Judiciary do not want a confrontation: CJP
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that the judiciary did not want a confrontation with...
In Mexican cartel country, priests have uneasy ties with narcos
When 15 armed men descended on his church last year demanding a blessing, Father Jesus Mendoza asked them to...
PML-N issues new tickets for the Senate elections
The Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) issued new tickets for the Senate elections following the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Elections...
Judiciary do not want a confrontation: CJP
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that the judiciary did not want a confrontation with anyone.  Addressing the Islamabad High Court Bar, the CJP said “We are trying to provide the common man with his rights,” he said. “I am not fighting with anyone. We are... Read more
In Mexican cartel country, priests have uneasy ties with narcos
When 15 armed men descended on his church last year demanding a blessing, Father Jesus Mendoza asked them to leave their guns outside. “I can’t bless you if you’re armed,” said the Catholic priest, who works in the violent southern state of Guerrero. The drug cartel enforcers agreed to... Read more
PML-N issues new tickets for the Senate elections
The Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) issued new tickets for the Senate elections following the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Elections Act 2017 case The supreme court of Pakistan on Wednesday ruled out the Election Act 2017 after which Nawaz Sharif was disqualified as the party head. The supreme court also... Read more
NAB court grants former DG LDA Ahad Cheema remand to NAB
The accountability court granted physical remand of former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General (DG) Ahad Cheema to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). NAB authorities presented Cheema in the accountability court Thursday  in the Ashiana housing scheme. While giving arguments, the NAB prosecutor plead that the accused distributed the... Read more
Wall Street falls as Fed minutes send bond yields higher
US stocks closed lower on Wednesday in a rocky session after the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s January meeting pushed yields on the benchmark 10-year US Treasury note to a four-year high. After the Fed left interest rates unchanged in January, minutes showed the US central... Read more
Williams says terrifying health scare almost killed her
Serena Williams says she lives in fear of blood clots, a condition that surfaced during a harrowing postnatal ordeal in September when she almost died giving birth to her first child. In an op-ed piece she wrote for CNN on Tuesday, the tennis legend lifted the lid on her... Read more
Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week
Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week in its typical eccentric style Wednesday as models carried replicas of their own heads on a runway transformed into a creepy operating room. Suspense had already been building for the show by Gucci’s star creative director Alessandro Michele due to the invitations —... Read more
Bahrain rights activist jailed for five years for ‘insulting’ tweets
A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s air strikes in Yemen and accusing Bahrain’s prison authorities of torture, his lawyer and fellow activists said. The United States, which has a major naval base in the country, has expressed... Read more
Pentagon hopes Guantanamo inmate will ‘soon’ go to Saudi Arabia
A Guantanamo Bay detainee — who pleaded guilty to helping plan a 2002 attack on a French oil tanker — is set to be transferred from the military prison to Saudi Arabia, a US official said Tuesday. Saudi citizen Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi has cooperated with the government... Read more
US fails to reprimand Pakistan for ‘terrorist financing’ in FATF meeting.
A US-sponsored resolution to consider placing Pakistan on a watchlist of countries that financially aid terrorism remained inconclusive after a meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) concluded on “no consensus”, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif informed late Tuesday. The minister confirmed on Twitter that “no consensus [could be... Read more
Sharifs’ want to dictate their judgement: Bilawal
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari remarked that Sharifs want to “dictate judgement again.” In a statement issued here in Tuesday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said  “We will not tolerate such attacks on or blackmailing the judiciary.” Bilawal Bhutto Zardari alleged that Sharif brothers in the past had... Read more
Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year’s low hit in early February
Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea’s financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after it considered shutting down digital currency exchanges. Analysts cited South Korean news agency Yonhap,... Read more
Clooneys donate $500,000 to student gun reform march
Hollywood star George Clooney and his human rights lawyer wife Amal on Monday pledged $500,000 to help fund a student march on Washington, giving a huge boost to what is considered an unprecedented youth mobilisation against gun violence. The “March for Our Lives” is scheduled to take place on... Read more
Ronaldo rested for Leganes game, Modric and Marcelo injured
Cristiano Ronaldo will be absent from Real Madrid’s La Liga game at Leganes on Wednesday after being rested by coach Zinedine Zidane for the first time in the league this season. The Portugal forward missed Real’s first four games of the campaign due to suspension for pushing a referee... Read more