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July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Canada target Costa Rica in CONCACAF race to 2022

TORONTO: Canada have Costa Rica in their crosshairs as they begin their drive towards the 2022 World Cup but coach John Herdman says that with the right preparation they should eventually target regional heavyweights Mexico and the United States. With the buzz from the Russia World Cup still in the air, Canada was out of the starting blocks quickly by unveiling

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM GE’s power unit faces threat in Saudi Arabia

NEW YORK/ABU DHABI: One of General Electric Co´s largest and most valuable customers, Saudi Arabia, is lining up competitors to bid against GE for lucrative power plant work, according to five people familiar with the situation. State-controlled Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) has qualified at least two companies - Power Systems Mfg LLC and Combustion Parts

July 19, 2018 12:00 AM Airbus unveils pioneering solar-powered drone

Farnborough, United Kingdom: European air giant Airbus on Wednesday unveiled a solar-powered drone called Zephyr that will fly at a high altitude and fulfil the same functions as a satellite. The project was presented at Britain´s Farnborough airshow, where Airbus revealed that the Zephyr S took off on July 11 for its maiden flight from Arizona in the United

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan football squad off to Bahrain

LAHORE: Pakistan football squad flew to Bahrain on Tuesday for a series of practice matches scheduled before the Asian Games and SAFF Cup. Players who departed from Lahore included Waseem Asghar, Adeel Ali, Yousuf Ahmed, Mohsin Ali, M Sohail, Arsalan Ali, M Umair, Ali Khan, M Riaz, Ahsanullah, Mehdi Hassan, Shehbaz Younus, M Usman, Sadullah, Faisal Iqbal

July 17, 2018 12:00 AM ‘US pullout from Iran deal will hurt ME’

BEIRUT: Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday the US withdrawal from world powers’ 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran would have negative consequences for Middle East stability. Aoun, a Maronite Christian politician, is a political ally of Lebanon’s Iran-backed group Hizbullah. The United States, which classifies Hizbullah as a terrorist organisation

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 Geo News to telecast ‘Election Debate’ on terrorism today

KARACHI: The Geo News will telecast “Election Debate” today (Sunday) among the three major political parties. The main issues to be discussed include ‘successes in war against terrorism from 2013 to 2018’, ‘why National Action Plan is still incomplete’ and that although Karachi operation became successful but the ‘complete maintenance of law and order 1

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Hurdles ahead of polls not a new phenomenon for PPP: Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Former president and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari Saturday said the people who are creating hurdles in PPP election campaign will fail. In a statement, Zardari said everyone knows that these hurdles are not new for the party and the party workers. "The PPP workers know how to jump over these hurdles," he said. The former

July 14, 2018 2:45 AM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam provided 'B' class facilities in Adiala jail

RAWALPINDI: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have been provided "B" class facilities in Adiala jail. The NAB officials took Nawaz Sharif and Maryam into custody,in Avenfield reference, shortly after their arrival at Lahore airport via private airline Etihad Airways flight# EY243. They were flown to Islamabad via special

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM PPP protests stopping of Bilawal’s aircraft

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Secretary General Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari on Friday protested against the caretaker government for stopping the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s aircraft from taking off from Lahore to Peshawar. In a statement, he said instead of giving fool-proof security to Bilawal, the caretaker government was hindering 5