Govt revises fuel prices, petrol price hiked by Rs 1.48 per litre
From the month of December 2017 the government increased prices of petroleum products. According to notification, the price of...
Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pope Francis speaks out on Myanmar’s ‘tortured and killed’ Rohingya
Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke out over the alleged maltreatment of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority, who he said were being “tortured and killed” for their faith. The pontiff used his midweek address to describe the Rohingya as “good and peaceful people” who “have suffered for years.” Francis offered a... Read more
China invites Britain to attend OBOR summit
China has invited British Prime Minister Theresa May to attend a major summit in May on its “One Belt, One Road” initiative to build a new Silk Road, diplomatic sources told Reuters, as London said she would visit China this year. “One Belt, One Road” is Chinese President Xi... Read more
US court to rule on Trump’s ban on seven Muslim countries
A federal appeals court is expected to rule on President Donald Trump’s U.S. travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries as soon as Wednesday, one day after questioning whether the order unfairly targeted people over their religion. The temporary ban faced tough scrutiny on Tuesday by a three-judge... Read more
Sana Mir secures 100 wickets in ODIs
Pakistan women’s captain and allrounder Sana Mir on Wednesday became the first Pakistani woman cricketer to achieve 100 wickets in One Day Internationals (ODI). Sana got her 100th wicket in  the Women’s World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh being played in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The 31-year-old is now the 15th player... Read more
Keanu Reeves gets deadlier in ‘John Wick 2’
Keanu Reeves did not need much persuasion to reprise his role as a lethal retired hitman whose path to revenge sees him killing dozens more in the upcoming sequel “John Wick: Chapter 2.” “I love John Wick,” the actor told Reuters ahead of the film’s opening in theaters on... Read more
Corps Commanders terms Indian ceasefire violation ‘threat to regional stability’
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday chaired the 199th Corps Commanders’ Conference at General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the forum reviewed security environment and challenges. The conference viewed continued unprovoked ceasefire violations by India along Line of Control/Working boundary... Read more
Suarez hero and villain as Barca reach King’s Cup final
Luis Suarez scored and was sent off as holders Barcelona reached a fourth successive King’s Cup final after drawing 1-1 with a resilient Atletico Madrid in an action-packed semi-final second leg on Tuesday. Suarez was one of three players dismissed and will now miss the final after Barcelona edged... Read more
Bengali actress Bitasta Saha found hanging in Kolkata
Bengali film actress Bitasta Saha was found hanging in her bedroom in a Kolkata apartment on Tuesday evening. Friends had been unable to reach the star of the October 2016 film Banchha Elo Phire starrer since afternoon. They broke into Bitasta Saha’s apartment with the help of neighbours and... Read more
US embassy may ask visa applicants for social media passwords
US embassies around the world may ask visa applicants for passwords to their own social media accounts for background checks. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday that  the move could come as part of the effort to toughen vetting of visitors to screen out people who could pose... Read more
Melania Trump suit alleges escort claims cost her ‘millions’
America’s first lady Melania Trump has relaunched a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Daily Mail Online, claiming that the publication prevented her from reaping the “once-in-a-lifetime” windfall to be had as a business lady married to the president. In a separate but related case, Trump on Tuesday settled for an... Read more
Pakistan to witness lunar eclipse on February 11
The first lunar eclipse of the current year will take place on February 11 whereas the solar eclipse will occur on February 26. According to meteorologists, the first lunar eclipse will be witnessed in Pakistan between 3:34pm to 7:53pm whereas the second lunar eclipse is likely to be seen... Read more
Strong 6.3 quake strikes off Pakistan coast: USGS
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Pakistan early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. The shallow quake struck at 3:03 am (2203 GMT Tuesday), with the epicentre 23 kilometres (14 miles) southwest of the coastal town of... Read more
China opposes US proposal at UN to ban Masood Azhar
China has opposed a US proposal at the United Nations (UN) to designate Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist. An Indian newspaper on Tuesday reported that a bill in support of the US, United Kingdom and France was moved at the United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committee... Read more