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...
Karachi Airport (terminal 1) under attack: Heavily armed terrorists gain possession of aircraft
More than a dozen heavily armed militants, equipped with sophisticated weapons and hand grenades attacked Karachi airport’s terminal 1 a little while ago . Four ASF personnel have lost their lives while two terrorists have also been killed.   At least two terrorists have gained possession of an aircraft and are shooting indiscriminately at every... Read more
Budget 2014 -15 is budget is rich-centric – IK
While addressing  local news channels earlier today, Imran Khan said that the government has doubled electricity tariff in one year, yet the load shedding remains a constant agony. He  also alleged that the budget is rich-centric. IK said that the federal budget will spark an element of hatred among... Read more
Frontier Corps kill 10 militants in Kandyari operation
According to Spokesman Frontier Corps, ten militants were killed during an operation in Kandyari area,  which jointly borders Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab.  The search operation was launched on a tipoff. The FC personnel destroyed three hideouts of the militants and also recovered heavy weapons, explosives, IEDs, landmines and hand grenades. According to IG... Read more
Pope Francis Holds Israel Palestine Peace Prayers
Pope Francis on Sunday hosts an unprecedented joint peace prayer in the Vatican with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in a symbolic gesture aimed at fostering dialogue. Abbas said he hoped the event in the Vatican Gardens at 1700 GMT, which will include Christian, Jewish... Read more
Sisi.. to be sworn in today as new Egyptian president
Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be sworn in Sunday as the new  Egyptian president, formalising his de facto rule, ever since he deposed the elected Islamists last year and crushed their supporters in a nation wide crackdown. Sisi, who overwhelmingly won a presidential election last month, will take his... Read more
Spaniards move to the streets in a bid to do away with Spain’s monarchy
Thousands of protesters came out in the streets of Madrid yesterday to demand a referendum to abolish Spain s monarchy, just days after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favour of his son. “Spain, tomorrow, will be republican,” they chanted, waving the red, purple and gold flags of the country s second republic,... Read more
Between a rock and a hard place: People of N.Waziristan issued warnings by both militants and as well as govt.
 The 15 day deadline given by the government to North Waziristan-based tribes to expel militants from their area has is  forcing people to leave their ancestral homes and lands for safety. Miramshah, the headquarters of the tribal agency, presented a deserted look yesterday. Local and foreign militants, who frequently... Read more
Portugal’s Ronaldo returns
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo  returned to training after leg injuries that had threatened to wreck his World Cup. His reurn may prove to be a Godsend for Portugal’s world cup hopes. The star forward has been struggling for weeks with thigh and knee injuries that forced him out of Portugal’s... Read more
“Rawalpindi Express” outraged at media reports of his marriage to an under 18 rural teenager
The former world’s fastest bowler Shoaib Akhtar dismissed media report about him getting married to a 17-year-old girl. Akhtar rejected the rumor while expressing his outrage on the social networking site Twitter. “I would like to confirm that I’m not getting married to 17 year old girl,there is absolutely... Read more
Dollar rises against other major currencies due to solid economic growth
The dollar rose slightly against the euro and other major currencies yesterday  after a May US jobs report pointed to growth in the world s largest economy. US employers created more than 200,000 jobs for the fourth straight month in May, the Labor Department said. A net 217,000 positions were... Read more
Maria Sharapova crowned French Open Queen
Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years at Roland Garros yesterday, defeating Romania’s Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in a nail biting final, the first to go the full distance in Paris in 13 years and the second longest on record. It was the... Read more
More then a hundred die in Iraqi Violence
A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq’s capital yesterday night, killing at least 52 people as violence in Iraq specially its troubled capital Baghdad appears to spiral out of control. The attacks in Baghdad largely focused on Shiite neighbourhoods, showing the increasingly sectarian nature of the violence now... Read more
Unprecedented move: US and Iran to hold direct talks next week
Iran and the United States will hold their first direct talks in decades later this week, in a move toward securing a comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and the West. The meetings will be held in Geneva, with the US delegation being led by Deputy Secretary of State Bill... Read more