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...
New York spared the worst as snowstorm slams US Northeast
A powerful winter blizzard that spared New York City the worst of its wrath still wreaked havoc across much of the north east on Tuesday, with more than two feet of snow expected to fall in Massachusetts along with winds above 70 miles per hour. More than 7,000 flights... Read more
Emma Watson is Belle of the ball in ‘Beauty and the Beast’
It is a tale as old as time (or one dating back to the 1990s, at least): Disney dusts off an animated classic, adds bells, whistles and real people, and everyone makes a fortune. Since Jason Scott Lee annoyed purists as a grown-up Mowgli in “Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle... Read more
Trump meets top Saudi prince as Yemen war rages
US President Donald Trump hosted Saudi Arabia´s powerful Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House Tuesday, for talks expected to focus on the economy and rolling back Iranian influence. Trump welcomed the young prince to the Oval Office, as both countries expect to improve ties that... Read more
EU court rules employers can ban women from wearing headscarves and religious symbols
Private employers may bar staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday. In its first ruling on what has become a major political issue across Europe, the Court of Justice (ECJ) found that a Belgian firm... Read more
Pakistan committed not to transfer weapons of mass destruction: Sartaj Aziz
Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz reiterated Pakistan’s commitment not to transfer weapons of mass destruction to states or non-state actors. He was addressing a two day regional seminar in Islamabad today. Sartaj Aziz said as a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan will continue to partner with international... Read more
NA passes resolution against blasphemous contents on social media
The National Assembly passed the resolution against blasphemous contents on social media. NA resumed session in Islamabad on Tuesday morning with Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi in the chair. The House is transacting private members’ business. Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Shakila Luqman and others regarding non-existence... Read more
PCB suspends Mohammad Irfan
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)  has suspended fast bowler Mohammad Irfan for being involved in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal. Muhammad Irfan appeared  before the Anti-Corruption Unit, on Tuesday, following, he was  charge sheet. Irfan, who played PSL 2nd edition from the Islamabad United was handed over the charge... Read more
Social media linked to feelings of isolation in real life
Young adults who spend more time on social media may end up feeling more isolated in their daily lives, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on how often users of services like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Vine and LinkedIn experienced what’s known as social isolation – when a... Read more
State Bank asks banks to submit foreign travel policy in 90 days
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Monday rolled out a number of steps to minimise money laundering through banking channels. SBP Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra called an urgent meeting of CEOs of commercial banks at SBP headquarters here on Monday. According to a SBP statement issued here, the SBP advised... Read more