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June 24, 2018 2:04 AM PML-N finalises most candidates for Punjab

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has at last finalised around 80 per cent of its National Assembly candidates for 112 out of the total 141 NA seats in Punjab. Similarly, the party’s parliamentary board has made a decision about 65pc of Punjab Assembly seats by selecting 192 candidates for the 297-member house. Former prime minister Nawaz

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Racist’ tweet could inspire Senegal

YEKATERINBURG, Russia: Senegal face Japan on Sunday (today) at the World Cup fired up by an “ignorant” tweet by a British tycoon and reality television star that has become the talk of the team. Along with Nigeria, a powerful Senegal side spearheaded by Liverpool striker Sadio Mane is flying the flag for Africa in Russia. After battling to a 2-1 opening

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Israel PM says fraud charges against wife ‘absurd’

JERUSALEM: : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday dismissed fraud charges brought against his wife as "absurd" and said they were based on an "illegal" administrative ruling. On Thursday the Jerusalem district prosecutor filed charges against Sara Netanyahu, accusing her of fraud and breach of trust after a lengthy probe into allegations

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM S Korea ex-PM dies at 92

SEOUL: Kim Jong-pil, founder of South Korea’s once-infamous spy agency and former prime minister, died Saturday in Seoul, his aide said. He was 92 years old, and is believed to have died of natural causes. Kim was once a top figure in South Korean conservative politics, and along with former presidents Kim Young-sam and Kim Dae-jung, is considered one of the country

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Iraq says it killed 45 IS militants in Syria strike

BAGHDAD: Iraq said Saturday it had killed 45 jihadists from the Islamic State group, including senior members, in an air strike in eastern Syria, the second such operation in less than a month. Iraqi F-16 fighter jets carried out a “successful strike targeting a meeting of Daesh (IS) leaders” on Friday in the Hajin region, in the eastern Syrian province

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim hospitalised

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s prime minister-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, was rushed to hospital late on Saturday night after he complained of a pain in his shoulder and back on his return from Turkey. Anwar was pardoned and released from his five-year jail term for sodomy last month after a coalition that includes his party secured a surprise victory in the May 9 general

June 23, 2018 2:40 PM TTP appoints Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud as chief after Fazlullah's killing

The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced it had appointed a new leader on Saturday after the militant group confirmed for the first time its former chief Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike last week. US forces targeted Fazlullah in a counterterrorism strike on June 14 in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, close to the border

June 23, 2018 12:00 AM PTI to face humiliating defeat in polls: Amir Muqam

TAKHT BHAI: Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) leader Amir Muqam said on Friday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan should not dream of becoming prime minister as his party would face a humiliating defeat in the upcoming general elections. He was addressing public gathering in Shergarh area. He said that people had become politically

June 23, 2018 12:00 AM Kulsoom slightly better but not out of danger: Nawaz

LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that the condition of his wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz is slightly better but she is not completely out of danger yet. Nawaz Sharif in an interview to BBC Urdu expressed regret that had he visited his wife before last Thursday he would at least have been able to find her conscious. “[Begum] Kulsoom’s 1

June 23, 2018 12:00 AM Refugee returns to Syria must be coordinated with UN: Merkel

BEIRUT: The return of Syrian refugees to their homeland can only happen in coordination with the United Nations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday during her two-day visit to Lebanon. Refugee returns have been a hot-button issue in Lebanon, a small country that has the world´s highest number of refugees per capita. "We want to contribute