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After meeting Taliban in Qatar, US envoy hopes for peace deal in 2019

After meeting Taliban in Qatar, US envoy hopes for peace deal in 2019

KABUL: The US special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday.Zalmay Khalilzad, in Kabul to lead talks between the United States, the Taliban and the Afghan government, told reporters he hopes “a peace deal is reached before April 20 next year”, when Afghanistan […]

At least four children injured after firing on Quetta school

At least four children injured after firing on Quetta school

QUETTA: At least four students were injured when unknown gunmen opened fire at a school in the Shabu Kali area of Quetta on Wednesday.The injured students – three boys and a girl – are aged 9 to 12 years, according to witnesses.Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan took notice of the incident on Danishkada school and sought […]

China consumer group raps Apple after ID thefts

China consumer group raps Apple after ID thefts

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A Chinese consumer body has criticised iPhone maker Apple over a recent data security issue which impacted a number of consumers in China who said they had suffered financial losses after having their Apple IDs stolen.Apple said earlier this month that an internal investigation had found that a “small number of our […]

Pakistan take control after Abbas annihilates Australia

Pakistan take control after Abbas annihilates Australia

ABU DHABI (Reuters) -The 28-year-old right-arm quick then tested Finch with some sharp inswingers but it was his partner Travis Head (14) who cracked under pressure, gifting a comfortable catch to Asad Shafiq in the slip cordon to leave Australia reeling at 56-4.Mitchell Marsh arrived to the crease with a positive mindset and added 13 […]

Three dead after falling into well during Hindu ritual

Three dead after falling into well during Hindu ritual

MUMBAI (AFP) – Three people have died after falling into a deep well during a Hindu ceremony in Mumbai, officials in the Indian city said Wednesday.The victims — two women and a child — were among devotees performing rituals Tuesday evening above the 30-foot (nine-metre) well when they fell to their deaths, a disaster official […]

Nawaz returns to political arena after months-long absence

Nawaz returns to political arena after months-long absence

ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif reentered the political arena after a gap of more than three-and-a-half months in Murree, his favourite hill resort, prior to by-elections. The former PM arrived in Murree earlier on Thursday night. He has since been staying there at his luxurious residence located at the Kashmir Point near the Mall Road. Crime fighting: Combing […]

900 sacked PIA employees reinstated after stay order

900 sacked PIA employees reinstated after stay order

LAHORE – At least 900 sacked employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have been reinstated after the issuance of stay order.The employees were terminated from their posts following several accusations including fake degree, fraud and absence.Details suggest that at least 388 employees were sacked for possessing a fake degree while 94 over forgery and fraud.Overall […]

England’s Cook to retire from international cricket after India series

England’s Cook to retire from international cricket after India series

LONDON (AFP) – England great Alastair Cook announced on Monday he would retire from international cricket after the end of the ongoing home series against India, with the opening batsman saying the time was right as he had “nothing left in the tank”. The 33-year-old Essex left-hander is England’s all-time leading Test runscorer with 12,254 […]

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