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January 14, 2019 2:17 AM HRW calls for sanctions against Afghan minister

KABUL: International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged major donors to impose sanctions on Afghanistan’s newly appointed acting defence minister over alleged war crimes and human rights abuses. President Ashraf Ghani’s decision last month to appoint the fiercely anti-Taliban Asadullah Khalid prompted an outcry from human rights organisations 20

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM US travel alert for Pakistan over outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid

ISLAMABAD: The US health officials have issued a travel alert for Pakistan over an outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in Pakistan that does not respond to most antibiotics. "During 2018, cases have been reported 17

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM UNGA president to visit Pakistan next week

NEW YORK: President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa will visit Pakistan from January 18 to 22 at the invitation of Pakistani government, a spokesperson has said. Addressing an afternoon briefing at the UN headquarters in New York, Monica Grayley said, “The president of the National Assembly will visit Pakistan from the 18th to the 22nd of January 13

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Iran, Iraq power into Asian Cup knockout phase

ABU DHABI: Iran sank Vietnam and Iraq beat Yemen as the neighbours and arch-rivals powered into the Asian Cup round of 16 on Saturday ahead of their highly anticipated group decider next week. Sardar Azmoun struck both goals in Iran’s 2-0 win in Abu Dhabi, while teenager Mohanad Ali’s early solo strike kick-started Iraq’s 3-0 victory in Sharjah. Iran and Iraq will meet in Dubai 11

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Hamid wins U14 crown in Thailand

ISLAMABAD: Hamid Israr pairing with a Bangladesh player won the doubles title in the ITF Asia 14 & Under Development Championships 2019 Division II in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Hamid and Hossain Mohammad Roman beat the third seeded Iranian pair of Amirali Ghavam and Kasra Rahmani 6-2, 6-1 in the final. In the boys’ singles category, Hassan Ali was the best performer 12

January 10, 2019 12:00 AM Tennis coaching, tutors courses in Islamabad

KARACHI: Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) is holding an ITF “Play Tennis” coaching course and a tutors course from January 25-28 at PTF Complex in Islamabad. The courses will be conducted by Seyed Amir Borghei (ITF Development Officer for West and Central Asia), Asim Shafik (National Development Director, PTF) and Kamran Khalil (National Coordinator 17

January 5, 2019 12:00 AM Kaka, Figo to arrive on Jan 10

KARACHI: Ricardo Kaka of Brazil and Luis Figo of Portugal, the biggest names of the football world, will land in Pakistan on January 10 to unveil the World Soccer Stars 2019, the organisers said on Friday. “Two of the biggest iconic names in the world of football, Kaká and Luís Figo, arrive in Pakistan on January 10, 2019, to offer World Soccer Stars 13

December 30, 2018 12:00 AM No Uber or Airbnb in South Korea

SEOUL: When Choi Ba-da pitched his car-sharing firm Luxi to Hyundai Motor officials in 2017, he told them there would be no future for South Korea’s top automaker if it failed to embrace emerging technologies, Reuters reported. His pitch worked: Hyundai agreed to buy a 12 percent stake in Luxi for $5 million, its first investment in a car-sharing firm as it joined 15

December 29, 2018 12:00 AM Adamjee Insurance & Ghandhara Industries Limited “MOU Signing Cememony for ISUZU INSURANCE PROGRAM”

Adamjee Insurance & Ghandhara Industries Limited “MOU Signing Cememony for ISUZU INSURANCE PROGRAM” Karachi: Management of Adamjee Insurance and Ghandhara Industries inked the MOU signed of ISUZU INSURANCE PROGRAM. The ceremony was held at Karachi Head office of Adamjee Insurance. Mr. Tameez Ul Haque – Company Secretary, Adamjee Insurance and Mr. Imran 11

December 26, 2018 3:56 AM Qureshi in Moscow: Pakistan, Russia agree to continue efforts for Afghan reconciliation process

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday held a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on his trip to Moscow, his last stop on a whirlwind four-nation tour. The ministers held in-depth talks on various bilateral and regional issues, including recent developments concerning the Afghan peace process. The two sides "agreed to continue 28