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December 14, 2018 12:00 AM Palestinian kills two Israelis

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian shot dead two Israelis in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military said, after security forces killed two Palestinian murder suspects, stoking fears of wider violence. The army said the shooting at a bus stop near the Ofra settlement also wounded at least two other people, although a spokesperson

December 13, 2018 10:46 PM Pakistan to host Asia Cup 2020

DHAKA: Pakistan will host the 2020 Asia Cup or the first time in over a decade, the decision was made during the ACC Executive board meeting in Dhaka. As per details, Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has given the hosting right of next Asia Cup to Pakistan , ACC President Nazmul Hassan announced on Thursday. "The next Asia Cup, would be palayed in 2020, will be hosted

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM ADB approves $75m loan to improve KP roads

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million loan as additional financing for a project that aims to improve road conditions, capacity, and road safety on provincial roads in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. The additional funding will widen and enhance 42 kilometers of the total length (53.9 km) of the chronically congested

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Asian football boss faces two challengers for presidency

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will face two challengers when he seeks a fresh term at an election in April, the football body said Saturday. Qatar’s Saoud Al-Mohannadi, an AFC vice president, and AFC executive committee member Mohamed Khalfan Matar Saeed Alromaithi of the United Arab Emirates

December 6, 2018 5:35 AM Yasir Shah breaks 82-year-old world record, becomes fastest bowler to bag 200 Test wickets

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Thursday became the fastest cricketer to take 200 Test wickets, breaking an 82-year-old record on the fourth day of the third Test against New Zealand. The 32-year-old trapped nightwatchman Will Somerville leg before for four — his second wicket of the New Zealand second innings — to reach the milestone in his 33rd Test, beating

December 6, 2018 12:00 AM Stokes faces hearing despite court acquittal

LONDON: Ben Stokes will on Wednesday head to an internal English cricket hearing into a brawl outside a nightclub last year that cost him his Ashes place with a glowing reference from England coach Trevor Bayliss. Star all-rounder Stokes was acquitted of a criminal charge of affray at a trial in August following the incident in Bristol, southwest England 4

December 3, 2018 12:00 AM Shakib, Tamim return for West Indies ODIs

DHAKA: Bangladesh selectors on Sunday recalled Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan to a full-strength squad for the One-day International series against West Indies. The pair missed the Tigers’ last ODI series against Zimbabwe in October due to injury, but were deemed fit for the upcoming three-match contest in Bangladesh.Opening batsman Tamim has not played 2

December 1, 2018 12:00 AM Suu Kyi to be stripped of freedom award

Paris city will strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honourary freedom award of the French capital over her failure to speak out against a crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, a mayor’s spokeswoman said on Friday. Mayor Anne Hidalgo decided to revoke the honour because of the "multiple violations of human rights recorded in Myanmar and the violence and persecution 1

November 30, 2018 12:00 AM Jofra Archer could play for England at World Cup

LONDON: Jofra Archer could be set to play for England in the both the World Cup and the Ashes next year, after the ECB announced a change to its eligibility criteria - from seven years to three - following its board meeting at Lord’s on Wednesday. Archer, 23, was born and raised in Barbados, and represented West Indies at Under-19 level. However, he has been on Sussex’s 5

November 30, 2018 12:00 AM BD to send cricketers to Pakistan after safety assurances

DHAKA: Bangladesh will send a cricket squad to Pakistan for the first time in three years, officials said on Thursday after receiving assurances from their counterparts about security. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are co-hosting an Asian Cricket Council tournament next month, with Bangladesh playing all their group matches in Karachi.Most cricket nations have steered 3