Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
Justice Ijazul Ahsan to monitor implementation of Panama case judgment
The Supreme Court has appointed Justice Ijazul Ahsan  for overseeing the implementation of the Panama Papers judgement. Justice Ahsan was part of the five-member bench that delivered the 5-0 verdict against the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif on July 28, 2017. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday decided to... Read more
Sindh govt suspends seven SHOs
Sindh Govt. has suspended seven Station Head Officers (SHOs) for poor performance to control crime in their respective police jurisdiction. Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal on Wednesday speaking in a press conference said: “situation will not get better until punishments are not given. The suspended SHOs were working... Read more
New cabinet to be sworn in today
Newly-elected Interim Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s federal cabinet will be sworn in today. The oath ceremony will be held at the President’s House at 5:30pm where members of the new cabinet will take the oath. President Mamnoon Hussain will administer the oath. According to local news channel ‘Geo... Read more
Ukraine finally battens down its leaky cyber hatches after attacks
When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password. It wasn’t the only symptom of lax IT security in a country suffering crippling cyber attacks. Sometimes pressing the spacebar was enough to... Read more
Man fires shots, kills himself at LA’s Chinese consulate
A man of Chinese origin fired shots outside Beijing´s consulate in Los Angeles on Tuesday before turning the gun on himself, police said. “When officers arrived, they found the suspect to have a self-inflicted gun wound and he was pronounced dead at the scene,” Sal Ramirez, a spokesman for... Read more
Stevie Wonder to lead concert to protect global aid
Stevie Wonder and Green Day will headline a concert in New York to mobilize support for efforts to eradicate global poverty as President Donald Trump proposes sweeping foreign aid cuts. “Happy” pop star Pharrell Williams, chart-topping electronic duo The Chainsmokers and alternative rockers The Killers will also play the... Read more
Ronaldo says his ´brilliance´ bothers people
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo said Tuesday his “brilliance” annoys people, a day after he was quizzed by a Spanish judge investigating whether he evaded paying millions of euros in taxes. “What bothers people is my brilliance, insects only attack lamps that shine!!!!” the Portuguese wrote in an Instagram... Read more
US Senate confirms Christopher Wray as FBI director
The US Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray as the new director of the FBI on Tuesday, three months after President Donald Trump fired his predecessor James Comey. The high-flying criminal lawyer was an uncontroversial choice for the post, winning widespread bipartisan backing after telling lawmakers he would rather resign... Read more
Global stocks climb on global growth; dollar bounces from 15-month low
A gauge of world stocks advanced on Tuesday after scoring its longest monthly winning streak in over a decade on signs of an improving global economy and solid corporate earnings, while the US dollar bounced after touching 15-month lows. Tepid US inflation along with political turmoil in Washington has... Read more
Venezuela jails opposition leaders in new crackdown on opponents
Venezuela jailed two leading critics of President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday in a fresh blow to the opposition after the election of a new political body with absolute powers to strengthen the hand of the leftist government. The United States imposed sanctions on Maduro on Monday, calling him a... Read more
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sworn in as 18th prime minister
Prime minister-elect Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday took oath as the eighteenth prime minister of the country at the President House Islamabad. President Mamnoon Hussain administered oath to Abbasi, after he swept the election with a majority vote. He secured 221 of 339 votes. Abbasi took oath of his... Read more