Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
SpaceX set to launch again Monday
SpaceX plans to resume flights of its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, after pinning down the cause of a launchpad explosion that destroyed a satellite in September, a spokesman said. The California-based private space firm is expected to launch 10 Iridium NEXT communications satellites from the Vandenberg Air Force... Read more
Govt mulls reinstatement of military courts
A high-level meeting on Monday reiterated Pakistan’s clear-cut policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and extremism to accomplish internal peace as well as supplement its foreign policy initiatives. The high-level meeting on Pakistan’s foreign relations, chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the PM House, resolved for continued... Read more
LHC issues order to include transgenders in next census
The Lahore High Court has issued an order to include the transgender community in the upcoming national population census. A petition had been filed with Lahore High Court in November 2016 pertaining to granting the transgender community their fundamental rights. These included the issuance of National Identity Cards for... Read more
Messi screamer salvages draw for Barcelona at Villarreal
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi rescued a 1-1 draw at Villarreal with a sensational late free-kick on Sunday but could not prevent the champions finishing the weekend third in La Liga, five points behind leaders Real Madrid. Messi bent a stunning free-kick into the top corner in the 90th minute after... Read more
Pakistan tests first submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-3
Pakistan conducted its first successful test fire of Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur-3 having a range of 450 kilometers, from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean. The missile was fired from an underwater, mobile platform and hit its target with precise accuracy. Babur-3 is a sea-based variant... Read more
´Rogue One´ shoots down box office foes for fourth week
“Rogue One,” the latest chapter in the “Star Wars” intergalactic saga, kept the box office force for the fourth consecutive week, industry estimates for North America showed on Sunday. The Disney film, the first stand-alone episode in the eight-film series, follows the mission of rebel alliance fighters trying to... Read more
Iran to receive first Airbus plane in days
Iran is to take possession of the first aircraft this week in a huge order from Airbus placed after the lifting of international sanctions, state carrier Iran Air said Sunday. “This aircraft has received its certificate of registration and an Iran Air team is in place to take delivery... Read more
Four dead after Chile plane crash
A plane crash in southern Chile killed four people Sunday, according to local officials. The accident occurred near the Laquecahue airfield in the Bio region at approximately 1700 GMT. Four passengers — a woman and three men — died after the plane had a troubled landing, said Humberto Toro,... Read more
Military courts stop functioning on expiry of mandated period: ISPR
 The military courts in Pakistan have ceased to function on expiry of mandated period. According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), “Military Courts were established through constitutional amendment in the environment of heightened terrorism. Routine judicial system was under stress wherein judicial set ups / judges... Read more
Iran´s ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies
Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pugnacious political survivor despite his support for moderates, died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, news agencies reported. Rafsanjani, who was 82, was a pivotal figure in the foundation of the Islamic republic in 1979, and served as president from 1989... Read more
Asif Ali Zardari elected as President PPPP
Former President and Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has been elected as President of Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarian (PPPP). According to party sources, Election for office bearers of PPP was held on Sunday at Bilawal House Karachi. Farhat ullah Babar has been elected as Secretary General, Saleem Mandviwalla as Finance... Read more