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  • Nike, Tag Heuer suspend ties with Maria Sharapova

    NEW YORK: US sportswear maker Nike said Monday it was halting its relationship with Maria Sharapova, after the tennis star announced she had tested positive for a banned substance...

    “We are saddened and surprised by the news about Maria Sharapova,” Nike said in a statement...

  • Pacquiao loses Nike sponsorship after remarks against gay rights

    LOS ANGELES: US sports equipment giant Nike on Wednesday axed Manny Pacquiao after he described gay couples as “worse than animals”, slamming the Filipino boxer's remarks as “abhorrent”...

    A Nike statement said the company had severed its ties with Pacquiao, who triggered a firestorm of controversy with his comments to a Filipino broadcaster earlier this week...

  • In 2015, anti-state violence in Pakistan fell below 2008 levels: HRCP report

    The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in its 'State of Human Rights in 2015 report' found that anti-state violence in Pakistan over the past year fell below 2008 levels, while there was a 40 per cent decrease in violence-related deaths in 2015...

    The report examines Pakistan's performance in various areas, including violence, human rights, rights of women and children, education, health and housing, among others...

  • Pakistan key counterterrorism partner in 2015: US report

    WASHINGTON: Reintegration of de-radicalised terrorists into society remained a priority in Pakistan during 2015, says an official US report...

    The annual US State Department report, released on Thursday afternoon, pointed out that despite various problems in Pakistan’s counterterrorism strategy, the country “remained a critical counterterrorism partner in 2015”...

  • China slams US human rights record in annual report

    In a report sourced mainly from US media, China said the US was “haunted by spreading guns, frequent occurrence of violent crimes, the excessive use of force by police”...

    The document is released each year by China the day after the US State Department issues its annual global human rights report...

  • NAB annual report presented to CJP, NA speaker instead of president

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accounta­bility Bureau (NAB) has presented its annual report to National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali, in a slight policy shift from the past for the first time...

    According to the National Accountability Ordinance, the NAB chairman is supposed to present the bureau’s annual report only to the president of the country...

  • Number of terrorist attacks fell in 2015: US report

    Terrorist attacks fell by 13 per cent compared with 2014, while fatalities caused by terrorist activity declined by 14 per cent, the agency said in its report on global terrorism, which tracks trends in political violence...

    The State Department's acting coordinator for counter-terrorism, Justin Siberell, said the drop was due to fewer attacks in Iraq, Pakistan and Nigeria...

  • Apple received 30,000 data queries from security agencies in 2015, says report

    WASHINGTON: Apple received some 30,000 data requests from law enforcement agencies globally in the second half of 2015, and provided information in a majority of cases, the company's latest transparency report showed...

    In the report released late Monday, Apple said it provided some data in 80 per cent of the 4,000 request from US law enforcement agencies in the July-December period...

  • Nearly 250,000 Pakistanis deported from 2012-2015: report

    Nearly 250,000 Pakistanis were deported from various countries during the years 2012-2015, a report quoting statistics issued by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) revealed on Saturday...

    The "Labour Migration from Pakistan: 2015 Status Report" showed that a total of 242,817 Pakistanis were deported over the time period, according to the FIA's deportation statistics...

  • US casualties in Afghanistan highest since 2015, says report

    WASHINGTON: The Afghan insurgency and US casualties in the first quarter of this year were at the level highest since 2015, when the United States drastically reduced its military presence in Afghanistan, says an official report released this week...

    The report by the office of the Special Inspector General Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) also shows that between January and March 2018, US forces dropped a total of 1,186 munitions...

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