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...
Blazing toilet rolls help Australian medic plane land
It was a bizarre sight — 20 toilet rolls set on fire and lined up in rows after being drenched in fuel. But for pilot Geoff Cobden, it was the only way he could safely land his plane in the dark of night in a remote area of Australia... Read more
Rio Olympics: Phelps clinches 22nd gold as China drawn into doping storm
Michael Phelps blew away the competition in the Olympic pool for the 22nd time but doping reared its ugly head again Friday when Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi was revealed as the first major case of the Rio Games. Chen’s failed test after narrowly missing a bronze medal in the... Read more
Interior Minister lambasts PPP over Ayyan Ali
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan lambasted Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) over Ayyan Ali’s money laundering case. While addressing a press conference, Khan said  “There is a political party that is wholeheartedly intent upon targeting me. And, the Opposition Leader is opposed to me, not the government.” Questioning Chairman... Read more
London schoolgirl who flew to Syria to join IS ‘feared dead’
One of three schoolgirls who left London last year to join Islamic State (IS) is believed to have been killed in a Russian air strike in Syria, BBC said in a report citing the girl’s family solicitor. Kadiza Sultana was 16 when she left Bethnal Green along with two... Read more
Cellular service to be suspended on Sunday in Islamabad
The Ministry of Interior on Friday forwarded a letter to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to suspend cellular services in Islamabad, on the occasion of Independence Day. The mobile phone service, the sources said, will remain suspended for six hours from 6:00am till 12:00pm on Sunday as the part... Read more
NAP implementation affecting Zarb-e-Azb
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif raised concerns over the slow pace in the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) which can affect the Operation Zarb-e-Azb. Chairing a top brass meeting to review the progress of the NAP where the Army Chief stressed that the success... Read more
CNG dealers continue strike
The row between Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) official and dealers of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) continues. All CNG dealers association had earlier unanimously decided to switch sell of CNG from kilograms to litres as is done in Punjab, saying that it would help when they sell LNG... Read more
LEAs arrest four suicide bombers, foil terrorist bid
Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) foiled terrorists’ bid to disrupt Independence Day celebrations and captured four suspected suicide bombers from Khyber Agency. Five suicide vests were also recovered from the arrested suspects. They were moved to undisclosed location for interrogation, said sources. Soon after the launching of combing operations countrywide,... Read more
‘Star Wars’ trailer teases high-octane action
The second trailer for the hotly-anticipated “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was released on Thursday — giving fans the first new footage of Darth Vader in more than a decade. The 135-second teaser was due to premiere in the United States during NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage but it... Read more
SRK detained at US airport
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was detained by US airport immigration authorities for the third time. In 2009, Shah Rukh Khan was detained at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport after his name appeared on a computer alert list. He was stopped for more than two hours by the airport... Read more
Fidel Castro: 90 years of the man and the myth
After surviving more than 600 assassination attempts, defying 10 US presidents and shaping half a century of history, Fidel Castro turns 90 on Saturday. Here are six snapshots of this magnetic, polarizing giant of the 20th century, who has beaten the odds to hang on well into the 21st.... Read more
Dubai plane crash survivor hits $1m jackpot
It’s been an eventful few days for Mohammad Basheer Abdul Khadar, an Indian living in Dubai. In the space of a week, he survived a crash landing at Dubai airport then won $1 million in a lottery organised by the airport’s duty free operator, Gulf News reported. The 62-year-old... Read more
Iran to allow iPhone imports for first time
Iran is preparing to allow local companies to import iPhones for the first time to try to curb the huge market in smuggled Apple products, state media reported Thursday. The trade ministry has requested licences from the country’s Trade Promotion Organisation for nine Iranian companies to import iPhones, according... Read more
Russia announces war games after accusing Ukraine of terrorist plot
Vladimir Putin summoned his security council and the Russian Navy announced war games in the Black Sea, a day after the Russian president accused Ukraine of trying to provoke a conflict over Crimea, which Moscow seized and annexed in 2014. The belligerent posture heightened worries in Ukraine that Russia... Read more