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  • PSL teams face travel problems during Multan, Rawalpindi games

    MULTAN: Lack of planning in organising the matches at two venues simultaneously has been creating problem for the participating teams in the 5th HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL), especially in travelling matters during poor weather conditions...

    A key official of a PSL franchise, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Dawn that the rainy weather at Rawalpindi and Multan have created problems for his team as well as for other outfits ...

  • Civilians flee as clashes erupt in southern Afghan city

    KANDAHAR: Panicked residents fled the capital of the opium-rich southern Afghan province of Helmand Wednesday after the Afghan Taliban stormed an outlying neighbourhood, triggering clashes as the insurgents step up offensives around the country...

    The Taliban late Tuesday seized some police checkpoints in Babaji, a suburb of Lashkar Gah city, but the interior ministry said commando units mounted a swift counter-attack, flushing out...

  • Work on Multan Walled City Authority under way

    MULTAN: The provincial government has approved a Walled City Authority for Multan to rehabilitate dilapidated buildings in the walled city, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Zahid Saleem Gondal told reporters on Friday...

    The residents of the walled city will be shifted to alternative places and development work of billions will be done in the city,” he said...

  • IS car bombs kill at least 14 in southern Iraq

    BAGHDAD: Two car bombs claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group killed at least 14 people and wounded 37 others in the centre of the southern Iraqi city of Samawa on Sunday, police said...

    IS holds positions mostly in areas of the country's north and west, far from the southern provinces where Samawa is located...

  • Asim Bajwa assumes charge of Southern Command

    QUETTA: Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa assumed the charge of Commander Sou­thern Command at a ceremony held on Friday...

    Outgoing commander Lt Gen Aamer Riaz, who will take over as Lahore Corps Commander, handed over the charge to Gen Bajwa by presenting him the command stick and flag
  • 74 killed in IS attack in southern Iraq

    Gunmen and suicide car bombers on Thursday killed at least 74 people, including Iranians, near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah in an attack claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group...

    The toll makes it the deadliest IS attack in Iraq since pro-government forces drove the militants out of second city Mosul in July...

  • 12 dead as strong typhoon floods Macau, southern China

    The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 12 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents...

    Coutinho said the flooding was at its worst in the older parts of the city's downtown, where narrow lanes date back from Macau's time as a Portuguese colony for more than four centuries...

  • Taliban claim killing 17 police in southern Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR: At least 17 Afghan policemen were killed Saturday when dozens of Taliban militants stormed their outpost in the country's volatile south, the latest attack of an increasingly deadly summer fighting season...

    The pre-dawn raid occurred in Helmand province as the Taliban intensify their countrywide summer offensive despite repeated government attempts to reopen peace negotiations
  • Clashes, air strikes leave over 90 dead in southern Yemen

    TAEZ: At least 92 people have been killed in Saudi-led coalition air strikes and fighting between supporters of President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his opponents in southern Yemen, sources said on Saturday...

    In the key port city of Aden and in the adjacent Lahj province alone, 46 rebels died in ongoing clashes and 12 hours of intense air strikes that lasted until early Saturday, a military source close to them said...

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