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...
Death toll from Afghan avalanches tops 100
More than a 100 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by days of heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, including 50 in one village, officials said Sunday, warning the death toll could rise still further. The avalanches struck after three days of heavy snow, which has destroyed... Read more
Nigerian music star cancels anti-government protests
Nigerian music star 2Face on Sunday called off a protest he had planned against the government and its handling of the country’s economic crisis, citing security concerns.  The popular Afro-Pop artist, whose real name is Innocent Idibia, had last week called on Nigerians to march on February 6 to... Read more
US federal court rejects bid to reinstate Trump travel ban
A US federal appeals court early Sunday rejected a request by the Department of Justice to immediately reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Trump’s administration had lodged the request with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of an appeal against a lower court order temporarily suspending the... Read more
Punjab govt installs 250 free WiFi hotspots in Lahore
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has established 250 free WiFi points in Lahore. Director Information Technology (IT) PITB Sajjad Ghani in a media briefing said, in the first phase, free WiFi routers have been installed in about 250 locations including major areas like metro stations, educational institutions, railway and other public... Read more
Barca close in as Real fixture is called off
Lionel Messi struck another trademark free-kick as Barcelona moved to within one point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. Madrid have two games in hand, the first of which was supposed to take place on Sunday at Celta Vigo. However,... Read more
14 killed as avalanche hits Garam Chashma tehsil in Chitral
Over 14 people are reported killed and many others buried under snow as an avalanche struck  25 houses in a village in Chitral.. The incident occurred in Sher Shal village in Garam Chashma tehsil of Chitral. Commandant Chitral Scouts Nizam ud Din while talking to local news channel ‘Geo... Read more
Trump beheading Statue of Liberty cover sparks criticism
German news magazine Der Spiegel sparked controversy Saturday with a cover depicting US President Donald Trump holding the severed head of the Statue of Liberty in one hand and a bloodied knife in the other. The weekly used for its front page an image by US-Cuban artist and political... Read more
Kashmir Solidarity Day being observed today
Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed today on February 5 across Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir with the pledge to seek a resolution of the Kashmir issue according to United Nations resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. The hallmark of the day will be when Pakistani and Kashmiri... Read more
Etihad, Qatar Airways to let barred passengers back on U.S. flights
Gulf carriers Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways said on Saturday they will allow passengers barred from the United States by President Donald Trump’s executive order to board U.S.-bound flights after a federal judge blocked the move. U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has advised both airlines they can board... Read more