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...
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
Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi Sep 11 bill becomes law
The U.S. Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his eight-year presidency. The House of Representatives voted 348-76 against the veto, just hours after the Senate... Read more
India claims carrying out ‘surgical strikes’ along LOC in Kashmir
India’s military has claimed to have carried out “surgical strikes” along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir. Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, the army’s director-general of military operations, said in reference to the unofficial border in divided Kashmir “Some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launchpads along the... Read more
Two army men killed as Pak, Indian troops exchange fire across LoC
At least two Army men were killed as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire over the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. The exchange of fire began at 2:30am, ISPR said, and continued till 8:00am. “Pakistani troops befittingly responded to... Read more
LHC allows PTI to hold Raiwind march
The Lahore High Court (LHC) has given green signal to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hold  Raiwind march scheduled on September 30. LHC in its verdict on Thursday allowed PTI to hold its public meeting, directing Punjab provincial government to keep an eye on law and order situation. The court also directed... Read more
Rangers gun down two gang-war suspects in Lyari
Rangers gunned down two suspects, while eight others were taken into custody in separate incidents from various parts of Karachi. According to the Rangers spokesperson, a raid was conducted in Lyari’s Sangoleen area in which an exchange of fire took place between Rangers and members of the Uzair Baloch gang.... Read more
Cyber firm challenges Yahoo claim hack was state-sponsored
A cyber security company on Wednesday asserted that the hack of 500 million account credentials from Yahoo was the work of an Eastern European criminal gang, adding another layer of intrigue to a murky investigation into the unprecedented data heist. Arizona-based InfoArmor issued a report whose conclusion challenged Yahoo’s... Read more
Facebook removes Jamaat-e-Islami official page on Kashmir posts
Facebook Inc. has taken down Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan’s official page for publishing posts about Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. In a official statement said that official Facebook and two other pages operated by the party have been removed from the social media website. In a post shared on the Jamaat’s... Read more