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...
Afghan war cannot be fought on Pakistani soil: FO
Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakariya says that Afghan war cannot be fought on Pakistani soil as it will be harmful for regional peace and stability. During the weekly press briefing,  Nafees Zakriya said here Thursday that Pakistan strongly believes that Afghan conflict’s solution relies in political settlement instead of... Read more
SIU arrests TTP Swat commander in Karachi
Sindh Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) on Thursday arrested Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Swat commander during a raid in Karachi. According to the superintendent Police (SIU), Tariq Dharejo said the  TTP Swat commander, Khursheed Alam was arrested during the raid in Karachi and a Kalashnikov and a hand grenade were recovered... Read more
Chinese cyber spies broaden attacks in Vietnam, security firm says
Cyber spies working for or on behalf of China’s government have broadened attacks against official and corporate targets in Vietnam at a time of raised tension over the South China Sea, cyber security company FireEye said. FireEye told Reuters the attacks happened in recent weeks and it had traced... Read more
Benazir Bhutto murder case: ATC acquits five suspects, two sentenced, declares Musharraf absconder
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) announced the verdict in assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. In its verdict the ATC declared former army chief Pervez Musharraf as absconder, acquitted five accused, Aitzaz Shah, Sher Zaman, Abdul Rasheed, Rafaqat Hussain and Hasnain Gul due lack of evidence and Saud Aziz, who was the police... Read more
Benazir murder case verdict to be announced today
The Benazir Bhutto murder case verdict will be announced today. The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Judge Asghar Khan will read the verdict in presence of  former Rawalpindi CPO Saud Aziz and former Rawal Town SP Khurram Shahzad and all other suspects out on bail. On Wednesday, The ATC judge t reserved... Read more
Security tightened at Spain’s tomato throwing festival after attacks
Extra police were deployed at Spain’s annual “Tomatina” tomato throwing festival in the eastern town of Bunol on Wednesday in the wake of the deadly twin vehicle attacks in Catalonia. A total of 740 security forces were on duty, including police officers, firefighters and ambulance workers, an increase of... Read more
Ryanair CEO says won’t bid for Air Berlin
Ryanair chief executive Michael O’ Leary on Wednesday said his airline would not make a bid for insolvent Air Berlin, slamming what he called a German “stitch-up” designed to benefit Lufthansa. Several airlines are jostling to take over parts of Air Berlin after it filed for insolvency earlier this... Read more
Kremlin says top theatre director’s arrest ‘not censorship’
The Kremlin on Wednesday insisted the arrest of top theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov over alleged embezzlement of state funding was not about politics or censorship of the arts. Dmitry Peskov — President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman — told journalists, “In this case, you should not waste your breath... Read more
Economic losses from Storm Harvey could total $70-90 billion: RMS
Total economic losses from Tropical Storm Harvey could be as high as $70-90 billion, with the bulk of the losses coming from inland flooding in the Houston metropolitan area, risk modelling firm RMS said on Wednesday. The majority of these losses will be uninsured, given private flood insurance is... Read more
Liverpool agree deal for Arsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain: reports
Liverpool have agreed a £35 million ($46 million, 38 million euros) deal with Arsenal to sign England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to reports on Wednesday. Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared set to join Chelsea earlier this week after the Premier League champions had a bid accepted for the 24-year-old. But Liverpool appear... Read more
NSC for formulating mechanism to counter new US policy on SA
The National Security Committee (NSC) Wednesday agreed on a robust response to the new US policy on South Asia by formulating a mechanism to suggest specific proposals to deal with Trump’s Policy on South Asia and Pakistan’s way forward. The National Security Committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while... Read more
PM appoints Ali J. Siddiqui as special assistant to PM
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appointed Ali Jahangir Siddiqui as his special assistant on Wednesday. Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, who is currently the chairman of JS Bank Ltd and the son of business tycon Jahangir Siddiqui, the founder of JS Group of companies. The special assistant will have the same status... Read more
At least 18,500 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh as Rakhine unrest rages
At least 18,500 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar’s neighbouring Rakhine state six days ago, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday. Plumes of smoke billowed from several burning villages in the worst-hit section of the state, according to an AFP reporter on a government-led... Read more
12 BRA terrorists surrender to LEAs in Balochistan
12 Baloch Republican Army (BRA) terrorists including 2 mid tier terrorists Wali Khan,Dist Kohlu and Karghani,  Sui area surrendered to security forces at Noshki along with weapons and ammunition. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Punjab Rangers along with Punjab Police and Intelligence Agencies conducted IBOs  in Faisalabad,... Read more