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...
Sri Lanka plan more Pakistan trips after T20 success
Sri Lanka are planning to send more teams to Pakistan after playing a Twenty20 match in Lahore for the first time since a gun attack eight years ago, a top official said Tuesday. Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive Ashley de Silva said the national team were impressed with the... Read more
Samsung Electronics posts record Q3 profits, replaces CEOs
Samsung Electronics logged a record profit of $10.0 billion for the third quarter and announced a sweeping reshuffle of its top management on Tuesday, seeking to maintain its lead while its heir is in prison. The world’s biggest memory chip and smartphone maker has faced multiple challenges since last... Read more
Facebook says 126 million Americans may have seen Russia-linked political posts
Facebook Inc said on Monday that Russia-based operatives published about 80,000 posts on the social network over a two-year period in an effort to sway US politics and that about 126 million Americans may have seen the posts during that time. Facebook’s latest data on the Russia-linked posts –... Read more
Accountability court orders SECP to freeze Hussain, Hasan Nawaz’s assets
The accountability court on Tuesday the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to freeze the assets of Hussain and Hasan Nawaz, sons of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif. The accountability court hearing corruption cases against the Sharif brothers, case has been separated from other family members’ owing to their... Read more
OGRA proposes Rs 2.5 hike in petrol price
The Oil and Gas Regulation Authority (Ogra) has proposed to the federal government hike in the prices of POL products. According to summary sent to the federal government, the OGRA has recommended to increase the petroleum prices from Rs2.5 to Rs 16 per litre and high-speed diesel (HSD) by... Read more
2 more died, death toll from poisonous Lassi rises to 15
Two more people died from consuming poisonous lassi in Tehsil Alipur, Muzaffargarh, the total toll has gone to 15 on Tuesday. The recent casualties includes a seven-year old girl at Nishtar Hospital Multan. According to Nishatr Hospital medical staff, 12 others affected from the poisonous Lassi are still under... Read more
Indian fishermen handed over to BSF at Wagah: ISPR
Government of Pakistan released 68 Indian fishermen on Monday. Representatives of Ministry of Interior and Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) handed over the Indian nationals to Indian Border Security Force at Joint Check Post Wahga. The released Indian prisoners thanked Govt of Pakistan and appreciated the efforts / arrangements made by... Read more
Gayle wins Australia masseuse court case
West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle Monday won a defamation case against an Australian media group which claimed he exposed himself to a massage therapist. The lurid accusations were made by Fairfax Media newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times in a series of stories... Read more
Two ex-Trump aides charged in Russia probe, third pleads guilty
Federal investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 US election charged President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide, Rick Gates, with money laundering on Monday. A third former Trump adviser — George Papadopoulos — pleaded guilty in early October to lying to the FBI, it... Read more
Niall Horan lands first solo No. 1 album on Billboard
Niall Horan scored his first chart-topping album as a solo artist on Monday, the third member of boy band One Direction to achieve the feat. Horan’s album Flicker sold 152,000 album units in its first week from music sales and streaming activity, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. It follows on... Read more
Pakistan’s Hasan Ali continues to be lead Bowling Rankings
Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali continues to be lead the list of bowlers in the International Cricket Council (ICC), ODI Player Rankings released Monday. India’s pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has also reached a career-best third position after finishing with six wickets in the series against New Zealand, said a press... Read more
Kevin Spacey apologises after sexual misconduct accusation
Kevin Spacey came out as gay early Monday and apologised to actor Anthony Rapp, who accused the Hollywood star of making a sexual advance on him at a 1986 party when he was only 14 years old. Spacey´s announcement, posted on his Twitter account at midnight, came after Rapp... Read more
PM ‘s successful visit to GB unnerve political opponents: Farooq Mir
PML-N Secretary Information of Gilgit Baltistan, Farooq Mir here on Monday said the recent successful visit of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has unnerved political opponents in the province. He said people of every walk of life in GB have lauded the Prime Minister for inaugurating Gilgit-Baltistan University (GBU)... Read more
Oil markets firm on expected extension of output cuts
Oil markets were firm on Monday, with Brent crude opening above $60 per barrel on expectations an OPEC-led production cut due to expire next March would be extended. Brent crude oil futures LCOc1, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $60.53 per barrel at 0054 GMT, up 9... Read more