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...
Afghan President Karzai’s cousin killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan
President Hamid Karzai’s cousin Hashmat Karzai, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed early morning today in a suicide bomb attack at his home. The governor’s office in the southern province of Kandahar  has confirmed the death of Hashmat Karzai. According to the Governors Office, Hashmat Karzai... Read more
ICC bans Moeen Ali from wearing ‘Save Gaza’ wristband
England batsman Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing wristbands featuring the slogans “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine”, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. Moeen, who is Muslim and of Pakistani descent, helped raise funds for charities working with those affected by the three-week conflict with Israel.... Read more
Movie Review:Salman Khan’s ‘Kick’
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut Kick is the story of a brilliant modern-day Robin Hood. Lead character Devi Lal Singh aka Devil (Salman Khan) craves thrill and wants to find adventure in everything possible thing. Despite his impressive IQ (which is possibly higher than Einstein’s) and adrenaline overload, he... Read more
Microsoft  under antitrust investigation in China
Microsoft said earlier yesterday it was under investigation by antitrust authorities in China, pledging to cooperate in the investigation. “We aim to build products that deliver the features, security and reliability customers expect, and we will address any concerns the government may have,” Microsoft said in an emailed statement.... Read more
Global business travel spending to hit record $1.18tr in current year
Global business travel spending will reach a record $1.18 trillion this year, up nearly 7 per cent from 2013, bolstered by growth in China, a US trade group said on Monday. The Global Business Travel Association said it expects China, where business travel spending grew to $225 billion in... Read more
COAS celebrates Eid at front-line with Army Jawans in Miranshah
Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in font-line with Army Jawans in Mirnshah town of North Waziristan tribal region. General Sharif had reached Miranshah on Monday to celebrate Eid with Army personnel at front-line. On Sunday, ISPR said that a total of 570 terrorists... Read more
Yukos international court ruling
An international court ordered Russia on Monday to pay Yukos shareholders a record $50 billion compensation over its seizure of the defunct oil giant, a fresh blow for a Moscow that is already reeling from sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. Russia swiftly vowed to contest the ruling by the... Read more
SBP releases Rs64bn cash to cope with Eid withdrawals
Eid spending turned into heavy withdrawal from banks which created a cash crunch in the banking system, forcing the Central Bank to inject a large amount of liquidity on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr. Most of the bank branches were found jam packed. Customers were forced to wait in long... Read more
Stocks down by 160 points as bears rule the roost
Stocks were badly battered yesterday as investors ran for cover ahead of the long Eid holidays. The KSE-100 index declined by 160.68 points or 0.53pc to settle at 30,314.07 points. The turnover stood down 52 per cent to 104m shares. Volume leaders were mainly from the second and third... Read more
Prices of petrol, diesel unchanged for 3rd consecutive month
The government decided earlier yesterday to keep the prices of petrol and high speed diesel (HSD) unchanged for the third consecutive month and reduce kero­sene and light diesel oil (LDO) prices from Aug 1. According to an official press release, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar discussed with Prime Minister Nawaz... Read more
7 killed in strike on Khan Yunis in south Gaza
Seven Palestinians were killed in an Israeli strike on Khan Yunis in southern Gaza late night yesterday. The strike hit close to the city´s Islamic University, killing four members of one family, and leaving another 20 people injured according to emergency personal. Their deaths raised the overall Palestinian death... Read more
Nasa seeks help with Earth-Mars data links
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from its science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface. The US space agency is acting now to close a potential communications gap that is set to occur in 2020. It currently has no plans to launch orbiters capable of... Read more
Wikipedia blocks ‘disruptive’ page edits from US Congress
Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following “persistent disruptive editing”. The 10-day block comes after anonymous changes were made to entries on politicians and businesses, as well as events like the Kennedy assassination. The biography of former US... Read more
Altaf Hussain’s bail extended till December in Money laundering case
In a statement issued  by MQM on Monday evening confirmed that, Metropolitan Police has extended the bail of MQM chief Altaf Hussain till December 2014. Altaf Hussain who had been arrested on June 3 on money laundering charges, was due to appear for police interview on July 31, 2014... Read more