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UAE based Pakistani Taekwondo player Sinan wins silver medal in Sofia for Pakistan

UAE based Pakistani Taekwondo player Sinan wins silver medal in Sofia for Pakistan

Dubai: UAE-based Pakistani player Sinan Ashfaq won a silver medal for his country at the Sofia Open Taekwondo Championship held in Bulgaria on April 20-21. This is Sinan’s fourth medal for Pakistan in four months this year in the international Taekwondo championships. Sinan won the semi-finals with a margin of 18 points, beating Theocharis Papapanagiotou from Greece in the plus...

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New indictment expands case against Nissan ex-chair Ghosn

New indictment expands case against Nissan ex-chair Ghosn

Tokyo: Japanese prosecutors said Monday they have indicted Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn with fresh breach of trust charges that expand their allegations of financial misconduct outside Japan. After the indictment, Ghosn's lawyers filed a request for his release on bail, the Tokyo District Court said. The charges filed Monday are related to payments by a subsidiary of the Japanese automaker...

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What is National Thowheeth Jama'ath: Suspicion falls on Sri Lankan militant group

What is National Thowheeth Jama'ath: Suspicion falls on Sri Lankan militant group

As the authorities investigate the bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, their focus has centered on National Thowheeth Jama'ath, a little-known group that experts said promotes terrorist ideology. No one has claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks, which killed at least 290 people, and the Sri Lankan authorities have so far not identified any group as being behind them,...

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TRA issues new WhatsApp warning for UAE users

TRA issues new WhatsApp warning for UAE users

Dubai: WhatsApp users should remain on the alert as tricks that hack into subscribers’ accounts have resurfaced in the UAE. The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) issued an advisory for WhatsApp users, and warned to never reply to code verification messages unless it was triggered by the subscriber. “Mobile users should not share the verification code that is sent to...

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Inflation returns to haunt Zimbabwe

Inflation returns to haunt Zimbabwe

HARARE: Inflation has spiked in Zimbabwe, rising to nearly 300 per cent in some areas as the inflation nightmare that marked the rule of long-time authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe returns to haunt his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa pledged to revive his country’s moribund economy when Mugabe was toppled in 2017 after 37 years in power. But after the central bank...

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Khan buckles in sixth round to hand Crawford WBO welterweight title

Khan buckles in sixth round to hand Crawford WBO welterweight title

New York: American Terence Crawford retained his WBO welterweight title on Saturday, stopping Amir Khan in the sixth round when the Englishman was unable to continue because of an accidental low blow. Crawford, who was making the second defence of his title, had little trouble controlling the fight and winning by a technical knockout against the overmatched Khan. Crawford has...

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Australian legislators seek to boost Dh8.4-billion trade ties with UAE

Australian legislators seek to boost Dh8.4-billion trade ties with UAE

Dubai, UAE: Australian legislators have visited the UAE this week to further enhance the Dh8.4-billion trade relationship between the two countries. Peter Watson, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, along with other members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, arrived in the UAE on the 17th April to attend various events within UAE and to promote Western Australia’s trade and investment....

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