PAKISTAN

  • Two killed as terrorists storm Shiite mosque in North west Pakistan February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Unidentified terrorists attacked a Shiite mosque in Pakistan's restive northwest during Friday prayers, killing at least two worshippers and injured 20 others, police said. The mosque was targeted in Hayatabad area of Peshawar, capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. At least three explosions and gunfire was heard. The nature of explosions was not...
  • India's permanent UNSC seat unacceptable: Sharif tells Obama February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: India's permanent membership in the reformed UN Security Council is unacceptable to Pakistan as it has not complied with UN resolutions on Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told US President Barack Obama. The US President called Sharif on Thursday and both leaders discussed issues of mutual interest and...
  • Adelaide yet to come in grip of Indo-Pak Cup fever February 13, 2015

    Adelaide: Cricket is not the top sport in Australia but the feeling that one gets while moving around the quiet coastal town is that of indifference among the local public in general about the game's biggest spectacle. Indian stars Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane walked down from the team hotel to...
  • World Cup 2015 Preview: Get, set, go! May the best team win February 13, 2015

    After the T20 tsunami since India's World Twenty20 win in 2007, the viewers of the game returned to the days of watching the first 10 and last 10 overs of an ODI. An innings of 50 overs spread over three hours started struggling to hold its ground against a three-hour...
  • Impose travel ban, sanctions on Pakistan: Senators to John Kerry February 13, 2015

    Washington: Expressing concern over Pakistan's failure to combat terrorism, two top US lawmakers have asked Secretary of State John Kerry to consider travel ban, suspending portions of assistance and impose sanctions on officials who maintain ties with designated terrorist groups. "We remain deeply concerned that Pakistan has failed to take meaningful...
  • Narendra Modi speaks to Nawaz Sharif, bonds over cricket ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to heads of the participating SAARC nations and conveyed best wishes for the event. Noting that five SAARC nations are playing and are excited about the World Cup, Modi said, "I am sure WC will celebrate...
  • India vs Pakistan World Cup history: A look-back at India 5 - 0 Pakistan February 13, 2015

    Adelaide: The World Cup may start Feb 14 but for the Indian sub-continent the tournament will well and truly begin a day after when defending champions India face traditional rivals Pakistan in a Group B match at the Adelaide Oval. The two neighbours have a rich history of fierce battles on...
  • Javagal Srinath knows the code to beat Pakistan in a World Cup February 13, 2015

    Sachin Tendulkar has been the undisputed hero of India's all-conquering run in World Cups against Pakistan, but Javagal Srinath, too, has been a quiet performer, featuring in the first four of India's five wins against their friends from across the border and picking up eight wickets in those four games. Alongside...
  • Most Peshawar school attackers killed or arrested: Pakistan February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Most of the terrorists, who were involved in the brutal attack on an army school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar in December in 2014 have either been killed or arrested, the Pakistani army said on Thursday. In one of the worst acts of human savagery ever perpetrated, the Pakistani...
  • India vs Pakistan: the most colourful of all rivalries February 13, 2015

    Not long after India wound up their first practice session at St Peter's College on Thursday (February 12) building up to their opening game of the World Cup, their opponents for Sunday's electric showdown touched down in Adelaide, their confidence high and their spirits buoyed by Wednesday's drubbing of England...
  • We salaam Pakistan for Sharjah but deserve Namaste for World Cups: Srikkanth February 12, 2015

    In three days from now, India and Pakistan will lock horns for the sixth time in an ICC World Cup, and the biggest question on everybody's mind is will India make it 6-0 or will Pakistan manage to break the hoodoo. Building up to the high-voltage clash, CNN-IBN and Pakistan's PTV...
  • I could have recovered in time for World Cup, says Mohammad Hafeez February 12, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's experienced all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez gave credence to speculation that he was sent back home from the World Cup against his wishes after a disagreement with the team management as he today said that he could have recovered from his injury in time for the showpiece event beginning on...
  • World Cup: Eight Pakistan players including Afridi fined for night out February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Eight Pakistan players, including maverick former captain Shahid Afridi, have been fined for breaching a team curfew ahead of their crucial World Cup game against India, sources told AFP on Thursday. They have also been warned that a repeat offence will see them kicked out of the tournament which starts...
  • Pakistan players target first World Cup win against India February 12, 2015

    Sydney: If you talk to any Pakistani player ahead of Sunday's clash against bitter rivals India in Adelaide, the first words to emerge are "we want a win". Pakistan have not won a World Cup match against India in five attempts since their first clash in the 1992 event, also held...
  • World Cup 2015 Pool B analysis: Zimbabwe, Ireland can upset calculations February 12, 2015

    Two arch-rivals, a perennial choker, a once invincible team, and three minnows - this summarise the Pool B of the cricket World Cup 2015, which consist of India, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates. At first gaze, it seems easy to guess which four teams...
  • India-Pakistan game a giant challenge: Sachin Tendulkar February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Retired great Sachin Tendulkar says Sunday's World Cup game against Pakistan could pose a challenge to the Indian team that is bigger than even playing in the final. Tendulkar told the Headlines Today news channel on Thursday that the pressure of playing rival Pakistan is always heightened, and said...
  • World Cup 2015: India return to practice after a day's break February 12, 2015

    Adelaide: India's location for the practice session here on a sunny Thursday morning was nothing short of scenic. The team took full advantage and went about their regular routine with the normal stretches and warm-ups before they walked out to the nets to prepare for the all-important World Cup tie...
  • Pakistan coach Waqar hopes struggling Younis Khan comes good February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Thursday backed senior batsman Younis Khan to return to form in the World Cup despite a worrying slump. The 37-year-old has managed just 1, 7, 9, 11, 25 and 19 in the six matches Pakistan have played since arriving in New Zealand last month. Younis was...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan ponder options ahead of India clash February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Pakistan have found some momentum ahead of the World Cup but have not settled on their best line-up for their tournament opener against champions India this weekend, coach Waqar Younis said. Victories over Bangladesh and England this week have given the 1992 champions a real surge of confidence going into...
  • Three India vs Pakistan World Cup moments you can't forget February 12, 2015

    The mention of an India vs Pakistan match-up at the World Cup quickly pops up images of Javed Miandad jumping up and down or Venkatesh Prasad giving a send-off to Aamir Sohail, and for those young minds whose cricket memory serves best from the turn of the century, Sachin Tendulkar's...
  • Will ensure ban on groups proscribed by UN: Pakistan February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Amid confusion over the status of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led militant outfit JuD, Pakistan government on Tuesday said it will ensure that all organisations proscribed by the UN are banned in the country. "There is some confusion regarding the list of banned outfits but I want to make...
  • Pakistan wants early implementation of TAPI project: PM Sharif February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Terming it critical for the regional countries, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he wanted immediate implementation of construction work on the $7.6 billion 1,680 km-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. The Prime Minster said this project - with a design capacity to supply 3.2 billion cubic feet...
  • World Cup: Warm welcome for Team India at Adelaide Oval February 11, 2015

    India is set to take on Pakistan in their opening encounter of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Adelaide Oval on February 15. ...
  • Pakistan likely sheltered Osama Bin Laden: Ex-ISI chief February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful spy agency most likely sheltered Osama bin Laden and hoped to use the al-Qaeda chief as a bargaining chip with the US to strike a deal on Afghanistan before he was killed in a covert Navy SEALs raid in 2011, an ex-ISI chief has said. "I cannot...
  • World Cup warm-up: Misbah guides Pakistan to win over England February 11, 2015

    Sydney: Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq scored a majestic 91 not out to lead Pakistan to a thrilling four-wicket victory over England in their final World Cup warmup at Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. The 40-year-old notched up five fours and two sixes in his 99-ball knock, turning the match in a fourth-wicket partnership...
  • India look back in form for Pakistan, but good practice for us: Mohammad Nabi February 11, 2015

    Afghanistan have played 45 One-Day Internationals in the past six years, and have won 24 of them. But only six of those matches have come against the full-member countries, four of them at the Asia Cup in Bangladesh last year. The gulf in standards between the established nations and the...
  • Vote! What do you think should be India's XI vs Pakistan? February 11, 2015

    With warm-up matches over, skipper MS Dhoni needs your help in deciding his eleven against Pakistan on February 15. What combination will work for India? 5 bowlers or 4? 6 batsmen or 7? Pick your XI....
  • 'Banned' terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa group thrives in Pakistan February 10, 2015

    Muridke (Pakistan) It is listed as a terror outfit by the UN and its chief has a USD 10 million US government bounty against him, but Jamaat-ud-Dawa operates freely across Pakistan, testing Islamabad's new resolve to tackle militancy. Pakistan vowed to end its tolerance of so-called "good" militants after a Taliban...
  • Saeed Ajmal wants Pakistan to thrash India in World Cup February 10, 2015

    Karachi: Offspinner Saeed Ajmal has said that he was disappointed at not playing the World Cup but he wanted to see Pakistan change history by defeating India in the mega event. "Who doesn't want to play in a mega event like the World Cup. I feel the same way. But even...
  • Pakistan determined to beat India in World Cup, says Waqar February 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Losing to arch-rivals India in all the previous five World Cup clashes has certainly hurt Pakistan and they are determined to break the jinx this time around in the showpiece event beginning on Saturday, their coach Waqar Younis said. Waqar, who himself was part of two such defeats at the...