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...
10 dead as chairlift falls near Murree
At least 10 people died and two were injured as a chairlift they were riding broke away from the wires and fell at Charra Pani in the Galiyat region of northern Pakistan on Thursday. The injured were taken to Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi, rescue sources said, adding that... Read more
Top papal adviser charged with sexual assault in blow to Vatican
Australian police charged a top adviser to Pope Francis with multiple historical sex crimes on Thursday, in a case that poses a dilemma for the pontiff who has vowed no tolerance for such offences. Cardinal George Pell is the Vatican’s de facto treasury minister and is the highest-ranking Vatican... Read more
Fire erupts in Metro superstore on Karachi’s Shahra-e-Faisal
Fire erupted in a Metro superstore on Karachi’s Shahra-e-Faisal on Thursday morning. According to local news channel ‘Geo News, the blaze was caused by a short circuit in a generator at the store. However, three fire tenders reached the site and were spraying foam and water on the generator. Rescue... Read more
Bahawalpur oil tanker fire death toll rises to 171
The death toll rose to 171 as four more injured of the Ahmedpur Sharqia oil tanker fire succumb to burn wounds. All four deceased were under treatment at the burn unit of Nishtar Hospital in Multan. The four were between the ages of 12 and 22, including a 12-year-old, 16-year-old... Read more
Bolt fires to 100m victory in Ostrava
Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt overcame a stiff back to fire to victory in the 100m in Ostrava on Wednesday in a modest 10.06 seconds, in what was his first appearance in Europe in his farewell season. “I love this crowd’s high energy. That’s why I come back here.... Read more
Bravo is Chile’s hero in Confed Cup shoot-out win
Claudio Bravo was Chile’s hero on Wednesday as they beat Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out in the Confederations Cup semi-finals. The Manchester City goalkeeper saved all three penalties from Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani, while Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez nailed their spot-kicks for... Read more
US to toughen airline security; no laptop ban expansion
The United States announced Wednesday it would implement tough new security rules for all airlines flying into the country, but held off from a threatened expansion of its carry-on laptop ban. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said evolving terror threats made it imperative to raise overall security standards,... Read more