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  • 3 killed as worker opens fire at Saudi, Yemen border

    July 16, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    RIYADH: Three people were killed at a Yemen border crossing when a Saudi immigration worker opened fire, killing a colleague and police officer before being shot himself, Saudi authorities said Sunday. The 34-year-old employee of the Wadia crossing shot two of his colleagues at the frontier post on Saturday night, after they accused him of missing shifts

  • Iran school official jailed over abuse of boys

    July 16, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    TEHRAN: A supervisor at a Tehran boys´ high school has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 80 lashes for sexual abuse of minors, Iran´s semi-official ISNA news agency said Sunday. Reports of assaults against several dozen pupils at a private school in the west of the capital sparked outrage in the Iranian press when they emerged in late May. The scandal

  • Nigeria’s ruling party unseats opposition

    July 16, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    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

  • Court dismisses criminal case against founder of UAE’s Abraaj

    July 16, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    SHARJAH/DUBAI: A United Arab Emirates court on Sunday dismissed a criminal case against the founder of private equity firm Abraaj, Arif Naqvi, and another executive for issuing a cheque without sufficient funds, after the claimant dropped the complaint. The dismissal of the case provides breathing room for Naqvi as Dubai-based Abraaj tries to sell its investment

  • Khamenei calls state to support Rouhani

    July 16, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    DUBAI: Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday called on state bodies to support the government of President Hassan Rouhani in fighting looming US economic sanctions, saying America´s “conspiracy” could be defeated, according to his official website. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used a speech to members of Rouhani´s cabinet to call for support for the government and action

  • Khamenei calls for backing govt in face of US sanctions

    July 16, 2018 12:00 AM 7

    TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday called on state bodies to support the government of President Hassan Rouhani in fighting looming US economic sanctions, saying America’s "conspiracy" could be defeated, according to his official website. "I strongly believe that if the government takes the necessary measures, it will be able to overcome problems

  • Bilawal to visit Lalamusa tomorrow

    July 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    LALAMUSA: It is likely that Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari may pass through Lalamusa on Tuesday (tomorrow) night. He will be warmly received at Sarai Alamgir, Kharian, Lalamusa and other places. The PPP workers are making preparations for his reception. A motorbike rally will also be taken out. It is worth mentioning that PPP Punjab

  • Rs63 bn oil scam: NAB to take accused to court today

    July 16, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is all set to produce senior general manager and former general manager of PSO, who were arrested in a massive scandal of 63 billion rupees in the Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and private oil companies in the court today (Monday) after completion of legal formalities. The accused arrested by the NAB on July 11 in Karachi

  • GDA-MMA announce electoral alliance for Khairpur

    July 16, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    SUKKUR: The seat adjustment between Grand Democratic Alliance and Muttahida Majalis-e- Amal (MMA) was concluded following negotiations between GDA Sindh President Syed Sadruddin Shah Rashdi and JUI-F Sindh President Allama Rashid Khalid Mahamood Soomro. The JUI-F candidate Moulana Mir Muhammed Merik from NA-208 is withdrawing in favour of GDA candidate

  • Rs 4m fine imposed on Pindi food outlets

    July 16, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    Rawalpindi: The Food Branch of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) collected 3,896 food samples during last six months of 2018 while fines amounting to Rs4 million were imposed on the rules violators. According to RCB spokesman, various restaurants, hotels and other fast food points were sealed for unhygienic and poor cleanliness conditions. The department