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Daily Archives: August 18, 2016

Mohammad Nawaz aims man-of-the-match performances for Pakistan

KARACHI: When the concept of a franchise-based Twenty20 tournament was brewed in the corridors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) headquarters in Lahore, many predicted that such a venture will unearth country’s local talent. Earlier this year in February, when the PCB organised Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) first edition in ...

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Clinton maintaining big lead against Trump in key US states

US Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is leading her Republican rival, Donald Trump, in the key states of Colorado and Virginia, still maintaining a slimmer edge in Iowa, a new poll shows in the run-up to the November presidential election. According to the Quinnipiac University poll, the former secretary of state ...

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Islamophobia deeply infused into American psyche: Analyst

Islomaphobia has been deeply infused into the American population’s psyche, says a political commentator. Kevin Barrett, a founding member of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance, made the remarks in a Wednesday interview with Press TV, while commenting on the recent murder of a Lebanese-American man, apparently mistaken for a Muslim by his ...

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North Korea resumes plutonium production at Yongbyon

North Korea has resumed plutonium production by reprocessing spent fuel rods at its main Yongbyon nuclear facility, citing the United States’ hostile policy toward Pyongyang. North Korea’s Atomic Energy Institute told Japanese Kyodo News Agency in a written interview that it had been producing highly enriched uranium necessary for nuclear arms ...

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China to limit operations of North Korea’s Air Koryo

China has decided to “limit” the operations of North Korea’s national carrier, Air Koryo, after one of its aircraft made an emergency landing in July due to a fire on board. China will take “relevant measures to limit operations” of the airline, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said in ...

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Bahrainis rally outside Sheikh Qassim’s home for 59th consecutive day

In a show of support for prominent Sheikh Isa Qassim Bahrainis have held a protest outside his home for the 59th consecutive day to voice their protest over Manama’s revoking of his citizenship. The demonstrators gathered outside the Shia cleric’s home in the village of Diraz and chanted slogans in his support on Wednesday. They also ...

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UN secretary general renews call for end to Yemen conflict

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate end to “hostilities” in Yemen amid a rise in the number of civilian fatalities caused by Saudi airstrikes. Ban, in a statement released on Wednesday, asked “all parties to the conflict to immediately cease all hostilities and for the Yemeni ...

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