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Israel corruption case turns spotlight on PM Netanyahu and family

AFP | Israeli police accusations this week against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu involving fancy cigars, champagne and jewellery have revived older stories of alleged misbehaviour...

Nawaz granted one week to present arguments in disqualification period case

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday granted one week to Nawaz Sharif to present his arguments regarding the disqualification period under Article...

Sugarcane farmers lose battle against powerful mill owners

News Analysis | The government has failed to impose a sugarcane grower-friendly decision of the previous Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) administration about printing sugarcane purchase...

US lawmakers aim to tighten terms of Iran nuclear deal

AFP | A bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives on Thursday aimed at tightening the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, despite...

Judge blocks Trump move abolishing immigrant program

AFP | A US judge late Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from ending an Obama-era program that protected from deportation migrants who entered America illegally...

PM fails to pacify Baluchistan lawmakers

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited Quetta on Monday, in an effort to appease the dissident lawmakers of Baluchistan. The visit bore...

More PML-N lawmakers leaving the party piles the pressure on Sharif...

News Analysis | On Tuesday, five PML-N lawmakers submitted resignations to their respective assembly secretariats in protest over government inaction against Punjab Law Minister Rana...

Pressure on Rana Sanaullah mounts as 15 lawmakers threaten to resign

News Analysis | Pir Hameedudin Sialvi, the custodian of Dargah Sial Shareef, has announced his dissociation with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N). While addressing...

Imran demands Shehbaz and Rana Sanaullah resignation

News Desk | Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) demanded that Punjab’s Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah must resign immediately after...

Lawmakers unite to ensure timely elections

News Analysis | On Thursday, the National Assembly passed the 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 by a resounding majority of 242:1. Putting an end to...

US Congress authorizes defense budget bigger than Trump’s request

Washington| AFP |  The US Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly authorized $700 billion in national defense spending for next year, a substantial increase over Donald Trump's...

 Hammad Siddiqui Arrested. What Does This Mean For Families of the...

News Analysis | Hammad Siddiqui, the prime suspect in the Baldia Town factory blaze and former chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Karachi organizing...

New challenge for Nawaz Sharif: Senate amends Election Act 2017

 News Analysis | Opposition parties in the Senate have jointly amended the Election Act 2017, making it impossible for Nawaz Sharif to be president of...

Nawaz’s short & sweet appearances in NAB; where is the supremacy...

News Analysis | Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court on Tuesday in relation to corruption references filed against...

Lawmakers using the constitution for legitimizing forgery !

News Analysis | The upper house of the Parliament passed an election bill and rejected a proposal by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to retain...

USA wants strong defense ties with India: Will military pressure mount...

News Analysis | The Trump administration has told the US lawmakers that defense ties with India are indispensable to the bilateral ties between the two...

South Korean Lawmakers Begin Presidential Impeachment Vote

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean lawmakers began an impeachment vote Friday against President Park Geun-hye. Success is widely expected amid a corruption scandal...

Putin: We won’t allow infringement of Russia’s rights, will decide our...

During his annual address to Russian lawmakers, President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow is ready for dialogue with its international partners, but will not...

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Do We need to Worry about Pakistan’s Planned Troop Deployment in...

News Desk | On Friday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the decision to send Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia under a longstanding defense cooperation between...

PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

PadMan director Balki says he is planning a special screening of a movie for Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. He says that the...

Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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