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...
Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast: authorities
A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Thursday after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock and all 78 personnel on board were evacuated, Turkey’s coastal safety authority said. The ship, identified as the Liman, collided with the Togo-flagged Youzarsif H, the authority said on... Read more
India refuse to name Champions Trophy squad amid ICC row
 India are refusing to unveil their squad for the Champions Trophy amid speculation they might pull out because of a row with the sport’s governing body over revenue sharing. The powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already missed the agreed April 25 deadline for naming... Read more
Nominations for JIT submitted to SC: sources
The nominations for the Joint Investigation Committee (JIT) to probe the Panama Case has been submitted to the registrar office on Thursday. According to sources, Names of nominated officers from the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), National Accountability... Read more
Oil prices fall on lingering oversupply concerns
Oil prices dipped on Thursday, weighed down by a general sentiment of globally bloated markets, though traders said that prices seemed to have found support around current levels. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures CLc1 were trading at $49.34 per barrel at 0137 GMT, down 28 cents,... Read more
PEMRA bans airing interview with Ehsanullah Ehsan
The Pakistan Media Electronic Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has barred GEO News to broadcast interview of former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan. In a notification, PEMRA has notified GEO News channel that airing a representative of a banned organisation involved in killing hundreds of innocent people in Pakistan will hurt the sentiments... Read more
Update on Operations Radd-ul-Fasaad
During last 24 hours security forces conducted 29 cordon and search operations and 12  IBOS in different parts of the Pakistan. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release issued on Thursday, In Punjab 29 Cordon and Search operations and IBOs in different parts of Punjab including... Read more
PAF conducts airstrikes in Khyber Agency, leaves several militants dead
Several militants killed as Pakistan Airforce (PAF) conducted airstrikes in Khyber Agency  late on Wednesday. According to the Inter Services Public Relations,  as part of the ongoing operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, PAF conducted  airstrikes in Khyber Agency on credible intelligence regarding movement of terrorists from Nangarhar, Afghanistan into Khyber Agency’s Rajgal... Read more
Madrid hit Deportivo for six, Barca relegate Osasuna
Real Madrid again made light of the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo as they crushed Deportivo la Coruna 6-2 to maintain the upper hand in the La Liga title race on Wednesday. Madrid and Barcelona are locked on 78 points at the top of the table, but Real have a... Read more
‘Best feeling in world’ as Sharapova wins on return
Maria Sharapova marked her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday with a rusty 7-5, 6-3 win over Roberta Vinci in Stuttgart, describing victory as the “best feeling in the world”. Sharapova, the former world number one and five-time Grand Slam champion, brushed off a nervous start to... Read more