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Daily Archives: October 8, 2016

US Officials ‘Confident’ Russia Behind Political Hacking

The United States is publicly accusing Russia of launching a series of cyber attacks aimed at undermining the upcoming U.S. elections, though senior administration officials are stopping short of calling the intrusions an act of cyberwar. In a statement released late Friday, the U.S. said it is “confident” Russia directed ...

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Salman eager to perform after being named in PSL gold category

KARACHI: After the return of Mohammad Amir to international cricket earlier this year, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif now seem to be completing the full cycle of redemption after being named into the gold and silver categories, respectively, for the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Friday. “I ...

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England’s Ball in Dhaka ‘dream debut’

DHAKA: Fast bowler Jake Ball made a dream debut in Dhaka by becoming the first England bowler to take five wickets in his first one-day international during Friday’s 21-run win against Bangladesh. Bangladesh, replying to England’s 309-8, appeared to be coasting towards their target with opener Imrul Kayes (112) clubbing ...

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Venezuela’s Maduro gives Chavez peace prize to Russia’s Putin

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has awarded Russian President Vladimir Putin a newly-created peace prize, which is named in honor of the Latin American nation’s late leader Hugo Chavez. “I’ve decided to create the Hugo Chavez Prize for Peace and Sovereignty,” said Maduro during the unveiling ceremony of a statue of ...

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Funeral of slain teen turns violent in volatile Indian Kashmir

Police and paramilitary troops have clashed with thousands of people, who had turned out for the funeral of a teenage boy killed during pro-independence protests in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a police officer said the scuffles broke out at Martyr’s Graveyard in Srinagar on Saturday. Policemen and paramilitary ...

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Philippines says joint drills with US put on hold

Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says plans for joint patrols and naval exercises with the United States in the disputed South China Sea have been put on hold. The move is the first concrete break in defense cooperation after months of diplomatic tension between Manila and Washington. Lorenzana said on ...

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Morocco’s Islamic PJD party leads liberal PAM in parliamentary polls

Morocco’s Islamic Justice and Development Party (PJD), which has led the Monarchy’s coalition government for the past five years, is also emerging on top in legislative elections, interim results show. PJD candidates reportedly won 99 parliamentary seats during the polls on Friday while liberal opposition politicians from Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) captured ...

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Nigerian state bans main Shia group led by Zakzaky

The Nigerian state of Kaduna has declared a mainstream Shia group led by Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky as illegal as a state crackdown against the Muslim community continues. The Kaduna state government warned on Friday that those convicted of being a member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) could be imprisoned for seven years, fined ...

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