Topic: Gamble
erdogan presidency risky gamble
August 04, 2014

Erdogan's presidency: A risky gamble?

Yuksel Sezgin - The local elections in Turkey a few months ago produced only one victor -  Prime Minister Recep Erdogan - and everyone else was a loser, including his own Justice and Development Party (AKP).In the weeks leading up those elections, Erdogan increasingly personalised the ...

rahul gamble targeting india youth vote
October 16, 2013

Rahul taking a gamble by targeting India’s youth vote

Rahul Gandhi, the son of Sonia and Rajiv and a member of India’s best-known political dynasty, last week launched the ruling Congress party’s campaign for re-election. The rise of Gandhi in the Congress is being seen – especially by Gandhi – as the rise of youth in Indian ...

meet obama rowhani mull gamble
September 21, 2013

To meet, or not to meet: Obama and Rowhani mull a gamble

After a flurry of diplomatic smoke signals, Iran and the United States are sizing up the gamble of a presidential close encounter at the UN next week that could open a first crack in 30 years of enmity.In letters, statements, television interviews and even tweets, both sides have been gingerly ...

life lost gamble
August 30, 2013

Life lost to gamble

LAHORE - A chicken seller set himself ablaze after he lost Rs10,000 to gambling in North Cantonment, sources in police said on Thursday.The family of Baowala resident Shahzad Salamat told police that he took Rs10,000 loan from a relative for his chicken shop.Instead of investing in the business, ...

Bookies gamble on election candidates

RAWALPINDI  – After gambling on sporting events across the globe, bookies have started betting on different candidates of mainstream political parties, including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the upcoming ...

Capture Taliban Leaders Suggests 12bn Gamble Paying
February 19, 2010, 10:26 am

Capture of Taliban leaders suggests $12bn US gamble is paying off

Pakistan captured at least five other prominent militants at about the same time as arresting Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghan Talibans second-in-command, in Karachi two weeks ago, Afghan and Pakistani officials have revealed. The arrests appear to represent an important breakthrough in ...