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  • Iftar for the people, by the people

    MUSLIMS all over the world celebrate the holy month of Ramazan every year; they try to be patient throughout the 30 days (sometimes 29, depending on the moon sighting) and be civil to each other as per the teachings of Islam...

    In particular, during this month we see people going out of their way to feed the less fortunate and those caught on the roads come Iftar time...

  • Multan has all the facilities to host PSL matches next year

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Super League’s Governing Council in a meeting on Tuesday had raised doubts about Multan being a possible venue for the PSL matches next year because the city perhaps lacked proper accommodation and other facilities...

    However, to show some efforts on its part, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has nominated a two-member committee comprising Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad and another official Khayam Qaiser...

  • Spain mourns deaths in worst terrorist attacks since 2004

    BARCELONA: Suspects in Spain’s twin terror attacks — one of which took place on Thursday and the other on Friday — had been planning for an even bigger assault than the deadly car rampages they carried out, police said, as distressing details emerged of families torn apart in the double tragedy...

    At least 14 people were killed in the two attacks, according to police...

  • Find the leader: Kim’s cat-and-mouse journey to Singapore

    One of them was the ageing Soviet-made Ilyushin-62 that is Kim’s personal jet — officially known as “Chammae-1”, or Goshawk-1, after the North’s national bird but perhaps more memorably dubbed “Air Force Un”...

    According to flight tracking website Flightradar24, it took off using flight number CA122, a standard designation for the airline’s route from Pyongyang to Beijing...

  • The Message to screen in Saudi Arabia four decades after ban

    DUBAI: The Message, Syrian-American director Moustafa Akkad’s epic film about Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), will be screened for the first time in Saudi cinemas on Thursday — four decades after an initial ban...

    , now that they’re showing it in the theatres I couldn’t be happier,” Akkad’s son said...

  • Bangladeshi women cricketers show the way

    Bangladesh’s women’s cricket team has more than made up for the disappointment brought by their male counterparts in the recent T20 series...

    Winning the Women’s T20 Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur by defeating India, one of the strongest teams in the tournament, our sportswomen have proven their worth and finally been recognised for their resilience and talents...

  • Lebanon has itself to blame for the destruction of its land

    “Foreigners” are easy to blame; oil conglomerates for the devastation of West African land, IMF demands for the impoverishment of Arab nations, Western powers for the invasion of Middle East lands and the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Muslims...

    Lebanon was always blaming foreigners for its tragedies: it was always the Israelis or the Syrians or the Americans or the UN who were the culprits...

  • Abraaj’s $15bn empire teeters on the brink after filing for liquidation

    DUBAI: Abraaj, the Middle East’s biggest private equity firm, has filed a petition in the Cayman Islands, asking the court to appoint PwC as provisional liquidators for the embattled company...

    “The appointment of provisional liquidators imposes a moratorium on the enforcement of all unsecured claims against the company, allowing time for a proposal to be put to creditors for the orderly restructuring of the company,” it said in a...

  • Russia opens the World Cup with an emphatic victory

    The worst-ranked nation at the World Cup, they entered to their home tournament winless in their last seven matches...

    Russia overwhelmed Saudi Arabia 5-0 for an emphatic start to their opening Group ‘A’ campaign as the World Cup kicked off with an explosion of colour and the pride...

  • EPICURIOUS: RIP ANTHONY BOURDAIN, THE GONZO CHEF

    But then came the devastating news about Anthony Bourdain’s death, and I decided to pay off a debt of gratitude to the chef, the gonzo chronicler of food and culture in far-off places, and master storyteller...

    While thousands around the world share my grief over Bourdain’s suicide, my gratitude is more personal, even though I never met him...

  • Reality, reason and rumour in the age of WhatsApp

    Earlier in May, a rumour made the rounds on the messaging service WhatsApp claiming that Pakistani neuroscientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui had died in a US prison...

    “The great daughter of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, #DoctorAafiaSiddiqi has pas­sed away and now she is free of this world and American imprisonment...

  • Germany and Brazil roll into the World Cup

    Brazil star Neymar will make his World Cup bow on Sunday as the five-time champions kick off quest for redemption while holders Germany launch their bid for back-to-back titles...

    The Paris Saint-Germain striker's participation at the finals in Russia had been cast into doubt after he suffered a fractured right foot in late February...

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