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...
Portugal soccer  superstar Cristiano Ronaldo missed a big chance to write himself into the European Championship record books earlier yesterday when his penalty against Austria hit the post. However, he made a fan who ran onto the pitch happy by taking a selfie with him before the man was dragged... Read more
Spain wants to team up with Bollywood to boost tourism
Spain wants Indian moviemakers to use its colourful fiestas and historic monuments as settings for their blockbuster flickss, in a move to grab a bigger share of India’s fast-growing overseas tourism market. As part of its bid to lure visitors from the world’s second most populous country, Madrid will host next... Read more
Angelina Jolie’s  wants to experience child birth in Africa
Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie intends to give birth to her daughter Shiloh in Africa. On Friday, Angelina Jolie shared with BBC Radio 4′s Women’s Hour that she knows from experience that childbirth is not always a joyful experience and said “I went to a hospital in Namibia, where I was having... Read more
Copa America: Chile utterly crush Mexico 7-0
Eduardo Vargas scored four goals as holders Chile sent Mexico reeling to a historic 7-0 defeat to reach the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario  soccer tournament in the US earlier yesterday. Hoffenheim forward Vargas completed a hat-trick in 13 devastating minutes either side of half-time to send Chile into... Read more
Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange starts his  5th year cooped up in the embassy of Ecuador
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange starts his fifth year, sitting it out in the Ecuadoran embassy in London earlier today, an occasion his supporters intend to mark with events celebrating whistleblowers all over the world. Supporters said they were planning to stage songs, speeches and readings in several European cities. Assange,... Read more
Country-above-USA passes assisted suicide law
The ‘Country-above-USA  has adopted a law permitting assisted suicide for terminally ill adults whose death is “reasonably foreseeable.” Some critics say the law prevents those with degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s from seeking medically-assisted death. Senators approved Bill C-14 in a vote of 44 to 28, giving in to... Read more
India: Man dies after watching The Conjuring 2 – body ‘disappears’ later
In India, a 65-year old man reportedly died after watching Hollywood horror movie “The Conjuring 2” while his body “disappeared” shortly afterwards According to a foreign news agency, the incident occurred in a town named Tiruvannamalai, located at Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The deceased person collapsed after complaining of chest... Read more
Britain’s EU referendum campaign kicks off once again after MP Jo Cox murder
Reeling from the murder of MP Jo Cox, the EU referendum campaign resumed earlier today, with just four days to go until the critical vote that will effectively shape Great Britain’s future. The Remain and Leave camps suspended campaigning for three days after the brutal killing of Cox on... Read more
Father’s Day being celebrated all over the world today
Father’s Day is being celebrated today all around the world. Father day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year to  honour fathers for their relentless dedication for their families, and celebrates fatherhood and paternal bonds, and also the influence of fathers in our society. The day has a... Read more
Only ISI and IB still have ‘secret funds’, Fiance Minister Ishaq Dar informs NA
“The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) are the only two departments that are still using secret service funds”, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar told the National Assembly earlier yesterday. Responding to lawmakers’ concerns over the grants and expenditures that were laid before the house, he said that when... Read more
Zimbabwe: Indian cricketer arrested for raping woman
An Indian cricketer has been arrested in Zimbabwe on charges of allegedly raping a local woman in Harare According to a New Zimbabwe report, the incident took place at Meikles hotel where the Indian team is staying. While talking to media, Charity Charamba, assistant commissioner Harare police,  confirmed the... Read more
Slain TTP head Hakeemullah Mehsud’s brother, uncle surrender to Pak Army
The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) Mehsud faction’s six top commanders surrendered to security forces near the Afghan border in the Upper Kurram Agency area of the FATA region, late yesterday night. Former TTP chief Hakeemullah Mehsud’s brother Ejaz Mehsud and uncle Khair Muhammad are among those who gave themselves up in the... Read more
PTI’s Imran Khan to issue show-cause notice to at least 5 MPAs
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan is  all set to issue show-cause notices to at least five provincial assembly members for protesting against the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government. Insiders familiar with the matter said on Saturday PTI’s provincial leadership sent a report against five PTI members, who walked out and protested in the... Read more
FY 2016-17 Balochistan budget  to be announced later today
The Balochistan government’s budget for fiscal year 2016-17  with a total outlay of Rs.288 billion will be presented in the provincial assembly later today at 4:00pm The budget will be presented by Chief Minister Balochistan; Nawaz Sanaullah Zehri. According to sources, the government giving priority to mega development schemes... Read more