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Weather report: Rain and hail expected across the country, snow in the hilly areas

It is feared that the weather conditions may trigger landslides in Malakand, Hazara, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir

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Hail in Karachi: Take a look at some of these amazing pictures

The showers were accompanied by thunder and lightning as well as gusty winds. PHOTO: NIDA HUSSAIN KARACHI: Karachi witnessed its first hailstorm after at least four years in the early hours of Monday. It was also the first winter rain of the season. Hail and rain were witnessed in different parts of the city, including…

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Hail in Karachi has stirred up a storm on Twitter!

PHOTO: NIDA HUSSAIN KARACHI: Rain and hailstorm hit various parts of Karachi in the early hours of Monday. Samaa TV reported that hail hit Karachi after a good four years. In a city where we barely experience any rain, Twitterati could not contain their reactions to the tiny pellets of snow descending upon the usually…

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Former captains laud Pakistan’s convincing win in first WI T20

KARACHI: Cricket legend Javed Miandad lavished praise on Pakistan for winning first Twenty20 with nine wickets, and said Green Shirts played excellently in the opener of T20 series. Former skipper said West Indies and Pakistan are unpredicable. Talking to SAMAA, Miandad voiced joy over the win of Green Shirts, saying Pakistan outclassed West Indies in…

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Islamabad welcomes first winter showers

With excited cheers, Islamabad greeted the showers coupled with hail—the first of this winter season. Enjoy feel-good sensations while watching Islamabad’s Khushbakht Abbas’s report.

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World leaders hail Iran nuclear deal

VIENNA: World powers on Tuesday reached a historic deal curbing Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief after an 18-day negotiation marathon in Vienna. The accord seeks to end fears dating back 13 years that the Islamic Republic may try to build nuclear weapons, an aim it has always denied. Here are the world…

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Polio eradicators hail historic progress, aim to 'finish the job'

LONDON: The world is closer than ever to being able to wipe out polio, international experts said on Thursday, with zero cases of the crippling disease recorded across all of Africa this year and fewer than 25 globally. Polio eradication specialists are wary of claiming premature success and warn complacency could prove the project's downfall,…

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McCullum, Misbah hail exciting Dubai Test

DUBAI: New Zealand and Pakistan captains Brendon McCullum and Misbah-ul Haq hailed the rivetting Test between their countries which ended in an exciting draw Friday. Pakistan, set to chase 261 in a possible 72 overs, finished 65 runs short at 196-5. Both teams could have won though. The result maintained Pakistan's 1-0 lead in the…

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Palestine hails Sweden for move on statehood

RAMALLAH:  Sweden's decision to recognise a Palestinian state is “courageous,” senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said Friday, calling on other EU states to follow suit. “We salute the announcement by the Swedish prime minister,” said Saeb Erakat in the West Bank administrative capital of Ramallah. “We hope that all countries of the European Union will…

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Celebrities hail style heritage at Milan fashion week

MILAN: Italian fashion house Prada sent models down the runway in military-inspired khaki dresses topped with bejewelled bras, while Roberto Cavalli showed a riot of neon and mismatched prints on Thursday during Milan's biannual women's fashion week.Actors, models and designers flocked to a Milanese mansion filled with mannequins wearing ornate paper dresses, hosted by Vogue…

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Severe U.S. storm brings heavy snow, baseball-sized hail

CHICAGO: A major early spring storm brought heavy snow, severe thunderstorms and floods as it moved east across the United States on Saturday, closing highways, forcing flight cancellations and causing a pileup involving dozens of vehicles.The weather system forced the cancellations of more than 100 flights in and out of Denver International Airport on Saturday…

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Pakistani women hail breakthrough tournament

LAHORE: For Sana Mir, the captain of the Pakistan women's cricket team, the successful and peaceful completion of a national Twenty20 event this week was a giant step forward for women's rights in the conservative and troubled country.The six-team tournament, named after former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, was held at the Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters…

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India and Russia seal defence deals, hail partnership

NEW DELHI: India agreed to buy dozens of Russian military helicopters and fighter jet assembly kits at a summit on Monday, underlining the resilience of ties between the long-time allies despite New Delhi's recent moves to diversify its arms suppliers.Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian President Vladimir Putin trumpeted their countries' strategic partnership at…

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Karachi traders hail SHC orders against motorcycle ban

Staff ReportKARACHI: The trader fraternity of the city welcomed the judicial ruling against the ban on motorbike riding announced by Federal Interior Minister Rehman A. Malik citing spy reports with terrorism threats for today, SAMAA reports Friday.It should be mentioned here that the federal minister Malik last night said the government decided to impose a…

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Germans hail Merkel “winner on points” at EU summit

BERLIN: German media dubbed European Union leaders' agreement on a single European banking supervisor hammered out in Brussels overnight a “victory on points” for Angela Merkel, judging she had persuaded peers to proceed at a slower tempo.The 27 leaders agreed to adopt a legal framework by the end of this year giving the European Central…

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China, Argentina hail 40 years of diplomatic ties

BUENOS AIRES: Argentine President Cristina Kirchner and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao hailed 40 years of strong diplomatic ties between their two countries.At a ceremony in a museum opposite the presidential Casa Rosada mansion, Wen on Sunday called the four-decade mark an “important milestone” and praised the “deepening friendship and trust” between Buenos Aires and Beijing.Trade…

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Pakistani media hail first Oscar winner

ISLAMABAD: Delighted Pakistani newspapers on Tuesday fell over themselves to praise the young woman director who brought joy to the nation by winning country's first ever Oscar.Pictures of 33-year-old Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy collecting her statuette in Hollywood were splashed across the front pages of every paper with headlines such as “Sharmeen brings Oscar glory to Pakistan”…

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Misbah, Stauss hail resurgent Pakistan

ABU DHABI: Rival captains Misbah-ul Haq and Andrew Strauss acknowledged Pakistan's excellent performance which saw them win the second Test against England by 72 runs in a thrilling finish here on Saturday. Left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman rocked England — chasing a tricky 145-run target — with 6-62 which helped Pakistan bowl out their opponents for…

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PPP, PML-Q leaders hail MQM’s rally

Staff ReportKARACHI: The leaders, from PPP and PML-Q parties who attended MQM’s rally Istehkam-e-Jamhoriyat held in Karachi today, speak high of Altaf Hussain, saying that Hussain has successfully discharged his obligations towards defence of democracy in Pakistan, reports SAMAA on Sunday.Federal Interior Minister Abdul Rehman Malik terms Altaf Hussain as being the ‘guarantor and defender…

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Bikers battle snow and hail in Pakistan's Kaghan Valley

KAGHAN VALLEY: Rolling over rock fields and soaring past glaciers, some of the world's top mountain bikers came to Pakistan at the weekend to do battle at altitudes of up to 4,200 metres (13,800 feet). Undeterred by travel warnings over Taliban-linked violence in the lawless northwest, national champions from around the world came to test…

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ICC hail 'consistent' England's rise to No 1

BIRMINGHAM: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat praised England's rise to number one in the Test rankings after their latest thrashing of India on Saturday.England won by an innings and 242 runs, with more than a day to spare, to win the third Test at Edgbaston and so take an unbeatable 3-0 lead…

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