Chief of Mission Chinese Embassy visits ISPR
Mr Lijian Zhao Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Chinese Embassy visited ISPR today and interacted with DGISPR Major General...
KMC, Bahria Town sign MoU to lift garbage from Karachi
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and Bahria Town have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to lift garbage from...
COAS inquires, IK prays for Kulsoom Nawaz’s health
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and expressed his prayers...
Lebanon monitored Australia bomb plot suspects: minister
Lebanon monitored the brothers accused of plotting to blow up a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi for more than a year and coordinated with the Australian government on it for a long time, the Lebanese interior minister said on Monday. Australian police charged Khaled Khayat and Mahmoud Khayat... Read more
Facebook losing teens to Instagram-Snapchat: forecast
Facebook use in the US will slow as teens and young adults opt for smartphone image-sharing services Instagram and Snapchat, according to an eMarketer forecast released on Tuesday. The market tracker expected Facebook’s online community to grow, saying it would be due mainly to increased adoption by older folks... Read more
Trump set to disclose US strategy on Afghanistan, Pakistan tonight
US President Donald Trump is to lay out the American strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a prime-time television address to the nation Monday night, the White House said on Sunday. A White House statement said Trump will “provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement... Read more
Bankruptcy fight over Oncor to test Warren Buffett’s discipline
Warren Buffett takes pride in naming his price to buy a company, and not paying a nickel more. But the largest US natural gas distribution utility, an unyielding hedge fund, and a Delaware bankruptcy judge now present one of the biggest challenges to the billionaire’s legendary discipline. The board... Read more
South African minister quits over women’s claims of assault
South Africa’s deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana resigned on Saturday over accusations that he physically assaulted two women at a Johannesburg nightclub. The presidency said in a statement that head of state Jacob Zuma had “received and accepted” Manana’s resignation. “The President has thanked Mr Manana for his... Read more
Train derails in India, killing about 20 and injuring scores more
A train came off the tracks in northern India on Saturday, killing about 20 people and injuring scores more, as carriages slammed into each other, officials said. Rescuers and local people worked into the night searching for survivors in the overturned and mangled carriages, some piled on top of... Read more
Bannon leaves White House — but vows to fight on for Trump
Donald Trump parted ways with his controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday as the White House reels from the fallout over the president’s response to a violent white supremacist rally. But the 63-year-old Bannon — a hero of the so-called “alt right” but bete noire of centrists whose... Read more
Spanish Police name three Moroccans suspected of Spain attacks
Spanish police Friday released the names of three Moroccans suspected of deadly terror attacks and who were shot dead overnight by security forces in the seaside resort of Cambrils. Catalonia’s regional police identified them as Moussa Oukabir, 17, Said Aallaa, 18, and Mohamed Hychami, 24. Police said they were... Read more
Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree
Two people were killed and six were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, after officers shot one suspect and warned several others could still be at large. “There are eight victims in the stabbing. Two dead and six injured,” Turku... Read more
IS claims its ‘soldiers’ carried out Barcelona attack
“Soldiers” of the Islamic State group carried out a deadly van attack in Barcelona on Thursday, the jihadist organisation’s propaganda outlet Amaq said. “The executors of the Barcelona attack were soldiers of the Islamic State,” Amaq said on its Telegram messenger account, without naming those it claimed were behind... Read more
Seven injured in second Spain attack after 13 killed in Barcelona
Drivers ploughed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city Thursday and Friday, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others. In the first incident which police qualified as a “terrorist attack,” the driver of a white van sped into a... Read more
Australia’s Hanson wears burqa to parliament in bid to ban them
Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims. Hanson sat in her seat in the assembly for about 20 minutes covered... Read more
Iran’s military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks
Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic’s military chief of staff. Turkey’s ties with Washington have been strained by US support for Kurdish fighters in Syria,... Read more
Trump’s stance on Virginia violence shocks America’s allies
America’s closest allies condemned US President Donald Trump in unusually strong and personal terms on Wednesday after he put part of the blame for violent clashes in the state of Virginia on those marching against gun-brandishing neo-Nazis. British Prime Minister Theresa May, widely criticised at home for cultivating close... Read more