Yasir spins Pakistan to clinical win against Windies in first Test
Yasir Shah completed a six-wicket haul to spearhead the second innings rout of the West Indies as Pakistan achieved...
Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook Live
A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said Tuesday,...
Iran nuclear deal under review as uncertainty grows
Iran and major powers met Tuesday in Vienna to review adherence to their 2015 nuclear deal as uncertainty grows...
Islamabad police file case against 3 year old
The Police at the Shalimar police station in Islamabad registered a land grabbing case and for stealing property from inside the plaza in sector F-10. However the accused in the case is a 3-year old child. The infant’s family on Saturday approached the court to secure a bail before... Read more
US agrees to extend military assistance to Pakistan for another year
Islamabad: The United States has agreed to extend Pakistan’s military assistance under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for another year, a defence ministry official said on Friday after high-level talks between the two countries in Washington. Pakistan had sought the extension in US assistance under the CSF, which is meant... Read more
US military developing new ‘tail-sitter’ drone design
The design for a  ‘tail sitter’ drone which lands on its tail, has been revealed by the Northrop Grumman Corporation in the United States. The drone, which the company says does not require a runway to land, has the ability to land anywhere on its tail. PHOTO: US Navy and... Read more
Low gas pressure in Islamabad, housewives forced to use wood to fire their stoves
Islamabad: With the onset of winter residents in Islamabad and Rawalpindi become victims of low gas pressure, coupled with unscheduled gas load-shedding residents are now forced to use firewood to cook food in the Islamabad Capital Territory. Without availability of gas those rushing to offices do so, on an... Read more
Germany pledged millions to Warner for 2006 World Cup vote: report
Berlin: Germany’s football association promised a package worth millions of euros to secure a crucial vote from disgraced official Jack Warner for its bid to host the 2006 World Cup, Der Spiegel said Friday. The news magazine — which in October broke the story alleging Germany bought votes to... Read more
Dubai fines PIA for allowing female passenger to travel on male passport
Lahore/Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) immigration authorities in Dubai have fined the national carrier Pakistan International Airlines AED 5000 for allowing a female passenger to travel on a male passport. According to sources, a female passenger Ms. Siddique (first name withheld) traveled on PIA’s flight PK203 to Dubai... Read more
Pakistan needs to produce more films, says Reham Khan
Lahore: TV anchor Reham Khan says that more films should be produced in Pakistan and more cinemas should be built. She was talking to the media at the International Film Festival at Alhamra on Friday. Flanked by Indian actor Om Puri and film director Madhur Bhandarkar, Ms Khan said... Read more
ATC reserves verdict on Amir Khans plea to travel abroad
Karachi: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi on Saturday reserved its verdict regarding MQM leader Amir Khan’s request to travel abroad. Khan’s counsel pleaded before the court that his client is the sponsor of his relatives living in the United Arab Emirates and therefore is required to travel to... Read more
PPL drills deepest well in Pakistan’s history, finds oil in Attock
Karachi: It seems to be a lucky week for Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL). After announcing a gas discovery on Tuesday, the company said on Friday that it has hit an oil reserve in District Attock, Punjab after drilling the deepest well in Pakistan’s history. Work on the X-1, the first... Read more
Chinese group to finalise land for Lahore theme park
Lahore: A delegation of the Golden Bean Group of China will visit Lahore in January to finalise the location of a theme park for which the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade will help the company. Participants in an investment facilitation committee meeting held at PBIT office on Friday... Read more
‘Better ties with Islamabad could fix Modi’s reputation in region’
Islamabad: Policy experts took stock of recent political transformations in the region, beginning with what was described as ‘the tremendous re-set opportunity’ with India attributed to an unprecedented bout of diplomatic activity in the beginning of December. Speaking at a conference chaired by Senator Sherry Rehman titled ‘The Road... Read more
ECC approves Rs9.4b package for PIA
Islamabad: The government on Friday approved another bailout package – Rs9.4 billion including Rs4.4 billion cash injection – for a struggling, but to be privatised, Pakistan International Airlines, raising questions on the proposed sell-off of the national carrier that has moved to an advanced stage. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC)... Read more
Obama urges Americans remain vigilant against homegrown threats
Washington: President Barack Obama urged Americans to remain vigilant against the potential threat of homegrown Islamic State (IS) militants, on Friday, due to the difficulty of tracking “lone wolf” attackers like those who went on a shooting spree in California. Obama appeared in the White House press briefing room... Read more
Nisar shares long-term strategy to curb terror
Islamabad: The country’s stop security czar on Friday unveiled the government’s long-term roadmap against terrorism, as he called religious seminaries ‘a partner’ in the fight against militancy and extremism. Concluding his debate on the National Action Plan (NAP), Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the military operation was not... Read more