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Sharif’s flight to Pakistan faces unspecified delay

Lahore, Jul 13 : Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter’s flight from Abu Dhabi to Lahore has been delayed due to “unspecified” reasons, Pakistani media reported today. Sharif, 68, and his daughter are held up at the Abu Dhabi international airport on their way to Lahore from London. They are returning to Pakistan to face a prison sentence ... Read More »

Sharif, daughter set to arrive in Lahore to face arrest in graft case

Lahore, Jul 13 : Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam are set to be arrested today after their arrival here from London following their conviction in a corruption case described by Pakistan’s embattled former prime minister as a “blind revenge” amid a crackdown on his party activists. Sharif, 68, the supremo of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz, and Maryam stopped ... Read More »

Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuclear talks

Singapore, Jul 13 : South Korean President Moon Jae-in has urged US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try harder to achieve a breakthrough in their nuclear negotiations. Moon said at a forum in Singapore today that Trump and Kim would “face the stern judgment of the international community” if their promises on denuclearisation weren’t kept. ... Read More »

‘Air strike kills 28 civilians in IS-held part of Syria’

Beirut, Jul 13 : An air strike has killed 28 civilians in one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor, a monitor said on today. The raid late yesterday hit a “gathering of civilians” at an ice factory near the village of Al-Soussa near the Iraqi border, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for ... Read More »

Buddha of Swat smiles nearly 11 years after Taliban dynamited it

Peshawar, Jul 12 : The iconic Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the 7th century, has been restored to its almost original form with Italian assistance in the troubled northwestern Pakistan, nearly 11 years after it was dynamited by the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan during their control over the area. Buddha seated in a meditative posture, which is considered one ... Read More »

All the World’s Atwitter: BCW’S Latest Twiplomacy Study Finds that 97 Percent of all Governments are Now on Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the second most influential world leader on Twitter and the third and fourth most followed Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj ranks seventh, is the most followed woman leader in the world GENEVA, :  U.S. President Donald Trump is the most followed world leader on Twitter, with 52 million followers on his @realDonaldTrump account which has ... Read More »

England sink Sweden to clinch World Cup semi-final berth

Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opening goal from a corner on 30 minutes, with Alli adding a second just before the hour. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford then produced a series of crucial saves in the final half-hour to seal England’s long-awaited spot in the last four. It was just a second England victory over Sweden in nine competitive meetings, and ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup: Brazil to take on Belgium in 2nd QF

Brazil have peaked at the right time and are a dangerous entity when it comes to big games. Belgium won’t be pushovers as they exhibited their fighting spirit against Japan. Brazil go into the tie as favorites and could pose a lot of threat, given Belgium have a vulnerable defense. The likes of Philippe Coutinho, alongside Willian and Neymar, could ... Read More »

Sweden book place in World Cup quarterfinals after edging past Switzerland

This was far from a classic at the Saint Petersburg Stadium and if Colombia or England’s players were watching on from Moscow, they could be forgiven for feeling bullish about their prospects in the last eight. Switzerland’s Michael Lang was sent off in injury-time for a last-ditch push on Martin Olsson and referee Damir Skomina downgraded his penalty to a ... Read More »

Chadli fires Belgium into World Cup’s last eight

Chadli’s superbly worked goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time yesterday was the final act of an epic last-16 battle that saw Belgium become the first team in 48 years to successfully overturn a 2-0 deficit in a World Cup knockout game. The Red Devils will face five-time champions Brazil in Kazan on Friday after scoring three second-half goals ... Read More »