Five days on, five things to know about Qatar-Gulf rift

Five days on, five things to know about Qatar-Gulf rift

Qatar vows to defy pressure as Saudi-led bloc hardens stance against Doha despite a flurry of diplomacy. Most residents of Qatar were still fast asleep when neighbouring Bahrain on Monday announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with Doha, delivering the first of a series of coordinated diplomatic strikes that has left the region in disarray. […]

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Modi talks terror, territorial sovereignty at SCO meet, sends message to Pak, China

Modi talks terror, territorial sovereignty at SCO meet, sends message to Pak, China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a strong pitch for coordinated efforts among SCO members to combat the menace of terrorism and enhance connectivity without impinging on sovereignty and territorial integrity. In his address at the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in the Kazakh capital, where Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif […]

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Mohammad Yousuf Downplays Importance of India-Pakistan Series

Karachi: Former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf cannot understand the fuss around the proposed cricket series against India as he feels that apart from filling up Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) coffers, it would hardly make a difference to either of the two countries or to the world. (India Won’t Play With Us: Pakistan Cricket Board Chief […]

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Yuvraj Singh Buoys Peshawar Star Shahid Afridi Ahead of Pakistan Super League

At a time when the India-Pakistan bilateral series is in limbo and relationship between the two nations are fractured, the bonhomie and goodwill between cricketers of both countries has come as a breath of fresh air. (India Won’t Play With Us: Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Shahryar Khan) India’s 2011 World Cup-winning star Yuvraj Singh has […]

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Mitchell Starc Set to Miss World Twenty20 After Ankle Surgery

Hobart: Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will have ankle surgery and is “unlikely” to play in the World Twenty20 tournament in India next year, Cricket Australia said on Thursday. (James Pattinson in For Mitchell Starc in Australia Line-up vs West Indies) Starc, who has had trouble with his right ankle stemming back to the Ashes […]

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Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh Tons Make an Opening Day of Misery For West Indies

Hobart: Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh pounded tons in a triple-century unbroken stand to crush the dispirited West Indies and put Australia in command of the first Test in Hobart on Thursday. (Scorecard) In a grim foreboding of what lies ahead for the maligned Caribbean tourists in the three-Test series, Australia cruised effortlessly to 438 […]

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Martin Guptill Ton Gives New Zealand First Day Honours Against Sri Lanka

Dunedin: Martin Guptill rebounded from a horror Australian series with his third century to guide New Zealand to a strong position on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. (Australia Win Day-Night Test in Tense Finish Against New Zealand) On a Dunedin pitch said to be ripe for seam bowlers, […]

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