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  • The transfer of 15 prisoners to the United Arab Emirates reduces Guantanamo Bay's inmate population to 61. Photo: AFP

    US makes major Guantanamo transfer to UAE

    Fifteen Guantanamo Bay detainees are transferred to the United Arab Emirates, the largest such release in years, the Pentagon announces.

  • Islamic State

    Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out

    Islamic State (IS) is losing territory, its finances are being drained and the number of foreign fighters recruited has reportedly down to a trickle, dropped by as much as 90 percent from a high of 2,000 a month in the past year.

  • Pakistan hope to host WI in Lanka

    Pakistan hope to host West Indies in Sri Lanka instead of the United Arab Emirates this October, eyeing the island as a neutral venue for the first time since 2002.

  • Huge fire hits UAE residential towers

    A large fire has hit at least two residential towers in the United Arab Emirates, in the third such incident in a little more than a year.

  • Three lakh jobs in Dubai by 2020

    Around 300,000 new jobs will be created in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in next four years ahead of the World Expo 2020 that is scheduled to be held in Dubai.

  • Air India technician dies in accident

    An Air India technician was killed when the ground staff was sucked into an aircraft’s engine at Chhatrapati Shivaji domestic airport in Mumbai yesterday.

  • Pakistan seek series win as Misbah farewell gift

    Pakistan target victory over England in the third and final Test from Sunday in what would be a fitting farewell for Misbah-ul-Haq, the country's most successful captain who has hinted he's ready to retire.

  • Shiv Sena attack derails India-Pakistan cricket talks

    A meeting between India and Pakistan's cricket board chiefs in Mumbai has been cancelled after a protest by far-right Hindu nationalists.

  • Root eyes win after Cook classic

    Batsman Joe Root is adamant England can still claim an unlikely victory on the final day of the first test against Pakistan after his side moved 46 runs ahead of Pakistan on Friday.

  • 22 Emirati troops in Saudi-led coalition killed in Yemen

    Twenty-two members of the United Arab Emirates' military were killed while taking part in Saudi-led operations in Yemen against Shiite rebels.

  • PCB announce Twenty20 league in Qatar in 2016

    Najam Sethi, former chairman of the PCB, announced the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be held from 4-24 February, 2016.

  • Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood breakup

    Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood has formally split after 70 years — a breakup blamed on long-running ideological disputes, but also on a government attempt to further weaken what was once the country's main opposition group

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