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  • British govt backs Heathrow airport expansion despite split

    LONDON: The British government approved a new third runway at London’s Heathrow airport on Tuesday in a long-awaited decision that has stoked divisions and follows decades of debate over the issue...

    Ministers opposed to the plans have been granted the rare opportunity to voice their dissenting views, including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, an outspoken critic of Heathrow expansion...

  • ‘Heathrow staff also involved in PIA drug smuggling racket’

    ISLAMABAD: A Senate panel was informed on Tuesday that the ground staff at Heathrow airport was also part of a recently-busted drug smuggling racket that was illegally transporting heroin to the UK through the national flag carrier...

    The Senate Standing Committee on Interior, which met with Senator Rehman Malik in the chair, was told by Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) officials that the ground staff at Heathrow airport was complicit in...

  • Chaos at Heathrow airport as BA scrambles to recover from IT crash

    LONDON: Thousands of travellers faced further chaos on Sunday as British Airways cancelled around 60 flights from London’s Heathrow Airport following an IT system failure...

    Around one quarter of Sunday’s flights set to depart from London’s major hub before 4pm (1500 GMT) were cancelled as the airline battled to contain the “knock-on disruption” to schedules, with aircraft and crews out of position around the world...

  • Protesters block tunnel at Heathrow airport

    LONDON: Activists opposed to the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport blocked an approach tunnel on Thursday by chaining themselves to a parked vehicle, sowing traffic chaos around Europe’s busiest airport...

    “We can confirm there is a protest taking place in the inbound tunnel which is currently affecting traffic around the central terminal area,” Heathrow said in a statement...

  • Suspected drone hits plane during Heathrow landing

    LONDON: A British Airways plane struck an object believed to be a drone on Sunday as it was coming in for landing at Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, police said...

    The plane, an Airbus A320 with 132 passengers and five crew on board, was on its final descent into Heathrow when it was struck...

  • Protesters hold ‘die-in’ at Heathrow against airport expansion

    LONDON: More than a hundred people demonstrated at London’s Heathrow Airport on Saturday, including dozens who took part in a “die-in” at one terminal, just weeks before Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is due to decide where to build a new runway...

    After a decade of reviews and U-turns, the government is expected to rule in mid-October on whether to build a third runway at Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, or at its smaller...

  • Drone sighting briefly halts Heathrow Airport flights

    London's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest hub, suspended all departing flights for around an hour Tuesday following a drone sighting, just three weeks after a similar incident at Gatwick caused havoc...

    The Metropolitan Police said they were called at around 1705 GMT and alerted to “reports of a sighting of a drone in the vicinity of Heathrow airport”...

  • Lying before bulldozers to stop Heathrow expansion will be 'technically difficult', says UK PM Johnson

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would try to find a way to honour his promise to oppose Heathrow airport expansion by lying down in front of bulldozers but that it might be difficult for him...

    The British parliament has approved an expansion plan for Heathrow, including building the first full-length new runway in the London area for 70 years, but the plans are being challenged in the courts...

  • Tickets go on sale in Lahore for Zimbabwe series

    LAHORE: Tickets went on sale in Pakistan Saturday for next week's cricket series against Zimbabwe, days after a major militant attack put the visit — the first by a Test playing nation in six years — in doubt...

    The tour is the first by a Test-playing team since 2009, when a bus carrying the Sri Lankan team was attacked by militants in Lahore...

  • PCB announces T20 squad, puts tickets for Lahore encounter on sale

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced the 16-member squad for the T20 series against Sri Lanka, and also put the tickets on sale for the last match of the series to be played in Lahore on October 29...

    PCB announced to put the tickets of seven enclosures of the Qaddafi stadium on sale, with prices ranging from Rs1,500 to Rs5,000...

  • 3,500 unsold PSL tickets for Lahore play-offs returned to PCB

    Approximately 3,500 unsold tickets for the Pakistan Super League play-offs in Lahore have been returned to the Pakistan Cricket Board, sources with a ticket distributor told DawnNewsTV on Monday...

    All tickets worth Rs 1,000 and 2,000 were sold out within the first three days, but despite the passage of 20 days since they first went on sale, match tickets worth Rs4,000 and Rs6,000 remain unsold...

  • Nisar, British envoy discuss London murder case

    ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner in Pakistan Philip Barton called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday and discussed with him matters pertaining to the case about killing of MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq in London in 2010...

    Read: Altaf in focus as British envoy, Nisar meetInformed sources said a money-laundering case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain also came under discussion...

  • Nawaz Sharif reaches London on British PM's invite

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reached London on Friday on the invitation of Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, DawnNews reported...

    He was received at Heathrow Airport by Representative of the British Government Ambassador Nicholas Jarrold and Pakistan's High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas...

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