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Daily Archives: January 13, 2017

Towards the Saudi-led military alliance

        The 15th retired chief of Pakistan Army, General Raheel Sharif, is being tipped to take over as the military chief of the Saudi led 34-member military alliance of Muslim countries. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif confirmed the news by stating that, ‘this thing was in the pipeline ...

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Australia set 269-run target for Pakistan in 1st ODI

Former adversaries Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell combined for a vital sixth-wicket partnership of 82 runs to help Australia post 268-9 against Pakistan in the first one-day international at the Gabba on Friday. After captain Steve Smith won the toss and decided to bat, Australia was 78-5 before being rescued ...

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Lynn, Stanlake to make ODI debut in series opener against Pakistan

BRISBANE: Chris Lynn and Billy Stanlake will make their limited overs debut for Australia in Friday’s opening One-day International against Pakistan in Brisbane. Skipper Steve Smith said on Thursday dynamic batsman Lynn and beanpole pace bowler Stanlake would start with Usman Khawaja and leg-spinner Adam Zampa left out of the ...

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HRW slams police violence, prison abuse in Brazil

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized the Brazilian police for its excessive use of force against people while criticizing overcrowded prisons across the country which the rights group said have exposed inmates to violent gangs. HRW said in its 2017 world report published on Thursday that police in Brazil torture and ...

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Nigerian lawmakers vote to offer asylum to Gambia’s president

Nigerian lawmakers have voted to offer Gambian President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he hands over power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who was declared the winner of the country’s December presidential election. The House of Representatives, Nigeria’s lower house, on Thursday approved a motion to authorize President Muhammadu Buhari to offer ...

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