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...
Musical ‘La La Land’ leads nominations for Britain’s BAFTA awards
Fresh from its success at Hollywood’s Golden Globes, romance musical “La La Land” leads the field for next month’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards after securing 11 nominations on Tuesday. Sci-fi film “Arrival” and fashion designer Tom Ford’s drama “Nocturnal Animals” each received nine nominations,... Read more
Snapchat picks London for its international HQ
Messaging app Snapchat said it would make London the home of its international operations, delivering another vote of confidence in Britain’s technology credentials as the country prepares to leave the European Union. The company, which has 150 million daily users globally, will book sales in the UK and in... Read more
COAS congratulates Corps Commanders’ on successful test fire of Babur-3
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa presided 198th Corps Commanders’ conference was held today at GHQ Rawalpindi. The forum took comprehensive review of security environment and operational preparedness of the Army. Forum expressed satisfaction on progress of Operation    Zarb-e-Azb and its positive effects on Internal Security.  COAS directed... Read more
Parliamentary leaders discuss on fate of military courts
Parliamentary held discussion on the extension of military courts. The parliamentary leaders’ maiden meeting on the military courts was presided over by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and attended among others by leader of Opposition Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Federal Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid, Sheikh... Read more
Twin Taliban blasts near Afghan parliament kill 24, wound dozens
Twin Taliban blasts struck near the Afghan parliament in Kabul Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 70 in a rush-hour attack that shattered a relative lull in violence in the capital. The bombings came just hours after a Taliban suicide bomber killed seven people in Lashkar Gah,... Read more
Foreign reserves soar to $24b level: Ishaq Dar
Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said the government is making efforts to improve economy, foreign reserves and exports.        In an interview, he said foreign reserves have touched twenty four billion dollars mark due to prudent policies of the government. Ishaq Dar said a huge investment is being made... Read more
FIFA approves 48 team World Cup for 2026
FIFA´s ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations. “The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026: 16 groups of 3 teams,” a tweet from FIFA´s official... Read more
Five killed as air strike hits Yemen school
An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a primary school in rebel-held northern Yemen on Tuesday killed five people including two children, medical and military sources said. The headmaster and two other staff members were among those killed in the air raid in the district of Nihm, northeast of... Read more
Obama says goodbye in last presidential speech
Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency Tuesday, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters felled by Donald Trump´s shock victory. Obama´s last trip on Air Force One will be a pilgrimage to his adoptive hometown, where he will address a sell-out crowd... Read more
Karachi court issues arrest warrants of Wasim Akram
A local court in Karachi has issued a bailable arrest warrant for cricket legend Wasim Akmran in connection with an armed attack on his car back in 2015. In August 2015 a gun assault Wasim Akram when he was heading to National Cricket Stadium to conduct a training session.... Read more
Cristiano Ronaldo wins Fifa best player award beating Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named FIFA’s Best Men’s Player for 2016. Cristiano Ronaldo takes the award beating Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to claim the prize in Zurich. Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 31, beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to the prize. Ronaldo also... Read more
CNG stations in Balochistan to remain shut for 15 days
All CNG stations in Balochistan would remain shut for 15 days from tomorrow (Tuesday) owing to low pressure in Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) system. This was announced by an official of the SSGC here Monday. He said due to severe weather conditions in the province of Balochistan, availability... Read more
Raheel Sharif has taken charge of Islamic military alliance on three conditions
Former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has taken charge on three conditions as the command of a 39-nation Islamic military alliance. Former Pakistan army officer Lt-Gen (retd) Amjad Shoaib while talking to local new channel ‘Samaa News’ said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had given approval after... Read more