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...
Dar asks Imran leave the children out if he wants war
Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar urged PTI chief Imran Khan on Monday asked to leave the children out of the current conflict pertaining to the Panama Leaks scandal.  Finance Minister Ishaq Dar speaking to media after an appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Sharif family’s... Read more
Federal govt revises basic pay scale, allowances
The federal government has revised Basic Pay Scales and Allowances as announced by the Finance Minister in his budget speech. The revised scales applicable to civil employees of the Federal Government and those paid out of civil estimates and the defence estimates would be effective from first of this... Read more
I’ll have a rat with that: San Francisco’s new rodent cafe
The rodent-borne bubonic plague may seem unappetizing, but for a few San Francisco visionaries, it proved just the inspiration needed to launch one of the city’s latest eateries: The Rat Cafe. The pop-up cafe, which opened Saturday, offers visitors a chance to munch on a breakfast of pastries, coffee... Read more
US lifts laptop restriction for flights from Abu Dhabi
The United States on Sunday lifted a ban on laptops in cabins on flights from Abu Dhabi to the United States, saying the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Airways had put in place required tighter security measures. Etihad Airways welcomed the decision, and credited a preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi... Read more
Panama JIT summons Ishaq Dar today
The Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has summoned Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to appear before it today (Monday). According to local news channel ‘Geo News’ Dar will be appearing before the JIT at 3 pm, he will be appearing before the Supreme Court-constituted investigation team for the first time.... Read more
Germany beat Chile to win Confederations Cup
Germany survived a whirlwind assault by Chile and capitalised on an awful mistake by the South Americans to claim a 1-0 win in a pulsating, bad-tempered Confederations Cup final on Sunday. Lars Stindl scored the only goal into an empty net in the 20th minute after Chile midfielder Marcelo... Read more
US Senate delegation headed by Senator McCain meets COAS
A delegation of US senate (Armed Services Committee) headed by Senator John McCain called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) on Saturday. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, delegation included senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Elizabeth  Warren, Senator David Perdue... Read more
Karachi Rangers recover 86 ‘desi bombs’
Karachi Rangers recovered 86 locally manufactured bombs from a well in Nazimabad No. 3 area, Karachi. According to a Rangers’ notification on June 23,  the paramilitary force dug up a well in Nazimabad area upon receiving a tip-off and recovered ammunition. After further digging of the well up to 50... Read more
US warship sails close to South China Sea island occupied by Beijing
An American warship on Sunday sailed close to a disputed island in the South China Sea occupied by Beijing, a US official said, a provocative move that could further strain relations between the superpowers. The USS Stethem destroyer passed less than 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) from tiny Triton... Read more