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December 18, 2017 12:00 AM Lecture on ancient Silk Route today

PESHAWAR: The Victoria Memorial Hall of the Peshawar Museum will host a lecture by famed historian and polymath, Professor Dr. Sayed Amjad Hussain, today (Monday) at 3:00pm. The United States-based luminary, who is affectionately called “Aghaji” by everybody in his hometown Peshawar, has enchanted the local audiences on previous occasions. This time will talk on “The Silk Route

December 18, 2017 12:00 AM Rose cruises to Indonesian Masters title

JAKARTA: England’s Justin Rose fired a brilliant round of 10 under par to cruise to victory at the $750,000 Indonesian Masters Sunday. Rose, who is ranked six in the world, was the form player at the Asian Tour’s season-ending event and finished 29 under for the tournament, eight shots clear of Thailand’s Phachara Khongwatmai. The win caps a stellar

December 17, 2017 2:02 PM JI's Siraj says Al-Quds not to become Israeli capital until Muslims are alive on earth

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Surajul Haq said on Sunday that Al-Quds would not become capital of Israel until the Muslims are alive on the earth, terming 2018 as a freedom year for Palestine and Kashmir. Addressing the “Al-Quds Million March” organised by JI to express solidarity with the people of Palestine here, Sirajul Haq said that the Muslim

December 17, 2017 12:00 AM WHO certifies Gabon as polio-free

LIBREVILLE: The World Health Organization has declared Gabon a "polio-free country", given the lack of new reported or suspected cases in the central African country. According to a WHO statement obtained by AFP on Saturday, the UN health agency nonetheless recommended taking the necessary steps to continue monitoring for possible signs of the disease 1

December 17, 2017 12:00 AM Macron criticised for celebrating 40th birthday in royal style

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday celebrated his birthday at the iconic chateau of King Francois I, a choice denounced by critics as an example of how he is "cut off from the people". Macron, who turns 40 on Thursday, is spending the weekend with his wife Brigitte and extended family at the chateau of Chambord in France’s Loire Valley

December 17, 2017 12:00 AM 3rd Test: Smith, Marsh put Aussies in driving seat

PERTH, Australia: Rivals and team-mates alike were left in awe of Steve Smith after the world’s top-ranked Test batsman hit new heights in the third Ashes match against England at the WACA Ground on Saturday. The Australian captain reached his highest Test score yet with his second double-century, passed 1,000 Test runs for the year and also notched

December 17, 2017 12:00 AM Triumphant Vonn in perfect riposte

VAL D’ISERE, France: American Lindsey Vonn made the perfect return from a back injury and backlash at her anti-Trump comments by storming to victory in the World Cup super-G here on Saturday. Vonn, 33, clocked 1min 04.86sec down a shortened OK piste in cold overcast conditions to improve her record tally of World Cup wins to 78, 28 of which have come in the super-G

December 16, 2017 12:00 AM New Indian boss mulls bid for 2032 Olympics

NEW DELHI: India’s new Olympics chief Narinder Batra has vowed to make bids to stage the 2032 Olympics, 2030 Asian Games or 2026 Commonwealth Games, saying the country must “think big”. Batra, who is also the International Hockey Federation (FIH) president, said after winning the Indian Olympic Association vote late Thursday that an approach would be made to the Indian

December 16, 2017 12:00 AM Rose retains lead at Indonesian Masters

JAKARTA: England’s Justin Rose retained the clubhouse lead after a curtailed second round at the storm-hit Indonesian Masters on Friday, as Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat vaulted to second on the leaderboard. Rose, the world number six, was on an aggregate score of 14-under through 16 holes on day two at par-72 Royale Jakarta Golf Club before play was abandoned

December 15, 2017 12:00 AM Muslims facing isolation, says Siraj

LAHORE: JI Ameer Sirajul Haq said the colonial powers under the US umbrella had collectively invaded the Muslims all over the world and it was time the Ummah united to face the enemy. Blood of Muslims was being shed everywhere like water but irony is that they were accused of terrorism. Conspiracies were being hatched to place the Qibla-e-Awwal of Muslims