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Saudi Arabia expands entertainment industry

News Desk | Ahmad bin Aqeel Al-Khatib, head of General Entertainment Authority announced Saudi Arabia's ambitious plans to invest $64 billion in the entertainment industry...

Under Foreign Pressure: Punjab government seizes assets of JuD and its...

News Analysis | Punjab government has swiftly acted on a notification issued by the federal government to seize all the moveable and immovable assets of...

17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student: sheriff

AFP | Authorities in Florida could offer no explanation Wednesday night as to why a former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at...

Armeena Khan and Sanam Saeed show support for ‘PadMan’ despite ban

News Desk | Pakistani actress Armeena Khan and Sanam Saeed came out in support of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Padman’ that is reportedly banned from screening in...

IHC threatens government authorities with contempt charges over non-compliance

News Analysis | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Shaukat Siddiqui resumed the hearing of a case on Friday related to the dharna (sit-in) at...

In Afghanistan, Governors don’t just step down because the President asks...

Ezzatullah Mehrdad |   As Mohammad Daud begins his fiftieth day in office as governor of Afghanistan's Balkh region, he may wonder whether he will ever receive...

Long Term Plan (LTP) of CPEC is a mystery

 Raja Waqas Shabbir | Economic and financial stability is connected with political stability- was the much talked about statement of Army Chief Qamar Zaman Bajwa...

Police reports reveal Bijarani shot wife and then committed suicide

News Analysis | As per the initial investigation reports released by the police, it appears that Sindh Planning and Development Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani shot...

Burning van ploughs into crowd in Shanghai

AFP | A van caught fire and ploughed into pedestrians on a crowded pavement outside a Starbucks in central Shanghai on Friday, injuring at least...

PM Abbasi ends 15 year wait and inaugurates Lyari Expressway

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, with a sigh of relief from Karachiites, inaugurated the Lyari Expressway near the site area in Karachi,...

Over 200 militants lay down arms in Balochistan

News Analysis | At least 200 separatist militants have laid down their arms and announced becoming a part of the national mainstream on Thursday at...

Kabul hotel attack death toll rises to 22

AFP | At least 22 people are now known to have died when Taliban militants slaughtered guests at a luxury Kabul hotel, Afghan officials said...

Chinese county bans school children from mosques

AFP | Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosques during their winter holidays, a state-run daily reported...

US urges Pakistan to move against Haqqani network

News Analysis | Ambassador Alice Wells concluded her visit to Pakistan and in a statement released by the US embassy, she emphasized that US wants...

Celebrities urge authorities to take action after minor’s rape in Kasur

News Desk | An eight-year-old girl named Zainab was brutally murdered after being raped in Kasur. The girl was kidnapped outside of her home and...

Who is capable of preventing nuclear war before Olympics?

Sophie Mangal | A petition appealing to the DPRK’s (Democratic People’ Republic of Korea) authorities to stop testing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) during the...

Could news of Ahmadinejad’s arrest by Iran be part of disinformation?

News Analysis | Contradictory reports fuelled suspicion and debate on the news of the former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad’s arrest over ‘inciting violence’ as reported...

Salman Taseer’s vigil cancelled by authorities

News Analysis | On Thursday, the police and district administration stopped members of the civil society from holding a vigil to mark the death anniversary...

‘I am still a commissioned officer’, says Kulbhushan Jadhav

News Analysis | Kulbhushan Jadhav, in a video message released by the Foreign Office (FO), said that he could see fear in the eyes of...

Pakistan prepared for any US action: DG ISPR

News Desk | In the midst of growing tensions between Pakistan and US after Trump’s Tweet, the military spokesperson, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor...

Orange Line causes Mall Road closure

News Analysis | The Orange Line Metro Train project has finally restarted construction after the waiving of various stay orders that had halted the project earlier....

Fresh Iran protests lead to 9 fatalities and hundreds of arrests

AFP | Nine people were killed as fresh unrest hit Iran overnight, state television said Tuesday, while hundreds have been arrested as authorities crack down...

Fire at Mumbai rooftop party kills 15

AFP | Fire tore through a Mumbai building where a rooftop party was being held early Friday, killing at least 15 people and leaving many...

Carol singers arrested as Hindutva members go on a rampage in...

News Analysis | Six carol singers have been arrested in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh after a man accused them of trying to...

Hindutva murderer’s arrest leads to mob violence and financial donations

News Analysis | Internet services continue to remain suspended in Rajsamand after mobs defied prohibitory orders on Thursday, and several people including 12 cops were...

Kinnow exports skyrocket: Exports to Indonesia boost to $48 million

News Analysis | Export of Kinnow (citrus fruit) from Pakistan to Indonesia has surged by a staggering 150 percent to $48 million in the current...

Saudi Prince pays heavy price for freedom

Reuters | Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an "acceptable settlement agreement"...

Over 7,000 Pakistanis jailed abroad are without government support

GVS Special Report | On the 8th Session of the National Assembly Secretariat in 2014 during the “QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS AND THEIR REPLIES”, the...

UK considers hate charges against Altaf Hussain

News Analysis | The UK has given indications that it may bring hate speech charges against the London-based Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain....

Reversing the trend: Pakistan to hand over terrorists’ list to the...

News Analysis | As part of its new strategy to deal with the mounting US pressure, Islamabad will hand over the list of wanted terrorists...

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