Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Iraq-Kuwait showdown in Asian Paralympics  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 15/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Hosts uae to challenge saudi arabia for third place and berth to asian paralympics.

action from the kuwait-uae semi-finals match of the sixth fazza international wheelchair basketball at al ahli stadium on tuesday. — supplied photo

iraq and kuwait booked their places for the incheon south korea asian paralympics later this year with victories in the semis of the 6th fazza international wheelchair basketball — iwbf west asian championship 2014 at the al ahli club on tuesday. the final between iraq and kuwait is slotted for a 8pm-8.30pm first tap after the bronze playoff between hosts uae and saudi arabia. saudi arabia battled it out with iraq in a closely fought contest in the first half but eventually succumbed 29-62 while the uae lost to kuwait 52-47.

after the minor placing qualification rounds conducted in the morning and afternoon on tuesday oman and syria will meet in the 5-6 playoff followed by the jordan-palestine clash for the 7-8th places today before the bronze and gold rounds.

the sixth fazza international wheelchair basketball — iwbf west asian championship is organised by the hamdan bin mohammed heritage center and the dubai club for the disabled under the patronage of shaikh hamdan bin mohammed bin rashid al maktoum crown prince of dubai and is part of the iwbf west asian championship this year. a total of 170 athletes and officials from eight countries are participating in the championship here including host nation the uae oman kuwait syria palestine jordan iraq and saudi arabia. maureen orchard president iwbf told the media: “we are very impressed with the level of the championship and with dubai’s ability to host world class sporting events. teams have displayed professional levels of sportsmanship and we have seen that they are open to learning from the teams at the top. i see this tournament emerging as the front runner of growth for wheelchair basketball in the region.”

ibrahim abdul rahim director of events at hamdan bin mohammed heritage center said: “we were happy to host all teams in dubai and look forward to an exciting contest tomorrow (wednesday).”

ahmed mohammed al hamamdi head of the technical committee of the championships added: “since the first edition of fazza wheelchair basketball championships we have strived to develop the competition from all angles — encouraging regional participation and incorporating modern facilities to maintain the high level of the sport. “under the leadership of thani juma berregad head of the organising committee for the fazza championships we were able to successfully take the championships to a new level and prove our capability as a host country.



Khaleej Times

  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 24 2015 - China home-price recovery slows in OctoberGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) China's home-price recovery slowed in October, as a supply glut in less-prosperous cities challenges the authorities' efforts to revive the residential market with interest-rate ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Devaluation may force China to pay premium on Dim Sum debtGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) China is set to pay more to sell sovereign bonds in Hong Kong than in the onshore market for the first time, as investors brace for the possibility of another yuan ...

 Nov 24 2015 - PetroChina, CNPC plan pipeline, refinery salesGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) PetroChina Co and its state-owned parent are planning to sell assets before the end of the year that may include stakes in pipelines and refineries as the country's biggest oil ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Saudi Arabia ready to work with others to stabilise crude marketGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Saudi Arabia's cabinet said yesterday it was ready to cooperate with Opec and non-Opec countries to achieve market stability, days before Opec meets to review its year-long ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Issa Abu Issa on TAKREEM 2015 juryGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Prominent Qatari entrepreneur and Salam International chairman and CEO, Issa Abdul Salam Abu Issa was on the eminent panel of jury of 'TAKREEM 2015.' Established in 2010, ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Joyalukkas raises AED500mn to 'refinance and reduce borrowing costs'Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf TimesDubai-headquartered leading jewellery retail chain Joyalukkas has raised a total amount of AED500mn through multiple banking arrangements. Part of this is a $80mn term loan with a ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Qatar Airways named the Best Mideast Airline serving ChinaGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar Airways has been named the Best Middle East Airline serving China, at the 2015 Business Traveller China Awards, picking up the award for the fourth consecutive year."To be ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Qatar banks' loan-deposit ratio hits 115% in October QCB targets 100%Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar's banking sector witnessed loan-deposit ratio increase to 115% in October against 112% in the previous month; even as the Qatar Central Bank is aiming to limit the ratio ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Qatar brokers reconciliation deal between Libyan tribesGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The Libyan tribes of the Tuareg and Tebu yesterday signed a comprehensive reconciliation agreement under the auspices of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to put an ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Suicide vest found on Paris street: Did Belgian suspect Abdeslam get cold feetAsia Times
(MENAFN - Asia Times) Salah Abdeslam In Washington the US State Departmentissued a global alert on Monday for Americans planning to travel following the deadly militant attacks in France and ...




Click to Apply


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help