Imran Khan to embark on 2-day Qatar visit

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:05
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a two-day visit to Qatar from Monday at the invitation of the country’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Khan was expected to hold meetings with the Qatari Emir and Prime Minister…

China’s lunar probe sees first cotton-seed sprout

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:24
A cotton seed carried to the Moon by China’s recent Chang’e-4 probe has sprouted, the first for any biological matter to grow on the Moon, the media reported on Tuesday. Images sent back by the probe showed that a cotton…

Pakistan SC rejects NAB appeal against Sharifs’ bail

Monday, 14 January 2019 20:07
Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the suspension of prison sentences handed to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield…

Imran going around world begging for funds: Sindh CM

Monday, 07 January 2019 16:11
Pakistan’s Sindh province Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of travelling around the world to “beg” for financial support for his cash-strapped country. “Imran Khan is going from country to country to beg (for financial…

China ‘must be, will be’ reunified with Taiwan: Xi Jinping

Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:21
President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said China must be and will be reunified with Taiwan, and called for the two rivals to work together to realise the “historic task” of complete reunification. “It is a historical conclusion drawn over 70…

China’s lunar probe lands on Moon’s far side

Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:18
China’s Chang’e-4 lunar probe on Thursday became the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon in a huge milestone for the nation as it attempts to position itself as a leading space power.…

Bangladesh elections: Security on high alert as polling begins

Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:58
Bangladesh is voting on Sunday in a general election, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking her third consecutive term in office. Security forces are on high alert, with around 600,000 security personnel deployed across the nation. More than 100 million…

Pakistani government bans Zardari from leaving country

Friday, 28 December 2018 09:26
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Thursday decided to ban former President and PPP co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and another 171 people from leaving the country over a money laundering case being probed on the orders of the apex court.…

Afghan government office attack toll reaches 43

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:10
The death toll of a terrorist attack on a government office here in Afghanistan rose to 43 as many injured succumbed to their injuries, an Afghan Public Health Ministry official said on Tuesday. Earlier reports had put the casualty at…

Pakistan, China support Afghan-led and owned peace process: Qureshi

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:10
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here on Tuesday over the situation in war-torn Afghanistan and said that his country and China strongly support the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. Qureshi was…