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...
Flynn pleads guilty on Russia; reportedly ready to testify on Trump
Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about contacts with...
FO condemns ballistic missile attack on Saudi Arabia
The Foreign Office condemned ballistic missile attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saudi Arabia. In a statement issued on...
Imran Khan lambasts PEMRA over suspension of ARY News.. Calls the body “Gullu Butt”
Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan said that Pakistan is deprived from true democracy by (what he termed)  “status quo” parties. Addressing to the participants of Azadi March at D-Chowk in Islamabad, Imran Khan said western countries are progressing today because of “true democracy”. He further added that “In... Read more
PEMRA suspends ARY News for 15 days
Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Monday suspended ARY News  for 15 days. PEMRA stated that ARY News is being taken off air for 15 days for “maligning honourable courts and judiciary,” ARY News has also been fined 10 million rupees. This decision was taken ostensibly on hte directives... Read more
MQM MNAs out of Natinal Assembly over ‘mohajir’ remarks
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNAs walk-out from the National Assembly (NA) in protest against controversial remarks of the opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah regarding mohajirs. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, MQM Rashid Godial lambasted the leadership of the PPP over the slogan of  “Marsoon Marsoon Sindh... Read more
Blame it on the bees….
Fifteen villagers were hospitalized after being stung by bees during a funeral service in Shahpur village near Faisalabad, yesterday. According to Pir Mehal police, thousands of bees attacked participants of a funeral. “People had brought the body of Mukhtar Ahmad’s wife for the funeral. A swarm of bees from nearby trees... Read more
Rocqawali rocks Isloo-ites
A concert by internationally  renowned band ‘Rocqawali’ attracted a massive audience of both locals and foreigners at Kuch Khaas last weekend in Islamabad. It was held under the auspices of the Royal Danish embassy. The Pakistani-Danish band  also  performed with their trademark blend of eastern and western tunes, merging... Read more
Sindh Assembly adopts amendment in local government bill
The Sindh Assembly adopted the Sindh Local Government Amendment Bill 2014 earlier today The bill, proposed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MPA Sikander Mandhro, will have nine amendments, including one which gives the Election Commission of Pakistan the authority to carry out delimitation of constituencies in the province. Earlier, the... Read more
Saudi’s biggest bank crumples under Islamic scholars pressure
Saudi Arabia’s biggest bank has responded to criticism of its operations from Islamic scholars by pledging to convert itself into a full-fledged Islamic bank within about five years. The decision, made as the bank launches a $6 billion initial public offer of its shares, the largest-ever equity sale in... Read more
Tajikistan to pardon a whopping 10,000 prisoners
Tajikistan will pardon 10,000 prisoners as the ex-Soviet state marks two decades of its constitution, the presidency said today President Emomali Rakhmon has submitted to parliament a draft law on the amnesty plan, proposing to release women, minors and foreigners, as well as those who have served at least... Read more
PM Sharif to address nation soon: Rafique
Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will soon address the nation, Minister for Railways Saad Rafique said earlier today. Rafique said that the prime minister would announce the government’s future working plan in his address to the nation. “Out think tanks are working on (defusing) the prevailing political situation,”... Read more
“Lost election but won the battle for democracy”: Javed Hashmi
Former President of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Makhdoom Javed Hashmi has said that he lost the by-election in Multan but won the battle for democracy. Javed Hashmi was speaking in a press conference alongside with Federal Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique at his house in Lahore. Hashmi said that... Read more
Pak seek to break 20-yr Aussie winning streak without Ajmal
Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday but they are crippled by the absence of their spin wizard Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal, who has been suspended due to an illegal bowling action, has single-handedly ruled... Read more
My bowling action is clear claims Hafeez
Pakistan all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez said earlier yesterday he was confident about his bowling action despite being reported during an Indian domestic league game in September. The 34-year-old is likely to open the batting with Ahmed Shehzad in the first of two Tests against Australia starting in Dubai from Wednesday.... Read more
MQM stages walkout from Sindh Assembly
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmakers staged a walkout from the ongoing Sindh Assembly session earlier today in protest against the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. Statements made by PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto — at the PPP rally in Karachi — criticising MQM chief Altaf Hussain prompted the MQM to... Read more
Greece archaeologists uncover Amphipolis floor mosaic
Archaeologists unearthing a huge ancient burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a large floor mosaic. The mosaic – 3m (10ft) wide and 4.5m (15ft) long – depicts a man with a laurel wreath driving a chariot drawn by horses and led by the god Hermes. The... Read more