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October 13, 2018 12:00 AM Turkish court rules to release US pastor

ALIAGA, Turkey: A Turkish court ruled on Friday to release the US evangelical Christian pastor at the centre of a bitter diplomatic row between Ankara and Washington, a move that could be the first step towards mending ties between the Nato allies. The court passed a 3 years and 1-1/2 month sentence on Brunson, who had been charged with terrorism offences 3

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Man who attacked Brazil presidential hopeful Bolsonaro acted alone

BRASÍLIA: Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, the man who stabbed Brazil’s presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro on the campaign trail, acted alone in a premeditated political attack, police said Friday. “There is no doubt that the motive for Mr Adelio’s attack was his political opposition to ideas favored by candidate Bolsonaro,” federal police spokesman Rodrigo

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Ex-sessions judge gets death for murder

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court Saturday sentenced former sessions judge Sikandar Lashari and a co-accused to death in a murder case. Lashari, former district and sessions judge (Mithi), was charged with killing 19-year-old son of Jacobabad district and sessions judge in February 2014. He had been serving sentence at Hyderabad jail and was presented 1

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Boxing: ’Slumdog’ Tyson laments lack of personalities in the game

MUMBAI: The current generation of boxers do not have the wild streak that Mike Tyson wore like a badge of honour during his career and the former world heavyweight champion says the lack of personalities in the sport has contributed to its decline. Tyson, who was in Mumbai to promote the launch of the Kumite 1 League mixed martial arts competition, told reporters

September 27, 2018 12:00 AM NAB reference: Gilani seeks permanent exemption from appearance

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday appeared before an accountability court in a reference pertaining to the misuse of authority and submitted a petition for permanent exemption from appearing before court. Accountability court judge Arshad Malik had summoned Gilani in the connection after the National Accountability Bureau

September 19, 2018 4:50 PM Bilawal reacts to IHC verdict suspending sentence of Nawaz, Maryam

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, in reaction to the verdict given by the Islamabad High Court suspending the sentence of the Sharif family in the Avenfield case, said: “The decision comes as a relief for the Sharif family. After Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s untimely death, the Sharif family was going through testing times 5

September 18, 2018 12:00 AM Nawaz, Maryam return to Adiala Jail

LAHORE: PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar left Jati Umrah for Rawalpindi on a special flight to be transported back to Adiala jail. The trio was released on a five-day parole to attend the funeral, burial and Qul of the late Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. Initially they were released on a 12-hour parole which 3

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Kuwaiti couple gets jail sentence for airport attack

COLOMBO: A Kuwaiti man and woman convicted of assaulting customs officers at Sri Lanka’s main international airport were handed a six month jail sentence suspended for five years, an official said on Saturday. A magistrate sentenced on Friday the 32-year-old woman and her 29-year-old male partner, who were also fined 138,000 rupees. They were arrested

September 15, 2018 10:13 AM NAB moves SC to stop IHC from hearing Sharif family petition for suspension of Avenfield verdict

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday knocked on the Supreme Court's door in an effort to keep the Islamabad High Court (IHC) from ruling on an application from the Nawaz family seeking the suspension of the Avenfield verdict. Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar had moved the IHC to suspend 1

September 13, 2018 12:00 AM Former Iran VP sentenced for threatening national security

GENEVA: A Iranian former vice president was sentenced to six and a half years in prison on Wednesday for threatening national security and other charges, the Tasnim news agency reported. Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie was sentenced to five years for threatening national security, one year for spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic and six months