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Daily Archives: September 23, 2016

Does Shahid Afridi deserve a farewell game?

When a journalist recently asked Shahid Afridi about his fitness, he was met with a typical Afridi cross bat response: “Alhamdulillah, tum jaise dus bande main abhi bhi sambhaal sakta hoon (by the grace of God, I can still take on 10 guys like you).” In the same interview, he ...

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Syria no-fly zone beneficial to Takfiri militants: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ruled out the establishment of a no-fly zone in Syria, stressing that such a measure would merely complicate the ongoing crisis in the Arab country and strengthen foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants on the ground. “A no-fly zone (in Syria) will benefit terrorists, who have everything expect for ...

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India seals deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France

India has formally signed an agreement with France for the purchase of three dozen Rafale fighter jets worth a reported 8.8 billion dollars amid a long-running arms race with neighboring Pakistan. India’s Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian signed the deal at a ceremony in the ...

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Japanese PM Abe visits Cuba in historic meeting

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has paid a historic visit to Cuba, meeting with President Raul Castro and seeking to “open a new page” in relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Abe, the first Japanese leader to visit Cuba, was received with military honors at the Palace of the ...

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Police arrest Brazil’s finance minister under Lula, Rousseff

Brazilian police have arrested former Finance Minister Guido Mantega, who had served under presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff. Mantega was taken into custody on Thursday as part of the sweeping corruption investigation into the scandal engulfing the Latin American oil giant Petrobras. The former minister, who maintained his ...

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Tulsa white police officer charged in death of black man

Prosecutors in the southern US city of Tulsa in Oklahoma have filed manslaughter charges against the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street. Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher after his SUV broke down on September 16. Video ...

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Nigeria police attack Zakzaky supporters

Nigerian police have attacked a protest rally by Shia Muslims demanding the release of Nigerian Shia leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. The Thursday demonstration was met by police action, which included the security forces firing teargas canisters at supporters of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), led by Zakzaky, local media ...

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US House passes bill to outlaw cash payments to Iran

The US House of Representatives in Congress has passed another anti-Iran bill to prohibit the White House from making cash payments to the Islamic Republic. The legislation, passed by a 254 to 163 vote, was a rebuke of the Obama administration’s decision to send Tehran what Republicans charge was “ransom” ...

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