• The GCC Financial Forum 2019
Liverpool back on top

Liverpool back on top

Liverpool returned to winning ways and the top of the Premier League table while Manchester United climbed into fourth place on Saturday as English football paid tribute to the late Emiliano Sala.

First-half goals from Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah’s 48th-minute effort gave Liverpool a 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield. The victory meant Liverpool, who had been second on goal difference, leapfrog Manchester City by three points ahead of the reigning champions’ match at home to Chelsea on Sunday.

Meanwhile United’s revival under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued with an equally comfortable 3-0 win away to Fulham. Liverpool had dropped points in successive 1-1 draws against Leicester and West Ham, sparking questions over the resolve of Jurgen Klopp’s side as they bid to end a 29-year wait to once again be crowned champions of England.

Mane, however, settled early nerves among home fans at Anfield when he headed in a James Milner cross to score for the fourth game in a row. Liverpool doubled their lead in through Wijnaldum’s delightful 34th-minute lob before Egypt striker Salah sealed a victory with a curling effort. In London, Paul Pogba scored two goals -- including a second-half penalty -- either side of an emphatic Anthony Martial strike, as United made it 10 wins in 11 game since former striker Solskjaer was put in temporary command. Chelsea could regain a spot among the Champions League qualifying places against Manchester City on Sunday.

But United, 11 points adrift of the top four when Jose Mourinho was sacked in December, are back in the hunt now. “The top four is a big thing. There are so many games left, but we hope to stay in the top four. We can’t worry about what other teams do,” said Solskjaer. Arsenal inflicted more misery on Huddersfield with a 2-1 win away to the bottom-of-the-table club. Alex Iwobi volleyed the Gunners into an early lead and Alexandre Lacazette made it 2-0 before half-time, with Sead Kolasinac’s late own-goal no consolation for Huddersfield. 

Read More



Saudi bags $10bn oil deal

Saudi bags $10bn oil deal

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met China’s President Xi Jinping yesterday and bagged a $10-billion oil deal. Prince Mohammed arrived in Beijing on Thursday following visits to Pakistan and India. &ld

Kim Kardashian sues fashion company

Kim Kardashian sues fashion company

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has filed a lawsuit against an online retailer for using her name and image without permission to advertise their own designs. Kim on Wednesday filed a case against Missguided USA, seeking damages in

11 wounded in central China knife attack

11 wounded in central China knife attack

A man with a history of mental illness wounded 11 people with a knife after attacking random pedestrians in central China, local authorities said yesterday. The suspect, a 33-year-old man named Guo Kaibin, is already in police custody,


Sangamam pays tribute to CRPF Martyrs

Sangamam pays tribute to CRPF Martyrs

Sangamam Irinjalakuda held the inauguration of its 2019 executive committee at Bang Saeng Thai restaurant on Thursday evening. Chief Guest was SPAC Chairman P Unnikrishnan. The meeting paid tribute to the martyrs of the Pulwama at

Holistic approach to reduce stress

Holistic approach to reduce stress

Indian Embassy in Bahrain yesterday launched a new yoga initiative aimed at bringing wellness into workplaces to help workers deal with dayto-day stress.  The new initiative, a yoga-based approach is organised by the Indian embass

All eyes on Sharm el-Sheikh

All eyes on Sharm el-Sheikh

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa will lead Bahrain’s delegation to the first Arab-EU Summit, which kick-offs tomorrow in the presence of European and Arab leaders at Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The R

Lending a helping hand

Lending a helping hand

The supporting activities of the second edition of the Strongest Bahraini Championship were held yesterday at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) under the patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The move was part of humani

Saudi bags $10bn oil deal

Saudi bags $10bn oil deal

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met China’s President Xi Jinping yesterday and bagged a $10-billion oil deal. Prince Mohammed arrived in Beijing on Thursday following visits to Pakistan and India. &ld

Hsieh upsets Pliskova

Hsieh upsets Pliskova

Hsieh Su-wei won the last six games to beat fourth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 yesterday in Dubai and will face a woman she has never beaten, Petra Kvitova, in the semi-finals. Second seed Kvitova, winner of the event in 2013,

Kim Kardashian sues fashion company

Kim Kardashian sues fashion company

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has filed a lawsuit against an online retailer for using her name and image without permission to advertise their own designs. Kim on Wednesday filed a case against Missguided USA, seeking damages in