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...
Disney´s ´Moana´ tops N.American movie charts
The animated sea-faring musical adventure “Moana” sailed to success in its debut weekend, taking in an estimated $55.5 million to top the North American box office, an industry group said Sunday. The Disney film about a brave Polynesian teenage girl on a risky mission to save her people reaped... Read more
Premier League: Mourinho sent off on bad day for Manchester United as Arsenal win again
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was sent off for the second time in a month on Sunday as the controversial coach watched his side draw 1-1 at home to West Ham United and lose more ground in the Premier League title race. On an afternoon when Arsenal moved within... Read more
Pakistan hockey official laments Indian visa delay
Pakistan’s participation in the Junior World Cup is in doubt as the Indian High Commission in Islamabad has not issued visas to Pakistan junior hockey team players to ensure that they miss out the mega event. The event is scheduled to take place in Lucknow from December 8-18. “So... Read more
Sikh militant commander recaptured after India jailbreak
A top Sikh militant commander was recaptured by police in the Indian capital on Monday, a day after he was freed in a dramatic jailbreak by a gang wearing police uniforms. Harminder Singh Mintoo, who heads a Sikh separatist group, was arrested on the outskirts of Delhi some 200... Read more
Major Blow: Syrian rebels lose all of northeast Aleppo, claims monitor
Syrian rebels have lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in eastern Aleppo, a monitor said on Monday, as the army pushed an offensive to retake the battered city. The army captured the Sakhur, Haydariya and Sheikh Khodr neighbourhoods on Monday, while Kurdish forces took the Sheikh... Read more
COAS visits ISI headquarters
The outgoing Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visisted Headquarters Directorate General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in Islamabad. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Director General ISI Lt. General Rizwan Akhtar received the Army Chief at the ISI headquarters. The COAS paid glowing tribute to the sacrifices of... Read more
PIA raises $130m loan, announces 30pc discount on late night domestic flights
Pakistan’s national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA) raised $130 million in fresh financing from a banking consortium, as the airline staggers under the weight of earlier loans totalling more than $3 billion, said a statement released by PIA on Monday. Financing facility was arranged by Pakistan’s United Bank... Read more
COAS chairs farewell Corps Commanders meeting at GHQ, visit PM house
Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif on Monday chaired a farewell Corps Commanders’ Conference at General Headquarters. The outgoing COAS will  retire on Nov 29, which is when the new army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa will take over as COAS. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) incoming... Read more
General Zubair Mahmood Hayat takes over command as new CJCSC
Newly appointed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has taken over the charge from outgoing General Rashad Mahmood. Gen Hayat, who has become the 17th CJCSC of Pakistan, was presented with a guard of honour at a ceremony attended by all chiefs of staff, including... Read more