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Saudi prince kills about 2,000 endangered birds on safari

Saudi prince kills about 2,000 endangered birds on safari

CHAGAI, Pakistan, April 22 (UPI) -- Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud killed almost 2,000 nearly extinct hourbara bustards while on a 21-day hunting trip in Pakistan.
Aileen Graef

AgustaWestland gets Indonesian and Malaysian helicopter orders

JAKARTA, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- AgustaWestland announced it has signed a deal with Indonesian charter service Travira Air for two twin-engine AW139 intermediate helicopters.

Pakistan, Taliban negotiators meet for peace talks

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Pakistani government and Taliban negotiators held their first peace talks Thursday, promising to keep the process moving despite the ongoing insurgency.

Reports: Pakistani Taliban name Imran Kahn on team for peace talks

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan says the Pakistani Taliban should pick their own representatives for the peace talks with the government.

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia hold defense cooperation talks

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Pakistan and Saudi Arabia began bilateral defense cooperation talks with sources telling Dawn Riyadh may be interested in acquiring Pakistani military hardware.

al-Qaida jihadist sentenced to 16 years for plot to kill grand mufti

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Saudi Arabian court sentenced a jihadist linked to al-Qaida to 16 years in prison and 40 lashes for plotting to kill the grand mufti and other clerics.

Brunei to expand the use of Sharia law

BANDAR SERIL BEGAWAN, Brunei, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Asian sultanate of Brunei will expand the use of the Sharia law penal code, but the country's British-based civil law will remain.

Brunei to extend reach of Sharia into criminal code

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The sultanate of Brunei, a Muslim monarchy on the island of Borneo, will introduce Sharia law in six months, its ruler announced Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.
By United Press International

Saudi Arabia grants first licenses for women to practice law in courts

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Four Saudi Arabian lawyers became the first females in the kingdom to receive licenses that allow them to practice law, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.
By United Press International

31 death row inmates pardoned in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 11 (UPI) -- Thirty-one Saudi Arabian death row inmates have been pardoned during the last eight months, officials told a Saudi newspaper.

Saudi king promotes son in defense shuffle

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 28 (UPI) -- King Abdullah's naming of his son as the head of the National Guard Ministry has raised concerns trouble's brewing within the royal family.

Malaysian police arrest opposition leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 24 (UPI) -- Malaysia's deputy prime minister said there was no government interference in the case and arrest of three opposition leaders and an activist this week.

Malaysia's election results stand firm

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 10 (UPI) -- Malaysia's election results will stand despite protests that brought thousands of Malaysians onto the streets and filled a football stadium.
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Abdul Aziz
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) meets with the Leader for the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq Abdul Aziz al-Hakim in the Oval Office of The White House, in Washington on December 12, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Abdul Aziz (born 1941, Karachi, Sind and died 17 January 1959, aged 17, Karachi) was a Pakistani cricketer. A wicket keeper and opening batsman, Abdul Aziz played eight first-class matches for Karachi, before he was tragically killed after being struck by the ball. He was a student at S. M. College and worked for the Pakistan State Bank.

In the semi-final of the 1958/59 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Abdul Aziz was the non-striker as Hanif Mohammed was run out for 499 on the last ball of the third day's play. This was the highest-score in first-class cricket that stood until Brian Lara scored 501 not out in 1994. Karachi won the match by an innings and 479 runs.

A week later, whilst batting in the first-innings of the Quaid-e-Azam final against Pakistan Combined Services, Aziz was struck "over the heart by a slow off break from Dildwar Awan . While preparing to receive the next ball, Aziz fell to the ground and never regained conciousness", dying en route to hospital. It is believed the blow aggravated an existing, undiagnosed heart condition. A player who does not bat in a innings is recorded in the scorecard as "absent". In some scorecards, Aziz is recorded as "absent dead" in the second innings.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Abdul Aziz."
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