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May 20, 2018 12:00 AM S Arabia detain women’s advocates ahead of driving ban lift

DUBAI: Saudi authorities have arrested seven prominent women´s rights advocates, dividing public opinion just weeks before the kingdom is set to lift its driving ban on women. Without naming those detained, Saudi Arabia's state security apparatus said seven people had been arrested for "attempting to undermine the security and stability of the kingdom

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM India SC called in for 3rd time in state battle

NEW DELHI: India´s opposition Congress party went to the Supreme Court for the third time in three days Saturday in a bid to thwart Prime Minister Narendra Modi´s nationalist party taking control of a key southern state. Hours before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sought a vote of confidence in the Karnataka state assembly, Congress lawyers argued

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM US trying to move forward after quitting Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: After leaving the Iran nuclear deal, Washington wants to move forward by offering to build a "coalition" to counter the multiple "threats" posed by the Tehran regime -- but Europeans intent on saving the 2015 accord may thwart that effort. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday will unveil a new "diplomatic roadmap" for Iran -- how America

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Inam capable of winning medal in Asiad’

KARACHI: A senior official of the Pakistan Wrestling Federation (PWF) on Saturday said he could not guarantee that Mohammad Inam would win gold in the Asian Games but added the ace wrestler is capable of claiming a medal as he is in top form. “There will be very tough competition in his weight category as world class wrestlers, especially from Iran, will be in his class

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Tough fight likely in major race today

LAHORE: Five different class and division races of Dear Creek Plate have been scheduled for Sunday at the Lahore Race Club. With all the races being of 800 meters run, the final fifth race is considered as the main competition in which all the participating horses of about equal terms. A 10 years old thoroughbred Afzaal Choice is favourite in class-VII

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM PSL tops fielding chart among cricket leagues

LAHORE: The Pakistan Super League 2018 edition saw the best fielding standards across all major T20 franchise cricket leagues around the world, beating out the Indian Premier League, Big Bash League as well as the Caribbean Premier League. According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, which sourced data from Cricket21, the PSL third edition, held in February-March

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Belgian Wellens out of Giro before Monte Zoncolan stage

MILAN: Belgian rider Tim Wellens has pulled out of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday ahead of the 14th stage to the summit of Monte Zoncolan because of a fever. The 27-year-old Lotto-Soudal rider won a sprint finish for the fourth stage between Catania and Caltagirone in Sicily. But his team said he has been suffering from a sore throat and signs of bronchitis

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Punjab leads in Human Development Index

ISLAMABAD: Punjab is ahead of all the provinces in Human Development Index according to the Pakistan National Human Index Report, released by the United Nation Development Programme. The thresholds used for this report categorise Pakistan as a country with medium level of development. Punjab stands first securing 0.732 points followed by Sindh with 0.640 points

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM Marquez on top in F1 GP practice

LE MANS, France: World champion Marc Marquez topped the first free practice times on Friday ahead of Sunday’s French Grand Prix at Le Mans.The 25-year-old Honda rider leads the world championship standings after four races having won the last two GP.He edged out Italian Andrea Dovizioso by just 25 thousandths of a second, with fellow Spaniard Maverick 2

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM Some people join politics to make money: Imran

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday said some people join politics in Pakistan just to make money. "Just compare their (politicians) assets before and after coming to power," Imran said while addressing a book launch ceremony in Lahore. The PTI chief said the political party that takes the reigns of the country next, will deal with a crisis-stricken