Russia says Damascus embassy came under shell attack

Russia says Damascus embassy came under shell attack

MOSCOW: The Russian embassy in Damascus came under shell fire on Thursday and Friday, the foreign ministry in Moscow said, blaming an attack by “terrorists.” One shell fell about 20 metres (yards) from the embassy´s main entrance and the other hit the ground inside the compound, between offices and a residential building, it said in […]

Four alleged outlaws killed in Lahore: Police

Four alleged outlaws killed in Lahore: Police

LAHORE: At least four suspects were gunned down in a shootout in the wee hours of Saturday, claimed Police. According to CIA Police, four suspects: Nadeem, Babar, Sattar and Azam suspected of murder and kidnapping for ransom were being taken for identification by the personnel, when their close associates opened fire at Manawa area. During […]

EU leaders unite over Trump concerns

EU leaders unite over Trump concerns

VALLETTA: European Union leaders voiced concerns about US President Donald Trump at a summit in Malta on Friday, saying they needed to stick together to face an increasingly uncertain global future. The 28 countries showed a flash of unity by backing a plan to curb mass migration from Libya by helping the north African state´s […]

To save lives, WHO wants global focus on catching cancer early

To save lives, WHO wants global focus on catching cancer early

Late diagnosis of cancer leads to millions of people enduring needless suffering and premature death, and efforts to catch the disease earlier must be stepped up, the World Health Organization said on Friday. In a report launched ahead of World Cancer Day on February 4, the WHO said it wanted to improve chances of survival […]

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s first look as Manto

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s first look as Manto

Critically acclaimed actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is once again making the headlines. Nawazuddin’s pictures, marking uncanny resemblance with the famous Indo-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto are out, sending social media into frenzy. Nawazuddin has won applauds for his powerful performance in his recently released movie, Raees which starred Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan. The Badlapur […]

Bride runs away from wedding in Ghotki, groom stages sit-in

Bride runs away from wedding in Ghotki, groom stages sit-in

GHOTKI: A bride and her family escaped from their village on the day of the wedding, leaving the groom heart-broken. The groom Bilawal from Mirzapur had married his wife Parveen 15 years ago. The marriage was to take place formally on Saturday after the girl had come of age. In a traditional ‘Watta Satta’ ceremony […]

7 things every Karachiite can relate to during winter

7 things every Karachiite can relate to during winter

Winter for somebody who lives in Karachi is absolutely precious and priceless. Karachiites who bear the scorching summer season for almost 10 months in a year, feel totally delighted and thrilled when it comes to winter. From mixed emotions to winter shopping, Let’s check out the seven things that every Karachiite can relate during the winter […]

Abdul Basit to replace Aizaz Ahmad as Foreign Secretary

Abdul Basit to replace Aizaz Ahmad as Foreign Secretary

ISLAMABAD: The government has in principle decided to appoint Abdul Basit as country’s new Foreign Secretary while Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary has been designated to become country’s envoy in the United States.  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is also retaining the portfolio of the Foreign Affairs has concluded consultations for appointing new administrative boss of the […]

Indian textbook preaches families of ‘ugly girls’ pay more dowry

Indian textbook preaches families of ‘ugly girls’ pay more dowry

If a girl is ugly her family has to pay a higher dowry, is what a textbook in western Indian state of Maharashtra has been reportedly preaching. The snapshot of the text were widely circulated on social media. However, Times of India reported on Saturday that teachers in Pune, Maharashtra have refused to teach a chapter […]

Quetta Gladiators dreaming big again this PSL

Quetta Gladiators dreaming big again this PSL

KARACHI: They started as under-dogs in the last season, many didn’t have any high hopes from them before the tournament commenced, but Quetta Gladiators – led by Sarfaraz Ahmed – turned the tables as soon the tournament started and surprised everyone with their performance in the inaugural edition of Pakistan Super League by ending up […]