PAKISTAN

  • Haris Sohail happy to help suspension-hit Pakistan December 9, 2014

    Pakistan's newcomer Haris Sohail on Tuesday showed confidence he can help his team's bowling which has been hit badly by the suspension of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal and allrounder Mohammad Hafeez. The 25-year-old bowled 10 overs for 39 runs before hitting an unbeaten career best 85 to anchor Pakistan's three-wicket win...
  • India, Russia to sign 20 agreements during President Putin's visit December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As the spate of high profile visits continue, Russian President Vladimir Putin will come to India on Wednesday amidst a great deal of animosity between him and the West over the crisis in Ukraine. But during his visit a host of big-ticket deals are expected to be signed...
  • Saeed Ajmal set for English county return December 9, 2014

    Banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will be cleared to play for English county side Worcestershire and Pakistan once his remodelled action is approved, former tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq has said. Ajmal was barred by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after umpires reported against him for a suspect bowling action during the first Test...
  • Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai to be awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2014 today December 9, 2014

    It will be a memorable in Oslo where the Noble Prize wil be formally awarded to Kailash Satyarthi along with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai. This year's award points to the need of underprivileged, uneducated children in India and Pakistan. ...
  • Despite ceasefire violations in India, Pakistan says both countries must end hostilities December 9, 2014

    Even as Pakistan violated the ceasefire again on Monday night, the country's envoy to India Abdul Basit continued his government's doublespeak and said the two countries must end mutual hostility. Basit said, "We (India-Pak) can't leave legacy of mutual hostility for future generations. We should strive for peace even though...
  • 1st ODI: Haris, Afridi guide Pakistan to narrow win over New Zealand December 9, 2014

    Little-known Haris Sohail and experienced Shahid Afridi hit splendid half centuries to lead Pakistan to a three-wicket win over New Zealand in the first one-day international on Monday. Sohail, playing in his only fifth ODI, made a career-best unbeaten 85 off 109 balls and Afridi scored 61 off 51 balls to...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along Balakote sector in Poonch December 8, 2014

    Poonch: The Pakistani military on Monday evening violated ceasefire along the Balakote sector of Poonch region in Jammu and Kashmir. No casualty has been reported. The ceasefire violation comes days after eight foreign terrorists held serial terror strikes in Kashmir ahead of third phase of Assembly elections. Eight security personnel had lost...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 8, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Twitter account suspended December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Twitter account of Pakistani terrorist and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed has been suspended by the social networking site. The move comes after the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief spew venom and wrote about freeing Kashmir and avenging 1971 Bangladesh war and Ahmedabad riots. However, hours after Twitter suspended the account,...
  • IB sounds alert for 5 SIMI members led by Abu Faisal December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau has issued an all India alert for SIMI members who escaped from Madhya Pradesh Khandwa jail in 2013. The alert says Rajasthan, Karnataka and Maharashtra could be on terrorists' target. The intelligence agency has intercepted conversation from across border where Pakistan based organisations are heard collaborating...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI December 8, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page Playing XIs: Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Luke...
  • Pakistan, New Zealand build for cricket World Cup with ODI series December 8, 2014

    Pakistan and New Zealand start a five-match one-day series in Dubai on Monday with the focus on building confidence and momentum for next year's World Cup, which is just two months away. It promises to be a keenly-fought contest after they ended honours even in both the three-Test series and the...
  • India beat defending champions Pakistan to lift cricket World Cup for Blind December 8, 2014

    India defeated defending champions Pakistan to win the 4th Cricket World Cup for the Blind on Sunday. In reply to Pakistan's 389, India scored 392 with two balls to spare.Except for their initial match against Pakistan, India won all games in the league, in which other participating countries were Sri Lanka,...
  • Kyle Mills can't erase memory of Pakistan World Cup loss December 8, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand paceman Kyle Mills on Sunday said he cannot rid himself of the childhood memory of the day when Pakistan beat New Zealand in the 1992 World Cup semi-finals and went on to win the trophy. The 35-year-old was a schoolboy then and watched the match in Auckland when...
  • Pakistan's Younis Khan happy to be back in ODI fold December 7, 2014

    Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan on Sunday expressed his delight at being recalled to the one-day team which raised hopes of a final campaign in next year`s World Cup being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The 37-year-old was recalled to the one-day squad, as well as the 30-man World Cup...
  • US drone strike in Pakistan kills four, including al Qaeda suspect December 7, 2014

    Dera Ismail Khan: A senior member of al Qaeda and three other suspected militants were killed in Pakistan on Sunday when a US drone attacked a house they were in, Pakistani military officials and Taliban said. The attack came a day after Pakistani forces killed a major al Qaeda leader, Adnan...
  • Hockey: England maul Pakistan, register best-ever win in Champions Trophy December 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: An impressive England demolished Pakistan 8-2 in their second Pool A match to register their best-ever win in the history of the FIH Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. England dished out a scintillating performance in the opening two quarters and pumped in as many as five goals...
  • Pakistan, China among top 10 worst countries for Internet freedom December 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan is among the 10 worst countries along with Iran and China on the index of internet freedom, according to a global survey released today. Freedom House released its 'Freedom on the Internet 2014' report, which surveyed 65 countries and listed the index on obstacles to internet access, limits placed...
  • Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez suspended over bowling action: ICC December 7, 2014

    The International Cricket Council on Sunday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez to be illegal and, as such, the offspinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The analysis revealed that all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level...
  • J&K attack: Terrorists belonged to LeT, trained to carry special operations, says Lt Gen Subrata Saha December 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Two days after the major terror strike in four towns of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha said that the terrorists belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba group and were highly trained to carry special operations. Kashmir Valley was rocked by four attacks by terrorists from across the border who stormed...
  • Befitting reply will be given to any terror threat, says Rajnath Singh December 6, 2014

    Lucknow: Dismissing threats of outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed, Union Home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said "no one has the power to ruin India" and that a fitting reply will be given to any terror strike in the country. "No one has the power to ruin India," Rajnath told...
  • Rahul Gandhi slams Modi over serial terror strikes in Kashmir, says terrorism on the rise under BJP rule December 6, 2014

    Ramgarh: A day after the serial terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying terrorism was on the rise under the BJP government at the Centre. "We had our government for 10 years. Tourists used to come to J-K. There...
  • Belgium beat Pakistan 2-1 in Champions Trophy hockey December 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Thomas Briels' delightful third quarter goal helped Belgium snatch an opening day 2-1 victory over Pakistan to get their Hero Hockey Champions Trophy campaign up and running in strong fashion at the Kalinga Stadium here Saturday. The Belgians had the half time lead when Tanguy Cosyns (12th minute) scrambled home...
  • Top al-Qaeda leader shot dead by Pakistani military December 6, 2014

    Wana: Pakistani helicopter gunships swooped on a militant hideout in a predawn raid on Saturday and shot dead a top al-Qaeda operative who was wanted in the United States for planning to bomb the New York subway system, the military said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation had offered a $5 million...
  • Pakistan, New Zealand build for cricket World Cup with ODI series December 6, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan and New Zealand start a five-match one-day series in Dubai on Monday with the focus on building confidence and momentum for next year's World Cup, which is just two months away. It promises to be a keenly-fought contest after they ended honours even in both the three-Test series and...
  • Pakistan include suspended spinner Saeed Ajmal in preliminary World Cup squad December 6, 2014

    Pakistan selectors have included suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal in a preliminary squad of 30 players for next year's cricket World Cup. Ajmal was suspended from bowling by the International Cricket Council in September after failing a biomechanics test in Brisbane. A board official said Ajmal had been named in the preliminary squad...
  • PM Modi an answer to Pakistan sponsored terror acts: Shahnawaz Hussain December 6, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shahnawaz Hussain said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was answer to Pakistan sponsored terror acts. Twenty one people lost their lives in terror attacks in four town of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Hussain said, "PM Modi knows how to answer every act carried out by Pakistan." ...
  • Elements in Pakistan supporting terror attacks, says Anand Sharma December 6, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma condemned the terror attacks on four towns of Jammu and Kashmir and said some elements in Pakistan were supporting terrorists. "These terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir deserves strongest condemnation. It is evident there are elements in Pakistan supporting them," he said. ...
  • Obama Administration asked to have conversation with Pakistan on terrorism December 6, 2014

    Washington: Alleging that Pakistan continues to host terrorist outfits, a top US lawmaker has asked the Obama Administration to have honest conversation with the country's leadership over the matter as its role is important in combating these groups and stabilising Afghanistan. The next few months are pivotal for the future of...
  • Cartoon of the day: Terror looms large on India-Pakistan ties December 6, 2014

    The standoff between India and Pakistan intensified in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday when terrorists attacked the valley. Eight Army personnel, including Lt Colonel Sankalp Kumar, three policemen and eight terrorists were among 21 persons killed in four attacks in Uri, Srinagar, Shopian and Tral despite the presence of large...