Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
PM forms committee to implement NAP
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday constituted a committee for implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) aimed at eliminating militancy and terrorism. The PM will himself head the committee consisting of Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs... Read more
Somalia:3 AU soldiers, civilian killed in terror attack on AMISOM HQ
Three African Union soldiers and a civilian were killed yesterday after Shebab militants staged a day light attack on the force´s heavily fortified headquarters in Somalia on Christmas day. The AU force known as AMISOM said troops regained control of the base in Mogadishu after a gunfight that left... Read more
Saudi Arabia beheads Yet another Pakistani beheaded for heroin smuggling
Saudi Arabia yesterday  beheaded a Pakistani man for heroin smuggling, the twelfth person from Pakistan to be executed in the kingdom for drug trafficking since mid-October. They are among 85 foreigners and Saudis put to death this year in the theocratic kingdom. The sentence against Ismail Khan Sayed was... Read more
10 years on:Thousands pray at Indonesian mosque that survived tsunami
Thousands of Indonesians gathered on yesterday  to pray at a mosque that was one of the few buildings left standing in Banda Aceh, the city flattened by the Boxing Day tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people 10 years ago. Pictures of the 135-year-old mosque left isolated in a... Read more
Swedish mosque fire bombed: 5 Injured
An arsonist set fire to a mosque in central Sweden yesterday injuring five people, police said, as the country grapples with a political crisis caused by the rise of the extreme right. “Somebody threw an object through a closed window and afterwards a fire started inside,” police spokesman Lars... Read more
Business community supports govt in anti terror war
The business community has fully supported the efforts of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief Gen Raheel Shareef for combating terrorism in the country. They said that setting up of military courts and the decision of the chief justice to give preference to terrorism-related cases has enlivened hopes... Read more
LPG consumers being overcharged
The marketing companies continue to fleece the consumers by selling the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at record high Rs220 a kilo. A delegation of the marketing companies had assured Federal Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi the other day that the prices would be brought down but the gas was... Read more
Lower dollar and Yen prices provide no relief to car buyers
The Japanese yen has fallen by 30 per cent against the US dollar in almost one year, but the local auto industry and the importers of used cars have yet to share the blessings of this new exchange-rate parity with buyers. Since January this year, the yen has fallen... Read more
Militant commander who facilitated Peshawar school attack killed in Khyber
A key militant commander Saddam, who was responsible for facilitating the Peshawar school massacre, was killed by security forces in Khyber Agency’s Jamrud area on Thursday night. Political Agent of Khyber Agency Shahab Ali Shah, while speaking at a press conference in Peshawar, said that Saddam was killed in... Read more
Arrest warrant issued for Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz
Senior Civil Judge Saqib Jawad issued an arrest warrant on Friday against Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz while hearing a case filed by civil society members. During the hearing, the investigation officer of the case requested the court to issue an arrest warrant for Abdul Aziz for investigation,... Read more
Pakistan still spends $6.7bn on oil import
While the world is projected to save over $1.3 trillion from oil price fall, Pakistan has yet to reap the benefit as its oil import bill soared during the first five months of this fiscal year compared to same period last year. The benefit of low international oil price... Read more
BoP likely to award contract to higher bidder: Decision angers other bidders
The Bank of Punjab’s Board of Directors is likely to award a vital contract of procuring core banking system to a foreign IT firm at higher rates in coming days, ignoring the lowest bidders allegedly in violation of the prescribed rules and regulations. Since the core objective was to... Read more
Belligerent McCullum puts New Zealand in charge
Record-breaking Brendon McCullum was at his belligerent best as he led New Zealand to a commanding 429-7 on the first day of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch Friday. His whirlwind 195 runs off 134 deliveries included 11 sixes and 18 fours and came after he lost the toss and New... Read more
NZ, S.Lanka Test series starts Today
New Zealand and Sri Lanka are expecting a speedster’s paradise when their two-Test series starts in Christchurch today. Aside from the prestige of a Test match, the first in eight years in the earthquake-ravaged city, it also serves also as an opportunity for both sides to fine tune ahead... Read more