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...
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
Iran says new tensions between Revolutionary Guards, US Navy
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that the US Navy ships came close to their vessels in the Gulf and shot flares. The USS Nimitz and an accompanying warship drew close to a rocket-bearing Iranian vessel on Friday and sent out a helicopter near a number of Guards vessels... Read more
Mongolian melody: Hip-hop duo splices traditional singing and urban beats
Ulaanbaatar’s urban music scene is buzzing with a new vibe created by a hip-hop duo mixing into their sound the traditional art of throat singing, or “Khoomei”, as Mongolians refer to it. Rap group Fish Symboled Stamp, named for a fish-shaped seal traditionally used to brand horses in the... Read more
Apple is removing VPN services from China App Store: providers
Apple Inc is removing virtual private network (VPN) services from its app store in China, VPN service providers said on Saturday, accusing the US tech giant of bowing to pressure from Beijing to comply with stringent cyberspace regulations. VPNs allow users to bypass China’s so-called “Great Firewall” aimed at... Read more
Unknown gunmen attack Kenya deputy president’s home
Unknown gunmen attacked the home of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday seriously injuring a policeman, less than two weeks before the country votes in high-stakes polls, two security sources told AFP. Ruto was not home during the attack. An officer from the elite police General Service Unit... Read more
Trump threatens to end insurance payments if no healthcare bill
US President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday to end government payments to health insurers if Congress does not pass a new healthcare bill and goaded them to not abandon their seven-year quest to replace the Obamacare law. In a Twitter message on Saturday, Trump said, “If a new HealthCare... Read more