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  • Chinese vice premier arrives in Islamabad ahead of 70th Independence Day anniversary

    Vice Premier of the State Council of China, Wang Yang, accompanied by a high-level delegation, arrived in Islamabad on Sunday to participate in the 70th Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan...

    “Vice Premier Wang is undertaking the visit to Pakistan on the directions of President Xi Jinping as a special gesture to participate in the 70th Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan,” said a press release from the Chinese Embassy on...

  • TV cash scramble pushes Premier League spending past £1bn

    LONDON: Fear of missing out on the English Premier League's huge television money bonanza in 2016 has propelled transfer spending beyond £1 billion ($1...

    “We've seen Premier League clubs again use the January window to invest significantly in playing talent,” said Dan Jones from Deloitte's Sports Business Group...

  • A year after financial scandal, Malaysian premier takes hard-line turn

    KUALA LUMPUR: Giant video screens lining Malaysia’s ruling-party headquarters flash towering, 40-storey images of a smiling Prime Minister Najib Razak across a corner of the capital, a glaring reminder of who’s in charge...

    One year after a financial scandal that would have toppled many leaders, Najib is standing taller than ever after smothering investigations, outmanoeuvering opponents and bolstering his control with a pair of recent...
  • Pro-independence mayor named new Taiwan premier

    TAIPEI: Taiwan’s Presi­dent Tsai Ing-wen named a staunchly pro-independence city mayor as her new premier on Tuesday in a move which some analysts said would rile China...

    New premier William Lai is currently mayor of the southern city of Tainan, a stronghold of Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)...

  • Lebanese premier resigns, assails Iran

    BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world...

    His resignation thrusts Lebanon back into the frontline of Saudi-Iranian rivalry and seems likely to exacerbate sectarian tensions between Lebanon’s Sunnis and Shias
  • Ex-premier Sharif has become politically disabled person, says Khuhro

    HYDERABAD: Using questionable language for the physically challenged, Senior Sindh Minister for Food and Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmad Khuhro said that if a person is physically disabled he can be rehabilitated with the help of physiotherapy...

    But if somebody is “politically disabled”, it will be impossible to treat and rehabilitate him to his former state
  • Legislative Assembly discards disqualification references against AJK premier

    ”The references were filed separately by former premier and Muslim Conference (MC) president Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan and four other MC leaders on August 7, and by Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Muhammad Yasin, who belongs to the PPP, on August 8...

    The “interim decision” was delivered by the speaker after hearing Haider and his counsel in his chamber in the presence of all but one of the six petitioners who had charged the...

  • Disqualification references against AJK premier rejected

    The references were separately filed by former premier and Muslim Conference (MC) president Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan and four other MC leaders on Aug 7 and by Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Muhammad Yasin, who belongs to the PPP, on Aug 8 under Section 25(2) of the AJK Interim Constitution Act, read with Section 5(2) of the AJK Legislative Assembly (Election) Ordinance, 1970...

    The “interim decision” was delivered by the speaker...

  • Record £3bn revenue for Premier League clubs

    LONDON: English Premier League clubs generated record combined revenues of £3...

    “The impact of the Premier League’s broadcast deal is clear to see,” Dan Jones from Deloitte’s Sport Business Group said in a statement accompanying the company’s 24th Annual Review of Football Finance...

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