FIA takes custody of Hammad Siddiqui from UAE authorities
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken the custody of  Hammad Siddiqui, the prime suspect in the Baldia factory fire...
Putin launches giant $27 bn LNG project in the Arctic
President Vladimir Putin on Friday launched a $27 billion liquefied natural gas plant in the snow-covered plains of the...
‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘The Post’ among AFI’s movies of the year
Press freedom movie “The Post,” “Call Me By Your Name,” World War Two film “Dunkirk” and superhero movie “Wonder...
Pakistan beat England, level test series on Independence Day
Pakistan beat England by 10 wickets to win the fourth Test at The Oval on Sunday to level the four-match series at 2-2, and give a befitting gift to their nation on Independence Day. Yasir Shah took five wickets as the victory saw Pakistan end the four-match series all... Read more
Imam among two men killed in shooting near New York mosque
An imam and another unidentified male were both shot in the head and killed in New York Saturday, police said, in an attack with unclear motives. Gunshots rang out just before 2:00 pm (1800 GMT) near a mosque in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens. Both men were taken to... Read more
Protests continue despite strict curfew in IOK
Indian army extended a strict curfew in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) to most parts of the restive region as the Hurriyat leaders called for weekend protests against the Indian rule. Government troops in armored vehicles patrolled the streets to thwart any attempt by protesters in Srinagar to march to the city’s commercial center.... Read more
Another French Riviera resort bans burkinis
A second resort on France’s Riviera coast, Villeneuve-Loubet, announced on Saturday a ban against burkinis after Cannes banished the full-body swimsuit from its beaches. The town’s mayor told AFP that he made the decision to bar the burkini worn by some Muslim women because of sanitary reasons. “I was... Read more
DTH licenses to be issued from October: PEMRA Chairman
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) will start issuing licenses to companies for establishing and operating DTH (Direct-to-Home) services in the country from October. Addressing a press conference here Saturday, PEMRA Chairman Absar Alam said the first DTH license would be issued in October which would help promote national... Read more
90-meter cigar for Fidel’s 90th birthday
A Cuban tobacconist finished rolling a 90-meter cigar on Friday to celebrate the 90th birthday of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. “It is 90 meters long, to commemorate 90 years of our comandante,” the maker, Jose Castelar, told AFP. The cigar is part of the iconic image of the communist... Read more
Two hardcore terrorists among 11 suspects arrested
The security agencies on Saturday arrested 11 suspected terrorists including two hardcore terrorists belonging to a banned militant outfit from an area near Lahore, in sequel to the ongoing country-wide combing operations. According to ISPR, the security agencies carried out a three-hour long operation in Barkat Market area of... Read more
Younis’s double ton puts Pakistan on top against England
Younis Khan’s superb double century took Pakistan into a dominant position in the fourth Test against England at The Oval on Saturday. The veteran batsman’s 218 was the centrepiece of Pakistan’s 542 all out at tea on the third day in reply to England’s 328. That left Pakistan with a... Read more
Cell phones services to be suspended on Independence Day
Cell phone services  will be suspended in 31 cities due to security threats on the occasion of Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day on Sunday. According to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), cellular phone services will remain suspended in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad and other cities from 6am to 2pm on August 14.... Read more
Man sets Swiss train on fire and attacks passengers with knife
A man set a train carriage in Switzerland on fire using a flammable liquid and stabbed passengers on Saturday, injuring six people, including a six-year-old child, police said. The man, a 27-year-old Swiss citizen, carried out the attack on a train travelling in Switzerland’s far east, along its border... Read more
Rio Olympics: Murray as he eyes gold history
Andy Murray insisted he’s ready to conquer the challenge of becoming the first player to win back-to-back Olympic golds after crushing Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-4 to reach the final on Saturday. The world number two and reigning Wimbledon champion will face either 2008 Olympic winner Rafael Nadal or Juan... Read more
Robert de Niro compares ‘totally nuts’ Trump to Taxi Driver
US actor Robert de Niro on Saturday compared Donald Trump to the mentally unstable character he played in the iconic 1976 film “Taxi Driver”, calling the Republican nominee “totally nuts”. The Oscar-winning veteran star made the comments at the Sarajevo Film Festival, which opened Friday with a screening of... Read more
NDS involved in terrorism in Karachi
Director General Sindh Rangers Major Bilal Akbar divulged that Afghan spy agency (National Directorate of Security) is involved in terrorism in Karachi. DG Rangers addressing a seminar organized by Association of Builders And Developers (ABAD) at Karachi Expo Center said “Illegal money had been extracted from Karachi then it was used... Read more
Pakistan marks 70th Independence Day
Pakistan is celebrating its 70th Independence Day today (Sunday) with national zeal and fervor. The nation is all set to celebrate Independence Day on 14th August, Sunday, with traditional zeal and pledge to safeguard the country against any threat and make it a truly Islamic welfare state as envisioned by... Read more