11 injured as terrorists attack Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute
At least 11 people were injured in a militant attack at the student hostel of the Directorate of Agriculture,...
Rap mogul Russell Simmons steps down after sex accusations
Russell Simmons — who helped bring hip-hop into the mainstream with Def Jam Recordings — said Thursday he was...
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...
Over 5,000 Palestinians still in Israel jails
The Palestinian Ministry of Detainees and Ex-detainees Affairs says 5,000 Palestinian inmates remain in Israeli prisons. Out of the 5,000 inmates 476 are sentenced to life imprisonment, according to the ministry report released Wednesday, which was Prisoner Day. The report, released by Palestine Information Center, also pointed to other... Read more
Deadly clashes at Ukrainian base
Three people were killed in a raid on a base in eastern Ukraine overnight, the country’s interior minister says, as the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine begin crisis talks in Geneva. The three pro-Russian separatists were killed in a clash with Ukrainian forces in Mariupol. The Geneva meeting... Read more
Tencent brings ‘Candy Crush’ to China
China’s internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in a partnership with the game’s creator. The tie-up will give the UK-based King Digital Entertainment exposure to China. The Chinese version of the Candy Crush game will be available by the middle of this... Read more
Dollar falls in Asia
The dollar finished  lower in Asia Thursday as upbeat US data and dovish comments from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen suggested the central bank would hold steady on the pace of its stimulus tapering. In Tokyo midday trade, the greenback slipped to 101.99 yen from 102.25 yen in New... Read more
Prof Ibrahim hopes the lull in fighting will remain though cease fire has ended
TTP negotiator Ibrahim hopes the lull in fighting will remain though cease fire has ended Taliban mediator Professor Ibrahim hoped that both government and insurgents would not resort to fighting despite the militant group’s decision to end the 40-day ceasefire. Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said that ceasefire would not... Read more
PHF appoints new coaches
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) appointed new coaches for their senior and junior hockey teams Wednesday. The national team failed to qualify for the World Cup to be held in the Netherlands in June, the first time they have ever missed the tournament, which they have already won four times.... Read more
6 die in Karachi violence
Six people were killed in firing and other acts of violence in Karachi on Wednesday.. According to reports, gunmen shot and killed one person in Orangi Town Sector. The deceased was later identified as Ghazanfar. One person was gunned down in Defence area. Another person, who was injured in... Read more
Taliban negotiator asks PPP leader Bilawal to refrain from making harsh statements.
Professor Ibrahim Khan on Wednesday asked PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to refrain from making harsh statements about the peace talks. “On one hand, Bilawal Bhutto demands the release of Shehbaz Taseer and Hyder Gilani, while on the other hand, he uses harsh language against the Taliban A conducive... Read more
TTP shows commitment to the peace process by refusing an extension to the cease fire
Being committed to the peace process the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Wednesday refused an extension to the ceasefire the outlawed outfit had announced as a ‘goodwill gesture’ last month. “The agreed truce had expired on April 10. We held fire for six more days from April 11 to 16, but... Read more
PM to chair meeting on national security
Amid friction between the government and army  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will preside over a significant meeting on national security today (Thursday) to discuss several essential issues including peace negotiations. Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI) Lieutenant General Zaheerul Islam and Director General Intelligence Bureau (DG IB) Aftab Sultan... Read more