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...
Britain’s unemployment rate dips to 11-year low
Britain’s unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent in the three months to May, the lowest level since 2005, official data showed on Wednesday. The unemployment rate had stood at 5.0 percent in the three months to April, which had been a near 11-year low, the Office for National Statistics... Read more
British politics today is like Medieval War of the Roses, says actor
British actor Ralph Fiennes has compared the current infighting among British politicians to William Shakespeare’s portrayal of England’s 15th Century Wars of the Roses in an interview with Reuters. Fiennes, the award-winning star of films such as Schindler’s List and the English Patient, is for the first time playing... Read more
Pakistan top emerging economy among South Asian markets AMC
Another international rating agency has reckoned Pakistan among the top emerging South Asian economies owing to continuity of policies and political stability. Atlantic Media Company (AMC) of the United States has ranked Pakistan as comparatively stronger economy in South Asian Markets and expected it will grow rapidly during days... Read more
Misbah says ‘no disrespect’ in press-up routine
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was adamant his unusual press-up celebrations at Lord’s were in no way aimed at England. Misbah marked his maiden Test appearance at ‘the home of cricket’ with a first-innings century. The 42-year-old, who in the process became the oldest player to score a Test century for... Read more
Rangers arrest Asad Kharal from Hyderabad
Sindh Rangers in a targeted operation arrested Muhammad Ali also known as Asad Kharal from Hyderabad. According to Ranger sources, the raid was conducted after intelligence reports. Kharal has been shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation. Rangers were interrogating Asad Kharral for his involvement in various cases of mega corruption. The paramilitary force had... Read more
Smartwatch market slips on Apple decline: survey
The global smartwatch market took a sharp downward turn in the second quarter on falling sales of the industry-leading Apple Watch, a survey showed Thursday. Research firm IDC said global sales of smartwatches tumbled 32 percent from a year ago to 3.5 million units. Apple remained the market leader... Read more
Brazil arrests group planning Olympics terrorism: minister
Brazilian police have broken up an alleged terrorist group sympathetic to the Islamic State organization that was planning to target the upcoming Olympic Games, officials said Thursday. Ten people were arrested in a nationwide swoop codenamed Operation Hashtag, and two more were detained, the Justice Ministry said. Justice Minister... Read more
Bangladesh court convicts son of opposition leader Khaleda Zia
A Bangladesh court Thursday convicted the exiled eldest son of the main opposition leader for money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison, a move that could end his political ambitions. Two high court judges overturned a 2013 acquittal by a lower court of 51-year-old Tarique Rahman,... Read more
PCB decides to offer incentive to foreign cricketers to play PSL final in Lahore
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to offer additional financial reward to foreign players to play in the upcoming Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) final in Lahore. According to  Press Trust of India , In a PCB recent high-level meeting decided to pay additional rewards of USD 20,000 in order to convince... Read more
100,000 TDPs of South Waziristan return to native areas: political agent
The return process of the affectees of Operation Rah e Nijat in South Wazirsitan Agency has been started as a caravan of 373 families in 142 vehicles reached their native areas under Pak Army’s security arrangements. According to political administration, the return process of TDPs of South Waziristan Agency,... Read more
Experts think IS can be conduit for psychopaths’ violent desires
Not all extremists are psychopaths, and not all psychopaths turn violent. However when a person craving violence is drawn in by Islamic State (IS) ideology offering them glory and a sense of belonging, it provides a volatile mix that can lead to the kind of massacre seen in the... Read more
Parliamentarians to debate honour killing, rape laws
Parliament will on Thursday debate bills aimed at tackling so-called honour killings and amending its rape law, officials said, following the murder of a social media star last week. Rights groups and politicians have for years called for tougher laws to tackle perpetrators of violence against women in Pakistan... Read more
Finally, Prime Minister Nawaz decides to move Islamabad today
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to leave for the federal capital today (Thursday). According to Prime Minister house spokesperson said “The prime minister will chair a meeting of National Security Council and matters of national security will be discussed,” Spokesperson confirmed that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Chairman Joint... Read more
Sindh High Court rejects Anis Qaimkhani’s bail
The Sindh High Court has rejected Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Anis Qaimkhani’s bail plea  in Dr Asim Hussain terror facilitation case. Qaimkhani’s lawyers had filed an application on Wednesday for bail at the Karachi court after he was arrested in a case pertaining to providing treatment and shelter to alleged terrorists... Read more