Archive of September 2016

Venezuela bus crash leaves 11 dead, 14 hurt

CARACAS: At least 11 people were killed Friday and 14 injured in an early morning bus crash in the eastern Venezuelan state of Bolivar, the...

US Fed awards most reverse repos since December

NEW YORK: The Federal Reserve on Friday awarded $412.52 billion of three-day, fixed-rate reverse repurchase agreements to 83 bidders at an interest rate of 0.25...

UN to investigate Syria aid convoy attack, urges cooperation

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Friday that he would establish an internal UN board of inquiry to investigate a deadly attack...

UN sets up inquiry of Syria aid convoy bombing

UNITED NATION: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced he is setting up a board of inquiry to investigate the bombing of an aid convoy...

UN chief calls for de-escalation of Pak-India tensions; offers good offices

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for urgent de-escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan and an end to violence in the region....

Trump, Clinton feud by tweet-storm over beauty queen

WASHINGTON: In an extraordinary clash that took an already bitter presidential contest down into the gutter, Donald Trump on Friday urged voters to check out...

Ton-up Azam lifts Pakistan as lights go out

SHARJAH: Babar Azam knocked his maiden century to guide Pakistan to 284-9 in the first of three day-night internationals against the West Indies on Friday,...

Tennis: WTA Wuhan Open results

WUHAN: Results from the sixth day of the Wuhan Open on Friday (x denotes seeding):Women's singlesSemi-finalsPetra Kvitova (CZE x14) bt Simona Halep (ROM x4) 6-1,

Tennis: On form Kvitova reaches Wuhan final

WUHAN: Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova dropped just three games to dismiss Simona Halep in two sets in the semi-finals at the Wuhan Open Friday.The...

Tennis: WTA Tashkent Open results

TASHKENT: Results from the fifth day of the WTA Tashkent Open on Friday (x denotes seeding):Semi-finalsKristyna Pliskova (CZE) bt Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 7-6 (7/2), 6-0Nao