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...
WhatsApp messages could be read without user knowing: report
The Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is vulnerable to interception, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday, sparking concern over an app advertised as putting an emphasis on privacy. The report said that WhatsApp messages could be read without its billion-plus users knowing due to a security backdoor in the... Read more
Media watchdog asks Pakistan to probe killing of journalist
The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has asked Pakistan to investigate the fatal shooting of a local journalist in the country’s southwest. In a statement, the media watchdog Saturday demanded action against those responsible for the killing of 37-year-old Mohammad Jan, who was returning home late Thursday... Read more
PIA launches new inflight entertainment system
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has launched a new inflight entertainment system providing intranet facility on few of its prime domestic flights from Saturday. The airline’s spokesman while talking to a private news channel said, the system would allow passengers to access the infight entertainment content using their own cellphones,... Read more
Major Gen. Naveed Hayat takes command as DG Rangers Punjab
Major General Azhar Naveed Hayat has taken command as Director General Pakistan Rangers Punjab on Saturday. The outgoing Director General Major General Umar Farooq Burki handed over command to him in a ceremony held at the paramilitary headquarters. The event was attended by sector commanders and other senior officers of... Read more
Actors Johnny Depp, Amber Heard finalize bitter divorce
Film star Johnny Depp’s tumultuous divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalized on Friday, ending the couple’s marriage after months of highly publicized claims by Heard of domestic violence and counterclaims from Depp of financial blackmail. Court papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday detailed a... Read more
Merkel warns Trump against protectionism
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Saturday against protectionist tendencies of US President-elect Donald Trump, citing lessons learned in the 2008 global financial crash and stressing the need to “move forward together”. “My profound conviction is that there are more advantages… to moving forward together than when everyone resolves their... Read more
Microsoft buys Canadian AI startup Maluuba
Microsoft announced Friday a deal to buy Maluuba, a Montreal startup focused on making machines able to think the way people do. Bringing on board Maluuba co-founders Kaheer Suleman and Sam Pasupalak, along with their team from the startup, was intended to accelerate Microsoft’s “ability to develop software so... Read more
US Intelligence officials warn Israel not to share intelligence with Trump
US spies warned their Israeli counterparts to “be careful” about sharing intelligence with the White House after Donald Trump becomes president ,in case it was passed on to the Kremlin. According to Israeli media reports, the US intelligence officials reportedly told the Israelis not to share sensitive information with... Read more
Black Lady Liberty to grace US coin
The United States is set to issue a commemorative $100 gold coin that depicts Lady Liberty — a national symbol generally portrayed as a white woman — as an African American for the first time. The 24-karat gold piece will be released in honor of the United States Mint´s... Read more
Karachi Eat Festival postponed to January 20-22
Karachi Eat Festival has been postponed to next week. Karachi Eat will now be held from January 20-22 at Frere Hall. Karachi Eat Festival organisers announced the new dates in a Facebook post: “Ladies and gentlemen, the management of Karachi Eat is incredibly grateful to you for being such an... Read more
Raheel Sharif to address World Economic Forum in Switzerland
Former Pakistan Army Chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif to address the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Besides addressing WEF, he will attend couple meetings on security issues. This is the first time that a former army chief of Pakistan has been invited to speak at the WEF. Raheel would highlight Pakistan... Read more
Scrap international T20s to save one-dayers: Mickey Arthur
Cricket’s shortest Twenty20 format should be restricted to domestic franchises to maintain the relevance of one-day internationals, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has said. With the rise of the shorter and action-packed T20 format in recent years, the 50-over version of international cricket has suffered a dip in attendance. Arthur,... Read more