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...
IMF’s Lagarde on Brexit, globalization, and politics
In an exclusive interview with AFP at the beginning of her second five-year term leading the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde expressed both worries and hopes as Britain’s vote to leave the European Union raises new risks to the global economy. She also said the IMF needs to show... Read more
Serena, Kerber to meet in Wimbledon final
Six-time champion Serena Williams stormed into her ninth Wimbledon final in record time on Thursday and will meet Angelique Kerber after the German ended Venus Williams’s hopes of becoming the oldest woman in the title match in 22 years. Serena, bidding for a seventh Wimbledon and an Open Era... Read more
Suspect package sparks security alert at UK parliament
Parts of the House of Lords, Britain´s upper house of parliament, were briefly locked down Thursday after police were called to reports of a suspect package, officials said. The security alert, reportedly sparked by a letter sent to a peer containing white powder, lasted for an hour and a... Read more
Euro 2016: France, Germany clash in semi-final
More than 15,000 Germany fans led the latest Euro 2016 invasion of Marseille on Thursday ahead of their country’s key semi-final clash against tournament hosts France. After Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal beat Wales 2-0 to seal their place in Sunday’s final, attention now turns to see which of the two... Read more
India launches probe against Zakir Naik after Dhaka attack
Indian security agencies have launched investigations against Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik, days after militants killed more than 20 hostages including foreigners in Bangladesh According Indian, Indian security agencies have kicked off investigations post the Dhaka attack revealed that two of the attackers were followers of Zakir Naik. The... Read more
2 terrorists killed Swat
Two terrorists were killed after security forces retaliated after being attacked at a checkpost. The incident took near Jahanabad where unknown militants attacked a security check post located in a mountainous area. The security forces open fire in response which killed two terrorists. Security forces have started a search operation in the... Read more
Police deployed at Mumbai office of Zakir Naik
After the alleged reports in Indian media Zakir Naik’s speech inspired one of the five Bangladeshi militants involved in the recent Dhaka carnage, police have been deployed outside the city office. According to the “The Hindu Times” a senior Mumbai Police official said security personnel have been deployed outside... Read more
Obama assures protection to American Muslims on Eid
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday assured the Muslim Americans on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr that they should never feel afraid or unsafe in their place of worship, saying they were part of the American family since the birth of the country. Greeting Muslim Americans and those... Read more
France overtakes Britain as world’s 5th largest economy
France and Britain were vying for fifth place on the list of the world’s largest economy on Wednesday, with France nudging ahead after a renewed slump in the pound in the wake of the Brexit vote, Reuters calculations showed. Britain’s gross domestic product stood at 1.864 trillion pounds in 2015,... Read more
Pakistan’s lonely elephant suffering ´mental illness´: experts
Pakistan´s lonely elephant Kaavan has become the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by music icon Cher, but efforts to improve the pachyderm´s lot appear limited. The 32-year-old Asian elephant is suffering from “mental illness”, and without a better habitat his future is bleak even if a long-promised... Read more
Amir is like West Indies great Andy Roberts, says Somerset coach
As a left-arm fast bowler, Mohammad Amir is often compared to Pakistan predecessor Wasim Akram. But having seen Amir close up during Pakistan’s opening match of their England tour, Somerset coach Matthew Maynard was struck by a likeness to a fast bowler from an earlier generation than Akram in... Read more
Tony Blair defends Iraq war after damning inquiry report
Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Wednesday defended his case for going to war in Iraq, after a long-awaited report found the 2003 invasion was based on flawed evidence and woefully executed. The hugely anticipated Chilcot report offered a damning verdict on Britain’s role in the US-led war,... Read more
US applause COAS remark on Afghanistan
The United States has appreciated the statement of  Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif’s statement that it will not allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan. According to a White House spokesman, the remarks by the Army Chief are of critical importance and are seen with much appreciation.... Read more
Pakistani family drowns, 6 others survive in river Nile
An ill-fated Pakistani family drowned in the river Nile in Cairo, Egypt while six others on board survived when their boat capsized after an accident. “A Pakistani, Faisal Afaq Khan, his wife Sana Urooj and 2 daughters Rumaisa and Amenah, aged 5 and 2, respectively were drowned in an... Read more