Japan is ready to take action against a further surge in the yen, including market intervention, after the safe-haven Japanese currency hit a post-war record high, local media reported on Saturday. The…
Pakistan’s exports in the year 2010-2011 amounted to $24.827 billion according to the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). This is a 28.7 per cent increase compared to the $19.29 billion recorded in…
The number of violent incidents in Indian-administered Kashmir fell below 100 in the first half of the year, the lowest level since the start of an insurgency more than 20 years ago,…
France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bludgeoned Roger Federer to an historic defeat to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals Wednesday, as the Swiss star suffered his first ever Grand Slam loss after being two sets up.…
New Zealand beat Australia 3-2 for their first women’s Champions Trophy field hockey win over their trans-Tasman neighbour and move to second place in Pool B here Sunday. In the other local…
The UN Human Rights Council passed Friday a historic resolution that seeks equal rights for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation, marking progress for gay rights despite strong Arab and African opposition.…
Remittances sent homewards by the Pakistani Diaspora have crossed the $10 billion mark for the first time in country’s history. They have transmitted an amount of $10,096.40 million in the first eleven…
Historic flooding along the Mississippi River turned deadly Thursday when an elderly man died despite being pulled from floodwaters and resuscitated by firefighters. The worst floods to hit the central US in…
GARHI KHUDA BUX – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday said the probe by a United Nations commission into the assassination of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was conducted to ensure credibility and to dig out the facts.
Talking to newsmen at the mausoleum of the martyrs of the Bhutto family, Gilani said the UN probe was conducted as the martyred leader had desired so, after the first attempt on her life in Karachi, adding that she wanted an independent investigation into the
CAIRO – Egyptians flocked to the polls on Saturday for the first time since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled to vote in a referendum on constitutional reforms which the military rulers hope will allow elections within six months.
By early morning, queues of hundreds had formed at polling stations across the country to cast ballots in the first vote in living memory whose outcome has not been known in advance. The result will determine how quickly Egypt can hold elections.
COLOMBO – History-making Lasith Malinga played down his landmark second World Cup hat-trick, insisting that his famous four wickets in four balls against South Africa in 2007 was a greater achievement.
The 27-year-old seamer’s trademark collection of yorkers and toe-crushers helped him to a career-best 6-38 as Sri Lanka beat Kenya by nine wickets on Tuesday to put his team back on top of World Cup Group A. “It gave me a lot of heart to overcome my injury and get back. Hopefully I
BEIJING – China’s state media trumpeted President Hu Jintao’s state visit to the United States as “a historic masterstroke” of “global significance” but ordinary Chinese seemed rather less enthusiastic.
The official Xinhua news agency gave the glowing praise after the elaborate welcome Hu received at the White House on Wednesday and his Oval Office talks with US President Barack Obama.
“History will remember this unusual day,” the People’s Daily, mouthpiece of the ruling
PRISTINA: Kosovo voted Sunday in its first elections since declaring independence in 2008, with many voters angered to find themselves still among Europe’s poorest citizens.
Police reported theats to minority Serb voters in the north of the overwhelmingly ethnic Albanian territory when shots were fired into an empty building. The electoral commission put turnout across the territory at over 11 percent shortly before midday, and there were no other reports of violence.
LONDON: Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry on April 29 at Westminster Abbey, the historic London church where the funeral of his mother Diana was held in 1997, royal officials said Tuesday.
Downing Street announced that there would be a special public holiday on the day, perhaps the biggest royal event in Britain since the ill-fated union of William’s parents Prince Charles and Diana nearly three decades ago.
“The venue has long associations with the
LAHORE: The world’s largest conference on Islamic banking will be held in November at Expo Centre Lahore, Pakistan where speakers, from around the world, particularly from Muslim countries including Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Mauritius, USA, Indonesia, Switzerland and the UK will be in attendance on the occasion and share their valuable insight and perceptions on Islamic banking and finance.
More than 2000 participants will join in one of the most important
Japan upset powerhouse Argentina 1-0 Friday in a historic friendly win, crowning former AC Milan boss Alberto Zaccheroni’s debut as their coach.
Shimizu S-Pulse striker Shinji Okazaki scored the winner in the 19th minute while the Blue Samurai stopped several scoring attempts by Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
It was the first win for the Blue Samurai in their seven international matches.