Google’s ‘Year in Pakistan Search’ reveals interesting trend

Google’s ‘Year in Pakistan Search’ reveals interesting trend

Singer and model Qandeel Baloch was the most searched person by the Pakistanis, revealed Google on Wednesday in its annual ‘Year in Pakistan Search’ list. Social media sensation Qandeel was allegedly killed by her brother in an apparent honour killing on July 16, 2016. The murder took place when Qandeel was sleeping at her house […]

Operations to continue till attainment of sustainable peace: COAS

Operations to continue till attainment of sustainable peace: COAS

KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Corps Headquarters and Rangers HQ in Karachi on Wednesday where he was given a detailed briefing on operational preparedness of the formation and security situation in Sindh, particularly in Karachi.  According to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) wing of the […]

Pakistan, Russia hold first-ever consultations on cooperation, connectivity

Pakistan, Russia hold first-ever consultations on cooperation, connectivity

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia have held their first consultations on regional issues here on Wednesday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the consultations, the whole range of regional issues as well as key areas of mutual interest including economic cooperation and connectivity were discussed, said a statement. The Russian side was led by Alexander […]

ITF turns down Iran’s request to move Davis Cup tie against Pakistan to neutral venue

ITF turns down Iran’s request to move Davis Cup tie against Pakistan to neutral venue

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tennis Federation has claimed that the International Tennis Federation has turned down a request from Tennis Federation of Iran to move Pakistan vs Iran Davis Cup tie to a neutral venue. The TFI last week had requested ITF to move the tie outside Pakistan as Iranian players were reluctant to visit Pakistan […]

India arrests 20 for not standing during national anthem

India arrests 20 for not standing during national anthem

NEW DELHI: Around 20 people have been arrested in India, accused of failing to stand for the national anthem in cinemas, police said Tuesday, two weeks after the country’s top court made it compulsory. The Supreme Court ruled on November 30 that cinemas should play the national anthem before every screening, and that the audience […]

Turkey under attack from terror groups, must respond in kind – Erdogan

Turkey under attack from terror groups, must respond in kind – Erdogan

Turkey is facing the biggest attack in its history from terrorist groups and needs to retaliate in kind, President Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech to local administrators in the presidential palace on Wednesday. Turkey has been hit by a series of bombings blamed on Islamic State and Kurdish militants this year and is pursuing […]

France to deploy extra police, troops for festive events

France to deploy extra police, troops for festive events

France will put more police and soldiers on the streets to deter would-be militant attackers from striking during Christmas and New Year festivities, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said on Wednesday. The newly appointed minister was speaking after parliament voted overnight to extend a state of emergency imposed after Islamists killed 130 people in Paris […]

Nigeria Super Falcons march on parliament to demand bonuses

Nigeria Super Falcons march on parliament to demand bonuses

Nigeria’s victorious women’s football team have protested outside parliament in Abuja over unpaid win bonuses. Their protest coincided with President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrival at the National Assembly to present next year’s budget. The African champions then marched to President Buhari’s villa, where an aide said they would be paid in two days. They have refused […]

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

An Amsterdam court has ruled that ancient treasures on loan to a Dutch museum should be handed to Ukraine and not the Crimea museums they came from. Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014, while the collection was on display at the Allard Pierson museum in Amsterdam. Four museums in Crimea asked for the collection to […]

Philippines’ Duterte admits personally killing suspects

Philippines’ Duterte admits personally killing suspects

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted he personally killed criminal suspects as mayor of Davao. It is the first such admission he has made since becoming president in June, but echoes comments he made in 2015. He ran the southern city for two decades, earning a reputation for cutting crime, and criticism for allegedly supporting […]

Afghan Vice-President Dostum accused of sex assault

Afghan Vice-President Dostum accused of sex assault

A senior Afghan official says he was violently kidnapped and sexually molested on the orders of Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum. The accusation came from Ahmad Eshchi, the former governor of General Dostum’s home province of Jowzjan in the north. He said the vice-president and 10 other men assaulted him while he was forcibly kept at […]

China: Trump’s One China comments ‘risk Taiwan peace’

China: Trump’s One China comments ‘risk Taiwan peace’

Beijing has warned the incoming US administration that any attempt to challenge the “One China” policy could impact on peace in the Taiwan Strait. Interference may also damage developing US-China relations, a spokesman said. Under the “One China” policy, the US has formal ties with China rather than the island of Taiwan, which China sees […]