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  • Rebel soldiers block access to Ivory Coast’s second-largest city

    BOUAK: Hundreds of renegade soldiers blocked access to Ivory Coast’s second-largest city on Saturday after firing guns into the air throughout the night, according to an AFP journalist at the scene...

    Rebellious soldiers had already taken to the streets on Friday in Bouake as well as in the economic capital of Abidjan and another city, demanding hefty pay increases...

  • Myanmar’s largest city launches bus network

    YANGON: Myanmar launched a new public transport system in its largest city on Monday, for the first time introducing regular bus lines, timetables and salaries for drivers in a move that could transform the lives of some five million Yangon city dwellers...

    The reform is the largest public-facing project with immediate impact on the city where country leader Aung San Suu Kyi won big in historic 2015 election, and a major test for her...

  • Largest haul of weapons in city seized near Nine Zero

    “A forensic test would be carried out to ascertain if the weapons had been used in crimes,” the city police chief said...

    Later, Director-General of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, Maj Gen Bilal Akbar visited the DIG West office and appreciated the police for unearthing huge arms...

  • West becomes city’s largest district with most national, provincial assembly seats

    KARACHI: District West has emerged as the largest of the sprawling metropolis’ six districts, outnumbering district Central in terms of population and number of voters, and has witnessed increase in National Assembly (NA) and Sindh Assembly (SA) seats, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The official facts and figures and fresh delimitations of the city show that with the population of four million, Karachi West is the largest of Karachi’s six...

  • City close on United after West Ham stroll

    LONDON: Manchester City ended a difficult week on a high and climbed to within one point of third-placed neighbours Manchester United thanks to a comfortable 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday...

    After a testing week in which City’s 4-2 defeat at rivals United prompted speculation about the future of manager Manuel Pellegrini and a number of leading players, victory against West Ham provided a welcome boost... ...

  • Aguero treble fires City close to CL

    LONDON: Sergio Aguero brushed off two missed penalties to score a hat-trick a Manchester City romped to a 5-0 win at Steaua Bucharest in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Tuesday, virtually assuring a sixth straight season in the group stage...

    On a night when City’s movement and passing bewildered their Romanian opponents and showed new coach Pep Guardiola’s methods are already taking effect, Aguero had one spot kick...

  • How much is Pakistan losing by ignoring its largest minority?

    Even if one ignores the ugly social dimension, the exclusion of this segment incurs a high cost to the economy, estimated at about Rs127 billion annually in Pakistan...

    Excluding people with disabilities incurs a high cost to the economy of at about Rs127 billion annuallyMoving from the margins: Mainstreaming persons with disabilities in Pakistan, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s report produced for the British Council, emphasised...

  • Pakistan world's largest host of refugees: UNHCR

    Pakistan has continued to host the largest number of refugees in the world over the last three decades, read a report by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)...

    Pakistan had generously hosted the world's largest refugee population for three decades, and it was essential to mobilise more support from the international community, the report recommended...

  • World's largest solar park to light up Pakistan's future

    Some 400,000 solar panels, spread over 200 hectares of flat desert, glare defiantly at the sun at what is known as the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Park (QASP) in Cholistan Desert, Punjab, named after Pakistan’s founding father, Mohammad Ali Jinnah...

    This is the first energy project under the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key part of China’s ‘new silk road’, linking the port at Gwadar in southern Pakistan with...

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