Posts Tagged Middle East

Rwanda disqualified for player with 2 identities

CAIRO (AP) — Rwanda has been thrown out of the African Cup qualifying competition for using a player with “two identities.”

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Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation’s woes

In this Monday, July 7, 2014 photo, Filipino Syrian rapper Nasser Shorbaji, 29, center, and Lebanese Marwan Alameh, 32, second right, laugh during a live broadcast of their show 'Bar Fight' at Radio Beirut, in Lebanon. The duo are among a host of Lebanese graffiti artists and rappers trying to re-engage disaffected youth in a debate about the country’s latest wave of political turmoil and the woes of the greater Middle East. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

BEIRUT (AP) — In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show.

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US wins FIBA U17 title, beating Australia 99-92

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Malik Newman led the United States to its third straight FIBA Under-17 World Championship title, scoring 21 points in a 99-92 victory over Australia on Saturday.

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Israel-Argentina Davis Cup tie moved to Florida

LONDON (AP) — Israel’s Davis Cup tie against Argentina next month has been moved to Sunrise, Florida, because of the conflict in Gaza.

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