Tuesday, Nov 20


The state of human rights in Pakistan


1.88 million cases are undecided in courts, while only in Supreme Court around 40,000 cases are pending. 8. Shares. Busharat Elahi Jamil. November 21, 2018. “We expect to evolve a progressive democratic government in line with the Muslim…

Wednesday, Nov 14


Pakistan respects Asia Bibi's legal rights, Canada told

The Foreign Office on Tuesday said the Canadian foreign minister had telephoned his Pakistani counterpart a day earlier and spoke about Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was recently acquitted by the Supreme Court in a blasphemy case. The…

Tuesday, Nov 6


New discovery about pyramids' construction

The mystery of how, exactly, the pyramids were built may have come a step closer to being unravelled after a team of archaeologists made a chance discovery in an ancient Egyptian quarry. Scientists researching ancient inscriptions happened…

Sunday, Nov 4


New species of sauropod dinosaurs discovered in Argentina

A team of Spanish and Argentine paleontologists have discovered the remains of a dinosaur that lived 110 million years ago in the center of the country, the National University of La Matanza revealed Friday. The remains came from three…


Poroshenko, Orthodox patriarch sign accord on independent Ukraine church


Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko and the Istanbul-based Orthodox patriarch on Saturday signed an accord that paves the way for the recognition of an independent Ukrainian church, provoking new fury in Moscow. Ecumenical Patriarch…


El Chapo in dock for biggest US drugs trial

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman goes on trial in New York on Monday, accused of running the world's biggest drug cartel and spending a quarter of a century smuggling more than 155 tons of cocaine into the United States. The mammoth trial in a…

Saturday, Nov 3


Fierce winds raze forests in storm-hit Italy

Fierce winds and rains have killed at least 20 people in Italy this week and razed thousands of hectares of forest in the country's devastated north, officials said. An 87-year-old woman and a 62-year-old German tourist were killed Friday…

Thursday, Nov 1

Self-appointed warders of religion

In Urdu media outlets, mosque sermons and in mass rallies, Asia Bibi's case became a national symbol of defiance and asserting Muslim supremacy over 'the other'. 1. Share. M Zafar Khan Safdar. November 2, 2018. Asia Bibi's case gained…

Monday, Oct 29

Pakistan and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

If Saudi Arabia has altered its position because of its own national security concerns, what is stopping Pakistan from doing the same? 24. Shares. Kamran Bokhari Tamir Libel. October 30, 2018. Rumours about a secret Israeli visit to…

Sunday, Oct 28


Former S Africa finance minister says blackmailed after sex video leaked


South Africa's former finance minister Malusi Gigaba said on Sunday a private sex video was leaked after his phone was hacked and he had faced blackmail threats over it when he headed the Treasury. Gigaba, now Home Affairs minister, was…

Saturday, Oct 27


UK budget and Bank of England take back seat to Brexit drama


Britain's budget announcement on Monday and a “Super Thursday” at the Bank of England would normally be key moments for the world's fifth-biggest economy, but this time they are likely to be overshadowed by the drama of Brexit. Finance…

Sunday, Oct 14


Air Canada's near miss last year was almost 'worst accident in history'


A near miss involving an Air Canada plane which almost landed on a crowded taxiway instead of a runway at San Francisco airport last year could have been the “worst aviation accident in history,” according to an official report. The Air…

Saturday, Oct 13

Imran approves welfare package for expatriates

... * PM seeks plan to remove hindrances in sending of remittances through e-solutions * Special courts to be set up to retrieve properties of overseas Pakistanis under illegal occupation * Biometric verification charges for workers going…

Tuesday, Oct 2


Afghan scholars ask Sami to broker Kabul-Taliban talks

ISLAMABAD: Afghan religious scholars and members of the peace council on Monday concluded their five-day visit to Islamabad, seeking mediation of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq between the Taliban and the Afghan…

Sunday, Sep 30


Palestinians shall not be vanquished!


The ruling elites of all parties in the Palestine-Israel conflict seek negotiations from fear of the Seething discontent flaring up into another Intifada. 0. Shares. Lal Khan. October 1, 2018. The carnage in Syria, collapse of the states…

Friday, Sep 21


US-Iran showdown?

Donald Trump has reportedly had second thoughts about putting Tehran under the spotlight at the UN next week. The American president had been expected to hold a special Security Council meeting — in his capacity as its current chair — on…

Thursday, Sep 20


Mourinho upbeat as Pogba points way for Man Utd in Europe

With Paul Pogba putting his stamp on games and Jose Mourinho in an upbeat mood, the atmosphere around Manchester United is markedly more relaxed than it was just a few weeks ago. United's 3-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League in…

Wednesday, Sep 19


Australia's economic growth at risk as US-China trade war escalates

Australia's economic growth could suffer a serious setback as the country's exporters risk being caught up in the mounting trade war between the United States and China. As Beijing retaliated with tariffs on $60bn of US goods following the…


PM Imran in Saudi Arabia on maiden foreign visit

The two-day trip began exactly one month after Khan assumed office, with Pakistan possibly seeking billions of dollars in assistance from allies as it seeks to avert a balance-of-payments crisis. AFP. September 19, 2018. RIYADH: Pakistan…

Sunday, Sep 16


Digital assistants hone skills to deliver the news


“W hat's the news?” has become a familiar refrain for consumers with smart speakers, opening up a new channel for publishers but also raising concerns about the growing influence of tech platforms in media. Devices such as Amazon's Alexa…


Next financial crisis 'has begun and will be worse than 2008 crash,' economists warn

The beginnings of another financial crisis are already in motion – and it will be worse than the global meltdown of 2008. That's the opinion of one of the select band of economists who predicted the 2008 economic collapse, which started…

Sunday, Sep 9


Young blood can counter age-related diseases, study claims

Blood taken from a young person could counter age-related diseases and can help in maintaining long-lasting health in elderly individuals, scientists claim. The claims were made in a study published in the Nature journal, which added that…


Federal cabinet gets four more members

Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to expand the federal cabinet by inducting four new members. Omar Ayub Khan, Ali Zaidi, Mian Muhammad Soomro and Murad Saeed have been inducted as ministers in the federal cabinet, a statement issued…

Tuesday, Sep 4


Erdogan has limited options to save Turkey from financial crisis


After 15 years in power as prime minister and president, Tayyip Erdogan faced down a weak opposition in June elections that swept away any checks and balances to the unchallenged rule he wanted.

Monday, Sep 3


Swedes enjoy world-class healthcare — when they get it

Asia Nader didn’t know whether to worry more about being diagnosed with a hole in her heart at the age of 21, or having to wait a year for Swedish doctors to fix it. “I completely fell apart ...

Sunday, Sep 2

The US-Turkey tussle

In recent times, Turkey and the U.S have pursued divergent geo-political interests, which, at one time, even brought them on the verge of direct military clashes in northern Syria. Sajid Aziz. September 3, 2018. Recent months have…


Memon sent to prison as liquor found from hospital room during CJP’s raid

Former Sindh information minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Inam Memon was shifted back to Karachi Central Jail on Saturday after Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar found ...

At Gaza protests, medical workers face great danger


Each Friday, volunteer medic Asmaa Qudih goes through a tense ritual: She prays, kisses her mother’s hand and packs a bag with medical supplies as she heads off to work at the weekly mass ...

Saturday, Sep 1


US fund managers trim bank stocks on profit worries

US-based mutual fund managers worried about the outlook for bank earnings have been trimming financial stocks from their portfolios, although some value-oriented portfolio managers and analysts ...


Is Afghanistan destined to instability?

A few days ago, Lt Gen (Retired) Talat Masood writing for another daily outlined the challenges in the formulation of Pakistan’s foreign policy. A very well informed and reasonably argued ...