Govt revises fuel prices, petrol price hiked by Rs 1.48 per litre
From the month of December 2017 the government increased prices of petroleum products. According to notification, the price of...
Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
US Afghan pullout ‘may harm morale’
America’s top military officer says speculation over a possible total US pullout from Afghanistan in 2014 could encourage the Taliban. Read more
Injured Russian Olympic skier can’t feel her legs after Sochi crash
Skicross racer Maria Komissarova, who broke her spine at Sochi Games, remains confident of walking again despite paralysis. Read more
Global smartphone growth to fall sharply in 2014: IDC
Growth in global smartphone shipments will fall sharply this year and keep slowing through 2018, with average prices dropping significantly as demand shifts to China and other developing countries, according to market research firm IDC. Read more
FIFA’s Valcke defends World Cup fan fests
FIFA has defended the fan fests due to take place in the 12 host cities at this year’s World Cup in Brazil, saying income raised from the events can cover the costs of holding them. Read more
Google ordered to remove anti-Islamic film from YouTube
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google Inc to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world. Read more
Pope Calls For Calm In Venezuela As Both Sides March
Pope Francis on Wednesday called for an end to violence in Venezuela that has killed at least 13 people and urged politicians to take the lead in calming the nation’s worst unrest for a decade. Read more
Alarm in Ukraine as Putin puts armed forces on alert
President Vladimir Putin put Russian combat troops on high alert for war games near Ukraine on Wednesday, the Kremlin’s boldest gesture yet after days of sabre rattling since its ally Viktor Yanukovich was toppled as president in Kiev. Moscow said about 150,000 troops would take part in exercises in... Read more
TTP rejects Govt’s Condition for Unconditional Ceasefire
Taliban rejects Govt’s condition for unilateral ceasefire. TTP also rejected Govt’s condition for unconditional ceasefire. TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid talking to media said, it seems that Govt. is not willing to hold talks in a serious. Read more
National Security Policy Presented in National Assembly
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday announced National Security Policy in the National Assembly and presented for the Parliament’s approval. While addressing to the National Assembly, Chaudhary Nisar Said, “This is a serious and sensitive matter, this is not PML-N’s own security policy, but this is for the nation’s... Read more
New Egypt PM reappoints ministers
Egyptian Prime Minister-designate Ibrahim Mahlab reappointed several ministers on Wednesday in his new government, including Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, state TV reported. The Interior Ministry is leading the state’s campaign against militant violence that has soared since the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last year following mass protests... Read more
Turkey’s president approves law that tightens  grip on judiciary
Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved a law thatincreases government control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors, his office said on Wednesday.  The law, along with a regulation tightening control of the internet already approved by Gul, is seen by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s critics as an authoritarian response to... Read more
China Blames Philippines for South China Sea Incident
China on Wednesday accused the Philippines of “deliberate provocations” over an incident in disputed waters in the South China Sea. The accusation drew a strong protest from Manila about what it called Chinese ships’ use of a water cannon on Filipino fishermen. The Philippines has taken its dispute with... Read more
Fighting Fire with Fire: Hezbollah says it will respond to Israeli strike
Hezbollah will respond to an Israeli air strike on Monday night that hit one of its bases near the Lebanese-Syrian border the militant group said on Wednesday.  “The new aggression is a blatant assault on Lebanon and its sovereignty and its territory. The Resistance (Hezbollah) will choose the time... Read more
As pull out date nears U.S. intensifies campaign against Haqqani militants
The United States has intensified its drive against the Taliban-linked Haqqani network in an attempt to deal a lasting blow to the militants in Afghanistan before foreign combat forces depart this year, according to multiple U.S. officials. Read more