Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been “hijacked” by Hezbollah and could only flourish if...
FBR extends tax filing date up to December 15
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended the date of filing of returns and statements for the tax...
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...
Renowned aviator Tracey Taylor arrives in Pakistan
Tracey Curtis Taylor, an aviator and adventurer from New Zealand arrived at Gwadar in her vintage open  cockpit biplane (1942 Boeing Stearman), on Monday, a PAF spokesman said here. He said that on her arrival she was received by Squadron Leader Saira Batool, a lady pilot of Pakistan Air... Read more
Paris Attacks: Belgian man named as mastermind
A Belgian national currently in Syria and believed to be one of Islamic State’s most active operators is suspected of being behind Friday’s attacks in Paris, acccording to a source close to the French investigation. “He appears to be the brains behind several planned attacks in Europe,” the source... Read more
Peace march for Paris victims in Karachi
Karachi: Activists of rights groups and civil society gathered at the Teen Talwar traffic intersection in Clifton on Sunday and marched on the French consulate to express solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks. The rally called ‘peace march’ was organised by the Sindh Secular Forum and other... Read more
ISIL’s Libya head liquidated in American air strike
An F-15 fighter jet strike liquidated the chief of the Islamic State group in Libya, the Pentagon said earlier yesterday, in another high-profile US hit following the targeting of the most-wanted “Jihadi John.” The announcement comes as the extremist group said it was responsible for Friday’s attacks in Paris... Read more
‘Saudi interference forced Zardari to fire Uni professor
Former president Asif Ali Zardari had removed the rector of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) in 2012 under pressure from the Saudi Arabian govt, as par a leaked cable of the Saudi Embassy. A telegram sent to the then Saudi foreign minister confirms that Zardari told the Saudi... Read more
Paris terror attacks: Pakistan fears tough time for its nationals abroad
Pakistan fears that working conditions for its nationals living abroad could become starker and harsher in the aftermath of the execution-style killings of 132 Parisians by Islamic State terrorists. The Paris massacre has already triggered a xenophobic and anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe with far-right groups stepping up their campaigns... Read more
Pakistan responds to rocket attack from Afghanistan
Rawalpindi: Five rockets were fired from the Afghan side towards the Pak-Afghan Gate at Angoor Adda, South Wazirastan, on Sunday afternoon. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a press release said that the rockets landed near the Pak-Afghan Gate inside the Pakistani territory. Pakistan also fired in the direction... Read more
Ulema issue fatwa against Paris attacks
Lahore: More than 50 religious scholars affiliated with Tanzeem Ittehad-i-Ummat issued a joint religious decree (fatwa) here on Sunday against Paris suicide attacks terming them ‘haraam’ (unlawful in Shariah law). They said the philosophy of Jihad of the outfits like Daesh (self-styled Islamic State) is misleading and based on... Read more
France hits back, striking Islamic State in Syria after Paris carnage
Paris: French warplanes pounded Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold Sunday in retaliation for a wave of coordinated attacks claimed by the militants which left 129 people dead in Paris. As the nation prepared to mourn the victims with a minute of silence Monday, French police released a photograph of a suspect... Read more
EU president defends refugee plan despite Paris attacks
Antalya: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker firmly defended on Sunday the EU’s hotly-contested plan to redistribute refugees across Europe despite calls by Poland to scrap the scheme after the deadly attacks in Paris. The EU’s eastern-most members have been furious over the redistribution plan agreed in October, calling instead... Read more
Drone strike in Afghanistan: 12 Taliban killed
drone strike in a volatile southern province of Afghanistan bordering Pakistan has killed 12 Taliban, an official stated earlier yesterday. The dead included three Afghans and nine foreigners, said Ahmad Zai Abdulzai, the spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province. He declined to elaborate, but when Afghan officials refer to... Read more