian-town-al-bab-leaves-least-29-dead-942148" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:52:48 +0000 942148 at http://www.albawaba.com Houthi militants release Norwegian Refugee Council staff in Yemen’s Hodeida http://www.albawaba.com/news/houthi-militants-release-norwegian-refugee-council-staff-yemen%E2%80%99s-hodeida-942128 <p>Houthi insurgents released on Thursday <a href="http://english.aawsat.com/2017/02/article55368056/houthis-release-norwegian-refugee-council-staff" target="_blank">seven people detained for distributing aid</a> in Yemen’s district of Hodeida, the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Thursday.</p> <p>“We are greatly relieved by the release of our staff members and the driver,” the organization said, according to Agence France Presse.</p> <p>“They are in good condition, and we are pleased that they are now reunited with their families,” said the statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/houthi-militants-release-norwegian-refugee-council-staff-yemen%E2%80%99s-hodeida-942128" 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/Nicola/houthis_on_truck_twitter.jpg" alt="Houthis ride a truck while patrolling a street in Sana&#039;a January 21, 2015. (Twitter)" title="Houthis ride a truck while patrolling a street in Sana&#039;a January 21, 2015. (Twitter)" 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.aawsat.com/english" title="Asharq Alawsat - English" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/425.png" title="Asharq Alawsat - English" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Saudi Research and Publishing Co. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/houthi-militants-release-norwegian-refugee-council-staff-yemen%E2%80%99s-hodeida-942128" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Regional News Yemen Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 +0000 942128 at http://www.albawaba.com Thousands of Libyan families return to post-Daesh Sirte http://www.albawaba.com/news/thousands-libyan-families-return-post-daesh-sirte-942042 <p class="selectionShareable"><a href="http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/5-000-libyan-families-return-to-post-daesh-sirte/758004" target="_blank">More than 5,000 Libyan families</a> have returned to their homes in Sirte two months after the city’s recapture from the Daesh terrorist group.</p> <p class="selectionShareable">“Some 5,325 families have recently returned to eight districts of the city,” forces loyal to Libya’s Tripoli-based national unity government said in a Wednesday statement posted on Facebook.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/thousands-libyan-families-return-post-daesh-sirte-942042" 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/Libya_2016/libya-government-forces-sirte-afp.jpg" alt="Sirte was recaptured from Daesh last December by forces loyal to the national unity government. (AFP/File) " title="Sirte was recaptured from Daesh last December by forces loyal to the national unity government. (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.aa.com.tr/" title="Anadolu Agency (AA)" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/400.png" title="Anadolu Agency (AA)" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Andolu Ajansi </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/thousands-libyan-families-return-post-daesh-sirte-942042" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Libya Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0000 942042 at http://www.albawaba.com UN criticises 'unacceptable' Israeli plans to demolish Palestinian Bedouin village http://www.albawaba.com/news/un-criticises-unacceptable-israeli-plans-demolish-palestinian-bedouin-village-941980 <p><a href="https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=775619" target="_blank">UN officials visited the Palestinian Bedouin community</a> of Khan al-Ahmar in the central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem on Wednesday, which is under threat of forcible relocation by Israeli authorities who delivered demolition notices to every single house in the village on Sunday, and called the situation “unacceptable.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/un-criticises-unacceptable-israeli-plans-demolish-palestinian-bedouin-village-941980" 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/Palestine_2017/bedouin_demolition.jpg" alt="A Palestinian family, whose house was demolished by Israeli bulldozers, walk past a tent on April 21, 2015 in the southern West Bank. (AFP/File) " title="A Palestinian family, whose house was demolished by Israeli bulldozers, walk past a tent on April 21, 2015 in the southern West Bank. (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.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2017 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/un-criticises-unacceptable-israeli-plans-demolish-palestinian-bedouin-village-941980" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Conflict with Israel Main Headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000 941980 at http://www.albawaba.com