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...
Two stolen Van Gogh masterpieces recovered in Italy
Two Van Gogh masterpieces stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago have been recovered by organised crime investigators in Italy, the Van Gogh Museum announced on Friday. The 1882 “Seascape at Scheveningen” and 1884/85 “Congregation leaving the Reformed Church at Nuenen” were “recovered during a massive, continuing investigation… conducted by... Read more
Samsung in talks with US on washing machine safety issues
Samsung Electronics, which is already reeling from a global recall of its Note 7 smartphones, said on Thursday it is in talks with a US watchdog to address potential safety problems related to some of its washing machines. The South Korean tech company’s comments came as the US Consumer... Read more
Pakistani Cinema owners decide not to screen Indian movies in Pakistan
Cinema theater owners in Pakistan have decided not to screen any Indian movies after the recent tensions between the two countries at LoC. The management of Nueplex and Super Cinema has stopped screening of Bollywood films  after the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) banned all Pakistani artists from working in... Read more
There are limits to our restraint: Pakistan tells India
Pakistan’s U.N. envoy asked the president of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday to informally brief the body on the country’s escalating tension with neighboring India and said she will discuss it with U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday. Indian officials claimed elite troops crossed into Azad Jammu... Read more
Ronaldo and Sanches back for Portugal World Cup qualifiers
Cristiano Ronaldo and Renato Sanches were recalled to the Portugal squad after injury on Thursday as coach Fernando Santos urged the European champions to switch out of party mode. Santos, naming his players for next month’s World Cup qualifiers at home to Andorra and away to the Faroe Islands,... Read more
Indian film association bans Pakistan actors
The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) has put a ban on Pakistani actors, singers and technicians from working in India till normalcy returns. According to Indian news agency ANI, the resolution was passed during the annual general meeting of the association this evening. President of IMPPA, TP Aggarwal“We’ve... Read more
Martyred Naik Muhammad Imtiaz laid to rest
Naik Muhammad Imtiaz, who embraced martyrdom due to firing of Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC) last night, was laid to rest, here late Thursday night. Muhammad Imtiaz, a resident of Hajvairi Town Faisalabad, had joined Pak Army about 14 years ago and was promoted to the... Read more
Pakistan Army captures Indian soldier
Pakistan captured an Indian soldier on its side of Line of Control, military officials in the two countries said on Thursday. An Indian army official said in New Delhi “It is confirmed one soldier from 37 Rashtriya Rifles with weapons has inadvertently crossed over to the Pakistan side of... Read more
China-led AIIB approves $300 mln in loan to Pakistan power project
The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved loans totalling $320 million to energy projects aiming to ease severe power shortages in Myanmar and Pakistan, the bank said on Thursday. A $300-million loan will fund expansion of a hydropower project in Pakistan, co-financed with the World Bank, and a... Read more
Pakistan Army is the most battle-hardened army in the world: COAS
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that Pakistan’s Army is the most battled hardened army in the world. General Raheel Sharif stated this while visiting Abbottabad to witness the finals of 4th COAS Young Soldiers Inter Central PACES (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) Championship at... Read more
ISPR releases identities of martyred soldiers at LoC cross firing
Pakistan Army has released identities of soldiers, who embraced martyrdom in unprovoked Indian shelling on Pakistani border posts along Line of Control on Thursday. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the two soldiers included Havildar Jumma Khan and Naik Imtiaz. “Havildar Jumma Khan who embraced shahadat at LoC hails from... Read more
Army rubbishes Indian ‘surgical strikes’ claim as two Pakistani soldiers killed at LoC
At least two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed as Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. The Pakistani military confirmed the deaths of its soldiers yet dismissed the Indian claim of ‘surgical strikes.’ “There had been... Read more
Tokyo favours venue changes as 2020 Games costs soar
A Tokyo panel on Thursday urged changes to three venues for the 2020 Olympics in the face of ballooning costs but organisers say such adjustments may prove difficult to instigate in time for the Games. Tokyo touted access to a $4.5 billion war chest when it beat Madrid and... Read more
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar calls for peace, signs Afghan pact
Notorious Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar called for peace as he appeared by video to sign a deal with President Ashraf Ghani Thursday, marking a symbolic victory in Kabul’s struggle to revive talks with the Taliban. The deal paves the way for Hekmatyar, who heads the now largely dormant Hezb-i-Islami... Read more