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In Iran, economic worries grow as new US sanctions loom

In Iran, economic worries grow as new US sanctions loom

TEHRAN: Iran’s currency plummeted to a record low on Monday, a week before the United States restores sanctions lifted under the unraveling nucear deal, giving rise to fears of prolonged economic suffering and further civil unrest. Already last month, protesters clashed with police outside parliament in Tehran in three days of demonstrations sparked by the Iranian […]

North Korea developing new missiles: report

North Korea developing new missiles: report

US intelligence agencies have found that North Korea is building new missiles, based on satellite photographs taken in recent weeks and other new evidence, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Just weeks after a high-stakes summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang appears to be developing at least one or two liquid-fueled […]

New Zealand declines PCB’s invitation to play T20 series in Pakistan

New Zealand declines PCB’s invitation to play T20 series in Pakistan

  The New Zealand cricket board has declined the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) invitation to the Black Caps to play a three-match Twenty20 series in Pakistan, New Zealand’s NewsHub service reported on Tuesday. The Kiwis are set to play three Tests, three One Day Internationals and three T20 matches against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) […]

New government should be given a chance: Sirajul Haq

New government should be given a chance: Sirajul Haq

Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Monday said that the new government, likely of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), should be given a chance to play their due role. The JI emir, while addressing a press conference in Lahore, struck a contrasting tone to that of his fellow Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) leader Fazalur Rehman, who has rejected […]

3 killed, 7 injured in New Orleans shooting: police

3 killed, 7 injured in New Orleans shooting: police

Three people have been killed and seven others injured following a shooting in New Orleans. City police spokesman Aaron Looney said in a statement the shooting happened Saturday night on the 3400 block of Claiborne Avenue, about 3 miles (4.83 kilometers) from the French Quarter. The injured victims have been taken to a hospital, though […]

Zaman, Imam set new record for Pakistan’s highest-ever partnership in ODIs

Zaman, Imam set new record for Pakistan’s highest-ever partnership in ODIs

Pakistan are 282-0 at the end of 39 overs in the fourth match of their five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. The left-handed pairing of Fakhar Zaman and Imamul Haq have broken the record of Pakistan’s highest partnership in ODI cricket for any wicket. The pair surpassed the previous record of 263 runs, set […]

Implementation of new manganese content limits in petrol faces resistance

Implementation of new manganese content limits in petrol faces resistance

ISLAMABAD: The oil industry is resisting implementation of recently introduced specifications for lower manganese content in petrol, saying it required additional investments and time to enable the industry for a phase-out plan. The Petroleum Division of the Ministry of Energy had introduced fresh specifications for manganese and iron content in petrol in May this year […]

Pakistan’s New Delhi High Commission issues visas to over 300 Sikh pilgrims

Pakistan’s New Delhi High Commission issues visas to over 300 Sikh pilgrims

ISLAMABAD, Jun 22 (APP):The Pakistan’s High Commission in New Delhi has issued visas to over 300 Sikh pilgrims from India to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Lahore from June 21-30. The visas are in addition to those issued to Sikh pilgrims participating in the event from other countries, […]

‘New level of intensity’ as England reach for whitewash

‘New level of intensity’ as England reach for whitewash

CHESTER-LE-STREET, United Kingdom (AFP) – England captain Eoin Morgan hopes his side can maintain their “new level of intensity” after moving to within sight of a first 5-0 one-day international series whitewash of Australia. Morgan’s men, the number one-ranked side in this format, beat Australia by six wickets at Chester-le-Street on Thursday. Set an ODI […]

England and New Zealand shatter women’s T20 record against luckless South Africa

England and New Zealand shatter women’s T20 record against luckless South Africa

LONDON; England posted a new women’s Twenty20 international record of 250 for three against South Africa at Taunton on Wednesday — just hours after New Zealand had done the same thing to the Proteas at the same ground. The three sides are taking part in a triangular tournament where teams will play ‘double-headers’. It was […]

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