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  • Pound for pound on the line as Ward, Kovalev collide

    LOS ANGELES: The right to be described as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world is on the line on Saturday when Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev meet in Las Vegas in a battle of the unbeatens...

    The bout is being promoted under the banner “Pound for Pound,” a 12-round scrap billed as a showdown to determine who deserves to be regarded as the best fighter on the planet...

  • Vessel carrying US military cargo calls at Pakistan’s port

    KARACHI: While confusion and frustration keep rising at the White House over the Afghan war, another vessel carrying military cargo and vehicles for US troops in Afghanistan called at Port Qasim on Wednesday...

    Therefore, steady flow of military cargo and vehicles strongly indicates that the US administration is losing patience over the stalemate in Afghan war and either wants to push forward in order to get some results or wait till...

  • India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan

    India and Afghanistan are likely to announce an air cargo service on Saturday to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan...

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were meeting in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, a short distance from the Pakistan border, for the Heart of Asia conference aimed at stabilising Afghanistan...

  • Saudi planes pound rebels in Yemen; VP takes oath in Riyadh

    ADEN: Aid agencies warned on Monday of a growing humanitarian crisis, including food shortages, in Yemen as Saudi-led warplanes hit rebel positions for a third week and rival forces clashed...

    In Riyadh, Yemen’s Prime Minister Khaled Bahah was sworn in as vice president at the country’s embassy in front of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, a day after his appointment, in a move welcomed by Yemen’s Gulf neighbours
  • In major shift, Turkish jets pound IS targets in Syria

    ANKARA: In a major tactical shift, Turkish warplanes hit positions of fighters of the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group across the border in Syria on Friday, a day after IS militants fired at a Turkish military outpost...

    A Syrian rights group said the air strikes killed nine IS fighters
  • Saudi-led air raids pound rebels in Aden

    ADEN: Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel targets in and around Yemen’s main southern city of Aden on Wednesday as clashes with forces allied with fugitive President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi intensified...

    Coalition warplanes targeted rebel positions west of the port city, in Ras Imran, where heavy clashes have been raging as the Huthi rebels try to advance towards the city’s strategic refinery, a military source said
  • Brexit-driven pound depreciation speeds up AJK's economic break with Britain

    With few jobs and little industry, the residents of Pakistan's "Little England" overwhelmingly rely on family members based in the country for their economic livelihood...

    “The value of the pound has decreased and that creates problems for us,” says Mushtaq, an official whose brothers and uncles live in northern England, working as taxi drivers and in construction to support more than a dozen people back in Pakistan...

  • Saudi-led warplanes pound arms depots in Yemen

    ADEN: The humanitarian situation in Yemen has become catastrophic, the Red Cross said on Monday, as Saudi-led aircraft pounded Houthi militiamen and rebel army units for a second day, dashing hopes for a pause in fighting to let aid in...

    Residents said warplanes flew between 15 and 20 sorties against groups of Houthi fighters and arms depots in the al-Dhalea provincial capital, Dhalea, and the nearby city of Qa’ataba, between dawn and...
  • Syrian planes pound IS positions in Palmyra

    BEIRUT: Syrian government aircraft carried out intense strikes on Monday against the self-styled Islamic State group in and around the ancient city of Palmyra after its fall to the jihadists, a military source said...

    “The air force struck more than 160 Daesh targets, killing and wounding terrorists and destroying weapons and vehicles equipped with machineguns” on Palmyra’s outskirts and elsewhere in the east of Homs province, the source...
  • Coalition planes pound Sanaa; UN calls for ceasefire

    SANAA: Saudi-led coalition warplanes intensified raids on Yemen’s capital on Wednesday, as Washington confirmed a top US diplomat had met representatives of Iran-backed rebels to try to revive proposed Geneva peace talks...

    The UN Security Council appealed for a new humanitarian ceasefire and peace talks as soon as possible to end fighting that has killed at least 2,000 people since March
  • Attacks on Christians: Egyptian jets pound militants in Libya

    BENGHAZI: Egyptian jets carried out air strikes on the Libyan city of Derna on Monday, pressing home attacks against Islamist militants Egypt says were responsible for ambushing and killing Egyptian Christians last week, Libyan commanders said...

    Egypt’s air force began the attacks just hours after masked men boarded vehicles driving dozens of people to a monastery in the southern Egyptian province of Minya and opened fire at close...
  • ‘Brexit would hurt pound, not euro’

    BRUSSELS: Any British decision to leave the European Union, dubbed Brexit, would hurt the pound currency, but would not have an impact on the euro, the head of the euro zone bailout fund Klaus Regling told a financial forum on Friday...

  • More firepower at Russian base as bombers pound Syria

    HMEIMIM AIRBASE: A fully armed Sukhoi-24 bomber roared deafeningly down the runway at Russia's Hmeimim base in Syria and took off into the sky over the war-torn country...

    Within a few minutes another jet laden with bombs hurtled along the tarmac after it and followed up towards the clouds
  • 31 killed as intense Saudi-led coalition raids pound Yemen rebels

    SANAA: Saudi-led air raids on rebels in Yemen killed at least 31 people on Tuesday, officials said, as the coalition intensified its attacks in the wake of a deadly missile strike...

    At least 10 people were killed in Sanaa, where coalition warplanes targeted the police academy and the headquarters of the security services, both in the heart of the rebel-controlled capital, witnesses said
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