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January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Iran summons Polish diplomat to protest US summit

TEHRAN: Iran's foreign ministry summoned Poland's top diplomat in the country to protest its decision to host what it called an "anti-Iranian" summit, a spokesman said Sunday. Poland's charge d'affaires was summoned to "protest the anti-Iranian so-called peace and security conference," said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on his Telegram channel 18

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Iran summons Polish envoy to protest US summit

TEHRAN: Iran’s foreign ministry summoned Poland’s top diplomat in the country to protest its decision to host what it called an “anti-Iranian” summit, a spokesman said Sunday. Poland’s charge d’affaires was summoned to “protest the anti-Iranian so-called peace and security conference,” said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on his Telegram channel 14

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM ‘Yellow vest’ anger as French boxer who hit police denied bail

PARIS: Supporters of the French boxer filmed punching police officers during a “yellow vest” protest reacted angrily Thursday after he was denied bail at a court hearing where he expressed regret for his outburst. Christophe Dettinger, a former light heavyweight champion caught on camera beating two riot officers, was remanded in custody by a Paris court 9

January 9, 2019 12:00 AM Ailing Olympian Zahid appeals for support

LAHORE: Former Hockey Olympian Zahid Sharif appealed to the government to support him financially as he is going through heart disease. Sharif while talking to the media on Tuesday said that his heart is working only 17 percent and he is not able to do anything to let his ends meet. “Physically I am not able to do any work and really need support from the government 13

January 6, 2019 12:00 AM Temple unrest: Britain warns tourists against travelling to India

Thiruvananthapuram, India: Britain on Saturday warned tourists visiting the southern Indian state of Kerala after sporadic violence in recent days over the admission of women to one of Hinduism's holiest temples. In updated travel advice, London advised UK nationals in Kerala, popular with tourists particularly at this time of year, to "monitor media 10

January 6, 2019 12:00 AM New Orthodox church gains independence from Russia

ISTANBUL: The Istanbul-based Orthodox patriarch on Saturday signed the formal decree confirming the creation of an independent Ukrainian church, marking a break with the Russian church that has angered Moscow. The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, the leading authority in Orthodox Christianity, signed the decree known as Tomos at a ceremony 10

January 6, 2019 12:00 AM Kashmiris observe right to self determination day

MIRPUR: The President, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan has said India must realise that the Kashmiri people cannot be deprived of their inalienable right to self determination and freedom through military might. Masood was addressing a conference commemorating the right to Self Determination Day hosted by Jamaat Islami Azad Jammu and Kashmir 16

December 31, 2018 12:00 AM ‘PPP striving to sabotage JIT, conceal corruption’

SUKKUR: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has said the PPP lawmakers are trying to sabotage the JIT report to conceal their corruption and embezzlement through creating doubts about the report. Talking to the media persons at the Circuit House Sukkur, the Sindh governor said he has no information about the proposal of governor’s rule in the province, however 12

December 30, 2018 12:00 AM Industries to remain shut today to overcome gas shortage

KARACHI: Industrialists and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) reached an agreement on Saturday to keep industrial units closed today (Sunday) in order to help the utility cope up with the gas shortfall. Former president Site Association of Industry and Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Zubair Motiwala told media that business community understands 13

December 23, 2018 12:00 AM LeBron James slams NFL owners’ ‘slave mentality’

LOS ANGELES, California: NBA superstar LeBron James offered a scathing take on NFL team owners on the latest episode of his HBO show “The Shop” on Friday, saying the gridiron league is run by “old white men” with a “slave mentality”. James was chatting with his business partner Maverick Carter, Los Angeles Rams star Todd Gurley and actor/rapper Ice Cube about 17