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June 24, 2018 3:15 AM Same-sex relationship game banned in seven countries

SEVEN countries have banned the Sims FreePlay because it embraces gay relationship in the game. On Wednesday, the game's developer posted a notice informing users that "in light of regional standards", starting on July 5, the game will no longer be available in seven countries — Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, and China 6

June 23, 2018 11:47 PM Uruguay's Gimenez ruled out of World Cup group decider

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD: Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez is out of his country's World Cup game against hosts Russia, which will determine who will top Group A, because of a thigh injury, officials said Saturday. The Atletico Madrid centre-half "will not be taken into account for the match... against Russia," the Uruguayan Football Association said in a statement 3

June 23, 2018 10:20 AM Five migrants die, nearly 200 rescued off Libya

TRIPOLI: Five migrants died and nearly 200 were rescued off the coast of Libya while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in two boats, the Libyan navy said Saturday. Three children and nine women were among 94 migrants rescued on Friday when their inflatable dinghy sank 12 nautical miles from Garabulli, east of the capital Tripoli. Five migrants 6

June 19, 2018 1:19 AM Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

AMMAN: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah II held rare talks in Jordan on Monday focused on the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process and on the Jerusalem issue. Jordan and Egypt are the only Arab countries to have peace treaties with Israel, and Monday's visit was Netanyahu's first to the kingdom since 2014. The king stressed 3

June 16, 2018 11:08 PM Palestinians say US peace efforts 'doomed to fail'

RAMALLAH: US efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are "doomed to fail", the Palestinian Authority, which has frozen contacts with Washington because of its perceived bias, said Saturday. PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told reporters that a regional tour next week by White House adviser Jared Kushner and US President Donald Trump's special 4

June 15, 2018 11:36 PM Three things we learned today at the World Cup

SAINT PETERSBURG: The blockbuster clash of the day at the World Cup didn't disappoint as Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick denied Spain the perfect response to a turbulent week following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in a thrilling 3-3 draw in Sochi. Both sides will remain confident of progressing to the knockout stages as Iran shocked Morocco 1-0 in Saint 9

June 15, 2018 2:08 PM Uruguay's Gimenez heads in late winner against Egypt

Yekaterinburg, Russia (dpa) - Uruguay's Jose Gimenez headed in a free-kick in the 89th minute to seal a 1-0 win over Egypt in their World Cup Group A clash on Friday. Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was left on the bench despite Egypt coach Hector Cuper saying he was fit to play following the shoulder injury sustained for Liverpool in the Champions League 12

June 14, 2018 9:38 AM Heineken Malaysia names Roland Bala as new MD

PETALING JAYA: Heineken Malaysia Bhd has appointed Roland Bala as the managing director to succeed Hans Essaadi, who will become Heineken Egypt managing director effective September 1, 2018. Heineken Malaysia told Bursa Malaysia that Roland, a Malaysian, is currently the managing director of Cambodia Brewery Ltd (CBL). Since February 2012, he has led CBL to increase 12

June 13, 2018 10:12 AM Mohamed Salah shrugs off injury to join Egypt training

GROZNY, Russia: Mohamed Salah gave Egypt's World Cup hopes a huge boost Wednesday when he joined a squad training session at their Grozny base. The Pharaohs' superstar has been sidelined since suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on May 26. However, an AFP reporter saw the forward take part in his first 8

June 13, 2018 1:03 AM Salah makes World Cup headlines for Chechnya photo

GROZNY, Russia: Mohamed Salah, a star attraction ahead of football's 2018 World Cup in Russia, has made headlines for a smiling photo with Ramzan Kadyrov, strongman of Chechnya where his Egypt team have set up camp. "Mo Salah was woken from his sleep so a man accused of 'torture and extrajudicial killings' could have a photo with him during training 11