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Last updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:02:05 PM

South Africa floats #T20 Global League to rival IPL, BBL
Johannesburg, Feb 4 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Australia's Big Bash League (BBL), Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday announced a new eight-team franchise based league -- #T20 Global League -- tentatively scheduled to start in the last quarter of 2017.

Saturday, February 04, 2017 4:32:04 PM

Kenya eyes medal haul in field events of U-18 athletic Worlds
Nairobi, Feb 3 (IANS) Kenya will send a strong team to the field events during the 2017 World U-18 Athletics Championship to boost the country's medal haul, the team manager has said.

Friday, February 03, 2017 11:56:03 AM

Sudan releases British journalist
Khartoum, Feb 3 (IANS) Sudanese authorities said that it has handed over a British journalist, who was arrested for illegally entering the country, to the British embassy in Khartoum.

Friday, February 03, 2017 2:16:04 AM

Morocco, S. Sudan sign nine bilateral agreements
Juba, Feb 2 (IANS/MAP) Morocco King Mohammed VI and South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit chaired the signing ceremony of nine bilateral agreements in different areas of cooperation between the two countries at the presidential palace in capital Juba.

Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:52:04 PM

'Russia a key partner for Arab countries'
Abu Dhabi, Feb 2 (IANS/WAM) Russia is a key political and economic partner in the endeavour to realise the comprehensive development of the Middle East and support its stability, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said at a meeting here.

Thursday, February 02, 2017 3:52:11 PM

Trump's executive order is not anti-Muslim: UAE FM
Abu Dhabi, Feb 2 (IANS/WAM) US President Donald Trump was within his sovereign rights when he issued an executive order to ban citizens from seven Muslim majority countries from getting entry visas to the country, said Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Thursday, February 02, 2017 2:26:04 PM

Kasperczak denies resigning from Tunisia bench
Tunis, Feb 2 (IANS) Henryk Kasperczak has denied resigning from his post as the head coach of the Tunisia football team, insisting he will stay.

Thursday, February 02, 2017 1:04:03 PM

Olympic 5,000m champion Cheruiyot under no pressure to win London marathon
Nairobi, Feb 2 (IANS) Olympic 5,000 metres champion Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya is not under pressure to deliver when she debuts at the London Marathon on April 23.

Thursday, February 02, 2017 12:00:07 PM

Lawyer seeks to have Kenyan officials charged over Rio 2016 scandal
Nairobi, Feb 2 (IANS) A Kenyan lawyer is seeking to have officials from the country's sports ministry charged over the Rio 2016 Olympics scandal that saw money and kit belonging to their team stolen or misappropriated.

Thursday, February 02, 2017 11:18:04 AM

UAE says Trump's travel ban sovereign decision
Abu Dhabi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates said that the decision of the US President to ban the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries is a sovereign decision and not directed against Islam.

Thursday, February 02, 2017 7:18:03 AM

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