Iran’s pragmatic Rouhani earns emphatic vote of confidence in initial election results

Courtesy Dawn News TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earned an emphatic vote of confidence and reformist partners secured surprise gains in parliament in early results from elections that could accelerate the Islamic Republic’s emergence from years of isolation. While gains by moderates and reformists in Friday’s polls were most evident in the capital, Tehran, the…

Asia Cup: Dhoni questions use of earpiece by umpires

Courtesy Dawn News DHAKA: India captain MS Dhoni Saturday questioned umpires using earpieces during international matches, suggesting the devices might affect their decision-making on the field. The skipper spoke out after a controversial umpiring decision that saw Pakistan’s Khurram Manzoor given not out despite apparently nicking a ball by left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra during India’s…