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...
Now, a Wi-Fi equipped underwater hotel in Florida
An underwater hotel has been created 21ft below the water surface, requiring people to dive deep down to reach their room. As guests descend to Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida, they can see a whole host of marine life as well as the untouched tropical mangrove of... Read more
Scientists identify compound to fight virus behind SARS and MERS
An international team of scientists say they have identified a compound that can fight coronaviruses, responsible for the SARS and MERS outbreaks, which currently have no cure. Coronaviruses affected the upper and lower respiratory tracts in humans. They are the reason for up to a third of common colds.... Read more
USFDA approves implantable heart failure monitoring device
The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved an implantable heart failure monitoring device, Cardio MEMS HF System, which has been designed to reduce hospital admissions. The goal of this first-of-its-kind implantable wireless device with remote monitoring of pulmonary artery (PA) pressure is to reduce heart failure-related hospitalizations.Heart failure... Read more
Federer, Sharapova into fourth round in French Open
World No. 4 Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova qualified for the fourth round of the French Open in Paris. Switzerland’s Roger Federer defeated Russian Dmitri Tursunov in four sets. Federer won the match 7-5 6-7, 6-2 and 6-4. Russian Maria Sharapova outclassed Argentine Paula Ormaechea 6-0 6-0... Read more
Volcanic ash halts flights to Darwin
Flights into and out of the northern Australian city of Darwin were cancelled earlier today and some to Bali affected due to huge ash clouds thrown up by an Indonesian volcano. Indonesia´s Sangeang Api volcano began erupting Friday and its ash is sweeping south towards Australia, prompting Qantas, Jetstar... Read more
IUD kills 12 civilians in eastern Afghanistan
An improvised explosive device (roadside bomb) killed 12 civilians, including seven women in eastern Afghanistan earlier today, officials said. The victims were travelling in Giro district of Ghazni province after a wedding ceremony when the bomb ripped through their vehicle, district governor Abdullah Khairkhwah told the media. “Twelve civilians... Read more
Five suspects in custody over cousins gang-rape/murder in India
Five men have been arrested over the gang-rape and deaths of two girls found hanging from a mango tree in a northern Indian village, police said earlier today. The discovery of the two cousins, aged 14 and 12, in the Budaun district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday is the... Read more
IK criticises PM Nawaz Sharif’s priorities during India visit.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s preference of Indian steel tycoon over Hurriyat leaders reflected his misplaced priorities. Khan concluded that going to the steel magnate’s house for a cup of tea in New Delhi reflected the priorities of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.... Read more
Zardari to resist attempts to weaken democracy
Former President and PPP’s Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari said that his party would resist attempts to weaken democracy. In a telephonic address to party’s workers in Nowshehra today, Zardari said PPP has always fought dictators. “Despite non-transparent elections, we accepted the results for the continuation of democratic system,” he... Read more
Nawas Sharif vetos petroleum price hike
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rejected a summary for increasing the prices of petroleum products since he did not want to pass on the burden to the masses The PM directed the Finance Ministry to refrain from increasing the prices of Petroleum products. Earlier, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority... Read more
Pak and Canada to strengthen economic ties
ISLAMABAD: Canadian High Commissioner Greg Giokas met Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday and discussed matters of mutual interest with special reference to increasing bilateral economic relations. Canadian agri exports have grown from C$15 million to C$50 billion during a period of 10 years due to appropriate policy formulation.... Read more
Partnership strategy with ADB to be ready by next year
The government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday started consultative process for the new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2015-19. The launch of consultative process was attended among others by ADB Country Director Werner Liepach and Economic Affairs Division (EAD) Secretary Nargis Sethi. According to EAD spokesman the... Read more
Figure in Movement
A four-person exhibition, ‘Figure in Movement’ is currently under way at the Unicorn Art Gallery in Karachi. It’s the ‘movement’ of figures — in the form of a changing posture, an altered expression, a continuing gesture — that the artists can highlight or underplay to drive a point home.... Read more
Phil Collins returns with school band with One More Night
A nervous Phil Collins returned to the stage  but only for “One More Night”  with student musicians at the school his children attend. The former leader of the band Genesis, who retired from the music scene in 2011 to spend more time with his two sons, performed with Miami... Read more