British bank Lloyds posts falling Q1 net profit


LONDON – Britain s state-rescued Lloyds Banking Group announced Friday that net profits sank by a fifth in the first quarter, after taking a charge against the disposal of More...

Loons and superheroes liven up UK election

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LONDON:  There’s something about a British general election that brings out oddballs, loons and eccentric buffoons who dream of making it to parliament. In the run-up More...

More central banks meet, but ability to pilot economies in doubt

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LONDON (Reuters) – Most central banks have been easing policy since the start of the year and are set to do more, but it still isn t clear whether that new activism, which More...


Balochistan Assembly passes resolution against Altaf Hussain

QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly on Saturday passed a resolution unanimously condemning the speech of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain against the army. Home Minister More...

Nizam-e-Salaat calendar unveiled in Islamabad

Islamabad  – The federal government has issued the Nizam-e-Salaat calendar for unified prayer timings in Islamabad on Friday. Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad More...

More than 13 million tourists visited Dubai in 2014


Dubai attracted more than 13 million visitors last year, official figures released on Monday showed, as the cash-flush emirate More...

12 Nepali medical students in Pakistan airlifted to Kathmandu to aid relief efforts


ISLAMABAD: Two plane loads of relief items for earthquake-hit Nepal left for Kathmandu on early Saturday morning, More...

showbiz New ‘Star Wars’ products to debut at Sept 4 global event

Major retailers and Disney Stores around the world will start selling the first merchandise tied to...

showbiz Taylor Swift calls fan with cancer to discuss music, tour

CHICAGO (AP) – The family of a 12-year-old Chicago girl with cancer says Taylor Swift called...

entertainmner Abrar ul Haq to make Bollywood debut!

Abrar ul Haq will croon for a Bollywood song, for the upcoming Punjabi movie Ishq Mera...

Athletics: US, Jamaica show steel at World Relays


The United States and Jamaica showed off their amazing strength in track depth by dominating the second and More...

Football: Asian body defends congress clampdown

MANAMA- A top official at Asia s football body has defended the move to silence a rare protest at this week..

Chelsea in line for Palace coronation

The stage is set for a Premier League coronation this weekend as champions-elect Chelsea host Crystal Palace on Sunday needing three..

Last overland route closure chokes off Lebanon exports


Lebanon s land exports to Gulf markets have been choked off, leaving millions of dollars in goods stranded after More...

US stocks rally after weak 1Q GDP data

NEW YORK (AFP) – Wall Street stocks finished the week on a positive note after a bruising two-day retreat following a..

Tokyo’s Nikkei index recovers after selloff

TOKYO (AFP) – Tokyo s benchmark index ended flat on Friday, as a weaker yen helped recover early losses that were..

Runaway train in Morocco as driver goes for coffee

RABAT: A runaway Moroccan passenger train travelled for 1.5 kilometres (nearly a mile) without its driver who had gone for a..

Polio eradicators hail historic progress, aim to ‘finish the job

The world is closer than ever to being able to wipe out polio, international experts said on Thursday, with zero cases..

Cellphones distract parents from supervising children: Study

Cellphones are one of the most common distractions for caregivers to overcome while supervising children at playgrounds, new research finds. When..