Raza Rabbani urges PM Abbasi to name new Islamabad airport after Benazir Bhutto

New Islamabad airport. Photo: APPISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Raza Rabbani on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi urging him to name the new Islamabad airport after former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.Adviser…

Lucrecia Martel fuses the mystical and the historical with bold adventure in ‘Zama’

“Zama,” the story of a man waiting to return, has become the vehicle for the long-awaited return of Argentine filmmaker Lucrecia Martel. The film is a bold, heady work made up of sly humor and revelatory vision. It also marks the first new movie since 2009’s “The Headless Woman” from…

Life returns to Quetta’s Hanna Lake with recent spell of rain

Water in Hanna Lake, which is situated at a distance of 18km from Quetta city. Photo: Rashid Saeed/Geo NewsQUETTA: The recent spell of rain across Balochistan has returned life to the dry Hanna Lake, with water filling the parched patch creating a…

Giving the Jews of Port Said a name that will endure forever

At its peak during the 1920s, the Jewish community in this Suez Canal city numbered almost 1,000 people. Efforts are being made to preserve their legacy before it’s too late

If unable to manage, Federal govt should hand over KE to Sindh govt: Shah

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. Photo: Geo NewsKARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said on Friday that the recent tussle between K-Electric (KE) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has only resulted in Karachi’s citizens receiving the…

Time has come for judiciary to deliver, CJP tells Charsadda bar members

CJP addressing bar members in Charsadda today. Photo: Geo NewsCHARSADDA: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar said on Friday that the time has come for the judiciary to deliver, adding that otherwise, “we will not be able to achieve our…

‘Scandal’ finale by the tweets

“Scandal” said goodbye Thursday by doing what it does best: blowing up Twitter. In between a live table read of the finale for charity and a group appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” series creator Shonda Rhimes and the cast gathered to live-tweet one last time (or actually two last times:…

South Sudan says head of army has died

 South Sudanese newly appointed army chief General James Ajongo speaks to the media after his swearing in at the Presidential Palace in South Sudan’s capital of Juba, May 10, 2017. Photo: Reuters  JUBA: South Sudan’s army chief General James…

Indian YouTube singer has tearful reunion after 40 years

Khomdram Gambhir Singh was welcomed home to remote Manipur 40 years after he left, reunited with family when someone saw a YouTube video of him singing. Photo: AFP An Indian man missing for 40 years has had an emotional reunion with his family…

Mahira Khan emerges as voice of wisdom in Meesha-Ali harassment issue

Mahira Khan. Photo: FilePakistani superstar Mahira Khan emerged as a voice of wisdom and sense as she spoke against those “desensitising the issue” of Meesha Shafi’s allegations of sexual harassment against Ali Zafar.“The sick mentality of…

Martha and Bela Karolyi say they had no idea Larry Nassar was sexually abusing gymnasts

Former USA Gymnastics women’s national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela told NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics….

4 men lured teenage girl on social media and committed sexual misconduct, police say

Four men are facing felony charges on allegations of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl from Huntington Beach, authorities said Thursday. Huntington Beach police and prosecutors allege that Dwight Castaldi, 42, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Christian Palmer, 27, of Sacramento; Sohrab Anaraki,…

Disgruntled MNAs of PML-N fail to show up to verify resignations

Disgruntled lawmakers at a news conference. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: Four of the six MNAs and two MPAs, who have parted ways with the ruling PML-N, failed to appear at the National Assembly speaker’s office on Friday, where they were summoned to…

Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of season

Arsene Wenger. Photo: Sky Sports Arsenal have confirmed that manager Arsene Wenger will leave his role as manager at the end of the season.Wenger who has come under increasing pressure as a result of Arsenal’s poor Premier League record in the…

CB1 Gallery in the Arts District to close after artists allege nonpayment

CB1 Gallery, which began life in a storefront space at the downtown L.A. intersection of 5th and Spring streets in 2010 and now inhabits a more polished Arts District space on Santa Fe Avenue, will shut its doors next month. “Unfortunately, expanding into the current space along with the slow…

Mourinho on Wenger: ‘We respect each other’

Man United’s Jose Mourinho insists he always had respect for Wenger even during their heated run-ins.

Avenfield case: Court reserves decision on NAB’s plea to submit new evidence

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Meesha Shafi’s allegations will be dealt with in court, says Ali Zafar’s mother

Pakistani actor Ali Zafar (L) poses with his mother Kanwal Ameen during the Grey Goose Fly Beyond Awards ceremony in Mumbai late November 16, 2014. Photo: AFPLAHORE: Pakistani singer Ali Zafar’s mother on Friday said Meesha Shafi’s allegations…

Wenger leaves Arsenal with tarnished legacy

Arsene Wenger stayed on too long, but in time, fondness and respect for his achievements will return.

Pakistan Cup one-day tournament to begin in Faisalabad next week

Ahmed Shehzad playing for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan Cup. Photo: PCBThe Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that Pakistan Cup cricket tournament will kick off in Faisalabad from Wednesday, April 25.Five teams will be taking part in the event….

The case for 154 games, Fenway’s quest and MLB’s next big thing

How to shorten the season without hurting MLB’s bottom line, Boston’s ballpark is about to set a new record — and introducing the super sophs!

What will it take for the Dodgers to be the Dodgers again?

A slumping lineup, a struggling closer and a sub-.500 record aren’t what L.A. had in mind for 2018. We break down what the slow start means.

Rage and wonder in 1968: The year war came through the TV and I felt pieces of childhood ending

I was 9 years old. My father was at war. I watched Vietnam every night on TV, wind blowing through the tall grass of a distant land, numbers of the fallen flashing on the screen, all in black and white, a war in two colors, scary and real in my…

The Velvet Underground, Aretha Franklin, Tiny Tim: An alternate history of music in 1968

“Beggars Banquet.” “Electric Ladyland.” “Wheels of Fire.” Rock fans know the important albums from 1968 that helped set the table — along with the opening that year of the Forum in Inglewood and Madison Square Garden in New York — for what we now refer to as arena rock. But…

The Moviegoer, April 22-28

COLCOA French Film Festival The annual festival opens with director Eric Barbier’s Promise at Dawn, starring Pierre Niney as celebrated French author and diplomat Romain Gary (real-life husband of Jean Seberg) and Charlotte Gainsbourg as his overbearing mother. Directors Guild Theater Complex,…

When the Doors brought original rock bad boy Jerry Lee Lewis to the Forum in 1968

The Doors reveled in their role as rock’s new bad boys when they burst onto the pop music scene in 1966, and two years later, when they helped usher in the nascent era of arena rock with the opening of the Forum in Inglewood. They carried that idea all the…

‘The Mod Squad,’ ‘Adam-12’ and how TV brought the counterculture into 1968’s cop shows

“One black, one white, one blonde” was the tagline for a new kind of cop show that premiered in 1968 on the heels of Vietnam’s bloody Tet Offensive, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, a shootout between the Black Panthers and Oakland police and the passage of the Fair…

California Sounds 1968: 10 essential Los Angeles-infused records from a kaleidoscopic era

A look at 10 essential, under-the-radar L.A.-area records from 1968, including works by Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Three Dog Night and Alice Coltrane.

In May 1968, the Cannes Film Festival ground to a halt. Fifty years later, it’s still sparking controversy

In the newly released comedy “Godard Mon Amour,” Michel Hazanavicius’ playful flashback to France in the fateful year of 1968, a young Jean-Luc Godard (played by Louis Garrel) marches with an enormous crowd in Paris. Alongside him is the critic and filmmaker Michel Cournot, whose “Les Gauloises…

Watching ‘The Smothers Brothers,’ ‘Laugh-In’ and the Democratic National Convention

The year 1968, as I remember it, had the quality of lasting longer than other years, of being in no hurry to be through with you, like a predator playing with its prey before swallowing it whole. I also watched a lot of television. There was war in Southeast Asia…