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October 12, 2018 5:20 PM Britain commends Pakistan’s achievements in counter terrorism, improved security situation

LONDON: British leadership was unanimous in acknowledging Pakistan’s extraordinary achievements in Counter Terrorism and commended the improved security situation in Pakistan, Inter Services Public Relations said Friday. Pakistan's achievements were acknowledged in a meeting with Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa with General Sir Nicholson

October 8, 2018 12:00 AM Mo Farah wins Chicago Marathon men’s title

CHICAGO, Illinois: British athletics star Mo Farah won the Chicago Marathon men’s title on Sunday in an unofficial time of 2hr 5min 11sec, shattering a European record with a spectacular finishing surge. The world and Olympic 5,000 and 10,000-meter champion became the first British man to capture the event since Paul Evans in 1996.The 35-year-old Somalia-born 2

October 7, 2018 12:00 AM UK seeks ‘urgent explanation’ as Hong Kong bans journalist

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s decision to effectively blacklist a senior Financial Times journalist required an “urgent explanation”, the UK said Saturday, as foreign governments sounded the alarm over eroding freedoms in the former British colony. Victor Mallet, the FT’s Asia news editor and a British national, earned the ire of authorities for hosting a speech 1

October 5, 2018 2:03 AM Ogra notifies up to 143pc increase in gas prices

ISLAMABAD: After three weeks of hiatus, the government on Thursday notified up to 143 per cent increase in natural gas tariff with the aim of generating about Rs111 billion. The federal cabinet had approved the tariff increase on Sept 17. On Thursday, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) issued for the formal notification with back dated effect 1

October 4, 2018 12:00 AM PFC team leaves for UK

LAHORE: A delegation of Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) left for UK on Wednesday on a five-day visit to explore new markets and build connections with the British business community in the furniture industry, a statement said on Wednesday. The delegation, headed by its Chief Executive Mian Kashif, would avail the opportunity to study about the latest 4

October 2, 2018 12:00 AM Fury vows to make ‘lemonade out of lemon’ Wilder

LONDON: Britain’s Tyson Fury denied he was the “challenger” to heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder as he tried to rile the American by promising to make “lemonade out of a lemon” on Monday. The two unbeaten boxers will meet for Wilder’s World Boxing Council version of the title in Los Angeles on December 1.Fury, 30, is the former International 1

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Europe surge into 4-point lead over US at Ryder Cup

PARIS: Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia withstood a late fightback in a 2 and 1 win over Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau to trigger a sustained European charge in Saturday’s morning fourballs at the Ryder Cup as the hosts stretched their lead over the United States to 8-4. Four-time major champion McIlroy looked a shadow of himself in Friday’s opening fourballs

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM May backs joint UK-Ireland World Cup bid in 2030

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has signalled her “full support” for a potential joint bid by the United Kingdom and Ireland to host the 2030 football World Cup. May’s comments serve up a formidable challenge to a Latin American plan that Argentina agreed with Paraguay and Uruguay in April. England’s fans have been riding a wave of patriotic

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM ASIAN JUNIOR SQUASH: Pakistan players capture three titles

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan players led by the talented Abbas Zeb made the country proud by winning three out of four gold medals at stake in the Asian Junior Squash Championship in front of an Indian crowd in Chennai on Saturday. Abbas Zeb captured the Under-19 title after beating Chung Yat Long of Hong Kong 11-4, 11-3, 11-4 in a one-sided final. The Pakistani 1

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Europe surges into four-point lead over US at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France: Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia withstood a late fightback in a 2 and 1 win over Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau to trigger a sustained European charge in Saturday’s morning fourballs at the Ryder Cup as the hosts stretched their lead over the United States to 8-4. Four-time major champion McIlroy looked a shadow of himself 1