decision on movie that offended Islamist. Pakistan's government
on Monday postponed its decision on whether to lift a ban on a movie that
had offended hard-line Islamists in this Muslim-majority country, after
asking a high council of clerics to weigh in on the film.
Bionic Jellyfish Can
Swim Three Times Faster Using Less Energy after Being Fitted with Tiny
Prosthetic. How can humanity better explore the unknown regions of Earth's vast
oceans? Some scientists say they have found a promising new method: bionic
forces raid Baghdad protest site.
Iraqi security forces have moved against the main anti-government protest
site in central Baghdad. They fired live ammunition and tear gas as
they began removing tents and concrete barriers near Tahrir Square and a
bridge across the Tigris river, eyewitnesses say.
moves SC against IHC orders in foreign funding case Prime
Minister Imran Khan on Saturday challenged the Islamabad High Court's (IHC)
orders to recognise Akbar S. Babar a member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
(PTI) and revert the foreign funding case to the Election Commission of
fires will create big problems for fresh drinking water.
wake of the enormous fires that have razed huge swathes of drought-stricken
Australia, scientists fear that when rains eventually fall, they will wash
charred debris into rivers, dams, and the ocean, killing wildlife and even
tainting the drinking supplies of major cities, such as Sydney.
Wording of services
chiefs bills sparks controversy A controversy has cropped up over the drafting of services chiefs bills
passed by parliament on Wednesday: whether the bills have bestowed more
discretionary powers upon the president to give his consent or not in case
of reappointment of services chiefs and extension in their tenures.
Facebook blocks Radio
Pakistan's live streaming: report Screenshots from back in May
and July shared on the Radio Pakistan website showed a warning message from
Facebook, saying that "your post goes against our Community Standards on
dangerous individuals and organisations."
Emergency in Pakistan 2019:
Miscalculations by Pervez Musharraf. Military action against a
mosque in Islamabad, unconstitutional sacking of judges and curbs on media
paved the way for proclamation of emergency by the former military ruler.
results: BJP concedes defeat amid citizenship row
The Congress and its allies have won, or are leading, in 46 of the 81
seats, while the BJP is on course to take 25.
Saudis sentence five to death for journalist's murder.
Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was killed inside the
kingdom's consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul by a team of Saudi
Mali conflict: Macron says 33 'terrorists' killed by French troops.
Mr Macron made the announcement on a visit to Ivory Coast, where he
reiterated France's commitment to fighting jihadists in the region.
Malala is on Teen Vogue's 'Cover of The Decade'.
Activist and Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai has reached yet another
milestone as she became the face of Teen Vogue for their final 'Cover of The
Decade'. Yousufzai is featured on the last TeenVogue cover of 2019, which
highlights "brilliant, world-changing demands of teens across the world" in
a decade defined by "the rise of youth activism" and protest.
Youngest Mayor in
America Inaugurated at 7 Months Old While Wearing a Tuxedo in Texas,
A 7-month-old baby became the youngest mayor in America this weekend after
he was inaugurated as the honorary Mayor of Whitehall, Texas.
PM summons emergency meeting on Lahore clash.
A group of lawyers stormed the emergency ward of the PIC and vandalised
public property, beat doctors and thrashed provincial minister Fayyaz ul
North Korea carries out
'very important test'
North Korea says it has carried out a "very important test" at a
satellite-launching site. The KCNA state news agency said the results would
be used to upgrade the country's strategic status. It provided no further
Nusrat Jahan Rafi:
Death penalty for 16 who set student on fire Those convicted of murder
included the headteacher Nusrat had accused of harassment and two female
officially elected as BCCI president
Sourav Ganguly has been officially appointed as the president of Board of
Control for Cricket (BCCI) at the Annual General Body Meeting in Mumbai on
Wednesday. He has become the 39th president of the nation’s governing board
for cricket, and the second captain of the national team
Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have captured a large number of Saudi troops
after a major attack near the border between the two countries.
Could Mr Trump
Republicans control the Senate, so Mr Trump would not be removed from office
unless members of his own party turned on him
PM Imran mulls
another cabinet reshuffle After spending a year in office, it appears Prime Minister Imran Khan still
has not found his 'dream team'.
PPP asks govt to resign Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on Friday
demanded federal government resign and hold new election in the country.
India's strongman PM:
Modi to appear on Bear Grylls' Man vs Wild
Not withstanding the fact that India remains one of the most polluted
country, Narendra Modi claims the programme will showcase India’s ‘beautiful
mountains and mighty rivers’, in the latest in a string of choreographed
India test-fires ‘quick
reaction’ air defense system as tensions soar with Pakistan
test-fired its state-of-the-art Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM).
The new air defense system has been tested amid the recent flare-up between
New Delhi and Islamabad over Kashmir
Monsoon floods displace
millions in India
than three million people have been displaced across north and north-eastern
India amid monsoon rain that has cost lives and destroyed homes.
Indian police arrest
priest & school teacher after they attempt to ‘sacrifice’ 3yo girl Police
in India have saved a 3-year-old girl from imminent death at the hands of
her own relatives, as they planned to “sacrifice” the toddler after getting
the green light from her parents, local media reports
palace found beneath a reservoir that dried up.
A drought combined with the release of water through the Mosul Dam in
revealed the hidden site of the Mittani Empire.
lost the highest number of workers and leaders during the last many years.
Several party leaders including Bashir Ahmad Bilour, his son Haroon Bashir
Bilour, MPAs and senior party activists were martyred in bomb attacks and
Istanbul mayoral re-run:
Erdogan's ruling AKP loses again
Turkey's ruling party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the
city's mayoral election, latest results show.
Muslim ‘triple talaq’
divorce bill sparks fierce debate in India.
The party of Indian PM Narendra Modi faced tough opposition as it made
another attempt to push through a bill that would criminalize divorcing a
woman by saying the word ‘talaq’ three times.
Russia to start sending
missile systems to Turkey in 2 months – and has ALREADY trained crews.
S-400 anti-air missile systems will begin to arrive in Turkey in two months,
says the head of Russian state defense corporation Rostec, despite
Washington warning Ankara that the deal could threaten their partnership.
Amazon to deliver
by drone 'within months'.
Amazon has said it will use drones to deliver packages to customers “within
months”. It unveiled its latest iteration at a conference in Las Vegas,
touting the machine's ability to spot obstacles such as people, dogs, and
Indian builds water hand pumps in Pakistan Touched at the plight
of starving children in Pakistan's Tharparkar district, Dubai-based Indian
businessman has set up nearly 62
water hand pumps in Tharparkar through a social worker in the Pakistani
Google deals Huawei
major blow by cutting Android licence
is set to revoke access to its Android mobile operating system from Huawei,
dealing the Chinese company a major blow in accordance with US sanctions.
No oil, gas
reserves found at Kekra-1: Petroleum Division Offshore drilling
at the Kekra-1 site near Karachi has found no reserves of oil and gas,
according to an official of the Petroleum Division.
Baloch’s brother arrested from Saudi Arabia by Interpol The
brother of Qandeel Baloch has been arrested from Saudi Arabia with the help
of Interpol last night, lawyer Nighat Dad said Friday.
M, army chief
discuss security matters Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of
the Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa on Thursday held security consultations.
A new start or rerun in Korean Peninsula
The highly choreographed meeting was performed by the two lead actors
almost exactly as scripted.
But many impromptu moments of congeniality, which drew laughs from the
audience as well as from the actors themselves, highlighted the two
sides’ eagerness to make the summit a success.
Koreas Talk Peace
The recent summit held between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and
North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un appears to have done all.
Pakistan afraid of happy women?
While the stoically suffering woman is embraced, the happy woman can’t
even get a foot in the door.
A Worrying New World Order
The EU has been slow to act in the Caucasus, and too wary of upsetting
Russia, concedes one deeply Atlanticist minister. But the sad reality is
that, in Georgia, “the Americans have been struggling to know what to
do.” It is a revealing comment
by Mohsin Hamid has made it to a number of international literary
awards, but this time the book has bagged an award!
Donald Trump may not be able to scrap Nuclear Deal with Iran, why?
It is in Americas interest that
the deal moves on, advisor to the US President put a hold on the
Current Affairs Digest to read special report on thorny
issues White House is facing today.
Anti Israel views may deprive Hurricane Harvey Victims of State Support
in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated for Hurricane Harvey
relief efforts if they support boycotting Israel, according to a funding
application form issued in the wake of the devastating storm.
visit to Russia Saudi King reaches
out to Putin to help increase oil prices.
US to Drop
Pakistan as Ally - sanctions in the offing? US State department is
contemplating over dropping Pakistan's name from non-NATO ally to put more
pressure on the country. Having supported successive dictators in Pakistan,
there is a realization in the US administration that the time now is to back
Imran Khan Strongly Criticizes Musharraf
Imran Khan has urged Pakistan
never to fight others wars for the lure of dollars.