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July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi Arabia executes seven in one day

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed seven death row inmates who had been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, state media reported. The ultra-conservative kingdom has one of the world’s highest rates of execution, with suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking facing the death penalty. Two Saudi Arabian

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Khamenei calls for backing govt in face of US sanctions

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday called on state bodies to support the government of President Hassan Rouhani in fighting looming US economic sanctions, saying America’s "conspiracy" could be defeated, according to his official website. "I strongly believe that if the government takes the necessary measures, it will be able to overcome problems

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Putin hosts Abbas in Moscow, days after Netanyahu visit

MOSCOW: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was in Moscow on Saturday to meet Vladimir Putin, just days after the Russian leader hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "I’m glad of the opportunity to tell you about the contact we have had with your neighbours, and leaders of various countries," Putin told him as they met at the Kremlin, in quotes

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Two contestants fighting against Imran face predicament

ISLAMABAD: Two prominent politicians contesting against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in Lahore and Bannu are in the soup for different reasons, apparently creating favourable conditions for him in the fierce July 25 scramble. The Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab has recommended to the Deputy Commissioner of Lahore to place 3

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Teachers rally against university administration

SUKKUR: The Shah Abdul Latif University Teachers’ Association (SALUTA) on Wednesday took out a rally against the illegal appointment of Registrar and victimization of teachers, particularly Ishrat Ali Mirani, Assistant Professor and Member Syndicate, who was critical of alleged corruption and nepotism in the affairs of the university. The protesting 2

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM 49 killed as torrential rain pounds Japan

TOKYO: Forty nine people have been killed and 48 are unaccounted for in western and central Japan as torrential rain pounds the area, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, with more than 1.6 million evacuated from their homes. Japan’s Meteorological Agency retained special weather warnings for three prefectures in the main island of Honshu, down from five, and urged

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM Iranian oil minister calls Trump’s order to OPEC insulting

LONDON: Iran´s oil minister on Saturday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of insulting OPEC by ordering it to increase production and reduce prices, adding that Iranian output and exports had not changed as a result of U.S. pressure. Trump on Wednesday accused the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries of driving fuel prices higher, and urged 1

July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Edmund shoulders burden of facing Djokovic

LONDON: When Andy Murray was ending Britain’s 76-year wait for a Grand Slam champion at the US Open in 2012, a teenage Kyle Edmund was recovering from a morale-sapping loss at a third-tier event in Canada, earning the princely sum of $200 in the process. Fast forward six years and it is Edmund who carries British hopes at Wimbledon as his compatriots 4

July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Seven top party chiefs contest polls from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: Probably for the first time in the contemporary history, seven heads of mainstream political parties are contesting from different constituencies of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, giving a sort of importance to the voters of the otherwise neglected province. Those flexing muscles for their tough contests in different districts of the province include 3

July 6, 2018 3:40 AM Live coverage of Avenfield corruption case against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: All eyes are on the the accountability court that is scheduled to announce its verdict in the Avenfield properties reference case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family today (Friday). As per details, the Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict in the Avenfield properties reference against deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif 8