Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been “hijacked” by Hezbollah and could only flourish if...
FBR extends tax filing date up to December 15
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended the date of filing of returns and statements for the tax...
Political risk on Wall Street? Buy the dip!
An abrupt stock selloff on Friday — sparked by a report that magnified concerns about President Donald Trump’s potential...
Sri Lankan city at a standstill ahead of UNHRC war crime resolution
Supporters of Sri Lanka’s government have brought a city in the country’s former civil war zone to a shutdown to protest a US-sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council on alleged war crimes.Shops, banks and government offices were closed Thursday in the eastern city of Trincomalee.Around 3,000 people... Read more
9 dead after train crashes into minibus in Turkey
At least nine people were killed and five others injured after a passenger train crashed Thursday into a minibus that was carrying workers to a factory. Basri Guzeloglu, the local governor, said the train slammed into the vehicle at a level crossing near the Mediterranean port city of Mersin.All... Read more
Pakistan to explore feasibility of importing Indian Electricity
The World Bank (WB) has offered to finance the feasibility study of setting up a transmission line to import 1,200 megawatts (MW) of power from India, Pakistan has sent the draft of the initial power trade deal to its eastern neighbour despite opposition from various quarters. “Now, the World... Read more
Freanch soldiers have killed “Ould Hamaha” and about 40 Islamist fighters
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian  told the media that Freanch soldiers have killed about 40 Islamist fighters, including some senior commanders, in Mali in recent weeks.  He said “We have conducted operations over the past weeks and about 40” fighters had been killed including “Ould Hamaha Omar Ould... Read more
Israeli minister ‘did not mean to cause offense to US
The Israeli  Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon has told Washington he did not mean to cause offence in a speech that was critical of US policies, and Israeli officials said they hoped the matter was behind them.In a lecture at Tel Aviv University on Monday, Ya’alon had said the Israelis... Read more
Australia investigates possible debris from Malaysian plane in Indian Ocean
Search aircraft and ships are investigating two objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing for 12 days with 239 people on board, officials said on Thursday.Australian officials said the objects were spotted by satellite in one of the... Read more
British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK seeks to enhance its relations with Iran.
Iran and six powers said they are optimistic a permanent accord on the Islamic republic’s nuclear program is possible before their interim deal expires in July, after talks described as the most detailed so far.European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said... Read more
Chelsea to  give their best against Arsenal
According to English media reports Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard feels his side is all prepared to face Arsenal in their clash on Saturday.The Blues became the first team to head into Champions League last eight by knocking out Galatasaray with 3-1 aggregate win on Tuesday.The 23-year-old midfielder is hoping... Read more
Rolling Stones Cancel Australian And New Zealand Tour Following Death Of Jagger’s Girlfriend
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones walks from his car to the aircraft to board at Perth international airport on March 20, 2014 in Perth, Australia. The Rolling Stones today cancelled their Australian and New Zealand tour following news Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott,reportedly committed suicide in... Read more
Russia defends Crimea referendum amidst western anger
Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin has defended his country’s actions in Crimea.Speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council, Churkin celebrated the treaty signed on March 18 declaring Crimea part of Russia:“Yesterday was a historic event, the coming together of Crimean and Russian people who’ve... Read more
“Guilty as charged” Indian court convicts  four accused over photographer gang rape
A Mumbai court convicted four men on Thursday over the gang-rape of a photographer on assignment in the city last year in a widely publicised case. The court found the men guilty of raping the 22-year-old in August last year at an abandoned mill compound, where she had gone to take... Read more
Six killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan
At least six people were killed and 20 injured on Thursday morning in a Taliban claimed car bombing and shooting attack on a police station in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city, an official said.”The militants launched the attack on the police station in the city at around 5.30am,” the officials told... Read more
No Pakistani troops for Bahrain & Saudi Arabia
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday denied rumours that  Pakistan was sending its troops to Bahrain and Saudi Arab. In response to a question posed by media representatives after a ceremony at the M.M. Alam airbase in Mianwali, the premier said “Pakistan was not sending its forces to either... Read more
Ex-al-Qaida spokesman recounts the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks
Osama bin Laden’s hours in a dark Afghanistan cave the evening of the Sept. 11 attacks were brought to light when his son-in-law testified in his own defense at his terrorism trial, portraying the al-Qaida leader was apprehensive and worried as he contemplated how America would respond. The son-in-law,... Read more