Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Finance Division rejects media reports about appointment of Atif Bajwa as SBP Governor
Finance Division has rejected print and electronic media reports regarding appointment of Atif Bajwa as Governor, State Bank of Pakistan. In a statement issued today, he said that at present no proposal for appointing Atif Bajwa as Governor SBP is under consideration. Read: Atif Bajwa to take charge as new governor... Read more
Tight security in Paris as Ariana Grande resumes Europe tour
French fans of Ariana Grande flooded to a Paris concert hall on Wednesday as the US pop star resumed her European tour following a suicide bombing at the end of her show in the English city of Manchester that killed 22 people. There was a heavy police presence outside... Read more
Pak Army denies establishment of any direct, indirect ISIS organized infrastructure in Pakistan
Pakistan Army has denied establishment of any direct / indirect ISIS organized infrastructure in Balochistan/ Pakistan. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said that based on actionable intelligence, Security Forces conducted an operation in Mastung from 1-3 June. There were reports of  10-15 terrorists of a... Read more
US Consul General hosts ‘cricket-themed Iftar’
The US Consul General in Karachi Grace Shelton hosted an Iftar at the U.S. Consulate General for 40 students from disadvantaged and marginalized communities. The event included cricket clinics where American diplomats learned how to bat, bowl, and field from the students. Renowned cricket personalities including Moin Khan, Prof.... Read more
UK Elections 2017: Polls under way as Britons make a choice
Polling is under way for Britain’s snap general election which will shape the United Kingdom’s future as it leaves the European Union. The polls are open from 7am (0600 GMT) until 10pm (2100 GMT) on June 8. There are about 47 million registered voters across the United Kingdom. Security... Read more
Atif Bajwa to take charge as new governor State Bank of Pakistan
Federal government may appoint Atif Bajwa, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bank Alfalah as the new governor of the State Bank of Pakistan. According to sources, Atif Bajwa, who is the President and CEO of bank Alfalah since March 2011 may be appointed as the governor State Bank of Pakistan. Subsequently, Nauman... Read more
Facebook launches disaster maps to help aid workers save lives
Facebook on Wednesday launched disaster maps – an initiative aimed at helping humanitarian organisations save lives in emergencies. “When there’s a flood, earthquake, fire or other natural disaster, response organisations need accurate information quickly about where people are in order to save lives,” founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg... Read more
Ex-FBI chief Comey tells US senators Trump pressured him on Russia probe
Former FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump asked him to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of a probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. In written testimony released the day before he appears... Read more
Djokovic crashes at French Open as Nadal, Murray move on
Defending champion Novak Djokovic crashed out of the French Open on Wednesday, sparking fresh fears over his appetite for the sport he once dominated as Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray made the semi-finals. World number two Djokovic slumped to a stunning 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-0 quarter-final loss to Dominic... Read more
Canada to boost military spending after Trump rails at allies
Canada announced Wednesday plans for a sharp increase in military spending over the next decade as US President Donald Trump has demanded of America’s NATO allies. The move, which would nearly double Canada’s military spending by 2026, comes as Ottawa seeks to take on a larger role in global... Read more
Turkish parliament approves bill to deploy troops in Qatar
Turkey’s parliament on Wednesday approved a draft bill that allows its troops to be deployed at a Turkish military base in Qatar, an apparent yet surprising move to support the Gulf Arab country as it faces diplomatic and trade isolation from some of the biggest Middle Eastern powers. Saudi... Read more
Investigation confirms Qatar news agency was hacked
A preliminary investigation has confirmed that Qatar’s state news agency was hacked and false statements attributed to the country’s ruler were posted that helped spark a rift with other Gulf states, the Qatari foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and several other countries... Read more
Pakistan beats favorites South Africa in rain effected match
Pakistan put their miserable hammering by arch-rivals India behind them with a shock 19-run win over South Africa at Edgbaston on Tuesday that kept their Champions Trophy semi-final hopes alive. Just three days after suffering a humiliating 124-run defeat by title-holders India at Edgbaston in their opening group match,... Read more
Indian forces resort to unprovoked firing in Nakial and Kayani sectors
Indian boarder forces continue violation the ceasefire agreement late Wednesday after they resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC). The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said that Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing with heavy weapons in Nakial and Kayani sectors along the... Read more