Judiciary do not want a confrontation: CJP
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that the judiciary did not want a confrontation with...
In Mexican cartel country, priests have uneasy ties with narcos
When 15 armed men descended on his church last year demanding a blessing, Father Jesus Mendoza asked them to...
PML-N issues new tickets for the Senate elections
The Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) issued new tickets for the Senate elections following the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Elections...
Govt announces three-day Eid holiday
The federal government on Wednesday announced three-day holiday on the festive occasion of Eid ul Fitr. According to a notification issued by the interior ministry, June 26, 27 and 28 shall be public holidays on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr 2017. The Eid, according to Met Office officials, is... Read more
Russian hackers ´planted false story´ behind Mideast rift
US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, CNN reported Tuesday. FBI experts visited Qatar in late May to analyse an alleged cyber breach that saw the hackers place the... Read more
Girl persuaded teen boyfriend to kill himself so she could get sympathy as ‘grieving girlfriend’
An American girl has been accused of persuading her teenage boyfriend to kill himself with a string of text messages in a bid to win sympathy as a grieving girlfriend was playing a “sick game”. Michelle Carter, 20, allegedly urged her 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy to kill himself by bombarding... Read more
Wahab Riaz says he ‘let down nation’ against India
Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz took to Twitter on Wednesday to apologise for his lacklustre showing against archrivals India in the Champions Trophy, saying he had “let down his nation”. The 31-year-old left-arm quick was smashed for 87 runs in just 8.4 wicketless overs when the Asian giants met in... Read more
12 killed, 39 wounded in Tehran attacks
Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked Iran’s parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing at least 12 people in a twin assault at the heart of the Islamic Republic, Iranian officials and media said. Daesh claimed responsibility and released a video purporting to show... Read more
China slams Pentagon report on overseas military bases
Beijing on Wednesday dismissed as ‘irresponsible’ an annual US Defense Department report that predicted China would expand its global military presence, building overseas bases in countries including Pakistan. Published on Tuesday, the Pentagon report estimated that China spent $180 billion last year on its military – the world’s largest... Read more
Iran opens airspace to Qatar Airways flights
Iranian civil aviation has allowed Qatari aircraft bound for Europe or Africa can fly over Iran’s territory . Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain suspended diplomatic ties with the Doha government and suspend air transport with Qatar. According to an official of Iran’s Airports Company, Qatari airlines, including... Read more
China likely to build military base in Pakistan: US
A Pentagon report released on Tuesday singled out Pakistan as a possible location for a future Chinese military base, as it forecast that Beijing would likely build more bases overseas after establishing a facility in the African nation of Djibouti. The prediction came in a 97-page annual report to... Read more
Several wounded in attacks on Iran parliament, tomb of Imam Khomeini
Several people were reported injured after armed men burst into Tehran’s parliament building and the mausoleum of revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini, with state media reporting at least one suicide bombing. One member of parliament told state broadcaster IRIB that there were four gunmen inside the parliamentary complex in central... Read more
Chairman Senate approves Nehal Hashmi’s request to withdraw his resignation
Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani has allowed Nehal Hashmi to take back his resignation. Nehal Hashmi while meeting Chairman Senate admitted that the he tendered his resignation under duress and unusual circumstances. Hashmi appeared before the Chairman Senate and submitted an application to take back his resignation as he resigned under pressure.... Read more
Kuwaiti emir leaves Saudi after brief visit, no word on outcome of talks
Kuwait’s emir left Saudi Arabia after what state news agency KUNA described as a “brotherly visit” but there was no word on the outcome of the talks with King Salman bin Abdulaziz on a major diplomatic rift. State news agency KUNA said Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah left... Read more
Trump takes sides in Arab rift, suggests support for isolation of Qatar
US President Donald Trump took sides in a deep rift in the Arab world on Tuesday, praising Middle East countries’ actions against American ally Qatar over Islamist militants even though the tiny Gulf state hosts the largest US air base in the region. Trump wrote on Twitter that his... Read more
Ariana Grande becomes British heroine with Manchester concert
US pop star Ariana Grande, hardly a household name in Britain before a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her Manchester concert in May, has emerged as a national heroine there following an emotional televised benefit performance. In the days following Grande’s sold-out show on Sunday, which raised some... Read more
Uber fires 20 employees after harassment probe
Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it fired 20 employees and was improving management training following an investigation by a law firm into sexual harassment allegations and other claims at the ride-hailing company. Uber fired the staff following a report by law firm Perkins Coie, which Uber hired to... Read more