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March 10, 2018 12:00 AM Watson still undecided about playing in Pakistan

DUBAI: Contrary to earlier reports which suggested that Shane Watson has agreed to travel to Pakistan for HBL Pakistan Super League matches, the Australian all-rounder has announced that he was yet to make up his mind about it. Watson who played a key role in Quetta Gladiators’ big win against Karachi Kings on Thursday night, said that it is his family 14

March 3, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Pakistan’s liberal visa policy to improve inbound tourism’

KARACHI: Pakistan’s liberal visa policy will attract more tourists from Turkey in the future, said Tolga Ucak, newly-appointed Turkish Consul General in Karachi, a statement said. Speaking at the Turkish Airline Agency Award ceremony held on Thursday evening, he praised the recent decision by the government of Pakistan to introduce visa on arrival policy 24

March 2, 2018 12:00 AM Dubai tests autonomous pods in drive for smart city

DUBAI: Dubai has begun testing autonomous pods in a trial run the Gulf´s trade and tourism hub hopes will help its transformation into one of the smartest cities in the world. Officials from Dubai´s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) displayed two cube-shaped vehicles built by U.S.-based Next Future Transportation company in Italy as they spun around 9

February 28, 2018 12:00 AM DPRK leaders used Brazilian passports to apply for Western visas

LONDON: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his late father Kim Jong Il used fraudulently obtained Brazilian passports to apply for visas to visit Western countries in the 1990s, five senior Western European security sources told Reuters. While North Korea’s ruling family is known to have used travel documents obtained under false pretences, there are few specific 11

February 27, 2018 12:00 AM Snow falls in Rome as Europe hit by icy weather

ROME: Rome woke to its first snowfall in six years on Monday as chilling winds from Siberia swept across Europe, bringing freezing temperatures that have claimed at least seven lives, disrupted travel and closed schools. The "Beast from the East", as Britain’s media have named it, is expected to bring cold air from Russia over the next few days that will make it feel even chillier 9

February 24, 2018 12:00 AM Chinese trawlers travel farthest and fish the most: study

BEIJING: China has the world´s largest and farthest-ranging fishing operation, outstripping the next 10 biggest combined, according to what researchers say is the most comprehensive and data-intensive study on the subject. Ships from China amassed approximately 17 million hours of fishing in 2016, mostly off the southern coast of their home country 4

February 20, 2018 2:01 AM FIA offices in Iran, Greece planned to check human smuggling

RAWALPINDI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is planning to establish its offices in Greece and Iran to check the activities of organised criminal networks and illegal movement of Pakistanis. An official said the FIA had been seeking assistance of the Foreign Office for establishing its offices in the two countries. He said an FIA officer of the deputy 13

February 19, 2018 1:28 PM Imran Khan’s valima ceremony to be held at Bani Gala

ISLAMABAD: A day after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) confirmed party chairman Imran Khan’s third marriage with Bushra Bibi, the spokesman has announced to arrange a simple Valima ceremony at Khan’s Bani Gala residence. In a message on official twitter handle of the party, PTI spokesman said “the valima ceremony of Imran Khan will be held as per Sunnah 15

February 19, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi women to start own business without male permission

RIYADH: Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday, also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for decades. “Women 9

February 17, 2018 12:00 AM McLeish confirmed as new Scotland manager

LONDON: Alex McLeish has been appointed as the new manager of Scotland, the Scottish Football Association said on Friday.McLeish’s return for a second spell as Scotland boss ends the SFA’s four-month search for a successor to Gordon Strachan, his former Aberdeen and Scotland team-mate. The 59-year-old McLeish won seven of 10 games in charge during his previous 10