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...
SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif
The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on a corruption probe into his family wealth, cutting short his third stint in power. The Supreme Court five-judge larger bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has unanimously disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for not disclosing his employment... Read more
SC to announce Panamagates case verdict today
The Supreme Court of Pakistan will announce its verdict in the Panama Papers case today. Read more
Amazon plows ahead with high sales and spending; profit plunges
Amazon.com Inc on Thursday reported a jump in retail sales along with a profit slump, as its rapid, costly expansion into new shopping categories and countries showed no sign of slowing. The world’s largest online retailer posted second-quarter revenue of $38 billion, up 25 percent from a year earlier.... Read more
US says Iran rocket test breaches UN resolution
Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an action the United States said breaches a UN Security Council resolution because of its potential use in ballistic missile development. Iranian state television showed footage of the firing of the rocket, mounted... Read more
Over 50 killed in attack on oil team in Nigeria
More than 50 people were killed in a Boko Haram attack on an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria earlier this week, military, medical and humanitarian sources told AFP on Thursday. “The death toll keeps mounting,” said one source involved in dealing with the aftermath of Tuesday´s attack near... Read more
NY jury hears closings in ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli fraud trial
A troubled genius working to save lives or a compulsive liar who defrauded investors? A US jury heard closing arguments Thursday in the securities fraud trial of Martin Shkreli, a pharmaceutical executive dubbed “The Most Hated Man in America.” The 34-year-old, who hunched over in his chair and fiddled... Read more
Cook stands firm for England in 100th Oval test
Alastair Cook ensured a quality launch to The Oval’s 100th test with an innings of familiar patience and defiance that guided England to 171 for four against South Africa on an absorbing but rain-disrupted opening day of the third test on Thursday. Former captain Cook stood firm as the... Read more