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...
Pakistan crush Cricket Australia XI by 210 runs
Opener Azhar Ali hit an unbeaten 82 and spinner Mohammad Nawaz took three wickets as Pakistan thrashed a modest Cricket Australia XI by 210 runs in Cairns on Saturday. The tourists declared their second innings at 216 for six and then polished off the CA XI for 109 off... Read more
Vijay ton fires India to 247-2 in England Test
Opening batsman Murali Vijay hit a stylish century as India raced to 247-2 at lunch on day three of the fourth Test against England in Mumbai on Saturday. The hosts put on 101 runs in the morning session off 31 overs as they quickly reduced England’s lead to just... Read more
IMF chief Lagarde on trial in France over tycoon case
IMF chief Christine Lagarde goes on trial in France on Monday over a massive state payout to a flamboyant tycoon when she was finance minister in a case that risks tarnishing her stellar career. Lagarde denies the charges of negligence, arguing she was acting “in the state’s interest” in... Read more
US Congress conditions $400m of $900 million aid to Pakistan
In a significant move, the US Congress has said that $400 million in aid to Pakistan cannot be released unless the defense secretary certifies that Islamabad is “taking demonstrable” steps against the Haqqani Network, which is accused of targeting American interests. Passed by the Senate by 92 to 7... Read more
ATR aircrafts perfectly safe for flying: PIA
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Friday termed the ATR aircraft as perfectly safe for flying in hot and cold climatic conditions. Commenting on media reports regarding ATR not being a safe aircraft, Spokesman PIA in a press release said that ATR is perfectly safe for flying and is useful... Read more
Women bus service being launched in KPK
A project of Women Bus Service is being launched in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at a cost of one hundred and eighty seven million rupees. According to official sources, funds for the project will be provided by Japan. The project will pilot fourteen busses in Peshawar, Mardan and Abbottabad. The sources... Read more
´La La Land´ expected to lead Golden Globe nominations
Nominations for the Golden Globes will be unveiled Monday with critics expecting musical “La La Land” to lead the pack ahead of “Moonlight,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Lion.” In a departure from last year´s awards calendar, the announcements come before the influential Screen Actors Guild nominations, making them... Read more
Trump remains executive producer on reality TV show: Schwarzenneger
President-elect Donald Trump will remain an executive producer on the reality TV show “Celebrity Apprentice,” new host Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Friday, defending the situation as similar to his own transitions between politics and entertainment. Trump, who famously barked the catchphrase “You’re fired!” as he dismissed competitors on the... Read more
President, PM vows to protect basic rights of people
World Human Rights Day is being observed on Saturday to create awareness to reaffirm our commitment towards common humanity. On the occasion of Human Rights Day, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in their separate messages have reiterated the pledge to put an end to all... Read more
Colombian President gets ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ for efforts to end decades of war
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to serving heads of state or government several times since the honour was first handed out in 1901. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos receives it Saturday for his “resolute” efforts to end five decades of war in his country, as enshrined in... Read more
PTI to approach Lahore High court for Shahbaz Sharif’s accountability today
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) has decided to approach the Lahore High court for Shahbaz Sharif’s accountability. Chairman PTI Imran Khan while talking to local news channel “ARY News” programme Powerplay said that PTI’s Ijaz Chaudhry would submit an application against the Punjab Chief Minister on Saturday, While giving his comments in the... Read more
World Human Rights Day being observed today
Human Rights Day is being observed today to create awareness to reaffirm our commitment towards common humanity. This year Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights and we the people can take a stand for rights. And together, we can take a stand for... Read more
Indian troops martyr 94,594 Kashmiris since January 1989
Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism, have martyred 94,594 innocent Kashmiris, including 7,076 in custody, since January 1989 till date. A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day, on Saturday, revealed that these killings... Read more
Russia interfered in US election to help Trump win
A secret CIA assessment has found that Russia sought to tip last month’s US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, The Washington Post reported Friday, a conclusion that drew an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass... Read more