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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM US, Russia meet on disputed nuclear treaty in Geneva

GENEVA: US and Russian diplomats were meeting on Tuesday to discuss the fate of a major nuclear missile control treaty that Washington has threatened to ditch over alleged violations by Moscow. The discussions come amid widespread concern over the fate of the bilateral treaty, after US President Donald Trump said in October his country would pull out of the deal unless 1

January 9, 2019 12:00 AM Australia to ‘consider’ Saudi woman’s asylum plea

BANGKOK: Australia said Tuesday it will "carefully consider" the asylum claim of an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled alleged abuse from her family and is now in the care of the UN in Bangkok, after she fended off deportation in a gripping, live-tweeted ordeal. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived at the Thai capital’s main airport on a flight from Kuwait

January 7, 2019 12:00 AM Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport ‘fears death’

BANGKOK: A Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport said she would be killed if she was repatriated by Thai immigration officials, who confirmed the 18-year-old was denied entry to the country on Sunday. Rahaf Mohammed M Alqunun told AFP she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials when she arrived in Suvarnabhumi airport and her travel document was forcibly

January 5, 2019 12:00 AM Five held with huge cache of arms

FAISALABAD: Nishatabad police Friday foiled an attempt of smuggling a large cache of latest arms to Faisalabad in two cars and arrested five accused. The police stopped two suspected cars at a picket. After a thorough search, a large quantity of ammunition, including sophisticated 222-bore guns, 223-bore repeaters and pistols, was recovered. The police 1

January 5, 2019 12:00 AM Badminton’s Lee resumes training after cancer battle

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei resumed his training Friday, officials said, months after the sports great had to stop playing to fight cancer. The former long-time world number one was seen to be in “high spirits” with plans to get back to court next week, Badminton Association of Malaysia secretary-general Ng Chin Chai told AFP. “He was in the gym doing 2

December 30, 2018 10:21 AM 'Such is the strength behind us': Rickshaw driver offers free rides to Pak army soldiers

A social media user on Saturday posted a picture of a rickshaw driver offering free rides to Pakistan Army solders. A caption that accompanied the pictures of the rickshaw driver and the three-wheeler said people cannot be stopped from loving their armed forces. The user also tagged military spokesman Major Genera Asif Ghafoor who in his reply from his personal 4

December 17, 2018 12:00 AM Alvarez beats Fielding to win supermiddlweight title

NEW YORK: Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez brutally overpowered England’s Rocky Fielding with a dominant display on his New York City debut Saturday to become a three-weight world champion. Alvarez, who is the reigning World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association middleweight world champion following his thrilling victory over Gennady Golovkin 9

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM PGP terminal running above capacity

LAHORE: The Pakistan Gas Port (PGP) is operating beyond its contracted capacity by dispatching 650mmscfd of regasified LNG to the Sui pipeline system, a statement said on Wednesday. Under a 15-year agreement, the Pakistan LNG Terminals Limited (PLTL) has contracted out the processing of 600mmscfd of imported LNG to the PGP Terminal. However, PGP, through 9

December 7, 2018 12:00 AM Bid to smuggle 11kg hashish foiled in Nowshera

NOWSHERA: The Risalpur Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle 11 kilograms of hashish.Acting on a tip-off, Station House Officer Alamgir Khan of the Rislalpur Police Station stopped a car, RIZ 3336 for a search at the Rashakai Interchange on the M1.The police recovered 11kgs of hashish from the hidden cavities of the car and arrested driver Mohammad 3

November 28, 2018 9:04 PM Sidhu says opening of Kartarpur by PM Imran Khan will be written in golden words in history

Islamabad: Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has thanked his friend Prime Minister Imran Kan from the entire Sikh Community over Kartarpur corridor. According to Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal, "Sidhu thanked his friend PM Khan for doing what couldn’t be done in 71 years." Sidhu also expressed heartfelt gratitude 7