Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Tag Archives: Pakistan

Dozens arrested after immigration raids of nail bars

LONDON: Dozens of people have been arrested in a crackdown on nail bars suspected of committing immigration offences. A total of 97 people were arrested, while businesses were warned they could face fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker. Some 14 people were also identified as potentially being at risk of ...

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Cook’s time as England Test captain may be up

CHENNAI: England captain Alastair Cook heads home for Christmas with calls for his resignation ringing in his ears after what turned into an embarrassing sub continental tour. Cook flagged his possible departure before the five-Test tour of India and it was a question that became more pointed after England’s capitulation ...

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Russia, Pakistan, China seek to crack Afghan conundrum

ISLAMABAD: In international diplomacy, there are no permanent friends or foes. This oft-repeated cliché perfectly illustrates the current transformation of Pakistan-Russia relationship. When Afghanistan was in turmoil in the 1980s, Moscow and Islamabad were in opposite camps. But their Cold War rivalry has taken a dramatic turn. And the two ...

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Defence prowess to be showcased at IDEAS 2016

KARACHI: A defence exhibition showcasing the country’s indigenously built military hardware, including fighter aircraft, tanks, missiles, drones, APCs and firearms, is all set to kick off on Tuesday at the Karachi Expo Centre. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to inaugurate the four-day event, it was learnt. To be held ...

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Farhan Zaman, Farhan Mehboob set up International Squash Championship final

ISLAMABAD: Taking quite a huge step towards regaining the lost glory in the sport, Pakistan’s Farhan Zaman and compatriot Farhan Mehboob on Sunday overcame their high-ranked opponents in their respective semi-finals of the Chief of Air Staff International Squash Championship here at Mushaf Squash Complex to set up all-Pakistan final. ...

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Don’t let america shun Pakistan, Sharif tasks diplomats

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked his diplomatic corps to make sure the United States does not shun Pakistan after Donald Trump takes over as president in January, The Nation has learnt. Senior officials at the Foreign Ministry said that Pakistan was aiming to win enough confidence of the ...

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Erdogan eyes Shanghai bloc after EU spat

ISTANBUL: President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Sunday as saying that Turkey did not need to join the European Union “at all costs” and could instead become part of a security bloc dominated by China, Russia and Central Asian nations. Nato member Turkey’s prospects of joining the EU look more ...

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Britain sends most aid money to Pakistan

LONDON: Britain increased its spending on overseas aid programmes in 2015, official data released on Thursday showed, with Pakistan and Ethiopia receiving the largest share of the money. Britain’s Department for International Development spent 12.1 billion pounds ($15 billion) last year, a rise of nearly 4 percent from $14.55 billion ...

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Pakistan, Turkey agree to bolster bilateral relationship

Mamnoon, Erdogan call for resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with will of Kashmiris ISLAMABAD – President Mamnoon Hussain and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to further expand the mutual cooperation between the two brotherly countries in diverse fields. They agreed to further deepen the existing cooperation in trade ...

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Nurse, Holder help WI defend 227 for bonus-point win

Nuwan Kulasekara said Sri Lanka’s batsmen are not used to facing bowlers with the height and bounce of Jason Holder HARARE: West Indies’ bowlers, led by Jason Holder and Ashley Nurse, defended 227 on a deteriorating pitch to register a bonus-point win here on Wednesday, their first against Sri Lanka ...

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