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Daily Archives: September 15, 2016

‘Janaan’ seeks positive global spotlight for Pakistan

The cast and crew behind new film “Janaan” are hoping to showcase the positive side of Pakistan as they look to bolster international investment and interest in the country’s small movie industry. In comparison to Hollywood and Bollywood, the Pakistani industry is still in its infancy. Films are made with ...

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View from US: The death-spiral of Pakistan hockey

Montreal Olympics 1976: Pakistan played field hockey for the first time on an artificial turf that we now call astro-turf. We didn’t win the gold, but we got the bronze. Thirty years later, on a wet windswept day, I was at the forlorn stadium where Canada hosted the summer Olympics. ...

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‘Huge’ gender pay gap in sport not closing: study

SYDNEY: The huge gulf between how much male and female athletes are paid is not likely to narrow in the foreseeable future, a joint British-Australian report said Thursday. The study by advocacy group Women on Boards found the gender pay gap was in part due to the growing commercialisation of ...

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5 soldiers, 30 Boko Haram militants killed in Niger fighting

Nigeria-based Boko Haram Takfiri militants have attacked soldiers in neighboring Niger, with reports saying more than two dozen people have been killed in the fighting. Niger’s Defense Ministry said late Tuesday that the attack on its soldiers had been carried out a day earlier near the village of Toumour, about ...

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Libya frees German refugee aid workers

Libya has freed two refugee aid workers from Germany who were recently arrested by its coast guard, the non-profit sea rescue organization, Sea Eye, says. Hans-Peter Buschheuer, the spokesman for the humanitarian group, said the two men were freed late Monday. Libya’s navy had said the group’s vessel, Speedy, violated ...

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Ohio police kill 13-year-old black boy

Police have fatally shot a 13-year-old boy in the state of Ohio after he pulled a fake gun from his waistband while officers were trying to place him under arrest. Tyree King was shot several times after police responded to an armed robbery call in Columbus on Wednesday, authorities said. ...

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US vows to pay Israel $38 billion in 10 years

The United States and Israel have signed a military deal, in which Washington pledges for a record $38 billion in military aid to the regime. The 10-year deal was signed as planned by Israel’s national security advisor and a senior US diplomat on Wednesday. With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at ...

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