Archive for: February, 2017

Syria opposition likely to meet Russian officials as Geneva talks continue

As talks on a political resolution of the conflict in Syria continue in Geneva, the Syrian opposition seeks to meet with Russian officials in an attempt to affect Moscow’s pro-Damascus stance. The UN-backed negotiations started out on Thursday between the Syrian government and the representatives of the armed and political opposition. The head of the […]

Russia won’t support Western-backed UN motion on Syria: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced a draft United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution that would impose sanctions on the Syrian government over its alleged use of chemical weapons, stressing that Moscow will not support fresh restrictive measures against Damascus. “In terms of sanctions against the Syrian leadership, I think that now they are completely […]

11 Afghan police killed in Taliban attack

At least 11 Afghan policemen have been killed by a member of the Taliban militant group who had infiltrated the ranks of the police force in southern Afghanistan. The assault reportedly took place late on Monday night in the vicinity of the 2nd police district in Lashkargah City, the provincial capital of Helmand. Local media […]

Obama behind protests, White House leaks: Trump

US President Donald Trump says his predecessor Barack Obama is personally behind the growing intelligence leaks and nationwide protests against his administration. During a Fox News interview that aired on Tuesday, Trump was asked if he thought people from the Obama administration were “organizing” protests and taking other measures to undermine him. “No, I think […]

Wawrinka bows out, Verdasco advances in Dubai Championships

Dubai, Feb 28: Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka bowed out of the Dubai Championships after going down to Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur, while Spain’s Fernando Verdasco managed to advance to the second round after beating Italian Andreas Seppi here on Tuesday. Wawrinka was defeated in his first match since the Australian Open semi-finals, as 24-year-old Dzumhur […]

Cricketer Rasool defends himself after national anthem row

New Delhi,  Jammu and Kashmir cricket all-rounder Parvez Rasool on Tuesday defended himself against criticism for chewing gum when the national anthem was played before a Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket match between India and England, saying sports should not be involved in politics. The 28-year-old, who made his T20I debut in Kanpur last month, was […]

Pepe Mel named new coach of Deportivo La Coruna

Coruna (Spain),  Spanish football club Deportivo La Coruna on Tuesday named Pepe Mel as its new coach until the end of the season, with an option to extend his contract. Mel will replace Gaizka Garitano from Thursday when Deportivo hosts Atletico Madrid at the Riazor stadium, reports Efe. Garitano led the team in a run […]

Liverpool appoints Peter Moore new CEO

London,  Liverpool football club on Tuesday appointed Peter Moore, the Electronic Arts Sports chief competition officer, its new chief executive officer. According to the club website, the Englishman, 61, is a lifelong fan of the Reds and will replace Ian Ayre in June before the start of the 2017-18 season, reports Efe. Moore spent nearly […]

Marijne new chief coach of Indian women’s hockey team

New Delhi, Feb 28: Hockey India (HI) has hired the services of Dutchmen Sjoerd Marijne and Eric Wonink as the chief coach and analytical coach for the national womens team till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it was announced on Tuesday. “I am very excited to take on this new assignment. From what I have followed […]

SpaceX to fly 2 private tourists around moon in 2018

Washington, US aerospace major SpaceX has announced plans to fly two private citizens on a week-long trip around the moon next year. The two individuals approached SpaceX for the trip and they have “already paid a significant deposit” to do a moon mission, the company said in a statement on Monday. “Fly me to the […]

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