Wall Street wanes as tech rebound fades; copper dulls
Wall Street pulled back on Tuesday as a technology stock rebound lost steam and enthusiasm from a tax-cut proposal...
Ronaldo deserves more respect, says Real Madrid coach Zidane
Cristiano Ronaldo deserves more respect, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday as he backed the usually prolific...
Lebanon’s Hariri rescinds resignation, drawing line under crisis
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday, drawing a line under a month-long crisis triggered when...
Rio Olympics: Japan shock New Zealand as Sonny Bill Williams hurt
Japan pulled off a massive shock by beating New Zealand 14-12 in their opening match of the Olympic rugby sevens on Tuesday as Kiwi star Sonny Bill Williams came off injured. Williams was helped off two minutes into the second half, and was led to the team bench where... Read more
COAS orders to boost combining ops to eliminate terrorists  
The Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif has ordered the Corps Commanders and intelligence agencies to boost the combining operations to eliminate the militants, facilitators and their sleeper cells from the country. Chairing the Corps Commander meeting in GHQ Rawalpindi said the cowardly attack on the judiciary carried out... Read more
FBR’s tax collection soars to over Rs 3130b this year
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) collected more than Rs 3,130 billion in the financial year 2015-16 as per figures consolidated and reconciled by Accountant General Pakistan Revenues (AGPR), surpassing the revenue collection target of Rs 3,104 billion set for the year. The FBR made a net collection of more... Read more
Blacklisted US national sent on three-day remand
A civil court on Tuesday sent US national Matthew Craig Barrett blacklisted under Foreigners Act on three-day physical remand. During the course of proceedings, the FIA investigation officer told the court that the accused’s name was included in the black-list and an investigation team was probing his re-entry into... Read more
Qadri urges Pak Army to start Zarb-e-Azb Operation in Punjab
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri urged  Pakistan Army to launch Zarb-e-Azb Operation Punjab as there are terrorism nurseries in the Punjab. Addressing a conference at Minhaj-ul-Quran Secretariat, Qadri pointed out that no operation was launched on ideological frontiers; furthermore, no work was undertaken against the ideological nurseries of... Read more
Despite party differences with ruling party IK assures support against terrorism
Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan despite the party differences with the PML(N) expressed unity against terrorists on the incident of Quetta blast. Khan while talking to media during his visit to Quetta to inquire after health of the injured and condole with families of the victims said “Our determination has... Read more
50 Republican national security officials reject Trump
Fifty senior Republican national security officials issued a stinging rejection of their party´s White House nominee Donald Trump on Monday, warning he would be “the most reckless president in American history” if elected. The group, some of whom had already announced they would not vote for Trump, included former... Read more
Pogba completes world record Manchester United return
French superstar Paul Pogba on Tuesday completed a sensational return to Manchester United from Juventus for a reported world record fee. United said Pogba had signed a five-year contract but did not give the fee which British media have put at 89 million pounds ($116.4 million, 105 million euros).... Read more
Holy cows and Hindu crusaders cloud Modi´s Indian reform drive
Two miles down the road from the white marble walls of the fabled Taj Mahal, a heavyset man crouches in the dirt of a cow shed and explains how the future of India belongs to him. Digvijay Nath Tiwari is commander of a vigilante group that claims 5,000 members... Read more
ToR parliamentary committee meeting postponed
The meeting of the parliamentary committee to finalise the terms of reference (ToR) for the Panama Papers judicial commission was postponed on Tuesday.  According to the National Assembly Secretariat, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq contacted Leader of the Opposition in Senate, Aitzaz Ahsan and offered his condolences over the recent attack... Read more
DJ Khaled rides internet popularity to number one
DJ Khaled, the veteran US hip-hop producer whose career has seen a resurgence through Snapchat, has hit number one for the first time with a star-studded album. “Major Key,” the DJ’s ninth studio album, debuted at number one on the US Billboard album chart for the week through Thursday... Read more
Michael Phelps’ purple blotches spotlight cupping trend
It wasn’t just Michael Phelps’ big win on Sunday that had people talking about the U.S. swimming star. It was also the dark purple circles on his shoulders. Phelps, who won the 19th Olympic gold medal of his career on Sunday and helped the U.S. men’s team to victory... Read more
Measles outbreak declared in Khyber Agency
Health authorities in FATA have officially declared an outbreak of measles in Bar Qamber Khail area Tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency after completion of investigation over growing number of cases of the disease and the death of a patient in Hayatabad Medical Complex. According to a press release issued... Read more
US urges Russia to halt Syria sieges; Russia slams aid politicization
The United Nations Security Council must not allow civilians on both sides of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be cut off from humanitarian aid, the United States said on Monday as Russia accused Washington of politicizing a humanitarian issue. Insurgents effectively broke a month-long government siege of eastern,... Read more