Jousting for support, Pakistan’s bid to keep cavalry sport alive
Festooned with garlands and colourful bridles, turbaned riders mounted on horseback in full gallop lower their lances at tiny...
Russia registers nine US media outlets as ‘foreign agents’
Russia´s justice ministry on Tuesday named nine US media outlets including Voice of America as “foreign agents” after President...
Russia faces decision on Winter Olympics ban for doping
The International Olympic Committee meets from Tuesday to decide whether to bar Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for...
MQM demands sindh govt  to quit gracefully
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has  warned the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led Sindh government to step down gracefully. MQM Rabita Committee in s statement said “The provincial government is neck-deep in the quagmire of corruption. They now have to go not only for the good of the people but also... Read more
Musharraf seeks Interior Ministry’s permission to go to Saudi Arabia
Former President and General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf has requested the Ministry of Interior to allow him to visit to Saudi Arabia to  attend the funeral and to condole the demise of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. According to sources, Musharraf, in a written request, has urged the government to... Read more
Saudi Arabia buries King Abdullah, Salman takes throne
Saudi Arabia buried King Abdullah Friday as foreign leaders gathered in the capital for the funeral of the ruler of the world’s top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam. Abdullah, a cautious reformer who led his kingdom through a turbulent decade in a region shaken by the... Read more
Air strikes near Damascus kill 32, including 6 children: NGO
Government air strikes on a rebel-held village east of Damascus Friday killed 32 civilians, including six children, a monitoring group said, denouncing what it called a massacre. “The number of people killed in a massacre committed by the regime s warplanes against the village of Hammuriyeh, in the Eastern Ghouta... Read more
Cut in drug prices to lead to massive Shortages: Pharma industry
Leading drug manufacturers have warned that the shortage of important drugs is getting worse in the country and it will have a trickling effect on life-saving medicines as well. According to officials, the pharmaceutical industry has been facing uncertainty over the upcoming new drug policy, due to which there... Read more
Govt. rejects import ban demand by car makers
The government has rejected the demand of local car-makers who sought imposition of a ban on the import of used cars in a bid to facilitate the consumers. “Local car-makers want a ban on the import of used cars to strengthen their monopoly but the government has rejected it,”... Read more
Cuba US begin talks for reopening embassies
Cuban officials sat down yesterday with the highest-level US delegation to visit Havana in 35 years for landmark talks on reopening embassies and thawing long frozen ties. US assistant secretary of state Roberta Jacobson, the most senior US official on the communist-ruled island since 1980, led the American delegation... Read more
41 die as Govt. troops retreat in East Ukraine
At least 41 people were killed in Ukraine’s rebellion hit east, yesterday, one of the deadliest days in the separatist war,as government forces abandoned their defense of the city of Donetsk strategic airport. In a graphic illustration of the degeneration setting in, pro-Russia rebels paraded some 20 captured Ukrainian... Read more
(Campaign to defeat IS) “Neither short nor easy”: Kerry
The US and its allies gave an assessment of the campaign to roll back the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, boasting of having killed thousands of militants while acknowledging that ousting the group from key cities remained an extremely difficult preposition indeed. Speaking to reporters... Read more
Female suicide bomber explodes outside Indian Court
A female suicide bomber exploded, killing both herself as well as a police officer, outside a court in the eastern Indian state of Bihar a few hours ago.  A number of people were also injured due to the blast. “I can confirm that two people have died and around... Read more
Extremely rare frilled shark caught near Australia
A rarely sighted frilled shark has turned up in waters off south-eastern Australia. The species, which dates back 80 million years, is known as the ‘living fossil’. It was caught on a fishing trawler in waters near Lakes Entrance in the Victoria’s Gippsland region. Simon Boag, from the South East... Read more
Yemen: President Hadi steps down amidst rebellion
Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi resigned yesterday, a spokesperson said, throwing the country deeper into chaos days after Houthi rebels battled their way into his presidential palace. Hadi, an ally of the United States, stood down abruptly shortly after Prime Minister Khaled Baha had offered his government’s resignation, saying... Read more
3 TTP terror suspects arrested from Hangu
Three suspected Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants were arrested from the Baghat area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu district earlier today. Official sources said police carried out an operation in Hangu’s Baghat area and arrested three suspected Taliban militants. Four army uniforms, eight hand grenades, four Kalashnikovs, two bombs, detonators, explosives... Read more
CAA employed cleric arrested for pro-terror speech
A cleric was arrested by security agencies from Lahore yesterday. The cleric, Qari Ahrar, a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) employee, was arrested on charges of supporting the Taliban during his Friday sermon last week. Ahrar had reportedly led a public ‘dua’ for the Taliban to emerge victorious. Ahrar was... Read more