Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »


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Saudi officials to visit Pakistan this month

Majid Al-Qasabi

:: A delegation of 27 high-ranking officials from Saudi Arabia will visit Pakistan this month. Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Maliki told News Agency on Saturday that a delegation representing all the Kingdom’s ministries and led by Minister

Pakistan scholars condemn UN report on armed conflict in Yemen

:: Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, head of the All Pakistan Ulema Council (council of Islamic clerics and scholars), condemned the UN annual report on the armed conflict in Yemen, terming it as “misleading and lacking credibility.” Ashrafi clarified in a

Pakistan is not a terrorist haven, says defense minister

Khurram Dastagir

:: Pakistan has rejected claims that it harbors militant groups responsible for terrorism and extremism in South Asia. Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir said there were no militant havens in Pakistan, and claimed that 40 percent of Afghanistan was controlled by

Pakistan’s loss-making national carrier appoints new CEO

:: Loss-making Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday named Musharraf Rasool Cyan as its new chief executive, entrusting him with turning around the national carrier’s fortunes after a turbulent year. Cyan, who PIA described as a ‘professional technocrat’, will face

Three Saudi nationals drown at beach in Pakistan’s Karachi

:: Three Saudi nationals drowned in a Karachi beach on Saturday evening. Pakistan’s Express Tribune reported. Police sources said two other men accompanying them were rescued in time. All five men were picnicking at the Neelum Point beach. One of

Pakistan holds state funeral for German nun who fought leprosy

:: Pakistani soldiers on Saturday carried the flag-draped coffin of German-born Catholic nun Ruth Pfau to a state funeral where she was honoured after devoting her life to eradicating leprosy in the country. Widely known as Pakistan’s Mother Teresa, Pfau

Pakistan protests killing of civilians in Indian shelling

:: Pakistan says it has summoned an Indian diplomat after five civilians were killed by “unprovoked” Indian fire across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region. The Foreign Ministry announced the move on Sunday, a day after Pakistan’s

Has Pakistan’s Karachi turned into a deadly ‘rubbish bin?’

Neighbours forced their way into Mohammad Umair’s home battling smoke and flames in a desperate bid to rescue his young family — he and his wife survived, their children did not. The fire began in a heap of garbage which

Pakistan arrests militants over murder of famed singer

Pakistani police have arrested two militants accused of assassinating one of the country’s best known Sufi musicians, a provincial minister said Monday. Amjad Sabri, a renowned Qawwal or sufi singer was shot dead by two gunmen riding a motorcycle in

Sindh passes landmark Hindu marriage bill

Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh on Monday became the country’s first region to give its small Hindu minority the right to register their marriages officially. Non-Muslims make up only about three percent of the 190 million population of Pakistan, which

Pakistan arrests 97 Qaeda and other militants; foils jailbreak plan

Pakistan has arrested 97 al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants, including three commanders, in the southern city of Karachi and foiled a planned attack to break U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl’s killer out of jail, the army said on Friday. The men are

Saudia jets take home stranded Pak pilgrims

Major Pakistan airports remained crippled by industrial action Friday as a strike by employees of the national flag carrier against plans to privatize the airline entered its fourth day. All of Pakistan International Airlines’ foreign and domestic flights were suspended

Two dead, several injured in clashes at Karachi airport

Two demonstrators were shot dead and several more were wounded at Karachi’s international airport on Tuesday when clashes broke out between security forces and staff from the national airline protesting privatization plans, officials said. Police and paramilitary rangers deployed tear

Imran Khan as old as my father — Meera


Pakistani actress Meera has backtracked on her earlier statement that she wished to marry PTI chairman Imran Khan, saying now that he is like “a father to her,” The Express Tribune reported. “I respect Imran Khan Sb a lot as

Key Karachi share index edges down

Pakistan shares ended marginally lower for the third trading session on Wednesday, dealers said. The benchmark 100-share index at the Karachi Stock Exchange closed down 0.05 percent, or 15.21 points, at 32,968.26. “Market remained lackluster as major index heavyweight sectors

Pakistan police uncover women-led ISIS fundraising network: official

Police in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi said Monday they were hunting a network of women from well-off families acting as fundraisers for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, highlighting its growing appeal among the country’s middle

Silencing doubts, Geeta the lost Indian girl prepares to go home

Accidentally stranded in Pakistan for more than a decade, the young deaf-mute woman shows off a single treasured photograph of the people she believes are her long-lost family in India and who she will soon travel to meet. Known only

Border no bar: Kareena to star in Pak film

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor Khan was born to be a star. The actress has mastered the art of balance. If she’s enjoying her real-life role of a wife, she’s also treading on untried territory as an artiste. The ‘Chameli’ actress along with

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