• Hezbollah defies Israel, says has ‘precision missiles’

    BEIRUT (AFP) – Lebanon s Hezbollah said Thursday it had acquired “precision missiles” despite extensive efforts by neighbour and foe Israel to prevent the Shiite movement developing this capability. “It has been done. The resistance now owns precision missiles” as part of its weaponry, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address during the key […]

  • US sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles

    WASHINGTON : The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping US sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election. The US State Department said it would immediately impose sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), […]

  • Pakistan’s current account deficit widens by 10pc in July-August

    Pakistan’s current account deficit widened by 10 percent during the first two months of this fiscal year (FY19) compared to corresponding period of last fiscal year (FY18). According to statistics of Balance of Payment (BoP) issued by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday, the current account deficit witnessed further widening to $2.7 billion during […]

  • Birthday boy Rashid stars as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh

    September 21, 2018

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    ABU DHABI : Talented spinner Rashid Khan celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring a half century and taking two wickets as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh by 136 runs in the Asia Cup on Thursday. Rashid scored a rapid unbeaten 32-ball 57 with eight fours and a six to lift Afghanistan to an imposing 255-7 after their captain […]