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Daily Archives: December 15, 2015

Benched: Pakistan players return disappointed from BPL

Several Pakistan players who signed up for the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with hopes to continue playing competitive cricket in the national side’s ‘off season’ returned home disappointed after spending more time on the bench than on the field. A hard-hitter in Twenty20 cricket and captain of Pakistan’s Test side, ...

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Yemen truce to begin Tuesday along with Swiss talks

ADEN (AFP) – The Saudi-led coalition said Monday that a ceasefire in Yemen will begin the following morning instead of at midnight as earlier announced, as warring parties prepared for UN-brokered peace talks in Switzerland. The coalition which launched an air campaign against Iran-backed rebels in March said the ceasefire ...

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South Africa’s Zuma Re-Appoints Former Finance Minister

The drama and financial carnage precipitated by the firing of former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on Wednesday resulted in an unprecedented backpedal by President Jacob Zuma on Sunday night. The presidency announced via an email statement that after receiving “many representations” and “after serious consideration and reflection”, Zuma decided to ...

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Saudi commander, UAE officer killed in Yemen fighting

RIYADH (AFP) – A top Saudi commander and an Emirati officer were killed in Yemen Monday during Arab coalition operations against Iran-backed rebels, the Riyadh-led alliance said. Saudi Colonel Abdullah al-Sahyan and Emirati officer Sultan al-Kitbi were killed at dawn on Monday “while they were carrying out their duties in ...

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Turkish troops withdrawn from camp near Iraq’s Mosul

ARBIL (AFP) – Turkey withdrew forces Monday from a north Iraq camp where Baghdad said they were deployed without itspermission, a move that may help defuse a bitter diplomatic row with Ankara. It was not immediately clear how many soldiers were removed from the camp, where Ankara sent troops and ...

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