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Afridi, Malik help Multan open PSL 2019 account


February 16, 2019

Multan Sultans’ veteran duo of Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi had to dig deep and use all of their experience to earn their side a five-wicket victory over Islamabad United in a Pakistan Super League 2019 match that was a lot closer than the final scoreline suggests. After winning the toss and electing to field first, the Sultans restricted the …

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Karachi down three wickets against Lahore before rain halts play


February 16, 2019

Karachi Kings were 90-3 against Lahore Qalandars at the end of 15.2 overs when rain halted play in the 5th match of the 2019 Pakistan Super League series at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Karachi currently require another 49 runs with 7 wickets and 28 balls remaining. The Qalandars have set a 139-run target for the Kings to chase. Who will …

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PM Khan has decided to hold entire PSL 2020 in Pakistan: Naeemul Haq


February 16, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to his special assistant, has decided to bring Pakistan Super League to the country in its entirety next year. According to Special Assistant Naeemul Haq: “Empty stadiums at PSL matches in UAE justify PM Imran Khan’s decision to move the entire PSL to Pakistan next year.” Haq expressed confidence that the country will witness jam …

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Trump declares national emergency to build Mexico wall


February 16, 2019

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday, declaring a national emergency to bypass Congress and appropriate $8 billion he needs to build his long-desired wall along the US-Mexico border. Minutes after Trump’s long, rambling speech from the White House Rose Garden explaining why he must build the wall, his press secretary Sarah Sanders released a picture, with …

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War kills more than 100,000 babies a year, says Save the Children


February 16, 2019

MUNICH: At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday. In the 10 worst-hit countries, a conservative estimate of 550,000 infants died as a result of fighting between 2013 and 2017. They succumbed to war and its effects, among them hunger, damage …

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US foresees ‘bigger’ international coalition against IS


February 16, 2019

MUNICH: The top Pentagon official said on Friday he foresees a “bigger and stronger” American-led international coalition combatting the militant Islamic State (IS) group globally as the US withdraws its troops from Syria. Pat Shanahan, on his first trip abroad as the acting secretary of defence, made his comment after meeting in Munich with representatives of the dozen or so …

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US may trim Afghan contingent by 1,000 troops


February 16, 2019

MUSCAT: Even before any peace push-related drawdowns, the US military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan as part of an efficiency drive by the new commander, a US general said on Friday, estimating the cuts may exceed 1,000 forces. US President Donald Trump told Congress this month he intended to reduce US forces from Afghanistan as negotiators make progress in …

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India shares with Pakistan data of three hydropower projects


February 16, 2019

LAHORE: After fulfilling its commitment of getting its various hydropower projects at the Chenab basin inspected by Pakistani experts from Jan 28 to Feb 1, India has shared the design data of its three planned run-of-the-river hydropower schemes with Pakistan under the Indus Water Treaty (IWT). A few days ago, the Indian authorities shared the data with its Pakistani counterparts …

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Russia marks 30 years since pullout from Afghanistan


February 16, 2019

MOSCOW: Hundreds of veterans of Moscow’s intervention in Afghanistan on Friday marked 30 years since the pullout of Soviet troops from the bloody conflict that remains an uncomfortable national memory. Marching with a brass band and dressed in olive-green fatigues, veterans of the decade-long war carried portraits of fallen comrades and a banner with the sign: “We have carried out …

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US envoy conveys to FO his govt’s message on Kashmir attack


February 16, 2019

ISLAMABAD: United States Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Paul Jones on Friday called on Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua to convey “an important message” from the Trump administration, a Foreign Office source said. The meeting took place in the aftermath of a suicide attack in India-held Kashmir, which has raised tensions between Pakistan and India. “The US Embassy had sought the meeting,” said embassy’s spokesman …

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