Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says...
NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
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...
China’s new Silk Road: Boom or dust for Pakistan?
Sost: A glossy highway and hundreds of lorries transporting Chinese workers by the thousands: the new Silk Road is under construction in northern Pakistan, but locals living on the border are yet to be convinced they will receive more from it than dust. The town of Sost is gateway to... Read more
Hillary urges war on Daesh, not Muslims
Des Moines: White House hopeful Hillary Clinton called for global unity to crush the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group, asthe carnage in Paris took centre stage at Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate. The three candidates began their debate with a moment of silence for the victims in France, bringing Friday’s... Read more
US arrests Pakistani money-changer Altaf Khanani
US authorities said on Friday Altaf Khanani, a well-known money-changer, was arrested for involvement in laundering funds for designated terrorist organisations. Claiming Khanani was arrested in September, the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said in a statement, “DEA Miami Field Division Special Agent in Charge Adolphus P... Read more
India introduced nukes to S. Asia: Pakistan
Washington: Pakistan reminded the international community on Saturday that it did not introduce nuclear weapons to South Asia, India did. In a statement issued here, Pakistan Embassy rejected suggestions by the US media that Pakistan was “irresponsibly building its nuclear arsenal”. “Pakistan was not the first to introduce nuclear... Read more
From petty criminal to cold-blooded terrorist: First Paris gunman identified
Courcouronnes: Omar Ismail Mostefai was known to police as nothing more than a petty criminal before he became the first gunman identified from Friday’s attacks in Paris, which left at least 129 dead. Identified by his finger, which was found among the rubble of the Bataclan concert hall, the 29-year-old... Read more
Ancient gurdwara closed since 1942: All set for reopening
The district administration Peshawar on Saturday patched up things between Sikhs and Muslims over a gurdwara dispute paving the way for the reopening of the place of worship closed since 1942. “Members of the Sikh community will resume the acts of worships in the ancient Jogiwara gurdwara soon after... Read more
Reham speaks out on divorce with Imran Khan
In her very first interview after the high-profile divorce with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, Reham Khan has said she was a victim of a witch hunt in Pakistan. “A conspiracy was hatched against me,” Reham said in an interview with British newspaper Sunday Times. Dressed in white for... Read more
Lahore crash-landing: Shaheen Air pilot allegedly kidnapped in Karachi
The pilot of Shaheen Airline’s plane which crash-landed in Lahore was supposedly kidnapped from his house in Karachi in the wee hours of Sunday. According to sources, Captain Asmat Mehmood, who lives at Khayaban-e-Rahat in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area of Karachi, was taken away by around 12 unidentified... Read more
Self defence: Pakistan’s import of weapons on the rise
 Pakistan’s import of arms and ammunition has seen an absolutely phenomenal increase in the last five years, with the total value amounting to Rs3.89 billion and Rs1.84 billion, respectively, during the period from 2010-11 to 2014-15. In 2014-15 alone, Pakistan imported arms worth Rs301.13 million, increasing drastically from Rs234... Read more
Waqas Shah murder case: Suspect indicted
An anti-terrorism court on Saturday formally framed charges of murder against a unit incharge of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Asif Ali, for the killing of a party worker, Waqas Shah, on March 11 when the Rangers raided Nine Zero and adjoining areas. The accused had been arrested by the... Read more
CJP calls for taking extraordinary steps to tackle terror threats
Karachi: Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali said on Saturday that Pakistan was in the midst of internal and external terror threats and the authorities must take extraordinary steps to end the crisis that erupted after the 9/11 attacks. He was addressing the foundation stone-laying ceremony of a... Read more
Pakistan stands with France in hour of grief: PM
Mingora: Terming the terrorist attacks in Paris extremely tragic, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan stands with France in this hour of grief and would continue to play its role to fight the menace of terrorism. He was addressing a ceremony where compensation cheques were distributed among... Read more
BHC order set aside: Honour killing is not terrorism, SC declares
Islamabad: The Supreme Court has declared that honour killing is not a case of terrorism, setting aside an order passed by the  Balochistan High Court’s (BHC) order. In 2012, the court ruled that all cases of honour killing were to be tried under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. Later, the verdict... Read more
ECNEC gives go ahead to motorway’s Lahore-Multan section
The country’s top most economic decision-making body earlier yesterday approved the construction of the 230km Lahore-Multan section of the Karachi-Lahore Motorway. It has however,refrained from giving clearance of a project for installing smart electricity meters due to a row between two key ministries. The $500 million project to install... Read more