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...
Indian government to auction off Dawood Ibrahim’s car for $60
Mumbai: An Indian government auctioneer will sell on Wednesday farmland, a restaurant and even a car which officials say once belonged to the country’s most wanted man, Dawood Ibrahim. Indian police have been unable to trace him for decades, but for as little as INR4,000, bidders can snap up a... Read more
Muslim cab driver gets $350,000 over Islamophobic attack
A civil jury on Monday awarded $350,000 to a Muslim cab driver who was attacked over his religion by a Fairfax County businessman in 2013. Mohamed A Salim had alleged that Ed Dahlberg had punched him and fractured his jaw after ranting about his Islamic faith. However, the jury... Read more
Third bomber at Paris’s Bataclan music hall identified: police source
Paris : A 23-year-old man from the eastern French city of Strasbourg has been identified as the third bomber involved in the attacks at Paris’s Bataclan music hall, police sources said on Wednesday. Foued Mohamed Aggad went to Syria with his brother and a group of friends at the end... Read more
Siblings separated during partition reunite
Gujranwala: A family in Maju Chak is celebrating a tearful reunion with one of their sons separated at the time of partition in Rajuri in Indian held Kashmir. A family after migrating from India in 1947 settled in Maju Chak of Gujranwala district along with their four sons and... Read more
Google’s ‘Marshmallow’ comes with Urdu language support
Karachi: In what may turn out to be an important breakthrough for Pakistan’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow – the latest version of Google’s smartphone operating system – comes with support for Urdu language. Earlier in September, the Silicon Valley-based technology giant unveiled two of... Read more
Some elements in govt associated with extremists: Musharraf
Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf has said that some elements within the incumbent government are ideologically associated with extremists. “This is the reason the National Action Plan against terrorism is not being implemented with the purest of intentions,” he said in an interview to the BBC Urdu. “The... Read more
Indian PM Modi to visit Pakistan next year: Sushma Swaraj
Islamabad: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan next year to participate in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). This was revealed by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj while talking to senior journalist Saleh Zafir here Wednesday. Sushma is attending Heart of Asia Conference, being held... Read more
Taliban storm Kandahar airport complex, at least eight dead
Kandahar: At least eight people were killed after Taliban militants stormed the airport complex in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar city, triggering an all-night gun battle, officials said on Wednesday. “Eight people, including civilians and soldiers, have been killed,” Samim Khpalwak, a spokesman for the Kandahar provincial governor, told AFP. “The... Read more
Trump worse than Voldemort, says J.K. Rowling
London/Washington: World leaders, fellow Republicans, along with “Harry Potter “author J.K. Rowling condemned comments by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump saying Muslims should be barred from entering the United States. British author J.K. Rowling wrote on Twitter that Voldemort, the archvillain of her popular Harry Potter series, “was nowhere... Read more
$25m anti-fog technology at airport: Passengers land in trouble as system fails to take off
Lahore: A $25 million anti-fog system recently installed at the Lahore airport after a hard work of five months has failed to benefit passengers as either the aeroplanes lack a corresponding system or pilots are not trained to utilise it. On Tuesday, none other than Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif... Read more
Al-Huda school in Toronto scrutinised after California attack
Ottawa: A Toronto-area Islamic school with links to a seminary in Pakistan where California attacker Tashfeen Malik studied shuttered its doors Tuesday after it was reported that former students had sought to join the Islamic State group. Public broadcaster CBC said four teenage girls who had taken evening and weekend... Read more
Qatar royals given special permits to import 200 falcons
Karachi: The federal government is learnt to have issued special permits to the emir of Qatar, his father and a brother to import and re-export 200 falcons of highly rare and endangered species for moulting purposes during the current year. Moulting is a natural process during which falcons shed... Read more
India, Iran discuss undersea gas pipeline bypassing Pakistan
A senior Iranian official said on Monday that negotiations are being held to build a $4.5 billion undersea gas pipeline from Iran to India following New Delhi’s rejection of the proposal for an on-land pipeline that would pass through Pakistan. “Negotiations are under serious consideration,” said National Iranian Gas... Read more
Karachiites excited as city expereinces first winter showers
After a particularly grueling summer, Karachiites now finally start to feel the winter chill after the city experienced its first showers of the season on an otherwise dull Wednesday morning. Rain was reported from several areas of the metropolis including North Nazimabad, Defence Housing Authority, Federal B. Area, Saddar,... Read more