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May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Sri Lanka warns of Tamil separatist resurgence

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s president Saturday warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its decades-long ethnic war. Maithripala Sirisena said government forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels´ separatism, although they were militarily conquered by May 2009 following

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Belgian Wellens out of Giro before Monte Zoncolan stage

MILAN: Belgian rider Tim Wellens has pulled out of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday ahead of the 14th stage to the summit of Monte Zoncolan because of a fever. The 27-year-old Lotto-Soudal rider won a sprint finish for the fourth stage between Catania and Caltagirone in Sicily. But his team said he has been suffering from a sore throat and signs of bronchitis

May 17, 2018 12:00 AM Husain Lawai takes chair of PSX board of directors

KARACHI: Seasoned banker Husain Lawai has been unanimously elected as chairman of the Board of Directors of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX), a statement said on Wednesday. He, along with other six persons, was recently appointed as independent director on the board of the PSX for a term of three years, with the approval of the Securities and Exchange 2

May 15, 2018 12:00 AM Australian breaks world record with Everest summit

KATHMANDU: An Australian climber reached the top of Mount Everest Monday, becoming the fastest person to summit the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents. Steve Plain conquered Everest 117 days after he reached the peak of Mount Vinson — the highest mountain in Antarctica — breaking the previous seven-summit speed record by nine days. “Steve 2

May 13, 2018 2:35 PM Moneeza Hashmi, daughter of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, deported from India

LAHORE: The daughter of revered Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz was deported for India after being invited to speak at a conference in New Delhi. Moneeza Hashmi, 72, was listed as a speaker at the 15th Asia Media Summit in Delhi between May 10 and 12. She, however, was denied permission to join the summit, nor was she given any explanation, India media 1

May 7, 2018 12:00 AM Viviani racesto second consecutive stage win

JERUSALEM: Elia Viviani, of Quick-Step Floors, sealed his second consecutive Giro d’Italia win as the Italian was the fastest in a bunch sprint finish in the third stage on Sunday. Sam Bennett, of Bora-Hansgrohe, was in the lead with a kilometre to go but Viviani showcased his impressive power once again to close in on the Irishman before the final corner 2

April 28, 2018 12:00 AM Nato puts on united front against Russia despite funding rows

BRUSSELS: Nato put on a united front on the need to counter Russian "aggression" on Friday, despite differences on defence spending, as new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed allies to shoulder a bigger military burden. There was agreement among foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on the need to find ways to counter Russia’s adoption of "hybrid 8

April 25, 2018 12:00 AM Senate committee paves way for Pompeo to become top US diplomat

WASHINGTON: A US Senate committee approved the nomination of President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Monday after a Republican seNator who had been opposed threw his support behind the CIA director in the face of party pressure. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the nomination on a party-line vote, with all 11 Republicans 4

April 23, 2018 5:27 AM 'CPEC is not about roads, motorways; it's about connectivity,' says Shahbaz

The two-day CPEC Summit, being hosted by Dawn Media Group in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Development, kicked off at Karachi’s Bagh-i-Jinnah on Monday. Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif addressed the summit in the session 'View from Punjab'. "CPEC has helped strengthen the federation of Pakistan; today, Pakistan is a happening 11

April 23, 2018 12:00 AM Chinese, Indian leaders to meet this week

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet in central China this week, Beijing announced on Sunday, as the Asian powers work to improve strained ties. The two leaders will hold an "informal summit" in the city of Wuhan on Friday and Saturday, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said after talks with his Indian counterpart 5