Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says...
NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor assumes charge as DG ISPR
Major General Asif Ghafoor has taken the charge as Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). After taking charge new appointed DG ISPR tweeted “Allah be praised! Assumed office of DG ISPR,” In his tweet, the new DG ISPR lauded services of his predecessor Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa.... Read more
Saudi to sell 49% of Aramco within decade
Saudi Arabia plans to sell up to 49 percent of its oil giant Saudi Aramco within 10 years as the world’s largest crude exporter tries to lower its deficit, local media said on Saturday. The Al-Eqtisadiah daily quoted an unnamed official as saying the sale would raise funds to... Read more
Pakistan frees 220 Indian fishermen as “goodwill gesture”
Pakistan on Sunday released 220 Indian fishermen held for trespassing into its territorial waters as a “goodwill gesture” to its nuclear-armed rival India, officials said. “We released 220 Indian fishermen today as a goodwill gesture,” Deputy Superintendent of Karachi´s Malir prison Hassan Sehto told AFP, adding that 219 others... Read more
Pakistan confident after pushing Australia close: Misbah
A strong fourth innings fightback that had nearly clinched a remarkable record run chase in the first test loss to Australia in Brisbane had given Pakistan the confidence they needed for the rest of the series, captain Misbah-ul-haq has said. The visitors, who were dismissed for 142 in their... Read more
Defence Minister Khawja Asif makes nuclear sized booboo
Pakistan’s worthy defence minister was taken in by a fake news story that prompted him to threaten to go nuclear. The defense minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, wrote an angry Twitter post directed at Israel on Friday apparently reading a false report — which the worthy minister apparently believed — that Israel... Read more
Zardari meets Dr Asim in hospital
Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari visited Jinnah hospital and inquired about Dr. Asim Hussain. Zardari and Shah arrived at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) of the Jinnah hospital where Dr. Asim has been admitted for last few days. He is under treatment for heart ailment. Zardari... Read more
Christmas ‘hostage’ to materialism, God in shadows : Pope Francis
Pope Francis said on Saturday that Christmas had been “taken hostage” by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs of the hungry, the migrants and the war weary. Francis, leading the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas for the fourth time... Read more
Christians across world celebrating Christmas
The Christian community is celebrating Christmas all across the world today to mark the birth anniversary of the Messiah Jesus Christ (AS). The Christians in Pakistan will also celebrate their religious festival with traditional enthusiasm and fervour. Special early morning services will be held in churches across the country,... Read more
Russian military plane with 91 aboard crashes en route to Syria
A Russian military plane with 91 people aboard crashed on Sunday shortly after takeoff on its way to a Russian base in Syria, According to Russian news agencies and the Defense Ministry said that Russian air traffic controllers have lost contact with a Tu-154 airliner, which disappeared from radar... Read more
Israel on defensive after landmark UN vote
Israel scrambled Saturday to contain the fallout from a UN vote demanding it halt settlements in Palestinian territory, lashing out at US President Barack Obama over the “shameful” resolution. The Security Council passed the measure Friday after the United States abstained, enabling the adoption of the first UN resolution... Read more
Abdul Rehman alias Bhola makes startling revelations
Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, the key suspect of Baldia factory arson made some pretty startling revelations. Bhola pleaded guilty for his involvement in starting a massive conflagration that burnt alive over 250 human beings. Bhola’s confessional statement has fingered some keys suspects including, Hammad Siddiqui and several other office-bearers MQM in... Read more
Nation to celebrate 141th birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam today
The 141th birth anniversary of father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah would be celebrated on Sunday (December 25) throughout the country. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on December 25, 1876 in Karachi. The government has announced week-long celebrations of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s birth anniversary. The... Read more