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...
‘Eight men own half the world’s wealth’
Eight men own the same wealth as half the world’s population, a level of inequality which “threatens to pull our societies apart”, Oxfam said on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos. The wealth of the world’s poorest 3.6 billion people is the equivalent to the... Read more
Bangladesh court awards death penalty to 26 security personnels
A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami League hired members of the country’s elite security unit to assassinate political rivals. At the end of a trial that gripped the nation, a judge found all 35 defendants in the... Read more
Mother sentenced to death for burning daughter alive in ‘honour killing’
A court sentenced a woman to death on Monday for burning her daughter alive as punishment for marrying without the family’s consent. Parveen Bibi confessed before a special court in the city of Lahore to killing her daughter in June for what she said was “bringing shame to the... Read more
Mushfiqur felled in New Zealand late charge
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was taken to hospital as a precaution after being felled by a bouncer as New Zealand pushed to wrap up the first Test on in Wellington on Monday. Mushfiqur was hit on the helmet by a Tim Southee short-pitched delivery with Bangladesh battling to prolong... Read more
Petrol price increased by Rs1.77 per litre
The federal government has announced hike in prices of petrol by Rs1.77 per litre and High Speed Diesel (HSD) by Rs2 per litre. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar addressing a news conference in Islamabad said that the prices of light diesel oil and kerosene will remain intact from tomorrow till 31st... Read more
Starc and Marsh to miss Perth ODI against Pakistan
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will miss the third one-day international against Pakistan in Perth on Thursday, Cricket Australia said. Australia’s leading strike bowler needs a rest while Marsh has been carrying a shoulder injury. Starc will re-join the squad in Sydney for the fourth match... Read more
Murray wears down Marchenko in tough Open clash
Andy Murray ground out a hard-earned straight sets win over plucky Illya Marchenko to open his campaign for a first Australian Open title in Melbourne on Monday. The world number one, who has lost five Australian finals — four of them to his key rival Novak Djokovic — carved... Read more
Rishi Kapoor claims he had chai with Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor claimed that he had Chai with India’s most-wanted men, Dawood Ibrahim, on two occasions in Dubai. Sharing the details Rishi Kapoor said that the first time the two met was in 1988, when the actor was invited to the gangster’s house in Dubai for tea. Rishi... Read more
Commander US CENTCOM acknowledges the role of the Pakistan Armed Forces
General Joseph L Votel, Commander United States Central Command (US CENTCOM), called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters on Monday. According to ISPR press release, COAS and Commander US CENTCOM discuss of the matters of mutual professional interests with special focus on security situation... Read more
Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan
A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to... Read more
Zardari to attend Trump’s inauguration ceremony in US
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari would attend the inauguration ceremony of US President-elect Donald Trump. According to media reports, Zardari, was invited to the January 20 ceremony by the US government which he accepted. He will leave for the US on January 17, the Daily Times... Read more
A teen Student commits suicide after falling in love with teacher in Islamabad
A 15-year-old student in Islamabad committed suicide after fell in love with teacher. According to local news channel ‘Samaa News’, Osama, who was student of the Grade VII at Madina Public Secondary School, was reportedly in love with his teacher. The teenage student, however, chose to commit suicide after being declined... Read more