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June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan has capacity to overcome monetary crisis: experts

BEIJING: Building sound economic fundamentals is the best way to allay a currency crisis in Pakistan, Economic experts said here on Monday. Global Times quoting some Chinese experts said Pakistan economy has potential to overcome its monetary crisis. Pakistan's central bank recently devalued the Pakistani rupee for the third time in six months, stoking 1

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey begins mly patrols around Syria’s Manbij

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Monday said it had started military patrols in an area around the Kurdish-held city of Manbij in northern Syria, in line with an agreement with the United States to scale down tensions in the region. The Turkish army said in a statement that “patrol activities had begun” between Manbij and an area it controls after a 2016-2017 military 1

June 15, 2018 12:00 AM FB news use declining, WhatsApp growing!

LONDON: News consumption is increasingly shifting from social media like Facebook to messaging applications like WhatsApp, according to a study published on Thursday which also found high levels of international public concern about fake news online. The Reuters Institute report, which covers 37 countries in five continents, found that the use of social 2

June 14, 2018 8:55 PM Shawwal moon not sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan on Saturday

KARACHI: The Shawwal crescent, 1439 Hijri, has not been sighted and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Pakistan on Saturday, June 16, 2018, announced Ruet-e-Hilal committee here Thursday. The announcement was made by Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman. He chaired the meeting at the Met office Karachi. The evidence of moon sighting 4

June 13, 2018 12:00 AM Asian Karate Championship: PKF pins hopes on Saadi, Baaz

KARACHI: Pakistan Karate Federation (PKF) has pinned hopes on its seasoned fighters Saadi Abbas and Baaz Mohammad for the Asian Karate Championship, which will be held in Jordan from July 10 to 15. “We expect medals from both Saadi and Baaz in the Asian Championship,” PKF chairman Mohammad Jehangir told ‘The News’ on Tuesday.He was quick to add though 7

June 9, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey media tycoon dies at 79

ISTANBUL: One of Turkey’s leading businessmen who owns the country’s largest media group, Erdogan Demiroren, died of respiratory failure at an Istanbul hospital on Friday, his doctor said. Demiroren, 79, is head of the Demiroren Group — one of Turkey’s largest conglomerates with interests in media, energy and construction. His doctor Ozgur Samilgil Erdogan 1

June 7, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Hello darling’: Jailed Turkey candidate makes speech though wife’s phone

ISTANBUL: It´s not the most conventional way for a presidential candidate to address supporters. But Turkey´s leading Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas is not facing a usual set of circumstances as he campaigns for June 24 elections from jail. Demirtas on Wednesday issued his first, and possibly only, audio message of the campaign where he will challenge 1

June 4, 2018 12:00 AM Cahill off to fourth World Cup as Australia squad finalised

SYDNEY: Tim Cahill looks set to play in a fourth World Cup finals at the age of 38 this month after being included in Bert van Marwijk’s final 23-man Australia squad for Russia on Sunday. The totemic forward made the cut along with 32-year-old defensive midfielder Mark Milligan, who is also included in the Socceroos squad for a fourth successive tournament 2

June 3, 2018 12:00 AM Tunisia announce World Cup squad

PARIS: Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul stripped six players from his provisional group to reveal a whittled down 23-man World Cup squad on Saturday. The Carthage Eagles squad will head to the World Cup without striker Ahmed Akaichi or goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifia. “Good luck to my friends in the World Cup in Russia... Long live Tunisia!” Akaichi, who plays 1

May 27, 2018 12:00 AM Rose takes slim lead at Fort Worth

LOS ANGELES: Britain’s Justin Rose fired a six-under par 64 Friday to grab the second-round lead at the US PGA Fort Worth Invitational, boosting his confidence for next month’s US Open. The 37-year-old Englishman, who won his lone major title at the 2013 US Open, stood on 10-under par 130 after 36 holes at Colonial Country Club. He had a one-shot lead over Argentina’s 6