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...
COAS makes major shuffles among top ranks
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has made major changes to ten important military posts, including the transfer of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief. The detail of transfer and posting given below Lt Gen Bilal Akbar has been appointed Chief of General Staff Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar... Read more
Japanese cargo ship blasts off for space station
An unmanned H-2B rocket blasted off from Tanegashima island in southern Japan on Friday to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed. The delivery of about 4.5 tons (4,100 kg) of supplies for the six-member station crew took on fresh urgency after... Read more
Ronaldo declared 20 million euros in Swiss banks
Cristiano Ronaldo declared income of over 225 million euros in 2015, including 20 million euros held in 22 Swiss bank accounts, a Spanish newspaper reported on Sunday as the Real Madrid star battles accusations of tax evasion. The Portuguese international earned 203.7 million euros outside of Spain and 23.5... Read more
Threat Alert: RAW trained terrorists planning to attack in Dir, Chitral
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a security alert, terrorist plan to attack Dir and Chitral. According to the ‘Threat Alert’ issued by CAA, two terrorist groups comprising four to six snipers, trained by Indian intelligence agency Research Analysis Wing (RAW), have been launched by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan... Read more
Star Wars ‘Rogue One’ premiere brings the Force back to Hollywood
Fans cheered wildly Saturday as the star-studded world premiere of the hotly anticipated “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” continued the space saga after the last episode shattered box office records. The $200 million spin-off is expected to be the hottest ticket of 2016, recording the second-highest first day of... Read more
Preparations in full swing for Eid Milad-un-Nabi
The preparations to mark the Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the Birthday of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) on Monday have reached at climax. Like every year, the government and religious organizations have planned a number of activities including seminars, conferences, milad and other discussion programmes to celebrate... Read more
Over 30 dead as Kenya fuel tanker crashes, explodes
More than 30 people died when a fuel tanker crashed into other vehicles and burst into flames outside the town of Naivasha in Kenya late on Saturday night, officials said. “Over 30 people confirmed dead, many injured and over 11 vehicles burnt at a road traffic accident along Nairobi-Naivasha,”... Read more
OPEC and other oil giants agree cuts in ‘historic’ deal
Eleven countries agreed on Saturday to cut their oil output, teaming up with the OPEC cartel in an exceptional bid to end the world’s glut of crude and reverse a dramatic fall in income. Russia and 10 other non-OPEC states will reduce their production by more than half a... Read more
20 highest-paid players of all time: Forbes
Millions of kids, whether it’s a footballer, tennis player, Formula-1 driver or anything else, dream of becoming a sporting hero when they grow up. Not necessarily for the money or even for the fame, but for the respect and sense of achievement. Money and fame is a byproduct of... Read more
Haibatullah Akundzada emerges as Afghan Taliban chief
Haibatullah Akundzada has emerged as the new leader of the Afghan Taliban by winning the support of two senior members. Former Taliban interior minister Mullah Abdul Razaq Akhund and Mullah Abdul Sata Akhund “pledged their full support” to Akundzada during a meeting of Taliban scholars at an undisclosed location on... Read more
Twin Istanbul bombings kill 29 after football game
Twenty-nine people, mainly police, were killed and 166 wounded in Istanbul on Saturday when twin bombings struck the heart of the city close to the stadium of top flight football giants Besiktas after a major game. A car bomb detonated outside the Vodafone Arena football stadium on the shores... Read more