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...
Welcome to the humble: Guns ´N Roses sorry over Aus mix-up
Rock legends Guns N´ Roses apologised Wednesday after confusing the southern city of Melbourne with Sydney on their Australian tour. Concert-goers booed the US rockers when guitar technician McBob said hello to “Sydney” at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday night as he introduced the group on stage. “Sydney,... Read more
At NY fashion week, hijabs top looks fit for royalty
In just two seasons, Indonesian Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan has made the hijab her trademark — and dazzled New York fashion week´s catwalk this week by styling it with flowing, iridescent gowns fit for a princess. Like in her New York show last fall — which cemented her status... Read more
Pakistan women lose to Sri Lanka in WCQ Super Six
Pakistan women conceded defeat in their inaugural match in the Super Six stage of the Women’s World Cup Qualifier against Sri Lanka on Wednesday at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo. According to information received here, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by five wickets. Putting to bat first after losing the... Read more
Trump promises Israel that Iran will never get bomb
President Donald Trump hailed the United States’ “unbreakable” bond with Israel on Wednesday and promised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran would never be permitted to build a nuclear weapon. Trump’s vow was designed to address Israeli concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, which... Read more
CTD terms Dolmen mall Karachi terror alert on Whatsapp as fake
The Counter Terrorism Department of Sindh has termed a terror alert being circulated on social media through a Whatsapp message was fake. In a message on Twitter, CTD SSP Omar Shahid Hamid urged social media users not to create a false sense of panic by spreading the “false” alert. “A... Read more
Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry new envoy to US
The government has decided to appoint Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America, Foreign Office announced here Wednesday. He will join his new assignment in Washington, D.C. next month. Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry is a career Foreign Service Officer with over... Read more
NATO allies must pay more or US will ‘moderate its commitment’: Mattis
US Defence Secretary James Mattis warned NATO allies Wednesday that Washington would “moderate its commitment” to the alliance unless they boost their spending. “No longer can the American taxpayer carry a disproportionate share of the defence of Western values,” Mattis said in prepared remarks given to his counterparts at... Read more
Govt hikes petrol, diesel prices
The federal government has increased the prices of petroleum products for the rest of February 16, 2017. Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar addressing a press conference in Islamabad said that the prices of petrol and high speed diesel (HSD) were being raised by Re1 respectively. The minister said that... Read more
India launches record 104 satellites in one go
 India successfully launched 104 satellites in a single mission on Wednesday, setting what its space agency says is a world record of launching the most satellites at one go. Of the 104, 101 are foreign satellites to serve international customers as the South Asian nation seeks a bigger share... Read more
Jamaat ul Ahrar launching terrorist attacks from Afghanistan: Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) called Afghan Deputy Head of Mission Syed Abdul Nasir Yousafi in Islamabad on Tuesday and informed him about the militant attacks in Pakistan by factions operating in Afghanistan, In a press release from MoFA read, United Nations and European Commission (UN&EC) Additional Secretary Tasnim... Read more
Syrian films bring tears and smiles to Berlin Film Festival
One drops you, trapped and powerless, in the middle of a civil war, while the other uses humor to depict what’s it like to start a new life in Europe after escaping the same conflict. “Insyriated” and “The Other Side of Hope” are two films about Syria, and they... Read more
Punjab Police arrest suspected facilitator of Lahore blast
Punjab police have claimed to arrest a facilitator of the suicide bomber carry out the February 13 blast in Lahore. Punjab police sources claimed that, a suspected facilitator has been arrested who helped the suicide bomber to enter Lahore through South Punjab and carry out the deadly attack which killed 13 people... Read more
Two killed, several injured in suicide attack at Hayatabad
At least two people were killed and over dozen injured  when a suicide bomber blew himself in Hayatabad area Peshawar. According to sources, four judicial magistrates sustained injuries in the attack and they were rushed to a nearby hospital. The injured judges were identified as Rabia Abbasi, Aamna Haider, Tehreema Sabahat... Read more
PCB not give up holding PSL final in Lahore
Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar M Khan said on Wednesday that PCB has not given up holding of the Pakistan Super League final here on March 5 at Gadaffi stadium. “We will not bow down to the terrorists or their heinous designs and we are fully determined to hold... Read more