Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat has been appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff . President of Pakistan Mamnoon...
Netflix renews ´Stranger Things´ for third season
“Stranger Things” fans, rejoice: more adventures in the Upside Down are on the way. Netflix said Friday it had...
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...
Mobilink Warid merger transaction completed
VimpelCom Global Telecom Holding (GTH) together with Warid Telecom Pakistan and Bank Alfalah Dhabi Group shareholders on Friday announced the completion of the transaction to merge Mobilink and Warid creating Pakistan’s next generation digital telecommunications provider. “Mobilink and Warid transaction combined entity to serve over 50 million customers as... Read more
New version of Android crowned ‘Nougat’
Google’s newest mobile operating system will be called Nougat, continuing a tradition of naming Android software after sweet treats, the tech giant said Thursday. Google had invited people to send in suggestions at its annual developers conference in May, and revealed the winning Android name at a playful ceremony... Read more
Usain Bolt breezes into semis at Jamaican Olympic Trials
It was business as usual for Usain Bolt as he easily qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s 100 meters Thursday at the Jamaican Olympic Trials at Kingston’s National Stadium. Bolt, who will be seeking a third-straight triple-triple — gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relays —... Read more
NADRA kicks off for re-verification of CNICs
National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) has officially launched the countrywide campaign for re-verification of Computerized National Identity Cards. NADRA has established the helpline capable of handling 10,000 calls per day and a gateway of 150,000 SMS per day to facilitate people who will report suspected CNICs issued to aliens. NADRA will... Read more
India’s first home-built fighter jet enters service after 33 years
India’s first locally-built combat aircraft officially took to the skies on Friday, 33 years after it was cleared for development, marking a long-held goal of cutting expensive imports to build a domestic defence-industrial base. India’s fighter aircraft fleet, made up of a mix of Russian, British and French planes,... Read more
Obama to reveal civilian deaths from drones
President Barack Obama is expected to disclose as early as Friday the number of civilians killed in US military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took office and will issue an executive order that makes protecting civilians a more integral part of planning US... Read more
PIA introduces new menu for domestic, intl flights
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Friday introduced new menus for domestic and international flights including for Business and Economy classes. Spokesman of PIA said chefs of PIA Food Services department have added some new dishes of chicken, mutton and fish to the menu. To a question, he said variety... Read more
Muslim girls denied Swiss citizenship over refuse to swim with boys
Swiss authorities have rejected the naturalization application of two Muslim girls who refused to take swimming lessons at their school alongside boys, reported USA Today. The girls, aged 12 and 14, refused to take the compulsory lessons claiming their faith prevents them from swimming with males. The Basel residents... Read more
Indian Muslim clerics grill Irrfan Khan over criticising Ramazan and Muharram
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan faces another controversy after his criticism of some Islamic practices. According to India Today, the actor was in Jaipur for the promotion of his upcoming film Madaari when he criticised the practice of Ramazan and Muharram, a month of mourning observed largely by the Shiite community.... Read more
Spain arrests three Pakistanis accused of promoting militancy
Three people from Pakistan accused of promoting militancy through social media were arrested in Spain on Friday, the interior ministry said. The three shared a home in the northeast city of Lleida from where they were accused of distributing content justifying executions carried out by the militant Islamic State... Read more
Juma-tul-Wida being observed today
Jumatul Wida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan being observed today (Friday) across the country. Millions of fasting people across the country will offer Friday prayers at mosques and prayer grounds across the country. Jumatul Wida has a special significance since it is a prelude to... Read more
First Karachi Theater Festival to start July 22nd
The first Karachi Theater Festival will start from July 22 to Aug 7. In a press conference, Ahmed Shah announced that Arts Council of Pakistan has organised the first Karachi Theater Festival which will start from July 22 to Aug 7. Briefing about the event activities, Shah said the festival would begin with... Read more
Nawaz Sharif instructs not to throw a lavish ‘welcome back party’
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked party leaders  to refrain from hosting a grand welcome back event in his honor upon his  return from London after Eidul Fitr. In a statement, titled ‘The prime minister’s message to party workers and the people of Pakistan”  Nawaz said, “I have come to know that you... Read more
At least 70 killed in north of Syria’s Aleppo: monitor
At least 70 regime and rebel fighters have been killed in 24 hours in a government assault and a jihadist-led counterattack in northern Syria, a monitor said Thursday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 30 regime soldiers and 39 rebel fighters had been killed in battles around Al-Maleh,... Read more