Archive of February 2014

Pietersen takes swipe at 'big cheese' Prior

LONDON: Kevin Pietersen lashed out at Matt Prior on Friday as the controversial batsman labelled his former England team-mate a 'big cheese'.Pietersen, who has been...

West Indies beat England by 15 runs

NORTH SOUND: West Indies beat England by 15 runs in the first one-day international on Friday.Chasing 270 to win, the tourists were restricted to 254-6...

'Dead' man wakes up in US funeral home: report

WASHINGTON: A 78-year-old American man who was declared dead and taken to a funeral home dramatically woke up as he was about to be embalmed,...

Ukraine leader asks Putin to stop 'aggression' in Crimea

KIEV: Ukraine's interim president Oleksandr Turchynov on Friday appealed to Vladimir Putin to stop Russia's "naked aggression" against the country and withdraw from the flashpoint...

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Friday held a brief "private meeting" followed by consultations to discuss concerns about rapidly changing events in Ukraine.The...

World Bank unveils $1.2bn Tunisia support programme

TUNIS: The World Bank on Friday announced a $1.2 billion programme to support economic and political reform in Tunisia after the adoption last month of...

Pakistan economy grows beyond targets

KARACHI: Pakistan recorded five percent growth in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said Friday, beating its...

Switzerland moves to block Yanukovych assets

GENEVA: Swiss authorities said on Friday they have ordered a freeze on the assets of ousted Ukranian leader Viktor Yanukovych and his multi-millionaire son and...

Fear and hope in Cuba over Venezuela protests

HAVANA: Weeks of protests in ally Venezuela are reviving the concerns of many Cubans dependent on the largesse of the socialist Caracas government while buoying...

EU summit to focus on industry rather than climate: draft

BRUSSELS: A European Union summit in March billed as a step in the bloc's efforts to combat climate change will focus on strengthening Europe's industrial...