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...
Trump rejects ‘phony’ dossier allegations
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday flatly denied “phony” explosive allegations about ties with Russia and lurid behavior on a trip to Moscow that have tainted his election victory and threatened to engulf his presidency. Just over a week before Trump takes office, the United States has been rocked by... Read more
Philippine minister says Dora can’t explore pristine Palawan
American children’s television network Nickelodeon will not be allowed to build an underwater theme park on one of the nation’s most pristine islands, the Philippine environment minister said Wednesday. Nickelodeon’s parent firm announced on Monday it would build a “themed attraction” inspired by its cartoon characters such as Dora... Read more
Fellaini helps United to 2-0 win over Hull in FA Cup semi
Manchester United turned frustration into jubilation as they planted one foot in the League Cup final after a late Marouane Fellaini header gave them a 2-0 win over Hull City in the first leg of their last four clash on Tuesday. Juan Mata had given United the lead early... Read more
Missile Technology Control Regime delegation visits Pakistan
A delegation of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) visited Pakistan on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by Pakistan’s Foreign Office, the delegation was led by Ham Sang-Wook, Director General for Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, who holds... Read more
Sindh governor Saeed Uz Zaman Siddiqui passes away
Sindh Governor Justice (retd) Saeed-uz-zaman Siddiqui Wednesday passed away at the age of 78,  Sindh Governor following the chest pain was taken to South City Hospital, where he breathed his last. The 31st governor of Sindh had taken oath on November 11, 2016 replacing Dr Ishratul Ebad. He was... Read more
Britain sets out legal basis for drone killings
Britain on Wednesday set out the legal basis for drone strikes against terror suspects overseas, saying new technology meant some terror attacks were developing too quickly for traditional law enforcement to react. Attorney General Jeremy Wright, the government´s top legal officer, said international law must adapt to “changing times”... Read more
Federal Govt issues advisory on location tagging at sensitive areas
The federal government has issued an advisory regarding tagging and uploading of pictures on the social media. “It has come to notice that a lot of people visiting or living at sensitive areas tend to tag their location and upload pictures on social media or Google maps. This creates... Read more
Madonna blasts criticism over younger lovers
Pop icon Madonna has described herself as “oppressed,” saying she was tired of a gender double-standard over her relationships with younger men. The 58-year-old singer said in an interview published Tuesday that she has endured criticism throughout her entire career despite her professional success. “I´ve always felt oppressed,” she... Read more
Morocco bans production and sale of burqas: reports
Morocco has banned the production and sale of burqa full-face Muslim veils, apparently for security reasons, media reports said Tuesday. While there was no official announcement by authorities in the North African nation, the reports said the interior ministry order would take effect this week. “We have taken the... Read more
Pakistan offers $1.7 bln in incentives to boost sputtering textile industry
Pakistan’s government on Tuesday announced a raft of tax cuts and incentives aimed at reviving the struggling textiles industry, state-run media said. Textiles make up more than half of Pakistan’s exports, but it has lost ground to South Asian neighbours in recent years, hurt by chronic energy shortages and... Read more
UAE ambassador, diplomats injured in Kandahar blast; 9 dead
At least nine people were killed in an explosion in the governor’s compound in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province Tuesday during a visit by the UAE ambassador, local media reported. The UAE foreign ministry said envoy Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Kaabi and other UAE diplomats were wounded in the “terrorist... Read more