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 to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday
Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced the sighting of moon for the month of Shawwal on Sunday and said that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday, June 26. The announcement was made by Mufti Muneeb after chairing a meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. “From various cities and towns... Read more
Toy bomb kills 6 children in South Waziristan
A bomb resembling a toy killed at least six children Sunday in Pakistan’s  northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The bomb exploded while the children were playing with it in Speenmark village in the South Waziristan tribal district. “Six children aged between six to 12 years, all boys,... Read more
Actor Johnny Depp apologizes for Trump assassination joke
Johnny Depp on Friday apologized for joking about assassinating U.S. President Donald Trump, saying his remarks were in “poor taste.” “The Pirates of the Caribbean” star spoke during an appearance at Britain’s Glastonbury music festival on Thursday when he pondered how long it had been since an actor had... Read more
149 burnt to death as oil tanker catches fire in Bahawalpur
At least 149 people were burnt to death and scores injured after an oil tanker caught fire in Bahawalpur’s Ahmedpur East town on Sunday morning. More than 117 people were reported injured. The injured were taken to Bahawal Victoria Hospital and District Headquarters Hospital Sharqia in critical condition, said... Read more
Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia
Mexico winger Hirving Lozano took advantage of an awful mix-up in the Russian defence to score an extraordinary goal which gave his side a 2-1 win and knocked the Confederations Cup hosts out of the tournament on Saturday. Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev completely mis-read the situation after Hector Herrera... Read more
Saudi, most Gulf Arabs celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr
Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and most other Gulf Arab states celebrate the Muslim Eid ul-Fitr feast today to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, regional media said on Saturday. Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates will also mark the holy day today,... Read more
First passport recognising third gender issued to transperson in Pakistan
The country has issued its first passport recognising the third gender to a transgender activist, who hailed the move as a progressive step for the marginalised community. Farzana Riaz, a transgender person from Peshawar, said the new passport would help her campaign globally on behalf of her community. “I... Read more