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July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Waqar rejects Sethi’s comments

LAHORE: Pakistan’s former captain Waqar Younis has rejected the comments made by PCB chairman Najam Sethi during an interview regarding cricket talent in the country. The PCB chairman in an interview with BBC Urdu endorsed Shahid Afridi’s views that there was no talent in Pakistan. When asked why there is no cohesion in the Pakistani team, the veteran

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Palestinian dies after being shot in clashes

GAZA CITY: A Palestinian has died days after being shot by Israeli forces in clashes along the Gaza border, the enclave’s health ministry said Tuesday.Sari al-Shobaki had been transferred to Jerusalem for treatment after being shot several days ago east of Gaza City, the ministry in the Hamas-run territory said. A ministry spokesman said the 23-year-old

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Iraqi police use batons to disperse protesters outside Zubair oilfield

BASRA: Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tuesday as unrest across southern cities over poor basic services gathered pace. Since demonstrations began nine days ago, protesters have attacked government buildings, branches of political parties

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi Arabia executes seven in one day

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed seven death row inmates who had been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, state media reported. The ultra-conservative kingdom has one of the world’s highest rates of execution, with suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking facing the death penalty. Two Saudi Arabian

July 17, 2018 12:00 AM As ties thaw, Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA: Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country’s embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, the latest in a series of dizzying peace moves after two decades of war between the neighbours. The embassy inauguration caps Isaias’s historic visit to the Ethiopian capital aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the former enemies declared

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Kim stretches lead at John Deere Classic

LOS ANGELES: Michael Kim celebrated his 25th birthday with a seven-under par 64 in the third round of John Deere Classic on Saturday, stretching his lead to five strokes over Bronson Burgoon. Kim shrugged off two weather delays, capping his round with four straight birdies to put himself in prime position to strike on Sunday for a first US PGA Tour title

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Tough competition likely in main races today

LAHORE: Seven races of Ceaser plate are going to be held here at the Lahore Race Club on Sunday with last three of them being the races to watch. Satpara, Blue Max and Atlantis are the favourites in fifth, sixth and seventh race respectively. But they will be having tough competition from their rival horses. The opening race of the day is for the non favourite

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Spinners put Sri Lanka on top in 1st Test

GALLE: Spinners led by Dilruwan Perera put hosts Sri Lanka in firm command of the first Test on Friday after South Africa were bowled out for 126 — their lowest Test innings in the country. First innings centurion Dimuth Karunaratne then made a fluent 60 as the hosts ended day two on 111 for four, leading by 272 runs at the Galle International Stadium 4

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Imam, Shadab excel with bat and ball: Pakistan crush Zimbabwe

BULAWAYO: Pakistan stormed to a 201-run win over Zimbabwe here on Friday in the opening game of their five-match one-day series. Career-best efforts from opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq and leg spinner Shadab Khan ensured that Pakistan kept control through both innings.Opener Imam cracked 128 runs as Pakistan made 308 for 7. Khan then made short work of Zimbabwes 4

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Two contestants fighting against Imran face predicament

ISLAMABAD: Two prominent politicians contesting against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in Lahore and Bannu are in the soup for different reasons, apparently creating favourable conditions for him in the fierce July 25 scramble. The Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab has recommended to the Deputy Commissioner of Lahore to place 3