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...
ECP signs agreement to procure EVMs
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken an initiative to equip itself with the latest facilities of biometric and electronic voting systems, which would be used during by-elections on trial basis. Once these EVMs and BVMs machines are delivered by vendors, the same will be used in multiple... Read more
PCB Anti-Corruption Unit summons Muhammad Irfan, Shahzeb Hassan
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has called fast bowler Muhammad Irfan and Shahzaib Hassan in connection with the inquiry of a spot fixing scandal in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The Anti-Corruption Unit of PCB has issued letter seeking both the cricketers to appear before the authorities on Monday and Tuesday... Read more
Anti-India protests erupt in Nepal over shooting death on border
Indian border guards killed a Nepali citizen over a local dispute in a rare shooting at the border, Nepal’s government said, prompting anti-India protests in the area and in the national capital on Friday. India and Nepal share a 1,751-km (1,094 miles) long and open border and thousands of... Read more
Long-awaited concert music to the ears of Saudis
Legendary Arab singer Rashed al-Majed gave his fans three encores in the Saudi capital on Thursday night. Why not? They had waited about three decades for such a show. Majed opened for Mohammed Abdu as part of what one music lover called a “paradigm shift” in the conservative Islamic... Read more
5 dead including Russians in Istanbul helicopter crash
Five people were killed including a number of Russians when a privately-owned helicopter crashed in Istanbul on Friday, the provincial governor said. Turkish media speculated that foggy weather may have caused the crash. Two pilots and five passengers were on board the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter owned by Turkish conglomerate... Read more
Pakistan launches first ever registered Premium Prize Bond
The government has launched first ever registered Premium Prize Bond. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar inaugurated the bond at a ceremony in Islamabad today (Friday). Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said Pakistan is treading on the path of progress at a fast pace. He said Rs.80 million is the... Read more
Facebook’s Zuckerberg and wife expecting a second daughter
Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a second child, a daughter, the billionaire internet mogul said on Thursday. The couple was not sure they would be able to have another child after a difficult pregnancy with their first daughter, born in 2015, Zuckerberg,... Read more
Hatred, prejudice on rise in Trump´s America: poll
Nearly two-thirds of US voters say hatred and prejudice in the United States have risen since Donald Trump was elected president, an opinion poll revealed Thursday. Sixty-three percent of subjects polled by Quinnipiac University said hatred and prejudice have increased since Trump´s November 2016 election, while 32 percent said... Read more