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...
FBR extends tax filing date up to December 15
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended the date of filing of returns and statements for the tax...
Political risk on Wall Street? Buy the dip!
An abrupt stock selloff on Friday — sparked by a report that magnified concerns about President Donald Trump’s potential...
2nd Test: Pakistan all out for 452
In the second day of the second Test against West Indies, Pakistan was all out for 452, with the match still in Pakistan’s control due to a lovely fifty from Sarfraz, and contributions from Nawaz and Sohail. Earlier, Misbah-ul-Haq missed a century but Pakistan still amassed 401-6 at lunch.... Read more
Salma Hayek claims Trump asked her out and she refused
Mexican-born Oscar-nominated actress  Salma Hayek has claimed Donald Trump leaked a story about her because she refused to go on a date. Hayek in a radio interview with ‘El Show del Mandril’ on Radio Centro 93.9 on Friday said “When I met that man (Trump), I had a boyfriend and he... Read more
State Bank to issue Rs.10 coin on Oct 24
The Federal Government has authorized State Bank of Pakistan to issue Rs.10 regular coin. This coin will be issued through the exchange counters of all the field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation from 24th October, 2016. The coin is yellow in colour and round with serrations on the... Read more
Four killed over old enmity in Mardan
At least four people killed in a feud of old enmity in Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). According to police initial report, unknown gunmen opened fire on four people killing them on stop in Mardan’s Garhi Kapura area. Police said the victims died on the spot while attackers managed... Read more
Taliban brief Pakistan about recent peace talks in Qatar
Three senior members of the Taliban briefed Pakistani officials about the recent secret talks with Kabul held in Qatar. According to local news channel ‘ARY News’ the meeting held at Islamabad in which an Afghan diplomat and a senior Taliban official were present. On the other hand, the Afghan ambassador to... Read more
Brad Pitt hasn’t answered divorce petition
Brad Pitt has missed the deadline to respond to Angelina Jolie’s divorce petition, seeking to avoid sparking an acrimonious legal battle that could harm the children, media reported on Friday. The 52-year-old actor will not file an official reply, despite being two days over Wednesday’s cut-off date, until the... Read more
Nobel academy member slams ´arrogant´ Dylan
A prominent member of the academy which awards the Nobel literature prize slammed this year´s laureate Bob Dylan as arrogant on Friday, citing his total silence since the award was announced last week. The US singer-songwriter has not responded to repeated phone calls from the Swedish Academy, nor reacted... Read more
Twitter, Amazon, Spotify appears to stablize after waves of cyber attacks
At least two successive waves of online attacks blocked multiple major websites Friday, at times making it impossible for many users on the East Coast to access Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Tumblr, Reddit and other sites The internet service company Dyn, which routes and manages internet traffic, said that it... Read more
Mourinho returning to Chelsea with ‘no bad feelings’
Jose Mourinho, who was sacked as manager by Chelsea in December, said he would be going back to Stamford Bridge with his new Manchester United team on Sunday with “no bad feelings”. The Portuguese believes he can never be removed from the history of Chelsea, where he won three... Read more
Muslims in Italy protest over freedom to worship
Several hundred Muslims staged a protest prayer outside the Colosseum in Rome on Friday over what they see as unfair restrictions on their freedom to practice their faith in Italy. Organisers said they had called the demonstration following the recent closure on administrative grounds of five makeshift mosques. Many... Read more