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April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Semenya completes Commonwealth double

GOLD COAST, Australia: South Africa’s Caster Semenya shrugged off controversy over her right to compete after completing a Commonwealth Games double with victory in the women’s 800 metres on Friday. The 27-year-old, who identifies as a woman but has elevated testosterone levels, dedicated her gold medal to the late Winnie Mandela after her crushing win. Elsewhere

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Semenya defiant after sweeping to CW Games double

GOLD COAST, Australia: South Africa’s Caster Semenya shrugged off controversy over her right to compete after completing a Commonwealth Games double with victory in the women’s 800 metres on Friday. The 27-year-old, who identifies as a woman but has elevated testosterone levels, dedicated her gold medal to the late Winnie Mandela after her crushing win.Elsewhere

April 10, 2018 7:12 AM Xi says opening brings prosparity, closure backwardness

BOAO: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday highlighted the significance of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), saying "Boao proposals" have helped build consensus in Asia, encourage cooperation, promote economic globalization and advance the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. Addressing the opening ceremony of the BFA annual conference

April 3, 2018 5:11 PM US designates Hafiz Saeed’s Milli Muslim League on terrorist list

ISLAMABAD: The United States has placed a Pakistani political group called the Milli Muslim League (MML) on its list of foreign terrorist organisations, saying it was merely an alias for a militant group blamed for a bloody 2008 attack in India. The Milli Muslim League is controlled by Hafiz Saeed. The group shot to prominence after fielding a candidate 10

March 23, 2018 12:00 AM Johnson, McIlroy upset in WGC Match Play openers

AUSTIN, Texas: World number one Dustin Johnson and in-form Rory McIlroy suffered shock losses as the World Golf Championship Dell Technologies Match Play opened with a string of uspets on Wednesday. Defending champion Johnson was spent spinning to a 3 & 1 defeat in his opening group game against Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger, the world number 56 who is seeded 6

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM City won’t fancy Liverpool Euro test: Klopp

LONDON: Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City won’t be happy to have been drawn against Liverpool in a Champions League quarter-final showdown of Premier League rivals. Klopp’s side were paired with Premier League leaders City in Friday’s draw and the Reds boss is certain Pep Guardiola’s side will be feeling a little nervous about the prospect.Although City beat Liverpool 4

March 14, 2018 12:00 AM US gives Philippine air force first drones

MANILA: The United States gave the Philippine air force its first surveillance drone system on Tuesday, as the two nations step up cooperation in the battle against jihadist militants. Washington has been boosting its backing for Philippine counter-terror efforts since supporters of the Islamic State group seized parts of the southern city of Marawi 6

March 9, 2018 12:00 AM Ronchi gives thumbs up to PSL

DUBAI: Luke Ronchi is enjoying a purple patch these days and believes that a “clear mind” is the reason behind his consistent showing in the HBL Pakistan Super League. The 36-year-old dealt Lahore Qalandars with a fatal blow, hitting a stunning 77 after recording PSL’s fastest fifty to help Islamabad United beat their opponents by six wickets here at the Dubai 14

March 4, 2018 2:54 PM Highly competitive cricket being played in Pakistan Super League, says Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara, the leading run-scorer in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), on Sunday said that the "level of competition in the league is very high”. The former Sri Lankan skipper was talking to DawnNews in Sharjah. “Some of the best international players are playing alongside great young talent from Pakistan, and the seniors are there too. I think 7

March 2, 2018 12:00 AM Taliban are a political force: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Asif on Thursday said that Taliban in Afghanistan are a political force and Pakistan welcomes Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s talks offer to the Taliban. He clarified that Pakistan would not sacrifice its interests for the sake of United States adding that if US wants peace in the region it should review 8