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July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Rose set to excel at The Open

CARNOUSTIE, United Kingdom: Justin Rose says he can repel the host of young Americans who hold all the major golf titles and claim The Open crown this week despite a mediocre record. The 37-year-old Englishman — whose best finish in his home major remains his astonishing fourth in 1998 when still an amateur — is in fine fettle heading into Thursday’s

July 17, 2018 1:11 PM Rao Anwar’s bail plea to be responded on July 20

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday adjourned its verdict on granting bail to former SSP Rao Anwar pertaining to possession of illegal weapons and explosives. The bench has also reserved its decision on DSP Qamar Ahmed’s plea seeking bail along with four others in the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case. Last week, the ATC court had granted

July 17, 2018 12:00 AM PML-N leader Sheikh Aftab escapes assassination bid

ATTOCK: Former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sheikh Aftab escaped an assassination attempt late Monday, sources informed Geo News. Sources said that Sheikh Aftab had been on his way home after campaigning in Kamra, when unknown assailants opened fire on his vehicle in Attock. The incident took place under the jurisdiction

July 17, 2018 12:00 AM Personal physician, Hashmi, other PML-N leaders not allowed to meet Nawaz

RAWALPINDI: Personal physician of Mian Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League-N leaders were not allowed to meet the party quaid, currently lodged in Adiala Jail Rawalpindi in Avenfield corruption case, on Monday. Dr Adnan visited Adiala Jail and sought permission for meeting his patient for a medical check-up. However, he was not permitted. Earlier

July 17, 2018 12:00 AM As ties thaw, Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA: Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country’s embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, the latest in a series of dizzying peace moves after two decades of war between the neighbours. The embassy inauguration caps Isaias’s historic visit to the Ethiopian capital aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the former enemies declared

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Car crash victim Degenkolb wins 9th stage of Tour de France

PARIS: John Degenkolb won the Arras-Roubaix ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday ahead of Greg Van Avermaet as dozens of falls and multiple withdrawals made for a slapstick spectacle amidst clouds of dust. The win marks a return to form for the German, a former winner of Paris-Roubaix, who was knocked down by a car in Mallorca two years ago. Van Avermaet

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM South Africa’s Justin Harding wins Indonesia Open

JAKARTA: South Africa’s Justin Harding carded a one-under-par 71 to secure his maiden Asian Tour victory at the final day of the Indonesia Open on Sunday. The 32-year-old dropped two shots on holes seven and eight, but bounced back with two birdies and won with an 18-under-par 270 total at Jakarta’s Pondok Indah Golf Course.Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent pressured

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Nigeria’s ruling party unseats opposition

ABUJA: Nigeria’s ruling party won a governorship election in southwestern Ekiti state, officials said, unseating the opposition and giving President Muhammadu Buhari a boost ahead of national polls next year. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressive Congress (APC) took almost 45 percent of the vote held on Saturday, the electoral commission announced on Sunday

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM 1,223MW power project at Balloki to start operation by end July

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s third RLNG based Independent Power Project of 1223 MW located at Balloki in Kasur district of Punjab is likely to start its commercial operations by end of July 2018, the Private Power and Infrastructure Board ( PPIB ) said on Saturday. PPIB says that after its completion, this project will be 38th Independent Power Project, processed

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA: Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country’s dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict. Isaias arrived in the Ethiopian capital just five days after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited