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Pakistan’s cricket team and the power of redemption

This was sport at its finest: an intense national rivalry, enacted on the field with ferocious but fair intensity<p>The Pakistan supporter was festooned in cream and green, and carried a chalkboard round his neck with the legend: ‘My wives think I’m at the mosque.’ By the end of the day he was a very …

Tennis

Is the global economy heading for recession?

As far as economic expansions go, our’s is pretty long in the tooth. Since World War II, the average length of time between recessions is about 58 …

If England are to beat Pakistan, their first battle is to acclimatise to stifling United Arab Emirates heat

Stuart Broad says he has "never experienced anything like it" with temperatures touching 45 degrees<p>It has been perfect weather for cricket in England in the last week, and far too hot for it in the United Arab Emirates.<p>“I’ve never experienced anything like this,” said Stuart Broad during England’s …

United Arab Emirates

Why Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal Has Proven to Be Counterproductive

One of the most drummed up things in the national media about Pakistan is its nuclear arsenal. A state which by all accounts has failed to deliver even the basic necessities is being widely projected as one of the most important states by the right-wing intelligentsia. However it goes beyond this. …

Pakistan: Russia's New Best Friend?

As the U.S.-India embrace tightens, former Cold War foes Pakistan and Russia are bolstering ties with one another. Pakistan was an early Cold War …

Saudi Arabia Withdrew Billions From Markets, Estimates Show

Saudi Arabia has withdrawn as much as $70 billion from global asset managers as OPEC’s largest oil producer seeks to plug its budget deficit, …

Frank Tyson, cricketer - obituary

England cricketer whose brutally fast bowling demolished the Australians in the 1954-1955 Ashes series<p>Frank Tyson, the England fast bowler who has died aged 85, was dubbed “Typhoon” Tyson on the strength of his demolition of the Australians in the Ashes series of 1954-55; in the manner of such …

Durham University

Pak yorker to India: No more cricket if you scrap December series

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan said his team would boycott India in India in ICC and Asian Cricket Council events if the BCCI refuses …

This is not a new cold war but something more dangerous

Since February 2014, when President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea, we have found ourselves reaching into the past — specifically to the cold war — to …