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April 19, 2018 12:00 AM Erdogan sends Turkey to snap polls on June 24

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections in Turkey for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half to sharply accelerate the transition to a new presidential system. Erdogan's announcement upended the political timetable in Turkey, which had been set to vote in simultaneous presidential and parliamentary

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM EU stands by allies over Syria strikes

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: European Council President Donald Tusk said Saturday the European Union stood by the United States, France and Britain over their air strikes in Syria after alleged chemical attacks by the Damascus regime. “Strikes by US, France and UK make it clear that Syrian regime together with Russia and Iran cannot continue this human tragedy 1

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Disqualification for life not applicable to my case: Tareen

LAHORE: PTI leader Jahangir Tareen on Friday said he always believed that the disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f) should be for life but it was not applicable in his case. "I always believed 62 1(f) to be for life but not applicable in my case," said Tareen on Twitter on Friday. "Full money trail provided of tax paid income, property declared in assets

April 13, 2018 7:27 AM Disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f) is for life but not applicable in my case: Jahangir Tareen

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen, who was disqualified on December 15 last year by the Supreme Court under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution, said that the apex court's Friday ruling on lifetime disqualification is "not applicable" in his case. In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that disqualification handed 1

April 12, 2018 12:00 AM Joshua eager to face Wilder in heavyweight unification bout

LONDON: Anthony Joshua wants to face fellow unbeaten world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder next, rather than Alexander Povetkin, the British boxer told the BBC on Tuesday. Joshua unified the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation heavyweight titles by outpointing New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in Cardiff 1

April 12, 2018 12:00 AM Green-shirts’ performance disappoints Oltmans

GOLD COAST, Australia: The 1-1 draw between Pakistan and Malaysia in their Group B match of Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday left the country’s Dutch coach Roelant Oltmans utterly disappointed, writes Alam Zeb Safi. Pakistan have now played four drawn matches on the trot. “It’s really frustrating that we could not manage a win,” Oltmans told ‘The News’

April 8, 2018 12:00 AM Student cyclist stuns with Games golds

BRISBANE: Not even cycling aficionados had heard of Charlie Tanfield a year ago, but now the young Englishman is a Commonwealth Games champion with a long-standing world record in his sights. The 21-year-old mechanical engineering student, still technically an amateur, somehow escaped the attention of British cycling chiefs until very recently -- but he can be ignored 1

April 7, 2018 12:27 PM Pakistan may hold a full cricket series by 2020, says Sethi

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi hope the country can host a full series by 2020, after a successful tour by the West Indies sparked hopes of an international revival. The three-match series against the World Twenty20 champions, staged in the once militancy-wracked port city of Karachi, was accompanied by a wave of optimism, with enthusiastic 2

April 6, 2018 12:00 AM Lankan PM wins no-confidence vote

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe defeated a no-confidence motion in parliament late on Wednesday but political tensions rose after 13 MPs from an allied party voted against him. Wickremesinghe said he would hold talks with President Maithripala Sirisena after coming through the battle by 122 votes to 76. Sirisena has criticised 5

April 6, 2018 12:00 AM Delimitations: ECP issues schedule for hearing representations

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday issued the schedule for hearing the representations on delimitation of constituencies and the last hearing is to be held on May 2, covering 1,206 representations yet to be taken during this period from Friday onward. According to the schedule, the ECP bench will hold hearing even on Saturdays 4