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...
Zero tolerance for Daesh in Pakistan: DG ISPR
Washington: Pakistan has a zero tolerance for Daesh and the terrorist group has no acceptance in the country, said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt Gen Asim Bajwa on Thursday. He added that a global response is needed to deal with the global threat posed by the terrorist... Read more
Hyderabad Police clears Umar Akmal in ‘dance party’ case
Pakistan batsman Umer Akmal was cleared by the Hyderabad police on Monday after the 25-year-old was alleged to have been involved in ‘unethical activities’ at a party in the city. The hard-hitting batsman came under fire after he was allegedly involved in an incident that bought ‘disrepute to Pakistan... Read more
BJP showing signs of fascism, says Khurshid while defending Islamabad speech
Former Indian external affairs minister Salman Khurshid hit back at critics of his speech in Islamabad, particularly the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), whom he said were “showing signs of fascism” for comparing him to the Islamic State (IS). “Surely, there is a difference between someone who rapes women of... Read more
This ingenious watch by a Pakistani company can help children needing help
Karachi: It might look like an ordinary children’s watch, but a closer look and the truly ‘smart’ features of the watch are revealed. Created by telecom company Telenor, the watch called Companion can help children seek help or alert their parents in case they face an emergency situation or are... Read more
Two brothers import 100 pythons from the US
Karachi: Hassan Hussain and his brother Hamza Hussain have an unusual choice for pets they want to keep in their house. The brothers collect pythons. Recently, the duo imported as many as 75 baby and 25 older pythons from Jay Brewer Prehistoric Pets (a reptile zoo in Fountain Valley, California)... Read more
Imran inaugurates ‘Our Home’ for KP’s street children, thanks Reham for support
Peshawar: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan inaugurated the first ever institute for street children, Zamung Kor (Our Home) on Friday. Imran praised his ex-wife and the ambassador for street children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Reham Khan, for highlighting the difficulties faced by street children in the province, saying,... Read more
Gunmen take 170 hostage in Radisson Blu hotel in Mali capital
Bamako: Two gunmen have taken 170 people hostage in the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in the Mali capital Bamako on Friday, the group that runs the hotel said. The hotel chain in a statement said two people had “locked in” 140 guests and 30 employees in an ongoing hostage-taking... Read more
Three Rangers personnel gunned down in Karachi’s Ittehad Town
Karachi: At least three Rangers personnel were killed when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in Karachi’s Baldia Town area on Friday. Another Rangers’ soldier was injured in the attack, which took place in Ittehad Town area of the Baldia neighbourhood. According to a Geo News correspondent, two vehicles... Read more
India will only play against Pakistan in India: BCCI president
The fate of Pakistan-India bilateral series still hangs in a limbo as Board of Cricket Control in India Chief Shshank Manohar said on Thursday India will only play against Pakistan in their own country. “I have made it clear to him that team India can play against... Read more
New York’s Statue of Liberty was born Muslim
Standing proud and symbolising freedom, Lady Liberty, one of the world’s most well-known statutes in New York was originally conceived as a Muslim peasant woman. In fact, the statue was to have stood at the approach to the Suez Canal instead of Staten Island in New York. So how... Read more
‘Recreational activities at Rawal Lake must be stopped’
Islamabad: Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid has said Rawal Lake should not be used for recreational activities and that its water should be used for drinking. Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change, who met on Thursday to find a solution to the pollution problems in... Read more
Facebook tests tools for dealing with former loves
San Francisco: The online social network devoted to making the world more connected on Thursday began helping couples break up. Facebook began testing tools that curtail how much ex-partners see of one another and their posts at the social network, according to product manager Kelly Winters. “We are testing tools... Read more
Women students rebel against university curfews in ‘India’s rape capital’
New Delhi: Twenty-year-old zoology student Rani Choudhary left her family home in Bihar for the bright lights and freedom of the Indian capital. But like most female students in New Delhi she is barred from leaving her dorm at night except with the express permission of her father, thanks... Read more
Belgrade: Serbia and Macedonia have announced that entry for refugees from Pakistan and some other countries will now be restricted, UN’s refugee agency said on Thursday. “Since yesterday afternoon Serbian authorities allow into the country only refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq,” said United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees... Read more