Daily Archives: March 26, 2016

Saudi national soccer team leaves for UAE tomorrow

Saudi national soccer team leaves for UAE tomorrow

الأحد 1437/6/18 هـ الموافق 2016/03/27 م واس

Riyadh, Jumada II 17, 1437, Mar 26, 2016, SPA — The Saudi national soccer team is scheduled to leave for Abu-Dhabi tomorrow to face the UAE counterpart in a match on March 29 as part of group A of the Asian tournament qualifying for the World Cup 2018 and Asian Cup 2019.
The Saudi team will hold a training session at King Abdullah sports city in Jeddah before they leave for the UAE.
–SPA
02:56 LOCAL TIME 23:56 GMT

England fight back to claim remarkable victory over Germany 3 Berlin

Half chances continued to be spurned as Marco Reus and Alli missed the target before Gomez had a goal wrongly disallowed for offside when he headed in Khedira’s cross.The opening goal was delayed to the 43rd minute as Kroos’ powerful drive from 25 yard…

Egypt denounces terrorist explosion that hit Babel province in Iraq

Egypt denounces terrorist explosion that hit Babel province in Iraq

الأحد 1437/6/18 هـ الموافق 2016/03/27 م واس

Cairo, Jumada II 17, 1437, Mar 26, 2016, SPA — Egypt today denounced the terrorist explosion that ripped Babel province, southern Iraq, yesterday, leaving tens of fatalities and injuries.
In a statement, the foreign ministry said Egypt condemns all kinds of terrorist operations targeting the unity of Iraq and its integrity, referring to the Egyptian supportive position for Iraq’s government and people in confrontation of terror which targets the Iraqi people’s safety and security.
–SPA
00:31 LOCAL TIME 21:31 GMT

Canadian man arrested under anti-terrorism law

TORONTO, Jumada II 17, 1437, Mar 26, 2016, SPA — A Canadian man has been arrested under the country’s anti-terrorism law, police said on Saturday, Reuters reported.Kevin Omar Mohamed, 23, was taken into custody with a “preventive arrest” under the Fea…

Afghan electoral commission head quits, clouding political landscape

Afghan electoral commission head quits, clouding political landscape

السبت 1437/6/17 هـ الموافق 2016/03/26 م واس

KABUL, Jumada II 17, 1437, Mar 26, 2016, SPA — Afghanistan’s top electoral official resigned on Saturday, potentially complicating efforts to organise parliamentary elections for this autumn.

Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani, who has repeatedly accused the government of meddling in the electoral process, stepped down two years after himself being accused of failing to prevent fraud in a bitterly disputed presidential ballot.

A spokesman for the Independent Election Commission, which Nuristani chaired, said he had resigned in the “national interest”, declining to comment further.

President Afghan Ghani accepted his resignation, the presidential palace said on its Twitter feed.

Efforts by Reuters to contact Nuristani were not successful.
— SPA
21:46 LOCAL TIME 18:46 GMT

Athens: Fewer Migrants Crossing to Greece from Turkey

Athens: Fewer Migrants Crossing to Greece from Turkey

السبت 1437/6/17 هـ الموافق 2016/03/26 م واس

Athens, Jumada II 17, 1437, Mar 26, 2016, SPA — The flow of migrants and refugees from Turkey to Greece is slowing, Greek authorities said Saturday.
In the space of 24 hours, only 78 people crossed from the Turkish coast to Greece’s eastern Aegean islands, the Greek refugee crisis committee said. On the previous day, 161 people had arrived.
The crisis committee estimates the number of migrants in Greece at 50,200, 11,600 of whom remain at the Idomeni camp at the Macedonian border, dpa reported.
–SPA
20:03 LOCAL TIME 17:03 GMT

Spain Police Busts Gang Who Used Helicopters to Fly in Drugs

Madrid, Jumada II 17, 1437, Mar 26, 2016, SPA — Spanish police say they have busted a drug-smuggling ring and arrested 20 people from four countries on suspicion they were using helicopters to bring hashish from Morocco into Spain.It was later discove…

Israeli Occupation Forces Arrest 16 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli Occupation Forces Arrest 16 Palestinians in West Bank

السبت 1437/6/17 هـ الموافق 2016/03/26 م واس

Ramallah, Jumada II 17, 1437, Mar 26, 2016, SPA — Israeli occupation forces early Saturday arrested 16 Palestinians in various West Bank cities, according to a Palestinian source.
The Palestinian Prisoner Club said in a statement that the Israeli soldiers stormed the cities Hebron, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Tubas and Jenin in addition to a number of the neighborhoods in occupied Jerusalem and arrested the citizens.
The Israeli army launches arrest campaigns on a daily basis against dozens of Palestinians in various cities and villages of the West Bank under various pretexts, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported.
–SPA
18:19 LOCAL TIME 15:19 GMT