NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Pak behaviour towards Taliban unchanged despite Trump statement: US general
The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support...
Hashim Amla’s ton help steer South Africa to a formidable 304 – 5
Opener Hashim Amla smashed 109 off 130 balls to steer South Africa to a formidable 304-5 in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Amla, 31, shared a 151-run stand for the third wicket with skipper AB de Villiers (75) after the visitors won the toss and... Read more
MQM’s Pro Army Rally Underway in Karachi
Muttahidda Qaumi Movement has staged a massive pro-Army rally in the Jinnah Gardens of Karachi. Representative delegations from various political parties are present at the gathering. MQM had asked all political parties to join their rally in order to show solidarity with the Army. The rally was planned after... Read more
IDPs will not be left alone at any stage – IK
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan on sunday visited the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of violence-infested North Waziristan Agency taking refuge here and assured them that they will not be left alone in their time of trial. Talking to media representatives, Imran Khan said he had never known that... Read more
Justice Nasirul Mulk Takes Oath as new CJP
Justice Nasirul Mulk has taken oath as new Chief Justice of Pakistan. The oath taking ceremony was held at the presidency where President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath. Justice Nasirul Mulk will remain at the helm of the Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of Pakistan till August 16... Read more
PPP protests US over spying activities
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has formally lodged a strongly worded protest with the United States over its alleged spying by the  National Security Agency (NSA). In a letter forwarded to US ambassador Richard Olson, the PPP secretary general Raja Pervez Ashraf expressed his party’s concerns over the role... Read more
Thieves save Karachi.. From Terror Attack
A very unusual incident occurred in Karachi today when thieves saved the city from a major terror bid. According to reports, some unidentified terrorists planted a bomb outside a mosque in Frontier Colony of the city. The bomb was connected with a mobile phone. Fortunately, the thieves stole that... Read more
Jihadist ´caliph´ demands obedience in first appearance
The video posted Saturday showed a portly man clad in a long black robe and turban with a long greying beard addressing worshippers at weekly prayers at Al-Nur mosque in central Mosul. “I am the wali (leader) who presides over you, though I am not the best of you.... Read more
Nigerian army claims it has killed 53 Boko Haram fighters
Nigeria´s military claimed that it had killed 53 Boko Haram Islamist fighters when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa. A statement from defence spokesman Major-General Chris Olukolade added that five soldiers and a senior military officer had also been killed... Read more
The Glamour Issue: Gul Ahmed launches 2014 Eid Collection
Pakistan’s leading textile group Gul Ahmed has launched their their 2014 Eid Collection titled ‘The Glamour Issue’. With over 130 uniquely crafted designs, The Glamour Issue is a celebration of festive summer colours and intricate embroideries. Employing different embellishments such as Meena Kari, Kaanta, Cross Stitch and Tilla embroidery,... Read more
Oil and commodity prices mixed on supply strains
Commodity markets diverged this week as metals benefited from better-than-expected US jobs data while oil futures were hit by easing supply strains. Crude futures slid on easing concerns over supply disruptions in Iraq and Libya, but losses were capped by evidence of healthy demand in the world’s largest oil... Read more
ADB approves $197m for Balochistan National Highway development Project
The Asian Deve­lopment Bank has approved a loan of $197 million for the national highway development project of Balochistan. Under the project the two-lane highways of Zhob-Mughalkot and Qila Saifullah Waghum will be rehabilitated. The National Highway Authority will be the executing agency for the rehabilitation of 79km Zhob-Mughal­kot... Read more
PHRC develops mobile cooling machine to increase Mango life by 3-4 weeks
The Post Harvest Research Centre has developed a mobile reefer/air blast cooling unit that increases post-harvest life of mango by three to four weeks. Soon after harvest, mangoes should be put in the cooling unit to reduce temperature of the fruit through cool air which consequently increases post-harvest life... Read more
Ramazan remittances may hit $2bn figure
Remittances have sharply increased in Pakistan that may lead to total collection of up to $2 billion during Ramazan, said currency dealers yesterday. Each year $300 to $500 million is additionally remitted during Ramazan, mainly on account of zakaat, donations and higher expenses in the holy month and during... Read more
Kidnapped palastanian teenager was burned alive:Autopsy report
A Palesti­nian teenager, Muhammad Abu Khder 16 was abducted and subsequently  burned alive, according to initial autopsy reports, as clashes over the incident spread on Saturday from east Jerusalem to Arab Israeli towns. Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, was abducted from his Shuafat neighbourhood in occupied east Jerusalem early on... Read more