IMF approves $6 billion package for Pakistan

California: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved $6 billion bailout package for Pakistan after the country agreed to enforce flexible exchange rate, enhance taxes and end circular debt –the weaknesses that have remained unaddressed despite availing nearly two-dozen programmes, Express Tribune reported. The IMF will immediately disburse the $1 billion out of $6

China delivers first overhauled JF-17 fighter jet to Pakistan

China: China has delivered to Pakistan the first overhauled JF-17 fighter jet under a project that experts said on Tuesday will benefit Pakistan’s aviation industry. China’s Global Times reported that Changsha 5712 Aircraft Industry Co Ltd under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) reassembled the overhauled JF-17 and delivered it to its Pakistani


World gets redefined units of measurement of kilogram, Kelvin, mole and ampere

New Delhi: After decades of ground-breaking laboratory works, the world’s scientific and technical community, in a landmark and historic decision taken in the recent open session of the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) at BIPM on 16 November 2018, has unanimously adopted the resolution to redefine four of the seven base units, the


Lahore blast: Death toll reaches 11

Lahore: Death toll rose to 11 in a deadly suicide bomb blast near Data Darbar shrine in Lahore Pakistan after an injured policemen breathed his last at the medical facility. The 11th century shrine of Sufi saint Ali Hajvari popularly known as Data Darbar, is one of the most revered shrines in Pakistan. “11 people,

Sri Lanka: One of the Shangri-La bombers identified, owned a factory-report

Srinagar: Police in Sri Lanka has identified one of the suicide bombers involved in the Shangri-La hotel blast on Sunday. According to Sri-Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror police today informed Colombo Chef Magistrate’s Court that the suicide bomber of the Shangri-La hotel had been identified as Insan Seelavan. The bomber they said owned a factory in


New Zealand mosque massacre: Death toll 49, 48 injured

New Zealand: The deadly terror attack on Friday prayers in two christchurch mosques has left forty-nine people killed and 48 more hurt. According to anxious family and friends are pacing outside Christchurch Hospital, waiting for news of injured loved ones. Some of the shooting victims have been released and allowed to go home. According

Two top Taliban commander’s released by Pakistan

Islamabad: Taliban officials say Pakistan has released Abdul Samad Sani, a US-designated terrorist who served as the Afghan Central Bank governor during the militants’ rule, along with a lower-ranking commander named Salahuddin. The Taliban members, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media, say the two were released Monday, AP


Israel kills six including Hamas commander in ground incursion in Gaza

Srinagar: Officials in Gaza strip of Occupied Palestine have said that at least six Palestinians have been killed and six others wounded by Israeli forces.  Health and security officials in the Gaza Strip say that Israel carried out a ground incursion in the besieged enclave. Aljazeera reported that spokesperson for the Ministry of Health in

Saudi investment conference begins despite calls for a boycott

Srinagar: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s big investment conference kick started on Tuesday amid allegations that the country was behind Saudi journalist Jamal khashoggis killing in Istanbul consulate of KSA, reported BBC. According to BBC report the future investment initiative (FII)was due to feature 150 high profile speakers from 140 firms .But around 40 attendees are

Indian army soldier arrested for allegedly leaking information to Pakistan’s ISI

Srinagar: An Indian Army soldier has been arrested on charges of espionage at Meerut. The soldier of the Indian Army’s Signal Regiment was arrested on charges of leaking information to Pakistan’s spy agency ISI, reports said. He is currently being questioned by the police for further information. The arrest comes just days after Nishant Agrawal an


First-class air travel for Pakistan’s top officials banned

Islamabad: In a bid to show its commitment towards the pre-poll promise of austerity, Pakistan’s new cabinet on Friday banned first-class air travel for the country’s top officials, including the President and head of the government. Dawn reported that the decision to dis-allow first-class air travel was taken during the second meeting of the federal


One among two youth tortured by unknown gunmen succumbs in Srinagar hospital

  By Naveed Bhat Srinagar: A man with critical injuries after he along with another person were kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Wednesday, succumbed at SMHS hospital here. Reports said that yesterday morning unknown gunmen abducted two persons namely Mehraj ud Din Dar son of Ghulam Mohd Dar of Hawoora, Mishipora and Mohd Arif

Imran khan to have austere oath taking, no foreign invitees

“The PTI chairman has directed to stage the oath-taking event with austerity,” Dawn newspaper quoted PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry as saying. “He will take his oath in a simple ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr (President House),” the spokesperson said. “It has been decided that no foreign personalities will be invited to the ceremony — it will be

The United Nations Security Council meets on the situation in the Middle East, including Palestine, at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

UN demands unconditional release of HR defenders in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Geneva: UN on Tuesday urged the Government of Saudi Arabia to unconditionally release all human rights defenders and activists who have been detained for their peaceful human rights work, including their decades-long campaigns for the lifting of the driving ban for women. “Any investigations must be held in a transparent manner, with full respect for

The United Nations Security Council meets on the situation in the Middle East, including Palestine, at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

ISIL attack on Al Sweida, Syria leaves 200 dead, women, children abducted, UN condemns

Syria: UN Tuesday condemned the ISIL attack on civilian-populated areas in As-Sweida in southwest Syria last Wednesday which left more than 200 people dead, while more than two dozen women were taken hostage. “We have received reports that more than 200 people were killed and injured in multiple attacks, including suicide bombings in As-Sweida City

Pak polls: 30 killed in Quetta bomb attack, voting underway in the country

Islamabad: The high voltage Pakistan’s general election is under way across the country amid tight security on Wednesday. More than 200 people have died in the election campaigning including thirty that were killed in a suicide bomb attack on Wednesday in Quetta on polling day.  The first vote was cast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda, Pakistan

Gunmen, nine killed in a shooting incident in Toronto

Toronto: Toronto police says nine people have been shot and the shooter is dead after a gunman opened fire in the Toronto neighborhood known as Greektown. Toronto police tweets that the condition of the victims is not known yet and said a young girl is one of the victims. They say the dead shooter is

Malaysia to release report on missing flight MH370 on July 30

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Reuters) Malaysia will release on July 30 a long-awaited report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the transport minister said on Friday. In May, Malaysia called off a privately-funded underwater search for the aircraft, which became one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries when it vanished with 239 aboard en route to

Almost 300 crocodiles slaughtered in revenge attack in Indonesia

Indonesia: In a revenge attack of its kind an Indonesian village went on a killing rampage of crocodiles, slaughtering 292 of them for the death of a man killed by a crocodile.  The villagers were armed with knives, hammers and clubs, an official was quoted by Aljazeera report.   Photographs released by Antara news agency

Israel block goods in, out of Gaza, UN condemns

Palestine: The Israeli government has closed Kerem Shalom Crossing and put thousands of jobs at risk, and raised the spectre of financial ruin in Gaza by blocking goods scheduled to enter or leave the strip. According to Aljazeera report Israel has said its measure was in response to incendiary kites and balloons that have been sent over

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IS claimed responsibility of attack on election rally in Pakistan, 133 dead

Peshawar/Karachi: A powerful explosion and attack in Pakistan has killed at least 133 people, including a top nationalist leader  on seperate election rallies in Pakistan, the deadliest in a series of assaults on candidates ahead of the July 25 polls. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the targeted attack on a gathering of Balochistan Awami

Sec Gen UN calls international probe into Kashmir HR abuse ‘the voice of UN’

UNITED NATIONS:Secretary-General Antonio Gutierres  hailed its human rights commissioners call for an international investigation into human rights situation in Kashmir saying that it represents the “voice of the UN”.  He also backed Human Rights report of  Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, media reports said. Sec Gen UN also lashes out at India’s recent comment that he

Irish senate backs bill that will make it an offence to trade with Israeli settlements

In a landmark support to Palestenian cause the Irish Senate has given its support to a legislation Prohibiting the import or sale of goods and services produced in occupied territories around the world, including Israeli settlements considered illegal under international law. The Aljazeera report says that the proposed law is to make it an offence

Afghanistan: Ten killed as gunmen storm education deptt building in Nangarhar

Jalalabad: At least ten person have been killed in Jalalabad Afghanistan after gunmen stormed an education department compound on Wednesday. According to reports many have been injured and officials, according to media reports said that many teachers were holed up inside the targeted building. Officials said that a security guard employed by the education department

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Devastating rains lash Japan: As search for survivors continues, death toll reaches 122

Tokyo: The death toll in Japan due to incessant rains has wreak havoc and devastated parts of Japan has risen to 122 people, media reports quoting government officials said. The reports said that while the country is battling with the rising death toll people are searching for their loved ones as several dozen people are still

MOD approves construction of 17 New Baffle Firing Ranges at cost of Rs. 238 crores

New Delhi: Ministry of Defence has given a go ahead sanction for construction of 17 new baffle firing ranges in Military stations, Cantonments,Training Establishments at an approximate cost of Rs. 238 crores. This will add seven ranges to the Southern Command, Three to the Eastern Command, Two to the Northern Command, one each to the


The twains meet in Singapore

If you thought that US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are the twains that shall never met, you have been proven wrong by them. They met, shook hands, walked down together and sat down to talk. The two leaders, often fighting a words war and keeping world around them busy but

Argentina cancels match with Israel: Nothing friendly about military occupation, says BDS

Palestine: Argentina’s national football team has cancelled an upcoming friendly match with Israel which was to be played at Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium on June 9, which is built on land that was once a Palestinian village that was destroyed in 1948, Aljazeera reported. Argentine news sources reported quoting Argentinian sports website Minutouno that Saturday’s game in


Hamas is not Terrorist org, its resistance movement: Erdogan teaches Netanyahu a quick lesson on Twitter

  Srinagar: Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave a history lesson to Israel (occupied Palestine) prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Twitter saying ‘Hamas is not a terrorist organisation’ but ‘its Resistance’. The two rivals when to war of words over Twitter over recent violence in Palestine. Israel butchered sixty one people on Return March marking


Science: NASA to launch Man’s first ever mission to ‘touch’ Sun in July

Srinagar: Humanity’s first mission to the Sun, Parker Solar Probe, has begun final preparations for its launch in July, NASA said in a statement for Media. According to statement issued on April 6 mission to sun will be launched from Launch Complex-37 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Florida and the two-hour launch window will open

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chats with his son and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, before King Salman leaves for Medina, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.

Saudi crown prince met leaders of right-wing Jewish organisations in US

Srinagar: Mohammad Bin Salman the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has met right-wing Jewish organisations during his tour of the United States, Aljazeera reported. According to Aljazeera MBS has met leaders of AIPAC, Stand Up for Israel (ADL) and the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). “The groups, which have donated millions to illegal settlement

With Israel-Delhi flight ‘tourism’ will have a boost

New Delhi : To boost ties between India-Israel, Air India inaugurated its direct flight service between the two capital cities. While israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin on Friday termed the move as a ‘historic moment’, media reports said. ‘We will see more Indian tourists coming to Israel now,” Levin was quoted in reports. This will be


Kaaba in Mecca: The Holiest site for Muslims referred as ‘Makkaishwar Mahadevs temple’, Hindu Mahasabaha says Kaba was a hindu temple

  The Kaaba in Mecca Saudi Arabia, the most sacred site of Muslims worldwide, has been referred to as a “Hindu temple” and referred as “Macceshwar Mahadev temple in a controversial Hindu New Year calendar released by The Hindu Mahasabha, Aligarh, on Sunday the Times of India reported. According to TOI the calendar also shows seven mosques and monuments in

Myanmar building military base over flattened Rohingya villages: Amnesty International

Amnesty International in a report has said that the Myanmar is constructing military bases over Rohingya villages, Aljazeera reported. According AI report, Remarking Rakhine State, the Myanmar forces have flattened villages and is building at least three new security facilities western Rakhine state which ‘began in January, is based on satellite imagery and witness statements

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As humanitarian aid goes to Syria, 70 killed in Aerial bombing, 30 suffocate to suspected ‘chlorine attack’

Syria: As Bashar al Assad led army warplanes bombarded Eastern Ghouta, killing at least 70 people, The White Helmets and Syrian Observatory for Human Rights SOHR said at least 30 people appeared to be suffocating from suspected “chlorine attack” attack that struck the area on Monday night, Aljazeera reported. Quoting a monitor the report said

State of Emergency declared in Sri Lanka over communal violence

Sri Lanka: A nation-wide state of emergency has been imposed in Sri Lanka to “take stern action” against people instigating communal violence, Aljazeera reported. The move comes after days of unrest between religious communities in which a Buddhist man was killed and Muslim businesses set ablaze. According to Aljazeera Police on Monday said that there

674 civilians killed in two weeks of air attack in Syria’s eastern Ghouta

  The civilian death toll in Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta has reached 674 in nearly two weeks of aerial attacks, a Syrian volunteer group has said, Al Jazeera reported. The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, said on Friday that more than 670 people have been killed since the Syrian government, aided by Russia, launched an

16 killed in attack on French embassy, Army HQ in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: Sixteen people, including eight gunmen, were killed in twin attacks on the French embassy and army headquarters in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, Aljazeera reported. Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa. Officials, according to Aljazeera, said that more than 80 people, including civilians were wounded. The Friday’s attacks occurred in an area near

As temperature plunges below zero, mosques in UK, Ireland open for homeless

United Kingdom: As the meteorological department in United Kingdom and Ireland issued weather advisories and temperature went below zero degrees, mosques opened their doors to the homeless people, Aljazeera reported. On Friday the Met Office issued a red alert for snow for parts of southwest England and south Wales. Red alert is considered  highest level

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30 killed in Azarbaijan fire incident

Azarbaijan: At least 30 people are feared dead after fire engulfed a drug rehabilitation clinic in the Azerbaijani capital Baku early Friday, the local APA news agency reported. Firefighters and rescuers of Azerbaijan’s emergencies ministry had extinguished the blaze and were investigating its causes, the news agency added.  

Man stabs neighbour for ‘incessantly’ reciting poetry

Dublin: Be cautious if you are an avid poetry reader because it could become life threatening. Believe it or not a man was stabbed by his neighbour in Dublin over “incessantly” reciting poetry, Irishtimes reported. Dublin is the capital of Republic of Ireland. The attacker has been identified as John Paul Mulready (40). He stabbed

Regardless of UNSC’ call for ceasefire, Assad’s forces launch land, air offensive on besieged area

Syria: Hours after UN Security Council voted unanimously in favour of a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, a ground and air offensive on Eastern Ghouta was launched by Syrian Government forces, Aljazeera reported. Bashar Al Assad’s forces began fighting rebels on multiple fronts in the rebel-held areas near Damascus, while Syrian warplanes continued to

US to open Jerusalem embassy in May for Israel’s 70th anniversary

WASHINGTON: The United States said on Friday it will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May, bringing forward the contested move to coincide with the Jewish state’s 70th birthday — and enraging Palestinians, who called it a “blatant provocation”. Palestinians object to recognition of the disputed city as Israel’s capital and say the

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