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Ten-wicket Abbas destroys Australia for Pakistan’s series win

ABU DHABI: Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas took his maiden ten-wicket haul in a match to fire Pakistan to a 373-run win over Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Abbas followed his 5-33 in the first innings with figures of 5-62 to wreck Australia for 164. The victory, after Australia were set a 538-run target, allowed Pakistan to wrap up the two-match series 1-0 after Australia fought back to draw the first Test in Dubai last week. It was Australia's heaviest defeat against Pakistan, beating the 356-run…

Mohammad Abbas leads Pakistan boys to victory at Lord’s

LONDON: Pakistan team lived up to its reputation of surprising the world as they upset a more experienced England by nine wickets to clinch the Lord's Test and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series on a sunny Sunday.  If someone had predicted that Pakistan's young and inexperienced Test team will make a short shrift of England inside three days he would have been mocked off but here this young Pakistan team had shown the world that if they play to their potential nothing is beyond them. Pakistan did lose Azhar Ali in…

Palestinian leader Abbas hospitalized: Palestinian officials

RAMALLAH: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in the West Bank due to complications after minor surgery last week, a Palestinian official said on Sunday. It was the third time Abbas, 82, had been hospitalized in a week. He underwent minor ear surgery on Tuesday and was hospitalized again briefly overnight on Saturday/Sunday, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa said. A Palestinian official in Ramallah said Abbas went back into hospital again later on Sunday because his temperature was high…

Abbas condemns Israeli ruling party vote for West Bank annexation

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Monday harshly condemned a vote by Israel's ruling party in support of annexing large parts of the West Bank and criticised the United States for its silence. Abbas said the non-binding vote by the central committee of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party on Sunday "could not be taken without the full support of the US administration." He said in a statement that the White House "has refused to condemn Israeli colonial settlements as well as the systematic…

Palestinian president in Cairo, Istanbul to rally region over Jerusalem

CAIRO: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday intensified efforts to rally Middle Eastern countries against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, setting up talks with Arab leaders beginning in Cairo. Abbas will meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, which has been a key broker in past peace talks with Israel and between fighting Palestinian factions, before heading for Istanbul to give a speech, his office said. Arab states condemned US President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision last week,…

Abbas backs call for Palestinians to return to Al-Aqsa mosque

JERUSALEM: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas backed calls for worshippers to return to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque on Thursday after Israeli authorities removed controversial new security measures. "The prayers will happen, God willing, inside the Al-Aqsa mosque," Abbas told a press conference, moments after Muslim authorities announced an end to a nearly two-week boycott of the site over new Israeli metal detectors, cameras and railings installed after a July 14 attack killed two policemen. The final railings and…

Abbas says ready to meet Israel PM as part of Trump peace efforts

JERUSALEM: Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said Tuesday he was ready to meet Israel’s prime minister as part of peace efforts by Donald Trump, who is expected to visit the Palestinian territories “soon”. The US president is expected in Israel later this month as part of his first foreign trip and Abbas said “we are looking forward to his visit soon to Bethlehem” in the occupied West Bank, with speculation it will occur on May 23. Abbas met the US president in Washington last week for their first face-to-face talks.…

Abbas swears in Palestinian unity government shunned by Israel

RAMALLAH: President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a Palestinian unity government on Monday under a reconciliation deal with Hamas Islamists that led Israel to freeze U.S.-brokered peace talks with the Western-backed leader. Abbas, who heads the mainstream Fatah movement, has said the 17-member cabinet would be comprised of unaffiliated ministers and that it would strive to pursue peace, despite Hamas's refusal to accept co-existence with Israel. Ministers in the new administration took the oath of office in a ceremony in…