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...
S.Korea to strengthen battery safety rules after Note 7 fires
South Korea said on Monday it will strengthen lithium-ion battery safety requirements and conduct regular inspections to avoid repeats of fires which forced Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to withdraw its premium Galaxy Note 7 handset. Manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries, commonly used in portable devices, would be subjected to greater... Read more
Fashion magazine giant Grazia to launch in Pakistan
Italy’s glossy style magazine Grazia will launch in Pakistan, publishers said Monday, as country’s growing fashion industry seeks a place on the world stage. The first issue of Grazia Pakistan will go on sale this month, Saif Publishing said, with plans to double the initial run of 20,000 copies... Read more
Made-in-China large passenger plane targets 2017 debut
China´s first homegrown big passenger plane will make its maiden voyage in the first half of this year, state media said Monday, as the country seeks to challenge foreign giants Airbus and Boeing. The C919 narrow-body jet is expected to “realise its blue-sky flight dream” in the first six... Read more
Canadian High Commission to Pakistan issues fraud alert on visa lottery
Canadian government has issued a fraud alert on Monday and rejected rumours circulating online of  Canadian Visa lottery for Pakistan. Canadian High Commission to Pakistan on its official Twitter account stated “Fraud alert: Rumours circulating online of Canadian visa lottery for Pakistanis and others are false,” Citizenship and Immigration... Read more
Waseem rated 4th in WBC; expresses grievance
Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem has been rated fourth in the Flyweight category of the World Boxing Council (WBC). The 29-year-old Waseem, who successfully defended his WBC silver flyweight title after defeating Giemel Magramo of the Philippines in November last year, has so far remained unbeatable. Talking to APP, he... Read more
PSL 2017 trophy unveiled in Dubai
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 trophy was unveiled in a spectacular ceremony and press conference held today at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The dazzling ‘Spirit Trophy’ designed by Swarovski captures the spirit of Pakistan cricket. The trophy was unveiled by Najam Sethi, Chairman PSL and captains of... Read more
Box Office: ‘Split’ tops ‘Rings,’ as ‘Space Between Us’ bombs
It was a squeaker, but Universal’s “Split” has edged past Paramount’s “Rings” to narrowly claim victory at the domestic box office. The low-budget thriller retained its first place position for the third consecutive weekend, earning $14.6 million. So far, “Split,” the story of a man with multiple personalities, has... Read more
Lady Gaga lights up Super Bowl with inclusion message
Lady Gaga dazzled the Super Bowl on Sunday with a high-tech, tightly choreographed half-time show celebrating American diversity and unity as she chose the power of showbiz over direct provocation.  Performing at American football’s title match — generally the most watched US television event of the year — the... Read more
Dozens of Indian commandos go missing: report
Dozens of trainee commandos from India’s elite jungle warfare unit have gone missing on the eve of their first deployment to a restive region considered a stronghold of left-wing rebels. The soldiers were on their way to India’s eastern Bihar state by train on Sunday when they took an... Read more
Eighteen killed in massage parlour fire in China
Police detained one person Monday in connection with a fire at a foot massage parlour in China that killed at least 18 people and injured another 18, media said. The fire broke out at around 5:26 pm (0926 GMT) Sunday in eastern Zhejiang province, the official Xinhua news agency... Read more
Queen Elizabeth II marks sapphire jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest reigning sovereign, on Monday set a new record as the first British monarch to reach her sapphire jubilee, with 65 years on the throne. The queen, now 90, rose to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25 upon the premature death... Read more
KPK govt makes secondary education compulsory
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government has approved a bill proposing primary and secondary education compulsory for all children between five to 16 years of age.  Adviser to Chief Minister on Information Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani while talking to media following the cabinet meeting said  that under the Act, the government will... Read more
Shaukat Basra injured, PA killed in Bahawalnagar attack
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader  Shaukat Basra was injured while his personal assistant was killed in an exchange of fire in Punjab’s Bahawalnagar district on Monday. The firing incident took place between supporters of the PPP and Pakistan Muslim League-Zia (PML-Z) in Haroonabad area . According to details, Basra... Read more
Afghan diplomat shot dead in Karachi
An Afghan diplomat, Muhmmad Zaki killed  by a security guard inside the Afghanistan Consulate in Karachi. According to spokesperson of the consulate Haris Khan, Diplomat Muhammad Zaki  was posted at Karachi consulate as third secretary was gunned down by the guard, Inayat over ‘confrontation’. The spokesman also said that... Read more