Khamenei terms Saudis as America’s ‘milking cow’
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched a fierce attack against regional rival Saudi Arabia, saying it was being...
BlackBerry, Qualcomm decide on final amount to resolve royalty dispute
Canada’s BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday that US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has agreed to pay the software maker $940...
Youm-e-Takbeer being celebrated today
Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed today to commemorate the historic nuclear tests Pakistan conducted on this day in 1998. Pakistan...
COAS contacts Gen. Nicholson, seeks recovery of Pakistan’s chopper
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has contacted Commander Resolute Support Mission General Nicholson to seek his assitance to recovery of the Punjab government chopper which crash landed in Afghanistan. Afghan Taliban hostaged at least seven crew members as a Punjab government helicopter crash landed in Logar province of Afghanistan... Read more
Seven held hostage after a Punjab govt helicopter crash lands in Afghanistan
A Punjab government helicopter made an emergency landing in Afghanistan due to mechanical faults on Thursday. The Russian helicopter MI-17 carrying six Pakistani engineers to Uzbekistan before it made crash landing in Afghanistan’s Logar area. According to initial information, the plane was set on fire by the Afghan Taliban,... Read more
Nawaz says ‘goodbye’ to IMF as final payment cleared
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cleared payment to Pakistan of a final $102 million tranche in a $6.4 billion three-year programme on Thursday, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif echoed the sentiment, saying Pakistan was able to stand on its own feet economically. “It is now my desire… that we... Read more
Four-nation counter-terrorism mechanism announced
Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and Tajikistan have announced four nations counter terrorism mechanism on Wednesday. In a Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in s statement said  “The inaugural high-level meeting on Quadrilateral Cooperation and Coordination Mechanism in counterterrorism by Afghanistan-China-Pakistan-Tajikistan armed forces/militaries was held in Urumqi, Xingjian Uygur autonomous region, China,... Read more
First Hajj flight leaves for Saudi Arabia
Hajj flight operations have been initiated across the country and will continue until the first week of September. The first flight of the national carrier left the federal capital for Saudi Arabia with 328 pilgrims onboard on Thursday. Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-2503 departed for Madina at around... Read more
SAARC Interior Ministers meet PM
SAARC Interior Ministers called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Thursday. SAARC Secretary General Arjun Bahadur Thapa led the delegation. Matters relating to promotion of bilateral relations among SAARC member states came under discussion during the meeting. Earlier, while addressing inaugural session of the SAARC Interior Ministers’... Read more
Briton arrested over deadly Bangladesh cafe siege
A British national and a student at a Canadian university have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in last month’s deadly siege at a cafe in Bangladesh’s capital, police said Thursday. Hasnat Karim, a Bangladeshi origin British citizen, and Tahmid Khan, who is a student at the University of... Read more
US designates TTP’s splinter group Jamaat-ur-Ahrar as ‘terrorist’
The US State Department has added the militant outfit Jamaat-ur-Ahrar to its list of global terrorists, triggering sanctions against a group that has staged multiple attacks on civilians, religious minorities and soldiers. Jamaat-ur-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for at least five major attacks in Pakistan since December, including the Easter... Read more
Military training helps Pakistani shooters reach Rio
Two members of the small Pakistani contingent participating at the Rio Olympics have the country’s military to thank for much of their training. Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, a 29-year-old Navy Marine, and Minhal Sohail, a 21-year-old university student, will both compete in shooting events at the Games. Bashir will participate... Read more
Iran executes 20 terrorists in single day
Iran has executed a group of 20 “terrorist” Sunni prisoners for committing several murders and undermining national security, state media reported on Thursday. “These people had committed murder… killed women and children, caused destructions and acted against the security and killed Sunni religious leaders in some Kurdish regions,” IRIB... Read more
Pentagon not to pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements
The Pentagon will not pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements after US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter decided not to tell Congress that Pakistan was taking adequate action against the Haqqani network, a US official said. Relations between the two countries have been frayed over the past decade,... Read more
‘Suicide Squad’ fans demand closure of film review site
Thousands of furious DC Comics fans are backing a petition calling for the closure of reviews aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, after a lukewarm response to supervillain blockbuster “Suicide Squad.” A poster calling himself Abdullah Coldwater of Alexandria, Egypt, started the campaign accusing the site of giving “unjust bad reviews…... Read more
US, Japan call emergency UN meeting on North Korea
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss Pyongyang´s launch of a ballistic missile that for the first time landed in Japanese-controlled waters, diplomats said. The United States and Japan called for the urgent talks, which are expected to be held around 4 pm... Read more
Three LEAs men among 5 injured in Quetta blast
Three personnel of law enforcement agencies were among five people who suffered wounds in a remotely controlled bomb blast which hit a vehicle of a law enforcement agency on Quetta’s Spiny Road, here on Wednesday night. The police said that unknown men planted a bomb on Spiny Road and... Read more