Khamenei terms Saudis as America’s ‘milking cow’
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched a fierce attack against regional rival Saudi Arabia, saying it was being...
BlackBerry, Qualcomm decide on final amount to resolve royalty dispute
Canada’s BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday that US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has agreed to pay the software maker $940...
Youm-e-Takbeer being celebrated today
Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed today to commemorate the historic nuclear tests Pakistan conducted on this day in 1998. Pakistan...
England see off Rogers for 173
Australia opener Chris Rogers’s marathon innings in the second Ashes Test against England at Lord’s finally came to an end when he was bowled for 173 by Stuart Broadon Friday’s second day. Veteran left-hander Rogers had already posted his highest Test score after batting through the whole of Thursday’s... Read more
Iran says nuclear deal will boost regional stability
Iran´s nuclear deal with major powers will boost “security, stability and regional cooperation,” President Hassan Rouhani told Oman´s Sultan Qaboos, state news agency IRNA reported Friday. “Contrary to the opinion of some in the region, this agreement will actually reinforce security, stability and cooperation between neighbours,” Rouhani told the... Read more
India’s most expensive film ever smashes box office records
India’s most expensive film ever, “Baahubali”, is close to quickly recouping its massive $40 million-dollar budget after a record-breaking week at the box office, an industry analyst said on Friday. The epic battle movie, which has been likened to American blockbuster “300”, enjoyed the biggest opening day in the... Read more
Pakistan celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow
Pakistani Muslims would celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow (Saturday) July 18, 2015 as Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Friday evening not only spotted it on the horizon but also received credible (eyewitness) testimonies of sighting the crescent, which marks the start of Shawwal. Chaired by Mufti Muneebur Rehman, the body of clerics, which... Read more
Australia charges Johnny Depp’s wife with smuggling dogs
Film star Johnny Depp’s wife, actress Amber Heard, has been charged with illegally bringing the couple’s Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo into Australia in May, according to the Department of Public Prosecution. Heard was charged on Thursday with two counts of illegally importing the pets and one count of... Read more
Rangers release MQM Rabita Committee incharge Kaiful Wara
Rangers on Friday released the MQM Rabita Committee incharge Kaiful Wara. Early morning on Friday, the rangers personnel raided the MQM’s headquarters at Nine Zero and arrested MQM leader Qamar Mansoor and Kaiful Wara, in-charge of party’s Coordination Committee from Khurshid Begum Hall. Qamar Mansoor and Kaiful Wara were... Read more
Army chief arrives North Waziristan to spend Eid with troops
Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif on Friday arrived in North Waziristan to spend the Chad Raat and Eid day with the troops at the frontline participating in the operation Zarb-e-Azb. DG ISPR Asim Bajwa on Twitter tweeted that Gen Raheel will stay overnight in Waziristan to celebrate... Read more
Pakistan Army registers protest with UN over ceasefire violations
Pakistan Army on Friday registered a complaint with United Nations Military Observers group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) against  Indian army’s  recent ceasefire violations. “Pakistan Army highlighted the Indians’ use of heavy mortars and machine guns on civil population, living along working boundary and line of control, which resulted in... Read more
Karachi police chief Ghulam Qadir removed from post
Sindh government on Friday removed Karachi police chief Ghulam Qadir Thebo from his post. According to sources, AIG Mushtaq Meher has been appointed as the new police chief of Karachi whereas Thebo has been appointed as the Chairman Anti-Corruption Unit. DG Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) Manzoor Qadir Kakar who... Read more
ICC bans Hafeez for one year failing bowling action test
After failing bowling action test, International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday banned the Pakistan all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez for one year. Hafeez was asked for a bowling test for suspicious bowling action during the first Test against Sri Lanka by the on-field umpires. Hafeez appeared for bowling test in Chennai last week. Read more
CM Sindh extends Rangers period of stay for one year
Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah on Friday has extended the Rangers period of stay for another one year. A spokesman for the Sindh government told the local news channels that the extension has been given under Article 147. According to sources the PPP Co-Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and... Read more
Met Dept forecasts rainfall over the weekend
Islamabad: The Meterological Department has forecast rainfall for many cities across Pakistan. According to the Met Department, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Kashmir, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha and Faisalabad can see some lightening and rainfall over the weekend. In Sindh, Sukkur, Mirpur Khas are expected to get some rainfall starting Sunday while in... Read more
Alarming: Pakistan’s exports plunge to 4-year low
Islamabad: Pakistan’s exports have plunged to a four-year low of $23.9 billion in the recently ended financial year – missing the target by $3.1 billion and tattering the much-trumpeted ‘Vision 2025’ that promises six times increase in exports in the next 10 years. The country exported goods worth $23.9 billion... Read more
Parts of KP celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today
Parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KKP), including Peshawar, are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr today (Friday). The unofficial moon-sighting committee led by Mufti Shahbuddin Popalzai held  in Qasim Ali Khan Mosque. Mufti Shahbuddin announced that Shawwal moon had been sighted at several places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Read: Qasim Ali Khan Mosque’s Committee meets in... Read more