Syria’s Assad says military gains will speed up political deal

Courtesy The News International MOSCOW: The Syrian army´s successes and its strong support from Russia will help accelerate a political settlement to the country´s civil war, President Bashar al-Assad said, as the two allies maintained an offensive against Islamic State militants. Assad was speaking in an interview with Russia´s RIA news agency published on Tuesday,…

Australia praises Virat show

Courtesy Dawn News MOHALI: Australian commentators were on Monday full of praise for Virat Kohli’s thrilling batting. “Steve Smith called it the ‘Virat show’ and he was right,” wrote Chris Barratt in The Sydney Morning Herald, acknowledging the dejected skipper’s post-match remarks. “With one of the greatest ever Twenty20 international innings India’s batting maestro all…