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December 13, 2018 5:21 PM BBC says omission of Kulbhushan remark from Asad Umar interview 'not an act of censorship'

After criticism from Pakistani Twitterati, the BBC on Thursday stated that the omission of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's mention from its interview with Finance Minister Asad Umar was "not an act of censorship" and that it was edited out because the programme was too long to be broadcast on TV. In an interview to BBC’s Stephen Sackur for the well-known 2

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM Armed police detain man outside British parliament

LONDON: Armed police detained a man on the grounds of the British parliament on Tuesday, at almost exactly the same spot where an attack occurred last year, an AFP photographer saw. London’s Metropolitan Police did not immediately respond to a request for information about the incident, while parliamentary authorities said police were handling it. The BBC cited 1

November 21, 2018 12:00 AM There will be no Super League, UEFA chief says

LONDON: There will be no breakaway European Super League, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and Andrea Agnelli, the chairman of the influential European Club Association has told the BBC. Instead their joint plans for the future of European football from 2024 onwards will see a revised football schedule which will possibly involve less domestic football 2

November 15, 2018 12:00 AM Hamilton cool on F1 expansion to new countries

LONDON: World champion Lewis Hamilton has questioned Formula One’s policy of organising races in new countries after this month’s announcement of the Vietnam Grand Prix.Hamilton told the BBC that he would prefer to see more stops in countries with a genuine racing tradition, rather than expanding to new markets.“On the racing side, I don’t know how important

October 30, 2018 9:29 AM Opposition Leader accepts FM Qureshi's explanation over 'Israeli aircraft'

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday accepted the explanation given by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi about the alleged arrival of an Israeli plane in Islamabad. Speaking in the National Assembly, the minister said the report about the Realist plane is fabricated and there is no truth in it. "Despite 3

October 28, 2018 12:00 AM Govt, CAA deny arrival of Israeli plane in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Following speculations of an Israeli plane landing in Islamabad, the Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday clarified that Pakistan would not hold secret talks neither with Modi nor with Israel. He made the clarification in response to a tweet by former minister and senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader 7

October 27, 2018 12:56 PM No Israeli plane entered Pakistani airspace: CAA

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Saturday said no Israeli aircraft entered Pakistani airspace or landed at any of its airport. A spokesperson of the CAA, said that the reports in this regard are baseless. Earlier, a tweet from a Israeli journalist that an aircraft flew from Tel Aviv to Islamabad has sparked a storm of rumors on social 11

October 27, 2018 12:00 AM UK seeks more info to seize Avenfield flats

LONDON: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability (SAPM) Mirza Shahzad Akbar has said that Pakistani government has asked the British government to seize Avenfield apartments owned by sons of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif but the UK Central Authority (UKCA) has asked Pakistan for more information. Barrister Shahzad Akbar told Pakistani 6

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM NCA acted on FIA claim Junejo laundered Rs180-250m from Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation (FIA) got former government official Farhan Junejo arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) on the basis of claims that the former aide of Makhdoom Amin Faheem allegedly laundered around Rs180 to Rs250 million out of Pakistani into his overseas accounts through “corruption and corrupt practices”. The News has obtained 3

September 18, 2018 12:00 AM Former Ipswich and England defender Kevin Beattie dies at 64

LONDON: Former Ipswich Town and England central defender Kevin Beattie has died aged 64, the player’s family announced Sunday. Beattie, born in Carlisle, northern England, became a key member of the successful Ipswich side under future England manager Bobby Robson that won the FA Cup in 1978.Beattie also won nine caps for England, scoring one goal, in a career 3