Mar 10, 2013 00:44 EST
Rafael Nadal made a triumphant return to hard-court tennis, booking his third-round berth at Indian Wells with a straight-sets victory over American Ryan Harrison.
Mar 08, 2013 18:43 EST
Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova survived 10 double faults to beat Olga Govortsova in three sets Friday and reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.
Mar 08, 2013 16:30 EST
Tokyo won praise from an IOC team scrutinising its bid for the 2020 Summer Games but commentators say it needs to boost its lobbying clout if is to impress Olympic chiefs.
Mar 07, 2013 06:30 EST
World 100m champion and Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake has been lined up to run in the Diamond League meeting in Shanghai in May, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Thursday.
Mar 06, 2013 23:24 EST
UN officials said negotiations were under way Thursday with Syrian rebels who seized 21 UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights ceasefire zone between Syria and Israel, as rebels took total control of the key northern city of Raqa.
Mar 06, 2013 15:57 EST
Syrian rebels on Wednesday said they seized some 20 UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights between Syria and Israel as rebels took total control of the key northern city of Raqa.
Mar 06, 2013 13:19 EST
One million Syrians have fled their homeland since a revolt erupted two years ago, the UN said on Wednesday, as monitors said regime warplanes struck rebel enclaves in flashpoints across the country.
Mar 06, 2013 13:11 EST
US oil giant ExxonMobil Wednesday outlined a massive capital spending program to boost production growth over the next five years in a bid to reverse recent output declines.
Mar 06, 2013 09:14 EST
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that "a lot of countries" are training Syrian rebels as part of stepped up efforts to topple President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Mar 06, 2013 08:21 EST
One million Syrians have fled their homeland since a revolt erupted two years ago, the UN said on Wednesday, as fighting between rebels and loyalists raged across central and northern battlefields.
Mar 06, 2013 03:21 EST
Officials from Qatar's global investment arm will hold talks in crisis-hit Greece on Wednesday, the development ministry said.
Mar 05, 2013 15:21 EST
President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday his regime has defeated the "conspiracy" against Syria, even as rebels overran a provincial capital and captured its governor in the biggest coup of their revolt.
Mar 05, 2013 14:11 EST
US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed confidence on Tuesday that weapons being supplied by Gulf countries to the Syrian rebels were reaching the "right people," as he visited key rebel ally Qatar.
Mar 05, 2013 12:49 EST
The United States wants the rival parties in Bahrain's political crisis to hold talks on resolving the two-year deadlock in their country, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.
Mar 04, 2013 21:55 EST
US Secretary of State John Kerry has promised to "empower" Syria's opposition, while warning arch-foe Iran that time for talks on Tehran's nuclear ambitions could run out.
Mar 04, 2013 16:50 EST
The United States remains committed to its so-called pivot to Asia, a senior US official said Monday, after a former senior White House advisor said it had been a regrettable choice of words.
Mar 04, 2013 12:58 EST
Jamaica's world 100 metres champion Yohan Blake is to get his bid to defend his crown later this year under way at the opening Diamond League meeting in Doha on May 10.
Mar 04, 2013 07:33 EST
Four officials -- three from the Middle East and one from Thailand -- have been nominated to run for president of the Asian Football Confederation, replacing the scandal-hit former boss.
Mar 04, 2013 04:55 EST
John Kerry was on Monday holding talks with his counterparts from six Gulf monarchies on the war in Syria and Iran's disputed atomic programme, on his first visit to the Gulf as US secretary of state.
Mar 04, 2013 04:46 EST
British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has received a blow after it was announced his restaurant at top London hotel Claridge's will be closing after more than a decade.