Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Afghan Foreign Ministry summons Pakistani envoy
Islamabad: Afghanistan summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to the Foreign Ministry over the ‘arrest and harassment’ of four Afghan diplomats in Peshawar by the Pakistani police on Thursday. In a statement, the Afghan Foreign Ministry stated “Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kabul Sayed Abrar Hussain was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs... Read more
CCTV shows Syria-bound UK girls at Istanbul bus station
Istanbul: Security footage appears to show three British girls, believed to be heading for Syria to join Islamic State (IS) militants, waiting at a bus station in Istanbul before travelling to a Turkish town on the Syrian border, media reported Sunday. Close friends Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-olds Shamima Begum... Read more
Aisam’s doubles partner Zimonjic splits
Dubai: Aisamul Quershi’s doubles game partner Nenad Zimonjic has left Aisamul Qureshi in mid-season. Quershi paired with Zimonjic two months ago, came to a tame end with a 4-6, 1-6 defeat against India’s Rohan Bopanna and Canada’s Daniel Nestor in the final of the Dubai Open. Quershi talking to media said “I guess... Read more
Pakistan beats Zimbabwe, WC hopes alive
Brisbane: All-round performance by Wahab Riaz helped Pakistan successfully defend a low scoring thriller against Zimbabwe in their World Cup match at Brisbane. Chasing 236 to win, Zimbabwe were all out at 215, thanks to remarkable performance by Muhammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz. Muhammad Irfan’s 30-4 and Wahab Riaz 45-4 were... Read more
Defiant Misbah takes Pakistan to 235-7 against Zimbabwe
Brisbane: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq struck a defiant 73 as Zimbabwe held Pakistan to 235 for seven in their crucial World Cup Pool B match at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday. Misbah strode to the crease with his side in desperate trouble at 4-2 at the end of the fourth... Read more
Gilgit jailbreak: Escaped militants yet again elude Security Forces
Gilgit: two fugitives managed to break a siege of security forces on Friday capture in suburban Gilgit on Saturday. Earlier, two militants, Habibur Rehman and Liaquat alias Akhtar escaped from the prison on Friday left one militant, Bilal, dead and another, Dilbar, injured. Read: Gilgit jailbreak: Two convicts flee, one killed Habibur Rehman... Read more
India’s ruling Hindu party to form coalition in Kashmir
Jammu India: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalists are Sunday set to form a government in India’s only Muslim-majority state of Kashmir for the first time in a power-sharing deal with a regional rival. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are expected to be... Read more
Cricket: England and Pakistan seek World Cup boost
Sydney: England and Pakistan will both look to revive their faltering World Cup campaigns on Sunday. England’s opening two matches against co-hosts Australia and New Zealand yielded thumping defeats by 111 runs and eight wickets respectively. They stopped the bleeding with a 119-run Pool A win over border rivals... Read more
Sri Lanka rout England by nine wickets
Wellington: Sri Lanka chased down a target of 310 to rout England by nine wickets in the World Cup on Sunday. Lahiru Thirimanne hit an undefeated 137 while Kumar Sangakkara was unbeaten on 117, the pair putting on 212 for the second wicket. Joe Root hit 121 off 108... Read more
Pakistan win toss, bat against Zimbabwe
Brisbane: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and chose to bat in their crucial World Cup Pool B match against Zimbabwe at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday. Pakistan are yet to win a match at the 2015 World Cup, while Zimbabwe have one win and two losses. Pakistan... Read more
Root ton lifts England to 309-6 against Sri Lanka
Wellinton: Joe Root’s century helped England set Sri Lanka an imposing target of 310 in their World Cup Pool A match at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Root smashed 121 off 108 balls — becoming his country’s youngest World Cup century-maker — as England reached 309 for six after... Read more