Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
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