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...
Pakistan ready to ‘change history’ against India
Pakistan are ready to change the course of history in a clash that’s “bigger than the Ashes” when they face arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final. Some estimates suggest Sunday’s match between the sub-continental cricket giants at the Oval in south London could attract a worldwide television audience... Read more
Girlfriend convicted in US texting suicide trial
A 20-year-old US woman was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Friday for ordering her teenage boyfriend to follow through on his long-planned suicide and for failing to save him from harm. Michelle Carter broke down in tears and sobbed into a tissue during the 20-minute juvenile court hearing in Massachusetts,... Read more
TV ad rates rocket ahead of Pakistan, India final
Television advertising rates for Sunday’s cricket final between India and Pakistan are 10 times the normal price, industry sources said, as millions of fans are expected to tune in for a clash that last time ranked among the six most-watched sporting events. Pakistan, the lowest-ranked team at the Champions... Read more
Terrorism can’t be defeated by closing eyes, diverting blame
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa addressing participants of National Security and War Course at National Defence University Islamabad on Friday said that terrorism cannot be defeated by closing eyes from one’s own responsibilities and resorting to throwing blames outside as being done by few players... Read more
Pak Army seizes large cache of weapons from North Waziristan
Security Forces on an intelligence based operation recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition  from village Sar Kunr and Manzr khel of Tehsil Datta Khel, North Waziristan Agency . According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the recovered arms & ammo include   12.7 mm ,HMGs,  SMGs,Missile launcher, Pistols, large number... Read more
Six found guilty of involvement in 1993 blasts in India´s Mumbai
An Indian court on Friday found six men guilty of involvement in a series of blasts in the city of Mumbai in 1993 that killed 257 people and wounded 800, the latest in scores of convictions related to India´s most deadly bombings. The special anti-terrorism court said the six... Read more
PM House, NAB, SECP reject JIT’s allegations
The Prime Minister House, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Ministry of Law, Intelligence Bureau (IB) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has rejected allegations of the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of impeding their probe. The JIT, in a report to the... Read more
PIA announces 25pc discount for Eid on domestic flights
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced 25 per cent discount on all domestic flights for Eidul Fitr. The 25 percent is valid from June 27 to June 29 Special Eid Discount! 25% off on all domestic flights!! For more information visit https://t.co/SVnw9luzt3 #PIA #PakistanIntlAirlines pic.twitter.com/gfwIuitqrH — PIA (@Official_PIA) June 16,... Read more
Pence hires his own lawyer for Russia probes
US Vice President Mike Pence has hired a lawyer known for defending government officials in high-profile investigations to help him with probes into whether there were ties between the election campaign of US President Donald Trump and Russia, his office said on Thursday. US intelligence agencies have concluded that... Read more
At least eight killed in Chinese kindergarten blast; 65 injured
Eight people were killed and 65 injured on Thursday in an explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China that police have described as a “criminal” act, state media said. The official Xinhua news agency reported that police had made a preliminary judgment that the blast was a “criminal offence”,... Read more
Facebook seeks to become ‘hostile place’ for extremists
Facebook on Thursday said it is ramping up the use of artificial intelligence in a push to make the social network “a hostile place” for extremists to spread messages of hate. Pressure has been building on Facebook, along with other internet giants, who stand accused of doing too little,... Read more
DiCaprio returns Brando Oscar as part of Malaysian laundering probe
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has turned over an Oscar won by Marlon Brando to U.S. investigators probing alleged money laundering by a state-owned Malaysian investment fund, his representatives said on Thursday. DiCaprio has also initiated the return of other, unidentified items that the actor said he accepted as gifts for... Read more