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January 1, 2018 2:07 PM Trump threatens to cut Pakistan aid

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump suggested Monday he would cut off foreign aid to Pakistan, accusing Islamabad of harboring violent extremists and lying about it. "The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools 1

December 29, 2017 12:00 AM Azerbaijan gives lengthy sentences to Islamist group

BAKU: An Azerbaijani court on Thursday gave jail terms ranging from 12 to 15 years to members of an Islamist group, who claim they were tortured in to giving confessions. The jail terms were handed to 12 members of the "Movement for Muslim Unity", an opposition group, by a court in the oil-rich country’s capital Baku. The group’s lawyer Fariz Namazly 2

December 29, 2017 12:00 AM Pollard out of T20s for ´personal reasons´

WELLINGTON: The West Indies have suffered a further setback on their New Zealand tour Thursday with team officials confirming premier all-rounder Kieron Pollard had pulled out of the Twenty20 matches for “personal reasons”. It is the second change for the tourists, who have already had to replace the injured Ronsford Beaton. The West Indies have yet to win a match 1

December 28, 2017 12:00 AM UK eases rules, gives students more flexibility for work visas

LONDON: International students in the UK will soon enjoy more flexibility in switching over to work visas, with new immigration rules set to be introduced from January 11. As per the new rules, foreign students can switch over to Tier-2 visa (or skilled worker visa) as soon as they complete their course. According to current norms, they must wait until 1

December 22, 2017 12:00 AM Cholera hit one million in Yemen

DUBAI/GENEVA: Yemen’s cholera epidemic has reached one million suspected cases, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, with war leaving more than 80 percent of the population short of food, fuel, clean water and access to healthcare. Yemen, one of the Arab world’s poorest countries, is embroiled in a proxy war between the Houthi

December 8, 2017 7:56 AM SC strikes down LHC decision, gives go ahead to Orange Line Project

ISLAMABAD: Declaring Lahore's High Court's decision null and void, the Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Punjab government to complete the Orange Line Project . A five-judge bench of the apex court gave the green signal but put 31 conditions to ensure the project transparently.  According to Geo News, the court said it hasn't observed anything 1

December 4, 2017 12:00 AM Keep calm, Kraigg’s there, say battling WI

WELLINGTON: The West Indies put their faith in Kraigg Brathwaite to save the first Test against New Zealand as the gritty opener pulled the tourists back into the match here on Sunday. They had started their second innings with a 386-run deficit. By stumps, it had been reduced to 172.Opener Brathwaite, with a seventh century in his sights, was on 79 with Shai Hope on 21. The only wickets 1

November 28, 2017 12:00 AM Martin Dow partners with Abacus

Martin Dow partners with Abacus KARACHI: Martin Dow Marker Ltd (formerly Merck (Pvt) Ltd) and Martin Dow Marker Specialties (Pvt) Ltd (formerly Merck Specialties (Pvt) Ltd) have partnered with Abacus Consulting for the Implementation of SAP S/4 HANA in their organisation, a statement said on Monday. SAP S/4 HANA is the latest and also the world’s first 5

November 20, 2017 12:00 AM Figure skating: Papadakis and Cizeron set new record

GRENOBLE: French duo Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron laid down a marker for the 2018 Winter Olympics by setting a new ice dance world-record score at the Grand Prix event in Grenoble on Saturday. The two-time former world champions became the first ice-dancing pair to ever break 200 points earlier this month in China, and they posted a new best of 201.98 points 3

November 15, 2017 12:00 AM Australia quick Cummins hoping to be Johnson 2.0

MELBOURNE: Pat Cummins is uncertain whether his body can handle the demands of five Ashes Tests but the young paceman hopes to emulate Mitchell Johnson and become an Australian wrecking ball against England’s batting lineup. Cummins had to wait six years between his first and second Tests due to a rash of injuries and has only played two Tests in succession 15