Afghanistan avalanches toll tops 100 as deadly freeze sets in

Feb 6, 2017

Afghanistan avalanches toll tops 100 as deadly freeze sets in

More than 100 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by days of heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, including 50 in one village, officials said Sunday, warning the death toll could rise still further. The avalanches struck after three days of heavy ...

Pakistan commissions China-assisted fourth nuke plant

Dec 29, 2016

Pakistan commissions China-assisted fourth nuke plant

Pakistan’s fourth nuclear power plant was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, with the leader inviting further Chinese investment in power generation. The plant, known as Chashma-3, or C-3, has been build with Chinese assistance at Chashma in the Mianwali district of ...

Warner century gives Australia hope

/ Dec 28, 2016

Warner century gives Australia hope

A run-a-ball hundred from David Warner gave Australia an outside chance of forcing a result after Azhar Ali posted a double-century for Pakistan in the second test in Melbourne on Wednesday. Warner smashed 144 off 143 balls in a pulsating 198-run stand with Usman ...

Dec 7, 2016

Pakistani national carrier's plane crashes after takeoff

A plane belonging to Pakistan’s national carrier crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from the country’s north with about 40 people on board, a spokesman and the police said. According to senior police officer Khurram Rasheed, the plane crashed in a village near the ...

Pakistan says Japan traders among those eyeing LNG tender

Nov 29, 2016

Pakistan says Japan traders among those eyeing LNG tender

Pakistan says Japan’s biggest trading houses are among almost two dozen companies eyeing its liquefied natural gas purchase tender that it says is the largest on record. Mitsubishi Corp., Mitsui & Co. and Marubeni Corp., have expressed interest in the LNG order, which was ...