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January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Lyon to lead PM XI against England

SYDNEY: Australia Test spinner Nathan Lyon will captain the Prime Minister’s XI against England in a Twenty20 match in Canberra next month, Cricket Australia said Saturday. Lyon played a leading role in Australia’s 4-0 Ashes Test series win over England, playing in all five Tests and capturing 21 wickets at 29.23. Lyon is Australia’s most successful 1

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Wapda T12 Cricket begins tomorrow

LAHORE: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) T12 Cricket Tournament for schools will be held from January 22-26 at Arbab Niaz Stadium Peshawar in a bid to improve the standard of fielding in cricket in Pakistan. The tournament will be commenced form Monday with prime focus on fielding. As many as 8 schools of Peshawar namely GHS Pahari 1

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Iraqi parliament postpones election date

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s parliament failed on Saturday to approve May 12 as the election date, as suggested by the government, as Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers demanded a delay to allow hundreds of thousands of war-displaced people to return home. Politicians, including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, insist on holding the election as planned on May 12, saying 1

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Czech lawmakers strip PM Babis of immunity

PRAGUE: The Czech parliament on Friday stripped billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis of immunity as a lawmaker, allowing the police to investigate his alleged role in EU subsidy fraud from 2007. "The decision was adopted," said deputy parliament speaker Tomio Okamura in a 111-69 vote. Police have charged Babis with fraud, alleging the 63-year-old 1

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Stocks rise over one percent on foreign buying; auto leads

Stocks gained 1.3 percent on Friday, buoyed by auto and financial shares while offshore investors continued to be net buyers and added fuel to a rally that started towards the start of the week, dealers said. Analyst Ahsan Mehanti at Arif Habib Corp said bullish activity was witnessed in scrips across the board. “(Prime Minister) PM’s approval for amnesty

January 18, 2018 10:37 AM Bilawal orders inquiry into ‘extrajudicial killing’ of Waziristan man

KARACHI: After social media uproar against the ‘extrajudicial encounter’ of a man by SSP Malir Rao Anwar, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has ordered an inquiry into the case as more details pointing towards mysterious circumstances emerge. I have asked Sindh Home Minster Sohail Anwar Siyal to conduct an inquiry, tweeted Bilawal. In reply to the tweet 2

January 17, 2018 9:35 AM Saudi Arabia announces $2 bn bailout for Yemen government

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, after desperate calls for funding from the war-torn country's president and prime minister. “To address the deteriorating economic situation faced by the Yemeni people as a result of the actions of the Houthi rebels, King Salman bin Abdulaziz has issued a directive 4

January 16, 2018 5:06 AM Witnesses record statements in corruption references against Sharifs

KARACHI: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law captain (retd) Safdar on Tuesday appeared before the Accountability Court that is hearing corruption references against them. The court was due to record statements of three witnesses today. Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Haris cross examined prosecution witness Nasir Januja 6

January 14, 2018 12:00 AM Money-laundering probe opens into AC Milan sale

ROME: Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes, La Stampa reported on Saturday. Milan prosecutors want to know if the 740 million euros ($786 million) paid to Silvio Berlusconi to buy out the seven-time European champions was overvalued 2

January 13, 2018 7:06 AM Balochistan Assembly votes Bizenjo in as new CM

Balochistan Assembly's former deputy speaker Abdul Quddus Bizenjo was elected the new chief minister of the province on Saturday. PML-Q's Bizenjo was voted in as the third chief minister of Balochistan in four years in a session of the provincial assembly. He was elected after former CM Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri stepped down from his post last week. Pakhtunkhwa 2