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...
LUMS student Shahmir Asif Bajwa found dead in hostel room
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) student, Shahmir Asif Bajwa, was found dead in hostel room on Monday. LUMS administration in a obituary said, “It is with deep sorrow that we are writing to share very tragic news: Our MIMS student and hostel resident Shahmir Asif Bajwa has passed away.” Read: LUMS,... Read more
Saudi police detain young woman for removing abaya
Saudi police detained a young woman for violating modesty rules after she removed her abaya, the loose-fitting, full-length robes women are required to wear, on a main street in the capital Riyadh, local media reported on Monday. The Arabic-language al-Sharq newspaper reported that the woman was detained after a... Read more
Pakistani Navy establishes Task Force 88 for CPEC
Pakistan Navy has established a special task force to safeguard and protect the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Gwadar port.  The special maritime force has been set up after work has already begun on the CPEC project. Owing to the economic corridor’s operationalisation, the threats to both Gwadar port... Read more
List of 452 terrorists sent to police under NAP
A list of 452 terrorists and their commanders under National Action Plan (NAP) has been sent to police stations for an effective action against persons involved in terror activities. According to official sources, these terrorists were wanted to Peshawar police in different terror acts and now their names have... Read more
Protests end Wonder Woman’s fight for equality at United Nations
Wonder Woman’s battle for equality for women and girls at the United Nations has come to a untimely end. The scantily clad, curvaceous comic book superhero has had her appointment as a United Nations honorary ambassador cut in less than two months following protests. A United Nations spokesman said... Read more
Quaid-e-Azam University ranked among top 100 Asian Universities
The Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) of Islamabad ranked in top 100 in Asia according to the Global Education rankings for 2017. The varsity has been listed at 95 among Asian universities. It’s the only university from Pakistan to be included in the ranking. However, the varsity had fallen 43 spots... Read more
No problem found in grounded ATR-72: PIA spokesman
An engineering team of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Monday inspected the plane at Multan airport that had aborted take off a day earlier due to some technical issue, said the spokesman for the national flag carrier here. He said the engineering team sent from Karachi to inspect the... Read more
Qatar abolishes controversial ‘kafala’ labour system
Qatar on Monday formally announced the end of its controversial “kafala” system, arguably the biggest ever labour reform undertaken by the host of the 2022 football World Cup. In a long-expected announcement, Labour Minister Issa bin Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi said the “kafala” rules would be abolished from December 13. He... Read more
Trump picks Rex Tillerson as secretary of state
President-elect Donald Trump has tapped ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, US media reported late Monday, setting up what will likely be contentious confirmation hearings over the oilman’s ties to Russia. “I will be making my announcement on the next Secretary of State tomorrow morning,” Trump... Read more
Ronaldo caps dream year with fourth Ballon d’Or
Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d’Or on Monday to get one over his nemesis Lionel Messi in their long-running duel for the title of best footballer on the planet. It was the perfect ending to another fantastic year for the Real Madrid star, who won the Champions League... Read more
Aleppo offensive in final stages: Syrian general
The Syrian army and its allies are in the “last moments before declaring victory” in Aleppo, a Syrian military source said, after rebel defences collapsed on Monday, leaving insurgents in a tiny, heavily bombarded pocket of ground. A Reuters journalist in the government-held zone said the bombardment of rebel... Read more
Trump to announce next Secretary of State today
President-elect Donald Trump to announce the next secretary of state today, ending weeks-long speculation over the globally important vacancy. “I will be making my announcement on the next Secretary of State tomorrow morning,” Trump said, using his favored medium, Twitter Trump has led a contentious search for America’s next top... Read more
COAS vows to break nexus between terrorists, facilitators
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa has vowed to break the nexus between terrorists and their facilitators. According to a statement issued here by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Qamar Bajwa spent his day at Corps Headquarters Peshawar on Monday for an in depth briefing on... Read more
Ahmadi mosque attacked in Chakwal
A charged mob of around 1,000 people which reportedly besieged an Ahmadi place of worship in Chakwal was dispersed by police on Monday, officials said. The place of worship located in the limits of the Chowas Saidan Shah police station area in Chakwal’s Dhalmial district was ‘attacked’ by nearly... Read more