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  • Pakistan sets up facilitation centre in Riyadh for 'distressed' Saudi-based workers

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani embassy in Riyadh has set up 'Special Facilitation Centre' to provide welfare to Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia who are suffering from financial problems and distress, a PM House statement said on Tuesday...

    "The prime minister has instructed the Pakistan embassy to assist the Pakistani workers in distress and take all possible steps to resolve their grievances at the earliest," read the statement...

  • Riyadh to release $3bn aid for Pakistan in few days, says Saudi envoy

    Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Al-Malki on Wednesday said that Pakistan would have the first instalment of Saudi aid amounting to $3 billion in the next few days to address its balance-of-payments crisis...

    “The Saudi companies are keen to invest a huge amount of around $6-8 billion for establishing an oil refinery in Pakistan,” he added...

  • Messi quits Argentina after Chile retain Copa

    The greatest player of his generation, perhaps football’s best ever, he was still without a title on Argentina’s national team — one he says may never come — as Chile beat Argentina in a shootout to win the Copa America for the second year in a row on Sunday...

    “Messi’s numbers are unparalleled and I think they’ll remain that way forever, because it’s impossible for a football player to do what Messi has done,” said Chile coach Juan...

  • Argentina, Chile stumble again; Uruguay on brink

    MONTEVIDEO: Argentina and Chile’s World Cup qualification hopes were left on a knife-edge on Tuesday after the South American heavyweights slipped up once again on the road to next year’s finals in Russia...

    Argentina needed a second-half own goal to help them snatch a 1-1 draw against already-eliminated Venezuela in Buenos Aires while Chile crashed to a 1-0 defeat against Bolivia in La Paz...

  • Vargas, Vidal take Chile Off the mark

    SANTIAGO: Arturo Vidal buried his Champions League heartache to set up a 2-0 opening victory for Chile over Ecuador as the Copa America kicked off here on Thursday...

    Vidal admitted he was still weary after turning out for Chile just days after last weekend's Champions League final in Berlin...

  • Chile volcano erupts after decades; 5,000 evacuated

    PUERTO VARAS: A volcano in Chile that had been inactive for over 50 years suddenly erupted twice in the space of hours, blasting huge clouds of ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of around 5,000 people...

    There were no immediate reports of injuries after the eruptions from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile late Wednesday and again before sunrise on Thursday...

  • Volcano erupts again in Chile

    SANTIAGO: The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted again on Thursday, releasing a large column of smoke just over a week after it spectacularly roared to life following half a century of inactivity...

  • Hosts Chile aim to end century of Copa America pain

    SANTIAGO: Hosts Chile will kick off the 44th edition of the Copa America on Thursday (2330 GMT) aiming to end one of the longest-running and most embarrassing records in South American football...

    In 36 attempts spanning 99 years, Chile have never won the continent’s top competition...

  • Chile held, Bolivia upset Ecuador in Copa goal-fest

    SANTIAGO: Mexico snatched a pulsating 3-3 draw with Chile while Bolivia downed Ecuador in a five-goal thriller as the Copa America laid on a feast of attacking football on Monday...

    A dramatic day of action in Group ‘A’ saw Bolivia secure their first win in the tournament in 18 years with a 3-2 victory over Ecuador in Valparaiso before an epic battle between Chile and Mexico in Santiago...

  • Argentina on track, Vidal arrest rocks Chile

    SANTIAGO: Sergio Aguero reignited Argentina’s Copa America campaign with the only goal in a 1-0 victory over historic rivals Uruguay, as the tournament was rocked by the arrest of Chile star Arturo Vidal for drunk driving after a car crash...

    But the action on the pitch was overshadowed late Tuesday by the revelations concerning Chile midfielder Vidal...

  • Heavyweights Germany, Chile clash at Confederations Cup

    SOCHI: Germany and Chile clash for control of Group ‘B’ at the Confe­derations Cup on Thursday with die Mannschaft’s head coach Joachim Loew talking on the south American champions...

    “Chile have fantastic individual players and are flexible tactically like few other teams, they can switch things around several times during a match...

  • Sanchez smashes Chile’s scoring record in Germany draw

    KAZAN: Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s all-time leading scorer with an early goal in their 1-1 draw against Germany in a clash between the top two in Group ‘B’ at the Confederations Cup here on Thursday...

    The result left both teams level on four points each from their opening two games, although Chile have the better goal difference...

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