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  • Dancers, military parade greet Asian Games flame in Indonesia

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia: The torch for the 18th Asian Games was welcomed to the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta Tuesday, with a military parade, traditional dancing and a flypast by the airforce. Jakarta and Palembang in Sumatra are set to host about 11,000 athletes and 5,000 officials from 45 Asian countries for the August 18 to September 2 Games, the world’s

  • All-Pakistan Ranking Badminton in progress

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: In the All-Pakistan Ranking Badminton Tournament 2018, being held at Quetta, the men’s single, doubles and women singles and doubles matches were played. Women’s singles: Rubab Imtiaz (Wapda) beat Khadija Nisar (PB) by 19-21, 21-8, 21-13, Palwasha Bashir (NBP) beat Aqsa Zikriya (PB) by 21-6, 21-7, Mahoor Shahzad (Wapda) beat Miss Yasmeen (Army)

  • Abu Akif takes over as new PTF secretary

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Abu Akif, Secretary Cabinet Division, has taken over as the secretary Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF). The President PTF, Salim Saifullah Khan confirmed to The News Tuesday that Abu Akif would be the new secretary federation. “I am delighted to announce that Abu Akif, Secretary Cabinet Division, Federal Government of Pakistan, has very kindly

  • Palestinian dies after being shot in clashes

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    GAZA CITY: A Palestinian has died days after being shot by Israeli forces in clashes along the Gaza border, the enclave’s health ministry said Tuesday.Sari al-Shobaki had been transferred to Jerusalem for treatment after being shot several days ago east of Gaza City, the ministry in the Hamas-run territory said. A ministry spokesman said the 23-year-old

  • Putin praises Trump as ‘well-qualified’ after summit

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin praised US leader Donald Trump as well-informed and a good conversationalist after a summit in Helsinki. “He’s a well-qualified person, he knows the material, he listens and takes in arguments,” Putin told Channel One state-controlled television in an interview given after their joint press conference. “On some questions

  • Iraqi police use batons to disperse protesters outside Zubair oilfield

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    BASRA: Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tuesday as unrest across southern cities over poor basic services gathered pace. Since demonstrations began nine days ago, protesters have attacked government buildings, branches of political parties

  • ‘Oddball’ among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    TAMPA: A dozen new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing its total number of known moons to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system, astronomers announced Tuesday. One of the new moons was described as a “real oddball” by researcher Scott Sheppard at the Carnegie Institution for Science, because of its tiny size, it measuring just about

  • Russia, Tajikistan hold anti-Taliban drills near Afghan border

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    DUSHANBE: Russia and Tajikistan on Tuesday began joint military exercises near the Tajik-Afghan border to prepare to ward off potential Taliban attacks. More than 10,000 troops, mostly Tajik reservists, will take part in the first such drills in the area by the ex-Soviet allies, Tajikistan’s defence ministry said. Combined forces will practice “eliminating

  • Cyprus sets new record in tourist arrivals

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    NICOSIA: More than 1.6 million tourists visited Cyprus in the six months to June, the largest number ever for the first half of the year, the island’s statistics office said on Tuesday. Tourist arrivals in January-June rose 12.4 percent to 1.64 million from 1.46 million in the same period last year, according to the Cyprus Statistical Service (Cystat)

  • Malaysian king calls for unity amid racial tensions

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s king has appealed for calm amid growing racial tensions in the Muslim-majority country after an electoral earthquake in May toppled the Malay-dominated coalition that had ruled the country for decades. In his inaugural address to lawmakers during the new parliament session, King Sultan Muhammad V urged "every citizen to preserve