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Stan Lee, father of superheroes, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES: Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world´s movie screens, has died. He was 95 years old. Lee, the face of comic book culture in the United States, died early Monday in Los Angeles after suffering a number of illnesses in recent...

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I told Saudi king Salman he wouldn’t survive without US support: Trump

President Donald Trump made an undiplomatic remark about close ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying he warned Saudi Arabia's King Salman he would not last in power "for two weeks" without the backing of the US military. "We protect Saudi Arabia. Would you say they're rich. And I love the King, King Salman. But I said 'King — we're protecting...

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Only bilateral agreements, S. Arabia not to be made part of CPEC

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Pakistan said that Saudi Arabia would not be made part of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework and the kingdom’s proposed investments would fall under a separate bilateral arrangement. Minister for Planning and Development Khusro Bakhtiar said there was no decision to bring a third country, like Saudi Arabia, under the framework of the CPEC...

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Australia declare Azhar Ali as biggest threat

ISLAMABAD: Australia quicks Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle have singled out Pakistan''s Azhar Ali as the key wicket for the tourists in this month''s two-Test series in the UAE. If the numbers are anything to go by, their concerns about the diminutive opening batsman are well-founded; in seven Tests against Australia, Azhar averages 69.75, having made three hundreds and four...

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Malala Yousafzai’s portrait unveiled at London portrait gallery

London: Portrait of Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousufzai has been disclosed at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai announced the new on his twitter account. He shared the portrait of his daughter which was made by Shirin Neshat and has a poem carved on it which was written by a well known Pushto poet Rehmat Shah...

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Former model accuses Ronaldo of rape, football star calls it ‘fake news’

Cristiano Ronaldo is facing allegations of rape by a former model who accuses the Portuguese superstar of attacking her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse suite in 2009. Ronaldo, who now plays for Juventus in Italy's Serie A, rejected the charges as "fake news" during a live chat on Instagram. "What they said today, fake -- fake news," the 33-year-old...

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Hafeez recalled for Test series against Australia

Web Desk: All-rounder Muhammad Hafeez has been included into the Test squad for upcoming series against Australia. Pakistan’s national selection committee Monday recalled former opener Mohammad Hafeez for the two-match Test series against Australia to reinforce its batting following a failed Asia Cup campaign. The 37-year-old was not part of the original 17-member squad announced last week, but after Pakistan...

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Fashion Pakistan Week 2018 comes to an end among a bevy of stars

Fashion Pakistan Week, a star studded event sponsored by TvOne, came to an end yesterday (Sunday) among the glitz and glam of the fashion world. It had a little bit of everything for everyone from all walks of life, the star studded event was attended by the who's who of the entertainment and fashion Industry providing many a photo-ops and...

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I take responsibility over Pakistan’s dismal performance in Asia Cup: Sarfraz Ahmed

On Wednesday, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said that he takes responsibility for the team's performance in Asia Cup. When asked by media personnel, if he should have rested and handed the wicket-keeping duty to another wicketkeeper, the batsman said, “This is the work of the selection committee. My work is to play. You should ask the selection committee this question....

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Shahid Afridi ‘disappointed’ over Pakistan dismal performance in Asia cup

Web-Desk: Pakistan's former cricketer, Boom Boom Shahid Afridi, on Thursday expressed disappointment over Sarfaraz led team's performance in Asia Cup, saying that the 'young team' which performed well in previous tournaments was expected to maintain that standard. Furthermore, cricketer turned philanthropist congratulated Bangladesh for excelling into Asia Cup's final where the latter will play India on September 28th. Congratulations Bangladesh🇧🇩Disappointed...

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IMF delegation arrive in Islamabad today, to hold talks with Pakistan government

ISLAMABAD: According to media reports, Pakistan will hold talks with the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) mission today (Thursday). IMF mission headed by Herald Finger will arrive in Islamabad shortly for talks with the new government. Sources added said the Pakistani team will include the finance secretary, governor State Bank of Pakistan and secretary for economic affairs. The Finance Ministry further...

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Asia Cup: Bangladesh push Pakistan out of tournament

ABU DHABI: Bangladesh engineered Pakistan’s ouster from the Asia Cup with a 37-run win in a one-sided Super Four  match played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday. Junaid Khan’s brilliant spell restricted Bangladesh to 239 in the last Super Four match of Asia Cup 2018. In response, Pakistan managed to score 202 runs in 50 overs for the loss of...

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Asia Cup: India, Afghanistan match ends in thrilling tie

DUBAI: Afghanistan once again showing their class pulled off a sensational tie off the penultimate ball against India in the Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup in Dubai on Tuesday. Batting first Afghanistan set 253-run target for India to chase, courtesy Mohammad Shahzads 124 and Mohammad Nabis 64 have been the driving factor in Afghanistans innings. Afghanistan managed to...

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Captain and cricketers like Sarfraz are not born every day: Sourav Ganguly

Web Desk: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has praised skills of Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed. “Sarfraz Ahmed is great as a captain and leaders like him are not born every day,” he said in a recent interview. The comment came amid widespread criticism of Ahmed’s leadership skills following their two consecutive defeats at the hands of India in...

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World Bank planning new initiative to end dispute over India’s Kishan Ganga, Ratle projects

UNITED NATIONS: The World Bank is finalising a fresh initiative to resolve dispute over the India's construction of the Kishan Ganga and Ratle projects, saying the multilateral lender would soon contact Pakistan and India, WB chief Jim Young Kim has said. Kim said this during a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday on the sidelines of the...

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Modric threatens to end Ronaldo-Messi era as world’s best

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards is under threat from Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah when FIFA's player of the year is announced on Monday. For the first time in 12 years Messi is not even nominated among the three finalists for the award after early exits...

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Warzone: India thrashes Pakistan by 9 wickets in Super 4 Asia Cup clash

Web Desk: In the all important clash, once again India thrashed Pakistan in the super four stage and made into finals of Asia cup. The arch rival India defeated green shirts by 9 wickets. Shikher Dhawan scored century for India. Pakistan, earlier batting today after  winning the toss  was restricted to 237 for 8--- courtesy to 76 crucial runs made by...

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