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Russia hosts World Cup in heat of battle with West

5 months, 6 days ago
MOSCOW: The World Cup kicks off in Russia in a month's time with the hosts at loggerheads with the West and intent on using the football showpiece to trumpet their superpower status. Russia was a controversial choice when it was handed…

Turkey hosts OIC meeting over Jerusalem tensions

1 year, 2 months ago
ISTANBUL: Turkey hosted a meeting of the main grouping of the world's Muslim nations to discuss the crisis that erupted last month when Israel imposed security measures at a key holy site in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Turkish Foreign Minister…

Hosts Brazil face Colombia, Germany take on France

4 years, 3 months ago
BRASILIA: Hosts Brazil face their stiffest test so far at the World Cup finals when they take on South American rivals Colombia in the last eight in Fortaleza on Friday after European heavyweights Germany and France clash in Rio de Janeiro.