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Gaddafi loses swathes of east to insurrection

Gaddafi loses swathes of east to insurrection

TOBRUK – Moamer Gaddafi’s regime has lost vast swathes of Libya’s east to an insurrection, it emerged on Wednesday, as the West prepared for a mass exodus from a “bloodbath” in the north African country.
As condemnation of the brutal crackdown grew and foreigners fled the oil-rich country, Gaddafi appeared to be increasingly isolated after reports that hundreds of civilians were killed in the backlash by his forces.
Gaddafi opponents appeared firmly in control of Libya’s

Gold above $1,400 as Mid East violence spreads

LONDON – Gold prices rose above $1,400 an ounce on Monday for the first time in nearly seven weeks as violence flared in North Africa and the Middle East, boosting interest in the precious metal as a haven from risk. Tensions have spread across the regions from Egypt and Tunisia, where protests have unseated leaders over the past month or so, threatening the grip of long-entrenched autocratic leaders elsewhere.
Spot gold rose as high as $1,403.38 an ounce and was bid at $1,402.80

At least 10 killed as protests sweep Middle East

DUBAI/MANAMA/TRIPOLI – At least 10 people were killed in Libya and Bahrain as people gathered in large numbers across the Middle East to protest against incumbent regimes. In Libya, six people were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in Benghazi city, opposition websites said, as the authorities countered a “Day of Anger” with a pro-regime rally in Tripoli.
The situation was calm early in the day in Tripoli, where a pro-regime rally was

Worldwide reaction – It’s a pivotal moment for entire Middle East: US

WASHINGTON/LONDON: Here is some reaction from around the world on Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.
UNITED STATES: US Vice-President Joe Biden said the change of power in Egypt was a ‘pivotal’ moment in history for that country and the Middle East. The transition in Egypt must be one of irreversible change, he said.
RUSSIA: Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed hope for stability in Egypt and said, “We hope that the latest events will help the restoration of stability and ensuring

5 ties decided in East Zone C’ship

LAHORE – Another five matches of the East Zone Championship were decided in various grounds of the city on Sunday. Faran Sports, Dharampura Club, Aamir Memorial Club, Gulberg Eaglets and Mughalpura Institute have qualified for the second round.
In the first match, Faran Sports beat Young Prince Club by six wickets. Scores: Young Prince Club 214/8, Faran Sports 216/4. In the second match, Dharampura Club beat Shaheen Club by six wickets. Scores: Shaheen Club 198, Dharampura Club

Mughalpura Institute win East Zone match

LAHORE – Mughalpura Institute beat Mughalpura Sports by 63 runs in the East Zone Cricket Championship at Mughalpura Institute ground on Wednesday. Fine century by Anser Bharwana was the main feature of the match.
Scores: Mughalpura Institute 246/7 in 40 overs. Anser Bharwana 100, Javaid Hafeez 30, Shahid Khan 20, Javaid Iqbal 33, Waqas 12, Imran Akram 17(no). Hussnain 3/50, Jamil 2/38, Wajid 1/35, Faheem 1/39. Mughalpura Sports 183 all out in 36.2 overs. Raza 47, Moazam 41, Usman

Umpires announced for East Zone C’ship

LAHORE – The East Zone Cricket Association’s chairman tournament committee Waqar-ul-Munir has announced the umpires panel for the East Zone Championship. He said that in all 25 umpires will for supervise the zonal championship matches.
Umpires: Nadeem Ghori, Akram Raza, Zameer Haider, Ghafar Qazmi, Anees-ur-Rehman siddiqui, Tasadak Jamal, Javaid Alam, Adnan Rasheed, Abid Naqvi, Ijaz Ahmed, Saif Ullah, Haneef Mohammad, M Khursheed, M Shafiq, Rab Nawaz, Anwer Khan, Irfan Dilshad,

Davos opens with power shift to South, East in focus

DAVOS (SWITZERLAND) – The annual meeting of world elites at the Swiss ski resort of Davos opened Wednesday with executives highlighting a power shift from the advanced world to emerging market as recovery takes hold.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev confirmed that he would make his opening speech at the forum, despite cancelling most other Davos appointments after a deadly suicide bomb attack on a Moscow airport. Medvedev said in a newspaper interview that he would participate

East Zone C’ship from 26th

LAHORE – Young Prince Club and Faran Sports will play the opening match of the East Zone Cricket Championship on January 26 at LCCA ground. M Khursheed and Rab Nawaz will supervise the match.
The second match will be played between Dharampura Club and Shaheen Club on Jan 27 at Wahdat Colony ground under the supervision of Abdul Rauf and Gulzar Ahmed. The third match will be played on January 28th between Raja Club and Aamer Memorial Club at Wahdat Colony ground. Anwer Khan and

East Zone Cricket Tournament from 26th

LAHORE – East Zone Cricket Association Tournament Committee met here the other day and decided that no unregistered players would participate in the championship. Syed Habib-ul-Hassan Shah (Secretary East Zone) and other members Malik Muhammad Riaz, Abdul Rauf, Mehboob Alam, M Khursheed, and Ejaz Shah were also in the meeting.
The tournament committee also announced the draws of 45 clubs for the first round of East Zone Cricket Championship which will start from Jan 26. The

Fehmida wants interfaith dialogue between East and West

ISLAMABAD – National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza on Wednesday reiterated the need for engaging parliamentarians from the East and the West into interfaith dialogues to create better understanding between nations and religions.
According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, while addressing the 2nd Extraordinary Session of the Parliamentary Union of Islamic Countries (PUIC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, she said that for a peaceful world, peaceful co-existence among the nations

Israel eyes huge east Jerusalem settlement project

JERUSALEM – Israel is to approve 1,400 new settler homes in east Jerusalem, media and the local council said on Sunday, defying pressure to halt settlement building that has stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.
The massive construction project will add homes to the annexed east Jerusalem settlement neighbourhood of Gilo and is expected to receive final approval from the district planning commission within days.
The project is likely to spark condemnation from the

Israel prepared for ‘large scale war’ in Middle East: cable

OSLO – Israel’s army chief told a US Congress delegation in late 2009 he was preparing for a large war in the Middle East, probably against Hamas or Hezbollah, leaked US diplomatic cables showed on Sunday.
“I am preparing the Israeli army for a large scale war, since it is easier to scale down to a smaller operation than to do the opposite,” Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi was quoted as saying in a cable from the US embassy in Tel Aviv.
The document, dated November 15,

4,220 Pakistanis languishing in jails in Middle East

ISLAMABAD – Around 4,220 Pakistanis are languishing in the jails of the Middle East countries over different charges, the National Assembly was told on Friday.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Malik Amad Khan told the House that they crimes, the Pakistani inmates have been accused of, include murder, rape, theft, drug pushing, smuggling, forgery, embezzlement and overstaying the period of their visas in the host countries.
The minister speaking during the Question-Answer

NATO says six troops shot dead in east Afghanistan

KABUL: Six NATO troops were shot dead by a man wearing an Afghan border police uniform during a training exercise in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the coalition said, the worst “rogue” shooting in more than a year. Aminullah Amarkhil, the head of border police in eastern Afghanistan, said the shooting was in Nangarhar province, which borders Pakistan. Most of the NATO troops based in Nangarhar are American.
The incident appeared to be the latest in a string of recent attacks by

Pakistan’s Vision East Asia policy seeks constructive role in South Asia: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that Pakistan’s ‘Vision East Asia’ policy was not driven by economic impulses only but also by its commitment to play a constructive and meaningful role in South and South East Asia.
According to a press release issued by Pakistan High Commission in Singapore, Qureshi expressed these views in a lecture on ‘Pakistan in the Next Decade, Prospects and Challenges’ at Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in

Bicycle bombers kill 4, injure 31 in east Afghanistan

MEHTAR LAM: Suicide bombers on bicycles killed four people and wounded 31 others in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the latest attacks coinciding with plans by NATO members to gradually end their presence.
Two bombers struck in Laghman province, provincial Governor Mohammad Iqbal Azizi told Reuters, with the first bomber detonating his explosives at a police checkpoint in the capital Mehtar Lam, and the second struck several hundred metres away. The attacks come after a spike in