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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...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Aussies pound West Indies in triple century stand

    Voges slammed the fastest century for Australia in Hobart, his ton coming off 100 balls and eclipsing another West Australian Adam Gilchrist’s hundred off 110 balls against Pakistan in 1999...

    The West Indies did not help their cause with a painfully slow over rate...

  • 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

    The private Dogan news agency said as many as 35 IS militants were killed in the air strikes, but did not cite a source...

    He denied news reports claiming that Turkey had told the Syrian regime about the air strikes, but said it had contacted Nato allies before the operation...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    “I see a negative impact for the UK, on the exchange rate, on the willingness of foreign investors to go to the UK, because they want access to the single market, so unfortunately I think it would have...

  • 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
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