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  • Lin stays on track as Marin crashes out

    GLASGOW: Lin Dan stayed on course for a record-breaking sixth men’s singles title at the World Championships in Glasgow on Friday with a straight games quarter-final win over Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent in Glasgow...

    ”Lin, 33, hasn’t won the title since 2013, but the Chinese veteran is guaranteed at least a bronze medal after the 21-17, 21-18 victory...

  • Axelsen tames Lin to fulfil world title dream

    GLASGOW: Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen fulfilled a childhood dream by beating the legendary Lin Dan in straight games to claim the men’s singles gold at the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow on Sunday...

    At 33, Lin was going for a record sixth title, but he had to settle for second-best after a 20-22, 16-21 defeat...

  • Lin survives scare to keep sixth title bid on track

    GLASGOW: China’s Lin Dan stepped up a gear just in time to avoid an upset against Emil Holst of Denmark and keep alive his hopes of a sixth world badminton championships title on Wednesday...

    A day after his old rival Lee Chong Wei was beaten, seventh-seeded Lin broke a 16-16 tie in the third game to prevail 19-21, 21-8, 21-16 in a draining 81 minutes and enter the third round...

  • Lin, Lee ease into second round

    JAKARTA: Five-time champion Lin Dan of China and his Malaysian arch-rival Lee Chong Wei eased their way to the second round of the badminton world championships following straight-sets victories on Tuesday...

    The fifth-seeded Lin overpowered Sattawat Pongnairat of the United States 21-8, 21-11 while un-seeded Lee outclassed Lithuanian Kestutis Navickas 21-9, 21-13...

  • Lin Dan powers to semis in China

    BEIJING: Badminton star Lin Dan beat his South Korean opponent at the quarter-finals of the Asian Badminton Championship in China on Friday, setting up a semi-final with Malaysian rival Lee Chong Wei...

    Lin — ranked third in the world — powered past Lee Dong-keun of South Korea 21-15, 21-11 in a quarter-final match in the central city of Wuhan...

  • Lin Dan cruises into All-England quarters

    BIRMINGHAM: Lin Dan, twice an Olympic men’s singles gold medallist, pulled the overdrive gear to escape from danger and accelerate into the quarter-finals of the All-England Open championships on Thursday...

    Following the shock first round defeat of Lee Chong Wei, Lin’s long-time rival, late the night before, there were some who felt that the 32-year-old might also be heading to the exit during his first game loss...

  • Badminton should seek global reach: Lin Dan

    SINGAPORE: Badminton can do more to become a global sport by allowing tournaments to be played outside the sport’s traditional Asian bastions, two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan said on Tuesday...

    While the pressure may be on Lin to add a third gold at the Rio Olympics in August, he said his focus would simply be to perform at his best...

  • Legendary Lin Dan announces retirement

    SHANGHAI: China’s two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, arguably the greatest badminton player of all time, announced his retirement on Saturday aged 36...

    It means that Lin, who won gold at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games, will not compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which have been pushed back to the next summer because of coronavirus...

  • Pakistan world's largest host of refugees: UNHCR

    Pakistan has continued to host the largest number of refugees in the world over the last three decades, read a report by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)...

    Pakistan had generously hosted the world's largest refugee population for three decades, and it was essential to mobilise more support from the international community, the report recommended...

  • UNHCR chief praises Pakistan for hosting Afghan refugees

    PESHAWAR: In a joint press conference with Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Abdul Qadir Baloch in Peshawar on Wednesday, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Chief Antonio Guterres appreciated the government and people of Pakistan for having generously hosted the world's largest protracted refugee population over a period of three decades...

    ""Unfortunately in the past the Afghan government was not...

  • Pakistan to hold talks with Kabul, UNHCR for early return of refugees

    ISLAMABAD: The government deci­ded on Thursday to engage the Afghan go­vernment and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in talks to devise concrete steps to ensure an early and sustained repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan...

    The decision was taken at a meeting co-chaired by Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Min­i­s­ter for States and Frontier Regions (Saf­ron) Abdul Qadir...

  • More than 380,000 Afghans return from Pakistan in 2016: UNHCR

    More than 380,000 registered Afghan refugees have returned from Pakistan this year, the highest number since 2007, the United Nations said Friday, adding it handed out $135 million in cash assistance in the last three months alone...

    Fears of a crackdown on refugees in Pakistan along with a doubling of the UN's cash grant for voluntary returnees to $400 saw a surge over the border after July this year, the UN has said...

  • UNHCR adjusts Pakistan plan to deal with virus crisis

    ISLAMABAD: The UN refugee agency said on Friday it had rapidly adjusted its country programme in Pakistan and undertaken immediate actions to respond to Covid-19 emergency in the country...

    “We remain deeply concerned by the pandemic and the impact that it’s having on the lives of refugees in Pakistan and the communities that host them...

  • Governor, UNHCR team discuss issue of refugees

    QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that the extraordinary economic and political changes taking place from South Asia to Central Asia will pave the way for durable peace and prosperity in the region, especially in Pakistan and Afghanistan...

    He was talking to UNHCR representatives who called on him here on Thursday to discuss problems being faced by Afghan refugees and their return to Afghanistan...

  • UNHCR goodwill envoy arrives from China

    ISLAMABAD: The UNHCR’s Goodwill Ambassador in China Yao Chen arrived here on Tuesday on a four-day visit to meet Afghan refugees and garner support for the education of their children...

    She commended Pakistan for its exemplary hospitality towards refugees and said the country’s contribution to the global refugee cause deserved full recognition and support by the international community, “particularly at the time when we witness...

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