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Exiled Hamas leaders enter Gaza to discuss truce with Israel

GAZA CITY: Gaza's ruling Hamas says exiled members of its decision-making political bureau have entered the territory for high-level discussions about an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire...

Cairo violence enters fifth day

Clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters demanding an end to military rule entered a fifth day on Tuesday, as US Secretary of State...

Cyrus beats Bieber to enter Bowling Hall of Fame

Teen pop star Miley Cyrus has pipped Justin Bieber to become a Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame inductee this year. The 18-year-old singer-actress has...

Somali forces warily enter former rebel areas

Somali government forces backed by African Union troops moved cautiously on Sunday into areas of the famine-struck capital abandoned the day before by Shebab...

Thailand enters calm before election storm

Political campaigning in Thailand drew to a close on Saturday, taking a day to cool off before an election which could exacerbate the country's...

Nadal downs Murray to enter final

Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached his fifth Wimbledon final on Friday with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 win over an outclassed Andy Murray, leaving...

Sania-Vesnina enter doubles semis

Sania Mirza reached the Wimbledon doubles semifinal for the first time in her career after she and Elena Vesnina came from behind to beat...

Syrian tanks enter Turkish border village

Army tanks on Saturday entered a village bordering Turkey, where 10,000 Syrians have sought refuge, an activist said, as Washington warned Damascus over its...

NATO choppers enter NWA

The NATO violated Pakistani airspace once again with two helicopters entering Pakistani territory on Monday. A TV channel quoted sources as saying that the...

Lahore Whites, SPM enter semis

LAHORE - Lahore Whites and Sayid Paper Mills moved into the regional semi-finals of the 13th National Seniors Cricket Cup after winning their matches at different venues in Lahore. Lahore Whites defeated Multan Tigers by 55 runs. Lahore scored 179-7 in 24 overs against Multan at Khayaban-e-Amin Ground and bowled the opposition out for 124.
Meanwhile at Ali Garh Ground, Model Town, SPM beat Multan Whites by seven wickets. Multan struggled to score 150 runs in their innings. SPM

KESC overwhelm Railways to enter NBP Cup quarters

LAHORE - Gilgit-born Muhammad Rasool hit a sparkling hat-trick as KESC beat Railways 4-3 in a thrilling encounter at the Agriculture ground. The win gave KESC a place in the quarter-finals of the 21st NBP Football Cup. Army also entered the last eight with a 1-0 win over hosts PMC Athletico Club. Meanwhile, a depleted WAPDA team consolidated their chances of entering the knock-out phase with a sensational 2-1 win over NBP, while Navy also collected their first point, beating little

Burewala enter last eight of NBP Cup

LAHORE - Burewala thrashed Sahiwal by eight wickets in the NBP Okara Cricket Tournament at Okara Gymkhana Ground, Okara. The Okara District Cricket Association is playing host to the event at the facility between Okara Sports Football Club Stadium and Young Tigers Hockey Club Stadium.
Sahiwal batted first and made 218 in 40 overs with Rameez Alam 38, Waqas Sharif 34. Mudassar Ali and Salman Burki took four and two wickets respectively. Burewala raced to the target with 220-2 in

Okara Whites enter last eight

LAHORE - Okara Whites joined Kasur in the quarter-finals of the 8th NBP Okara Cricket Cup 2011 after defeating Okara Red by six wickets. Okara Red scored 185, with Muhammad Aslam scoring 55, Akram Ameer scoring 53, and Ghulam Fareed adding 39. Mian Nabeel and Muhammad Asif took three wickets for Okara white. In reply, Okara White reached the target for the loss of four wickets. Meanwhile, Okara District Cricket Association announced the draws for the rest of the matches of the

Afghanistan track-II talks enter critical phase

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and all other stakeholders involved in track-II dialogue on Afghanistan will hold their crucial meeting in Abu Dhabi next month and with that meeting, the 'Abu Dhabi Peace Process' will enter into the crucial stage to end militancy and bring peace to the war-shattered neighbouring country Pakistan.
A source told Pakistan Today on Sunday that chief of Afghan High Peace Council Burhanuddin Rabbani has agreed to attend the crucial moot while PPP-Sherpao

Rauf shines as Lahore Whites enter last eight

LAHORE - Man of the Match Rauf Wayne displayed blistering knock as Lahore Whites moved into quarter-finals of 13th National Seniors Cricket Cup.
They snatched eight runbs win over Lahore Tigers at Race Course Park Ground, Jail Road, Lahore.
Lahore Whites: 236-6 (Rauf Wayne 108*, Rana Irfan 30, Nadeem Zafar 28, Arshed Rafai 27*; Waheed Niazi 2/40, Tahir Sheikh 1/29, Muhammad Munir 1/47, Zulfiqar 1/31, Khalid Jamshed 1/33)
Lahore Tigers : 228 ( Karamat Ali 49, Muhammad

SL enter semis for third time

STATE CORNER - Sri Lanka entered the semi-finals of the World Cup for the third time after defeating England by 10 wickets in the fourth quarter-final at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Saturday. Runners-up four years ago, Sri Lanka also qualified for the semis in 1996 when they became the world champions by beating Australia in the final at Lahore.
Tillakaratne Dilshan became the seventh Sri Lankan and 32nd batsman overall to score 10 or more hundreds in ODIs. Tillakaratne

Two more Pakistani banks enter ADB’s trade finance prog

ISLAMABAD - Two more Pakistani banks have signed on to the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Trade Finance Program (TFP) which should make it easier for companies to import critical goods into the country and export other products.
The participation of NIB Bank and Soneri Bank in the TFP means there are now 13 Pakistani banks signed up to the programme. The TFP provides finance and guarantees through banks to support trade transactions in developing countries. A statement issued by