Syrians wave national flags in the town of Quneitra in the Syrian Golan Heights. AFP
A deadline to register for Algeria's controversial presidential election has passed without a single candidate putting themselves forward, national radio said on Sunday.
The UAE has jumped from the 104th spot to first place globally in the internet and telephony level of competition, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), announced.
Security was tight, with fans forced to pass through metal detectors. The traditional throwing of cushions to mark an exciting round was prohibited.