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June 24, 2017 11:44 AM Sana Mir ready for Women’s World Cup challenge

Pakistan women’s cricket team captain Sana Mir thinks her team can take inspiration from the triumph of their male counterparts in the recently concluded 2017 Champions Trophy as they begin their World Cup campaign in England. Pakistan take on South Africa in their campaign opener on Sunday after delivering mixed results in the two warm-up games before 1

June 24, 2017 4:00 AM Betrayal has no limits: PPP

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Friday said that betrayal had no limits as several former ministers belonging to the party had joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the recent weeks. Former ministers Firdous Ashiq Awan and Nazar Mohammed Gondal quit the PPP recently to join the PTI, while Nawabzada Ghazanfar Gul is considering 3

June 22, 2017 5:24 PM Anger in Mosul as Islamic State destroys historic mosque

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq The leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq's prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the city. "In the early morning, I climbed up to the roof of my house and was stunned to see the Hadba minaret had gone," Nashwan 2

June 22, 2017 2:32 PM Heir liftedUnderstanding Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince

Muhammad bin Salman is a shocking yet predictable choice FROM the moment he was named deputy crown prince in April 2015, Muhammad bin Salman seemed destined for the throne. The favourite son of King Salman, aged only 29 at the time, was handed control of the kingdom’s economy and made responsible for its defence. His youthful face was plastered on billboards 2

June 22, 2017 1:10 PM The good, bad and ugly of Champions Trophy after Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs in final

ON Sunday a resurgent Pakistan outfit completed their inspirational turnaround, trashing archrivals India to the tune of a 180-run demolition to claim the 2017 Champions Trophy title. It was a clinical yet awe-inspiring performance from a young side under the guidance of former Australian coach Mickey Arthur to return the favour against an opposition 5

June 22, 2017 6:12 AM Trump, new Saudi crown prince share hardline views on Iran but risks abound

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia's new crown prince and likely next king shares US President Donald Trump's hawkish view of Iran, but a more confrontational approach toward Tehran carries a risk of escalation in an unstable region, current and former US officials said. Iran will almost certainly respond to a more aggressive posture by the United States and its chief 4

June 21, 2017 11:00 AM Junaid thanks PSL for throwing up new talent

We played like a unit to defeat world’s best sides, he says Islamabad: Fast bowler Junaid Khan said on Wednesday that Pakistan team played with the belief that they could win the ICC Champions Trophy. He was talking to the media at Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway’s Swabi Interchange after arriving at Islamabad Airport from London following Pakistan’s historic 4

June 20, 2017 11:52 PM Red carpet welcome for victorious cricketers

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced Rs10 million for each player of Pakistan cricket team for their magnificent and historic performance in the Champions Trophy tournament. This was stated by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb here on Tuesday.The Pakistani team made the nation proud by becoming the cricket champions 7

June 20, 2017 7:52 PM Champions return to hero’s welcome

KARACHI / LAHORE / ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR: Thousands of cricket fans, including dignitaries, thronged four major airports of the country to give a hero’s welcome to the triumphant Pakistan cricketers on their return from England after thrashing arch-rivals India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy. Holding the trophy, Pakistan’s ODI and T20I captain 5 1

June 20, 2017 9:22 AM Sarfaraz hopeful Champions Trophy victory will rejuvenate international cricket in Pakistan

Speaking at the post-match press conference following his side's victory over arch-rivals India, Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed lauded his team's victory and expressed his desire to see international cricket return to Pakistan. "I think this is a great achievement for me, my team and my country. Hopefully, this win, everyone will remember 2