US, Canada squads at the Twenty20 World Cup are a melting pot of nationalities

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NEW YORK: The US cricket team which will co-host the Twenty20 World Cup may be a fitting cross-section of its country as a roster of migrants, a melting pot of nationalities and cultures. The 15-man squad includes players born in India, Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa. Home-grown players include vice-captain Aaron Jones, who was … Read more

Maradona’s 1986 World Cup Golden Ball up for auction, a reminder of Argentine’s genius

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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Manchester City created English football history on Sunday, beating West Ham 3-1 to win their fourth straight Premier League title and break Arsenal’s hearts as Jurgen Klopp made an emotional Liverpool exit. Phil Foden scored two early goals — including one after 79 seconds — at an expectant Etihad to lay the … Read more

Riyadh hosts high-level talks with former world leaders to address global issues 

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RIYADH: Two days of talks in Riyadh are focused on several issues, including the world order, its challenges and opportunities, the regional politics of the Middle East, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and challenges of maritime security. The talks, from May 19-20, are being hosted by the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in partnership with Nizami Ganjavi … Read more

Usyk beats Fury in Riyadh ‘Ring Of Fire’ showdown to become undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion

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RIYADH: Oleksandr Usyk beat Tyson Fury by split decision to win the world’s first undisputed heavyweight championship in 25 years on Sunday, an unprecedented feat in boxing’s four-belt era. Britain’s Fury was the early aggressor but Usyk gradually took charge and the “Gypsy King” was saved by the bell in the ninth round before slumping … Read more

Riyadh prepares to host special meeting of World Economic Forum

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IsDB leads multilateral development banks group in $300-$400bn lending boost target RIYADH: A group of elite financial institutions, led by the Islamic Development Bank, is aiming to increase its lending margin by $300-$400 billion over the next decade to reduce global inequalities. The announcement came after presidents of ten multilateral development banks met in Washington, D.C., to … Read more

Jeddah set to host its first-ever World Table Tennis Championship

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LONDON: Ivan Rakitic hopes his strong brotherly bond with his former Croatia team-mate Luka Modric can persuade the timeless maestro to join him at Al-Shabab in the Saudi Pro League. Modric may be 38 but Rakitic said that his enduring class was something his fellow Real Madrid midfielder, the free-scoring tyro Jude Bellingham, could learn … Read more

IMF, World Bank steering committee stresses accountability as reforms advance

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WASHINGTON DC: The steering committee for both International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on Saturday emphasized the need for broader accountability as the institutions implemented reforms to help countries grapple with climate change and other shocks. “We must hold ourselves accountable more broadly as we become a better and bigger bank,” said Mohammed bin … Read more

US tops medal tally in World Cadets and Juniors Fencing Championships in Riyadh

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RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian capital is gearing up to welcome the global equestrian community for the Federation Equestre Internationale Jumping World Cup Finals this weekend. Riyadh will be hosting the prestigious FEI event for the first time since winning the bid in 2019. According to the international body, it is also a first for the … Read more

World Bank chooses Saudi Arabia as location for new knowledge hub

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Future Hospitality Summit to shine spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s growing tourism industry RIYADH: More than 1,200 investors from across the world will descend on Riyadh at the end of April for what is expected to be the biggest Future Hospitality Summit ever seen in Saudi Arabia. The event – set to be held at Al … Read more