Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
“Only Allah knows why they did it,”: Russian President Putin
Russian President Vladimir V. Putin earlier today in Moscow increased his rhetoric against Turkish leadership over the recent downing of a Russian warplane in Syria even as he called for a unified coalition with the West to fight terrorism in the Middle East. “Only Allah knows why they did... Read more
Female suspect of California shooting was Pakistani claims CAIR
Tafsheen Malik, the woman involved in an assault in Southern California, is believed to have Pakistani origins. Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of CAIR, said Malik is believed to be from Pakistan and had lived in Saudi Arabia before coming to the United States, Ayloush... Read more
“Modi Nawaz cowards for holding secret meeting in Nepal”: Imran
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan earlier today lashed out at premier Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for holding a secret meeting in Kathmandu last year, and called both leaders ‘cowards’. “Leaders do not need to hold meetings in secret. They do not need to lie;... Read more
“2,300 + Pakistanis serving jail sentences in Saudi Arabia”: FO
Foreign Office spokesperson Syed Qazi Khalilullah said earlier today that ‘2,308 Pakistanis are serving sentences in Saudi Arabian jails,’ according to a report published on the Radio Pakistan website. Over 2,300 Pakistanis are awaiting deportation in various detention centres in Saudi Arabia, he said, adding that these people were... Read more
World’s first  mosque-synagogue-church compex to be built in Berlin
A church which was built in the middle of Berlin in the 13th century and destroyed in World War II, is quite likely to be rebuilt as the world’s first all-in-one church-mosque-synagogue, called the House of One. Though the property belongs to the church, authorities hope to build a sacred spaces... Read more
Jamshore: Step-mother drowns 5-year-old daughter
A stepmother murdered her five-year-old stepdaughter by drowning her in a water tank in their house. She then kept it hidden in an iron strongbox in her home in Kotri town, Jamshoro district, for a day and later buried her body, wrapped in a gunny bag, in a ground... Read more
France shuts down 3 mosques and 4 Muslim prayer rooms
The French government has shut down at least three mosques and four informal Muslim prayer rooms out of concern that they were contributing to Islamic radicalisation, the French interior minister announced Wednesday. The minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, told the National Assembly that the action was necessary after the deadly terror... Read more
“He Named Me Malala” makes the 2016 Oscars documentary shortlist
Documentary film He Named Me Malala has been nominated in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ documentary shortlist. 15 films have been selected out of a pool of 124 submissions. He Named Me Malala details Malala’s family life in central England, where she has lived since the... Read more
US Bullet-riddled copy of Quran found hanging outside Islamic clothing store
A copy of the muslim religious text ‘the Quran’ was found  punctured with multiple bullet holes hanging outside an Islamic clothing store in the US state of California on Tuesday. Owners of Al-Farah Islamic Clothing store in Anaheim, California found a bullet-riddled English translation of the Holy Quran hanging... Read more
Islamabad: Pakistan refuses to allow illegal migrants deported from Greece to disembark from plane
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) detained earlier today a chartered flight from Greece, carrying at least 30 deportees at the Benazir International Airport, upon orders of Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. The interior ministry, in a statement said, passengers were not allowed to disembark from the plane,... Read more
Used car sales to fall as govt jacks up duties
“A 10% increase in import duty on used cars will only slow down sales and ultimately hit government revenues that it wants to increase to bridge the shortfall,” insist used car importers. Earlier this week, the government imposed additional duties in a bid to cover the tax shortfall of... Read more
“California shooting suspect was devout Muslim”: Father
California’s Muslim community expressed its horror and revulsion earlier yesterday at the mass shooting that killed at least 14 in San Bernardino, after a local Muslim male was identified as a key suspect. Syed Farook, a US citizen who worked for the town’s health department, is believed to have... Read more
IS-inspired group believed to be behind military police attack
 Investigators probing the deadly attack on the military police personnel in broad daylight on a crowded Karachi road believe that an Islamic State (IS)-inspired group was involved. Two military police personnel were gunned down by two armed men on MA Jinnah Road on Tuesday. This was the second such... Read more
PhD degree holders to teach primary students if JI comes to power insists Siraj
Making a supremely unrealistic announcement with typical bombas, Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq on Wednesday said PhD degree holders would teach in primary schools if his party came to power in the country after winning the next general elections. He unveiled the party’s next manifesto titled ‘Prosperous Pakistan and Islamic... Read more