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  • Ethiopia leader rejects call for WB arbitration in dam dispute

    January 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has rejected a call by Egypt for World Bank arbitration in a dispute over a hydroelectric dam Addis Ababa is building along its share of the Nile. The two countries are at odds over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, with Cairo fearing the project would restrict waters

  • Hina Khar discusses political situation with Zardari

    January 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: PPP leader and former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar and her father Noor Rabbani Khar, MNA, called on party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari at the Bilawal House Lahore on Sunday. They discussed the PPP reorganisation in southern Punjab, next general elections and other issues of mutual interest. Zardari said Imran Khan had cursed the parliament

  • Lahore all set to host major hockey clash after 24 years

    January 21, 2018 2:02 AM

    LAHORE: Lahore will host an elite international hockey contest after a long gap of twenty-four years when a star-studded World XI side take on Pakistan’s U-18 team in the second tie of the two-match series at the National Hockey Stadium on Sunday. The World XI comfortably beat Pakistan U-18s 5-1 in the first match of the series staged at Karachi’s Abdul

  • Street children footballers to be honoured

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    RAWALPINDI: Team Kick Off will hold a function on January 25 in honour of the Pakistan football team which has qualified for the 2018 FIFA Street Children World Cup, says a press release. The event — at the Kick Off facility in Jinnah Park here — will be attended by Commander 10 Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza and other senior army officials, with the purpose

  • Lyon to lead PM XI against England

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    SYDNEY: Australia Test spinner Nathan Lyon will captain the Prime Minister’s XI against England in a Twenty20 match in Canberra next month, Cricket Australia said Saturday. Lyon played a leading role in Australia’s 4-0 Ashes Test series win over England, playing in all five Tests and capturing 21 wickets at 29.23. Lyon is Australia’s most successful

  • Shoaib Malik ruled out of Twenty20 series

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: All-rounder Shoaib Malik has been ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 International series against New Zealand. The first match will be played on Monday (tomorrow). The Pakistan team’s tour management committee, consisting of team manager Talat Ali, head coach Mickey Arthur and captain Sarfraz Ahmed, held a meeting with physiotherapist Vib Singh

  • Pieters, Fisher share Abu Dhabi C’ship lead

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ABU DHABI: Thomas Pieters and Ross Fisher are joint leaders going into the final day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, while a rejuvenated Rory McIlroy is snapping at their heels. Pieters, of Belgium, shot a five-under par round of 67, while England’s Fisher shot a 65 to share pole position at 17-under par after 54 holes. McIlroy, returning to professional

  • Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LOS ANGELES: World 100 meter silver medalist Christian Coleman opened his 2018 campaign by breaking the 60 meter indoor world record with a time of 6.37sec on Friday. The 21-year-old American set the new mark at the low-level Clemson Invitational track meet to surpass the previous record of 6.39sec held by fellow American Maurice Greene. Greene ran the time twice

  • Mathews ruled out of BD tri-series

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    DHAKA: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the ongoing tri-series in Bangladesh owing to a right hamstring injury. Mathews had been troubled by the injury since January 2017 and it flared up again during Sri Lanka’s 12-run defeat to Zimbabwe in their first game of the series. The problem kept him out of Sri Lanka’s game against Bangladesh

  • Nisar, Wajid elected PBF president, secretary

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Nisar Ahmad Shahwani (Balochistan) was elected President while Wajid Ali Chaudhry (Punjab) Secretary General of Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) during elections held in Lahore Saturday. Units participated in the election meeting were Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, AJK, Gilgit Baltistan, Wapda, Railway, Pakistan