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September 22, 2018 1:45 PM Naval chief attends International Seapower Symposium at USA

Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited USA to attend 23rd International Seapower Symposium-2018 (ISS) held from 18-21 Sep 18 at US Naval War College Newport. The event involved panel discussions on issues related to common maritime challenges and opportunities to enhance international maritime security cooperation. During ISS, bilateral 2

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM PSG stroll to win despite Mbappe, Neymar absence

PARIS: Kylian Mbappe and Neymar watched on from the stands as Paris Saint-Germain prepared for their Champions League trip to Liverpool with an emphatic 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Friday. Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and youngster Moussa Diaby all found the net at the Parc des Princes to allow PSG to make it five wins from five games 3

September 11, 2018 12:00 AM Gentleman’s agreement keeps Queiroz in charge in Iran

HONG KONG: Carlos Queiroz will lead Iran into their first post-World Cup international when they meet Uzbekistan in Tashkent on Tuesday despite having failed to sign a new contract with Asia’s number one ranked nation. The game against the Uzbeks, who recently appointed Hector Cuper as head coach, kicks off Iran’s preparations for January’s Asian Cup finals

September 8, 2018 12:00 AM Americans Bryan and Sock win doubles title

NEW YORK: American Mike Bryan claimed a record 18th Grand Slam men’s doubles title when he and compatriot Jack Sock beat Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-3 6-1 in the US Open final on Friday. The meeting between the last two Wimbledon champions proved one-sided as Poland’s Kubot and Brazil’s Melo, seeded seventh, had no answer for the tactical game deployed 3

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Canada target Costa Rica in CONCACAF race to 2022

TORONTO: Canada have Costa Rica in their crosshairs as they begin their drive towards the 2022 World Cup but coach John Herdman says that with the right preparation they should eventually target regional heavyweights Mexico and the United States. With the buzz from the Russia World Cup still in the air, Canada was out of the starting blocks quickly by unveiling 7

July 9, 2018 12:00 AM Lula should remain in prison, rules Brazil appeals court judge

SAO PAULO: The Brazilian appeals court judge responsible for the bribery case that has imprisoned former President Lula da Silva overruled an order to release the leftist icon on Sunday. Earlier in the day, another appellate judge had issued a decision to free Lula, which was blocked by Federal Judge Sargio Moro, who sent Lula to prison on the corruption 3

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan ranked among 25 most powerful countries: report

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has dropped two positions to 22 in the list of most powerful countries in the world leaving Singapore, Spain and Brazil behind in a new global ranking. As per the list published by US News and World Report, an American media house publishing since 1933 has placed the South Asian country at the 22nd spot. The ranking is based on the influence 4

July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Brazil’s Supreme Court removes labour minister day after execs arrested

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil´s Supreme Court has removed the nation´s labor minister from his post at the request of prosecutors, lawyers for the official said on Thursday, just a day after authorities arrested multiple high-ranking executives in a separate graft sting. The court removed Helton Yomura temporarily at the request of federal prosecutors 5

July 6, 2018 12:00 AM Costa Rica splits with coach Ramirez

SAN JOSE: Costa Rica’s football federation has parted ways with coach Oscar Ramirez after a disappointing World Cup showing by the Central American nation. “Oscar Ramirez will not continue as coach, his contract has expired,” the federation’s president Rodolfo Villalobos told a press conference. Costa Rica went out of the competition in the group stage 8

June 26, 2018 12:00 AM SCCI team off to Brazil

SIALKOT: A 11-member business delegation of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) headed by Khawaja Wajid Ali left for Brazil on Monday. The leader of business delegation said the visit will pave the way for enhancing bilateral trade between the two countries. Talking to reporters before leaving for Brazil, Ali said that delegation will hold series 4