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...
Shah Rukh Khan’s car runs over photographer’s leg
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s car accidentally ran over a photographer’s leg. According to reports, SRK was entering actress Alia Bhatt’s building in Juhu, Mumbai to attend her 24th birthday bash on Wednesday when reportedly his car ran over a photographer’s leg. The report further says Shah Rukh Khan... Read more
Ranchi Test: Smith, Maxwell power Australia to 299/4 on day one
Under-fire skipper Steve Smith cracked a gritty century as he combined with the recalled Glenn Maxwell to give Australia the opening day honours in the third Test against India in Ranchi Thursday. The visitors were 299 for four at stumps after electing to bat first in their 800th Test... Read more
COAS meets Chinese civilian and military leaders
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in China for 3 days official visit. The visit includes his interactions with Chinese’ senior political and military leadership. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, COAS held meetings at Beijing with Mr. Zhang Gaoli Executive Vice... Read more
‘Meteor’ seen in Gilgit, causes panic
A suspected meteor lit up the skies above Pakistan´s mountainous north late Wednesday, officials said, with panicked residents reporting a mysterious light whizzing past and the sound of multiple, powerful blasts. The incident occurred around 9:00 pm, when citizens in the city of Gilgit and the surrounding Ghizer and... Read more
SECP working to enable the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) extended its flagship “JamaPunji” investor awareness drive to the young men and women entrepreneurs of the Gilgit, Baltistan and Chitral (GBC) region. According to SECP press statement, it accomplished this by participating in the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) ‘Prosperity Cup’ that was made... Read more
PM announces more uplift projects in Gwadar
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the era of development has started in Gwadar which will change the fate of the people of the region. Addressing a public rally in Gwadar on Thursday, he said no other party had ever started development of the area during their... Read more
IMF office attacked in Paris
A letter bomb exploded at the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday, injuring a secretary who suffered burns to her hands and face, police said. Employees were evacuated from the building near the Arc de Triomphe monument in the heart of the capital “as a precaution”... Read more
ECP dismisses disqualification references against Imran, Tareen
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has dismissed disqualification references against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen. In the verdict on Thursday, the ECP bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan dismissed disqualification references against Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen. Speaker National Assembly Sardar... Read more
PIA’s CEO Bernd Hildenbrand put on ECL
The  Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) CEO Bernd Hildenbrand’s name has been put on the Exit Control List (ECL). According to sources, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has issued a notification to place the name of PIA’s German CEO in ECL. Deputy Director Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Admin Lahore, Khawaja Hammadur... Read more
Somali pirates back on the radar
The seizing of the Aris 13 tanker and its Sri Lankan crew on Monday — the first successful attack by Somali pirates since 2012 — came as little surprise to John Steed of the Oceans Beyond Piracy campaign group. International naval patrols and anti-piracy measures on commercial ships have... Read more
US charges two Russian spies over massive Yahoo cyber attack
Two Russian intelligence agents and two “criminal hackers” were indicted Wednesday over the theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts in one of the largest cyber attacks in history. The indictment unveiled in Washington by the US Justice Department links Russia’s top spy agency, the FSB, to the massive data... Read more
Israel imposes ‘apartheid regime’ on Palestinians: U.N. report
A U.N. agency published a report on Wednesday accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people, and said it was the first time a U.N. body had clearly made the charge. Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman likened the report, which was published by the... Read more