Most of the edge-of

Most of the edge-of-the-seat drama in the summit clash was saved for the decider. He also informed parliament that he will not seek an extension of his term which is set to expire 1 November,but Barzani’s senior assistant Hemin Hawrami said the move did not mean the Kurdish leader was "stepping down" Barzani "will stay in Kurdish politics and lead the high political council" but on 1 November he will no longer be president of the region Hawrami said Kurdish presidential elections scheduled to be held in November have been postponed indefinitely Hawrami added that no political party submitted candidates to run against Barzani The referendum on support for independence held in September has since left the region increasingly isolated Despite warnings from Baghdad the United States Turkey Iran the United Nations and others the vote was held on 25 September in the three provinces that make up the autonomous Kurdish zone as well as in disputed territories claimed by Baghdad but at the time held by Kurdish forces Within weeks the referendum proved to be extraordinarily costly The region lost nearly half of the territory that had been comfortably under Kurdish control for years including the oil-rich city of Kirkuk The region’s airspace was closed to international commercial flights Turkey threatened the use of military force and both Iran and Turkey threatened to close border crossings vital to the land-locked region In Irbil’s Bazar where families thronged the streets and fireworks filled the skies during the days leading up to and following the vote the mood slowly began to sour earlier this month after Iraqi troops led by Baghdad retook the long disputed and oil-rich city of Kirkuk "There was no benefit from it at all (the referendum) What can I say" Abdullah Hassan an Irbil resident said inside the bazar that rings the city’s ancient citadel Masoud Barzani held the referendum "for his own pride It was so he could stay in power What else can it be" Barzani’s term expired in August 2015 after which he prevented parliament from meeting for two years a move many of his political opponents saw as a cynical attempt to hold onto power As Iraq’s military crumbled in the face of Islamic State group advances in 2014 Kurdish forces took control of Kirkuk Described as the "Jerusalem of Kurdistan" by some of the region’s leaders control of the city and its oil reserves was marked as a significant achievement Munich: Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels said keeping a clean sheet in Wednesday’s first leg would be the key to extending Arsenal’s last 16 Champions League misery Arsenal have lost in the last 16 in each of the last six seasons and exited at the hands of Bayern at this stage of the competition in 2005 2013 and 2014 Mats Hummels believes Bayern Munich should score more AP Unlike the 2013 and 2014 defeats this time around Arsenal have the advantage of playing the first leg away with the return at the Gunners’ Emirates Stadium on 7 March Centre-back Hummels says Bayern’s priority is to make sure Arsenal do not leave Munich with a valuable away goal "It’s certainly an important factor to keep them to zero in a knock-out game It’s our goal" said Hummels The two clubs know each other well having already met 10 times in the Champions League with Bayern winning five of the encounters to Arsenal’s three with two draws In 2013 the Germans squeezed past the Gunners on away goals in the last 16 – 3-3 on aggregate – after Bayern’s 3-1 win in London was cancelled out by Arsenal’s 2-0 victory in Munich The Bavarians went on to win the title and become the first club to win the treble of Champions League Bundesliga and German Cup Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer dismissed the idea that meeting Arsenal again in the last 16 is a good omen for the 2017 title "That’s all speculation but basically it is easier to play a team you already know" said Neuer "Perhaps it’s a good omen but I don’t believe in it" Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti says midfielder Xabi Alonso is fit and trained on Tuesday despite picking up a knock to his knee in Monday’s session The Italian denied Arsenal’s last 16 hoodoo would affect the Londoners in this tie "I don’t know why they have lost it won’t be a psychological barrier and besides if there is one they will want to move forward from it with this game" said Ancelotti "We have to be able to make life uncomfortable for them on the pitch" Ancelotti won the Champions League in 2003 and 2007 with AC Milan then repeated the feat in 2014 with Real Madrid Looking towards another potential final appearance in Cardiff on June 3 he identified "courage personality experience and luck" as the vital ingredients his team would need to show "Of all of these courage is the most important — to play better than others in this competition" he added By: AFP | Los Angeles | Published: July 30 2016 12:06 pm Nikita Lobintsev was one of seven Russian swimmers banned from competing in the Rio Olympics (Source: AP) Top News An Olympic medal winningswimmer linked to Russia’s state-run doping scandal has testedpositive for the banned meldonium the US Anti-Doping Agencyannounced Nikita Lobintsev was already one of seven Russianswimmers banned from competing in the Rio Olympics by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and USADA did notimpose a new ban over the case On Thursday the University of South California said ithad suspended Russians Lobintsev and Vladimir Morozov fromcompeting with its team USADA said the 27-year-old Lobintsev had been usingmeldonium for the past seven years It was prescribed by Russia team doctors who told him it would help strengthen hisheart Meldonium was added the World Anti-Doping Agency’sbanned list at the beginning of 2016 “The disturbing pattern of use associated with thisperformance-enhancing drug appears to be one more example of growing practice in sport in which coaches ask for physicianprescribe and athletes use pharmaceuticals not for theirprimary purpose of health and wellness but to enhance athleticperformance” said USADA chief executive Travis Tygart in astatement Lobintsev who told USADA he stopped using the drug 10months ago tested positive for meldonium on June 16 in anout-of-competition test “Based on the latest guidance offered by WADA on June 30? he even has a verified Facebook page as an entertainer.had visited the residence of the victim. download Indian Express App ? 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