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...
Judges uphold Israeli soldier’s manslaughter conviction
A military court on Sunday upheld a manslaughter conviction and 18-month prison sentence for an Israeli soldier who shot dead a prone Palestinian assailant in a case that deeply divided the country. In addition to upholding the conviction, military judges also rejected an appeal by prosecutors to increase the... Read more
Samsung facing growing threats despite record profits
Sprawling South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics has recovered from a humiliating recall fiasco and the arrest of its de facto leader with remarkable speed, analysts said, after the tech giant stunned investors with record-breaking profits. But the world’s top smartphone maker, one of the huge family-run chaebols which dominate... Read more
Chelsea midfielder Matic has medical at United
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has undergone a medical at Manchester United ahead of a 40-million-pound ($52.53-million) move that will reunite him with former manager Jose Mourinho, British media said. The midfielder was pictured at the club’s Carrington Road training complex on Sunday, with media reporting that a deal would... Read more
‘Dunkirk’ beats out ‘Emoji Movie,’ ‘Atomic Blonde’ to repeat no. 1
An unlikely battle emerged at the box office this weekend between “The Emoji Movie” and “Dunkirk.” As of Saturday morning the animated feature and war epic seemed to be in a dead heat. But by Sunday morning, most of the dust had settled, and it appears “Dunkirk” will once... Read more
755 US diplomats must leave Russia: Putin
President Vladimir Putin said 755 US diplomats must leave Russia and warned ties with Washington could be gridlocked for a long time, in a move Sunday that followed tough new American sanctions. The Russian foreign ministry had earlier demanded Washington cut its diplomatic presence in Russia by September to... Read more
FC destroy two terrorist camps in Dera Bugti
Frontier Corps on Sunday destroyed two terrorist camps in Dera Bugti, Balochistan. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that FC has dismantled two Balochistan Libration Army (BLA) camps in Dera Bugti. The camps were destroyed in a search operation in Pirkoh area of Dera Bugti, the... Read more
PTI terminates alliance with QWP in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday terminated its alliance with Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. According to party sources, QWP refused to support PTI on Panamagate issue.Two QWP ministers, Sikandar Sherpao and Aneesa Zaib, have stepped down. QWP chief Aftab Sherpao said driving his party out... Read more
Tesla’s Musk hands over first Model 3 electric cars to early buyers
Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Friday the Model 3 had over half a million advance reservations as he handed over the first 30 to employee buyers, setting the stage for the biggest test yet of the company’s strategy to become a profitable, mass market electric car... Read more
Sheikh Rasheed obtains nomination papers for PM
Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed has obtained nomination papers for the election of the new prime minister on Sunday. Earlier today, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) nominated candidate for Prime Minister position, Rasheed, arrived Parliament House to get the nomination papers and was accompanied by PTI leaders Babar Awan and... Read more
Chinese woman undergoes plastic surgery to evade $3.7 million debt: media
 A 59-year old woman from the central Chinese city of Wuhan transformed her appearance through plastic surgery in order to avoid 25 million yuan ($3.71 million) of personal debts, state news agency Xinhua said. In a case highlighting the challenges facing China as it tries to establish a “credit... Read more
Australia ‘disrupts terror plot’ to bring down airplane
Australian authorities said Sunday they had stopped an alleged “terrorist plot” to bring down an airplane with an improvised explosive, after four people were arrested in raids in Sydney. “I can report last night that there has been a major joint counter-terrorism operation to disrupt a terrorist plot to... Read more
Muhammad Waseem knocks out Panama’s Ivan Trejos
World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem knocked out Panama’s Ivan Trejos in Panama City. Waseem knocked out his opponent in the third round of the international ranking fight. This was the second fight for the 2014 Asian Games bronze medalist this month, after he knocked out... Read more
Barcelona edge out Real Madrid in thrilling Miami Clasico
Barcelona drew first blood against Real Madrid ahead of the new season with a 3-2 victory in a pulsating Clasico friendly on Saturday in Miami. The historic rivals will meet again twice in August in the Spanish Super Cup and this International Champions Cup match set the entertainment bar... Read more
NA Secretariat issues schedule for PM’s election
The National Assembly Secretariat has issued the notification for the election of the new prime minister. According to the notification, nomination papers for the slot of prime minister can be obtained by 3pm today. The nomination papers have to be submitted back to the assembly secretariat by 2pm on... Read more