• Ukraine detains Kherson official suspected of aiding Russian occupiers

    Author: Reutersarticle author: ReutersID: 1669734509205786900Tue, 2022-11-29 18:12 KYIV: Ukraine has detained a deputy head of newly liberated Kherson’s city council on suspicion of aiding and abetting Russian occupation forces that seized control of the city in March, Ukraine’s state prosecutor said on Tuesday. The Kherson official, who was not named in the statement, cooperated with the occupation authorities and helped with the functioning of public services under the Russians, the...

  • Anderson excited to be back in Pakistan after 17 years

    Author: article author: APTue, 2022-11-29 17:52 RAWALPINDI: The lone survivor of England’s last test tour of Pakistan 17 years ago is feeling blessed to be back. James Anderson has worked hard on his fitness for the last five-six years to still be spearheading England’s bowling attack at the age of 40, and prolong a test career that started in 2003 against Zimbabwe at Lord’s. “I’m very fortunate that I’m naturally quite fit,” he said on Tuesday. “I feel very fortunate that I’m still here,...

  • Father suspected of killing wife, three daughters, then attempting suicide in Karachi — police

    Author: article author: NAIMAT KHANTue, 2022-11-29 17:43 KARACHI: A man suspected of killing his wife and three daughters with a dagger in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi and then attempting suicide with the same weapon was being treated at a local hospital, a senior police official said on Tuesday. The suspected killer, identified only by his first name Fawad, allegedly killed his family in Karachi’s Shamsi Society. He was a sales manager at a local factory and currently admitted at Jinnah...

  • Qatar top official says worker deaths for World Cup ‘between 400 and 500’

    Author: article author: APTue, 2022-11-29 17:29 DOHA, Qatar: A top Qatari official involved in the country’s World Cup organization has put the number of worker deaths for the tournament “between 400 and 500” for the first time, a drastically higher number than any other previously offered by Doha. The comment by Hassan Al-Thawadi, the secretary-general of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, appeared to come off the cuff during an interview with British journalist Piers...

  • Mexico face early World Cup exit against Saudi Arabia

    Author: By ANNE M. PETERSON | AParticle author: APID: 1669731048324682200Tue, 2022-11-29 17:30 DOHA: Mexico are going to have to suddenly find goals — and perhaps even several of them — to extend their knockout-round streak at the World Cup. Mexico have reached the round of 16 at the last seven World Cups, tied for the longest current streak with Brazil. But in Qatar, El Tri sit at the bottom of Group C ahead of a must-win match against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday at Lusail Stadium. The last...

  • Pakistani PM promises ‘full cooperation’ to new army chief General Munir

    Author: article author: Arab News PakistanTue, 2022-11-29 17:20 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday telephoned and congratulated Pakistan’s newly appointed army chief, General Asim Munir, and promised him the government’s “full cooperation” in the areas of defense and security. Earlier in the day, former army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa retired after completing a six-year extended term, passing on the baton to Munir during a ceremony at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in...

  • Students sent home, police on patrol as China curbs protests

    Author: By JOE McDONALD, DAKE KANG and HUIZHONG WU | AParticle author: APID: 1669731074314699700Tue, 2022-11-29 17:17 BEIJING: Chinese universities sent students home and police fanned out in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent more protests Tuesday after crowds angered by severe anti-virus restrictions called for leader Xi Jinping to resign. This is the biggest show of public dissent in decades. Authorities have eased some controls after demonstrations in at least eight mainland cities and Hong...

  • Ruling PML-N party says to use ‘every option’ to block dissolution of Punjab Assembly

    Author: article author: Arab News PakistanTue, 2022-11-29 14:39 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party and allies have decided to use “every option” to save the Punjab provincial assembly from dissolution, a Sharif aide said on Tuesday, days after ex-PM Imran Khan threatened dissolution of provincial legislatures in the country. Khan, who was ousted in a no-trust vote in April, threatened to dissolve assemblies in what is seen as a last resort...

  • Leading media outlets urge US to end prosecution of Julian Assange

    Author: Reutersarticle author: ReutersID: 1669721235293350300Mon, 2022-11-28 16:49 WASHINGTON: The United States should end its prosecution of Julian Assange, leading media outlets from the United States and Europe that had collaborated with the WikiLeaks founder said on Monday, citing press freedom concerns. “This indictment sets a dangerous precedent, and threatens to undermine America’s First Amendment and the freedom of the press,” editors and publishers of the Guardian, the New York...

  • UAE set to launch rover to the moon Wednesday

    article author: Arab NewsTue, 2022-11-29 14:33 DUBAI: The UAE has completed the final preparations to launch its rover to the moon in the Arab world’s first lunar mission, it was announced on Tuesday. Rashid rover will blast off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, US, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, embarking on a five-month journey to the moon. In a statement, Japan-based ispace inc. announced it had completed the integration of its HAKUTO-R Mission 1 lunar lander into the SpaceX...

  • Pakistan Taliban end cease-fire, order nationwide attacks

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Taliban said Monday they have called off a shaky cease-fire agreed with the government in June and ordered fighters to stage attacks across the country. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a separate entity from the Taliban in Afghanistan but sharing a similar Islamist ideology, have been responsible for hundreds of attacks and thousands of deaths since emerging in 2007. They agreed to a truce earlier this year after Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers took a prominent role...

  • Pakistan vs England Test: English skipper Ben Stokes to donate match fee to flood relief

    Author: article author: Arab News PakistanMon, 2022-11-28 16:32 RAWALPINDI: English cricket captain Ben Stokes on Monday announced he would donate his match fee from an upcoming Test series against Pakistan to the country’s flood relief efforts to “give something back that goes far beyond cricket.” The English team is currently in Pakistan to play a three-match series against the host, starting in Rawalpindi on December 1. This is the first Test that England will be playing against Pakistan...