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...
Terror charge for Iranians filming Israeli embassy in Kenya
Two Iranians have been charged with planning a terrorist act after their arrest for filming the Israeli embassy in the Kenyan capital this week. Sayed Nasrollah Ebrahimi and Abdolhosein Gholi Safaee were charged and remanded in custody by a Nairobi court on Thursday alongside their Kenyan driver Moses Keyah... Read more
Dozens of Islamic State militants may be in Europe: Europol
Islamic State is likely to launch more attacks in Europe, the EU police agency Europol warned on Friday, with several dozen militants already in place and more possibly arriving as IS faces setbacks in Syria and Iraq. In a report on the threat the Islamist group poses to the... Read more
Pakistan not to take part in any hockey event in India
Pakistan Hockey Federation Secretary Shahbaz Ahmad Senior said that Pakistan would not take part in any hockey event, to be organised in India including the 2018 Junior World Hockey Cup. “We have decided in principle that we will stay away from all hockey events including the World Cup, being... Read more
Athletics: Russia ban to run into 2017
Russia’s athletics ban will run into 2017 and may include the August world championships after a Task Force monitoring the nation’s anti-doping programme refused on Thursday to put any dates on a “road map” for a return. Rune Andersen, the Norwegian heading the independent Task Force, reported to the... Read more
COAS instructs troops to respond to Indian aggression
Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Jawed Bajwa visited the Line of Control on Friday. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS has instructed Pakistani troops to stay prepared for Indian violations at all times, directing them to respond to Indian aggression with full force.... Read more
Root backs ‘brilliant’ Cook to remain captain
Batsman Joe Root has backed Alastair Cook to remain as England skipper, hailing him as a “brilliant leader” despite the team’s woes on their current tour of India. Root, widely tipped to succeed Cook when the veteran skipper does make way, played down talk that he was ready to... Read more
2 bomb blasts rock Peshawar
Back to back two bomb blasts rocked Peshawar on Friday. According to initial details, In both incidents, police were targeted by militants. In the first  blast took place at the Northern Bypass and second at Piranu market in Peshawar. In the first bomb blast the vehicle of DSP Chamakni Abdus... Read more
Companies leaving US will face ´consequences´: Trump
US President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday warned American firms wanting to relocate abroad that they will face punishment, as he announced a deal with air conditioning manufacturer Carrier to keep jobs in the country. “Companies are not going to leave the United States any more without consequences. Not going... Read more
Thousands of Muslims gather for protest against Jakarta governor
Thousands of white-clad Muslims streamed towards a central Jakarta park on Friday, gathering for a rally expected to draw more than 100,000 Indonesians demanding the arrest of the capital’s governor, a Christian accused of insulting the Quran. National news agency Antara said 22,000 police personnel would be deployed to... Read more
Selena Gomez the master of Instagram in 2016
Pop star Selena Gomez dominated Instagram in 2016, enjoying more followers than any other celebrity and accounting for the site´s most popular photos. The photo-sharing site, releasing its figures for the year so far on Thursday, found that young female celebrities were the most adept at the platform. Gomez... Read more