COAS lauds tribal elders, youth for their support
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) interacted with FATA delegations of Tribal elders and Youth Jirga...
Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Arena-packing anthem rockers Bon Jovi, soul legend Nina Simone and gritty English pub band Dire Straits on Wednesday won...
Kim vows to make North Korea ‘strongest nuclear power’
 Kim Jong-Un has vowed to make North Korea the “world´s strongest nuclear power,” state media reported Wednesday, as the...
KCA opposes likely govt intervention
The Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) has opposed a possible intervention by the government through the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) to buy unsold stocks of ginners, saying such a move would hurt free trading on the cotton market.The KCA believes that any intervention from a public sector organisation would... Read more
Amanat Ali shakes up sleepy Norway!
Superstar Amanat Ali has returned to Pakistan after  dazzling his international fans with a power-packed performance in Norway. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Trondheim organised the concert as a part of a series of events held in Trondheim, Norway.The singer performed to a diverse audience... Read more
PINK planet found: Astronomers discover new world on edge of our Solar System
Astronomers have discovered a new PINK planet on the edge of our Solar System.The dwarf planet – given the name 2012 VP 113 by scientists – is 80 times further from the Sun than Earth.It is 280 miles in diameter and is in a distant area of the Solar... Read more
WHO says 1 in 8 deaths linked to air pollution
Air pollution kills about 7 million people a year and is linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization.The finding more than doubles previous estimates “and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk,”... Read more
90 people still missing in deadly landslide in the U.S
Authorities searching for people missing in the deadly Washington state landslide said on Wednesday that at least 90 individuals remained missing four days after the disaster, down from 176 listed as unaccounted for earlier. The known death toll from the landslide stood at 24, including eight whose bodies have... Read more
Argentine unions call strike to demand higher wages
Workers want government to take more action against surging  inflation .Argentina’s leading labor unions said on Wednesday they will hold a 24-hour national strike on April 10 to put pressure on the government to allow wage hikes in line with inflation running at among the highest in the world.The... Read more
Kerry holds ’productive’ talks with Abbas on peace plan
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas held “constructive” talks on the Middle East peace process, a US official said Thursday, as important decisions loom in the coming days.After earlier talks with King Abdullah II in Amman, Kerry and his team met for more than... Read more
IMF agrees on aid package for Ukraine
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced it has struck a deal with Ukraine, giving the country access to badly needed loans. The agreement is contingent on Kyiv’s economic reforms in the years ahead.The IMF said Thursday it had agreed to an aid package for Ukraine worth between $14... Read more
90 heritage sites displayed at Frere Hall in a pictorial journey:
Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani inaugurated the exhibition on Tuesday. “Such events are needed as these bring peaceful life and release the tension prevailing in the city,” Durrani said. Many delegates from all over the world were present at the ceremony.Gandhara Art and Culture Association director Park Kyo... Read more
Boston grieves for 2 firefighters killed in blaze
Boston residents mourned the deaths of two firefighters who were killed when a fire driven by strong winds whipped through a brownstone and trapped them in the basement in a neighborhood just blocks from where nine city firefighters died in a 1972 hotel collapse. Tributes poured in Wednesday for... Read more
UN rights chief urges probe of Lankan war crime claims
UN rights chief Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged the international community to launch a probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka in 2009 and ongoing violations in the country.“An international inquiry is not only warranted, but also possible, and can play a positive role in eliciting new information... Read more
Pistorius ‘May’  Testify on Friday
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius will probably testify Friday, when his murder trial resumes.Pistorius’ lawyer Brian Webber said the Olympic runner will “likely” take the stand when the defense begins its case.The prosecution closed its case against Pistorius Tuesday.Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to charges that he intentionally killed... Read more
US Intelligence afraid al-Qaida may use Syria as launching pad
US security and intelligence officials fear that al-Qaida may use Syria as a launching pad for attacks against the US and Western countries. They have said in their intelligence reports that militants from Pakistan have been gathering in the volatile country and regrouping for a major attack against the... Read more
North Korea Launches Yet Another Missile Test As U.S. Meets Asia To Discuss Threat
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un launched two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, just hours after South Korea, Japan and the U.S. met in The Hague partly to discuss the security threat Pyongyang is posing.According to a spokesperson from the South Korean Foreign Ministry, two Nodong missiles were fired... Read more