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...
PSO cancels jet fuel tender amid Afghan border dispute
Pakistan State Oil has cancelled a tender to buy jet fuel for delivery in June amid a border dispute between the South Asian country and Afghanistan, a source at the company said on Tuesday. PSO initially sought to buy a cargo of 10,000 tonnes of jet fuel for delivery... Read more
Kidnapped Pakistani workers from Polish company plead for help
Six Pakistanis working for a Polish oil company who were kidnapped by Taliban militants in November pleaded for their lives in a video released on Tuesday by a militant faction. The workers were kidnapped in northwest Pakistan while carrying out exploration work for oil and gas surveyor Geofizyka Krakow.... Read more
Indonesia courts jails Jakarta’s Christian governor for blasphemy against Islam
Jakarta’s Christian governor was jailed for two years Tuesday after being found guilty of committing blasphemy, capping a saga seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. Islamic hardliners outside the Jakarta court cheered and shouted “God is greatest!” as news came through... Read more
‘Macronomics’ faces clash with French ballot box
France’s incoming president Emmanuel Macron has an ambitious economic agenda and a favourable economic environment and business leaders’ backing in his favour — but can he bring change? Even if the world’s sixth-biggest economy is still weighed down by fundamental weaknesses, it has been enjoying a breath of fresh... Read more
Banksy chips away at EU flag in first Brexit mural
British street artist Banksy has created his first mural inspired by Brexit, showing a workman chipping away at one of the stars on the European Union flag. The work appeared on the side of a house on Sunday in Dover, a port town just across the Channel from France... Read more
Yemen cholera outbreak kills 25 people in a week: WHO
A cholera outbreak in Yemen killed 25 people this week, the World Health Organization said, as two years of war continues to wreak havoc on the impoverished country’s health and sanitation system. The deaths from the diarrheal disease which is carried in food and water tainted by human faeces... Read more
BDS defuses roadside bomb in Quetta
The bomb disposal squad (BDS) successfully defused a bomb planted along with the roadside in Quetta. According to sources, BDS foiled a terror bid in Quetta on late Monday night after defusing a bomb weighing 1 kilogram. The bom was packed in a plastic bag and planted roadside in Saryab... Read more
Fabregas condemns Middlesbrough as Chelsea close on Premier League title
Cesc Fabregas sparkled as Chelsea moved to within touching distance of the Premier League title and condemned Middlesbrough to relegation with a breezy 3-0 home win on Monday. Fabregas made sure Chelsea capitalised on Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham United on Friday by setting up goals for... Read more
Over 20 injured as bus overturns in Tando Allahya
More than 20 people were injured when a bus overturned in Tando Allahyar late Monday. According to rescue and police sources, a bus on its way back from Samman Sarkar shrine overturned after a tie rod broke near Sanchar Chang More in Tando Allahyar. Rescue sources also confirmed that  more... Read more
Nicki Minaj becomes college benefactor through Twitter
Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has promised to pay university tuition for dozens of fans after a promotional contest metamorphosed over Twitter. Minaj’s transformation into educational benefactor took place over the weekend as she unveiled a contest of the sort popular among celebrities seeking an online buzz. Minaj invited her... Read more