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Oil price jumps as Opec keeps output steady

25/09/18   BBC
Oil prices have hit a four-year high of over $81 (£62) a barrel after Saudi Arabia and Russia rejected calls by Donald Trump to increase production.
Brent crude hit its highest level since November 2014 at $81.16 a barrel, up 3% on the day.
Saudi Arabia leads the Opec oil cartel, while Russia is the biggest oil producer outside the group.
They met in Algiers on    [More....]


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China cancels trade talks with US as new tariffs loom

23/09/18   By Dawn
NEW YORK: China has scrapped trade talks with the United States days before President Donald Trump is set to escalate the commercial battle with a new round of tariffs, according to a person familiar with the discussion.
Chinese officials canceled the planned negotiations after Trump announced he would impose new levies of up to 10 per cent on another $200 billion in Chine    [More....]

Burgeoning private hospitals causing worse traffic jam

22/09/18    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: The spat of building new private Hospitals in the Provincial Capital Quetta causing worse traffic issues as people are compelled to pass the destiny of 15 minutes in hours due to traffic rush.
Quetta’s Zarghoon road and Patel Road has turn into the markets of Private Hospital as with each passing new private hospitals being built which has become a luc    [More....]

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IHC suspends sentences of Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar in Avenfield reference

19/09/18    By Web Desk
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday has suspended sentences of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar in Avenfi    [More....]

Syria downs Russian plane, Moscow blames Israel

18/09/18    By AFP
Syria accidentally downed a Russian military aircraft with a crew of 15 onboard when its air defences went into action against an alleged Israeli missile strike, the Russian army said     [More....]

Trump accuses China of trying to 'impact' US election with trade war

18/09/18    By AFP
United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused China of seeking to influence upcoming US elections by taking aim at his political support base in the countries' escalating tra    [More....]

CJP takes notice of 10-year-old girl's death in Karachi police 'encounter'

18/09/18    DawnNews
Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday took notice of the death of 10-year-old girl Amal Umer, who had reportedly been shot by policemen during an alleged encounter in Karachi last mon    [More....]

6 injured in grenade blast in Kharan

18/09/18    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: At least six civilians injured in a hand grenade attack in Kharan city targeting security forces’ convoy on Monday night.
According to Levis Force, uniden    [More....]

Austerity drive: 50 vehicles of PM House auctioned in two phases

18/09/18    By Web Desk
ISLAMABAD: As a part of austerity drive, 50 out of 102 luxury vehicles of Prime Minister House have been auctioned in two phases today (Monday).
The incumbent government h    [More....]

Storm Florence: Heavy flooding cuts off Wilmington

17/09/18    BBC
The coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been cut off from the rest of the state because of heavy floods following Hurricane Florence.
Officials say all roads in and ou    [More....]

PPP warns of strong ‘resistance’ if Kalabagh dam project is revived

17/09/18    By Dawn
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has warned of strong “resistance” if the controversial Kalabagh dam project is revived, terming such a move an “utter disrespect” t    [More....]

Taliban call for closure of US bases, prisoner release

17/09/18    By Dawn
WASHINGTON: Taliban leaders are demanding closure of US bases in Afghanistan and release of hundreds of their prisoners for continuing peace talks with the United States, the US media    [More....]

Buzdar says monitoring progress on 100-day agenda

17/09/18    By Dawn
LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar says he himself is monitoring progress on 100-day agenda of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Reforms in education, health and other sectors are p    [More....]

BNP to table resolution over vacant posts in Education Department

17/09/18   BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: The Balochistan National Party senior leader Sana Baloch has said, the party has decided to table resolution over vacant education department’s seat which could b    [More....]

China coast lashed as typhoon toll rises

16/09/18    BBC
Typhoon Mangkhut is lashing China's most populous province, bringing winds of up to 100 mph (162 kph).
Guangdong is on its highest alert for the storm, which also hit Hong Kong, w    [More....]

Three security personnel martyred in Pishin blast

15/09/18    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: At least three Levis personnel were martyred in motorcycle bound blast in Pishin targeting the vehicle of Assistant Commissioner Barshor Ameer Zaman Kakar on Friday    [More....]

Govt reduces relief on income tax for salaried persons

15/09/18    By Web desk
ISLAMABAD: The federal government introduced amendments on Thursday in the Finance Act 2018’s Income Tax Ordinance, according to which the relief on taxable income has been redu    [More....]

EU parliament votes to punish Hungary over 'breaches' of core values

12/09/18    BBC
The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU's core values.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban's governme    [More....]

8 miners die in Kohat coalmine

12/09/18    By Dawn
At least eight miners died in a coalmine in Kohat district's Akhurwal village on Wednesday morning, in an incident that left at least three others injured, according to local and fore    [More....]

Death toll from Afghan suicide attack soars to 68, say officials

12/09/18    By AFP
The death toll from a suicide attack on Afghan protesters has soared to 68, officials said on Wednesday, as violence flares across the country ahead of elections and a key Islamic holy    [More....]

BAP’s Sarfraz Bugti elected as Senator from Balochistan

12/09/18    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: Former Balochistan home minister Sarfraz Bugti was elected as senator by grabbing 37 votes during by-election on vacant seat of Senate from Balochisant on Wednesday    [More....]

Number of hungry people has risen to 820m, says UN report

12/09/18    By AFP
NEW YORK: There is new evidence signalling that the number of hungry people in the world is growing and rose around 820 million in 2017, according to the United Nation’s “State of     [More....]

Google fights worldwide ‘right to be forgotten’ in EU court

12/09/18    By AFP
BRUSSELS: Google clashed with France in a top EU court on Tuesday arguing it feared for freedom of speech if forced to apply Europe’s “right to be forgotten” principle worldwide.    [More....]

Kulsoom Nawaz to be laid to rest on Friday; Nawaz, Maryam released on parole for funeral

12/09/18    DawnNews
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired captain Mohammad Safdar were released from Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail on parole hours after his a    [More....]

Balochistan Cabinet approves drift of Gwadar University

12/09/18    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: The 2nd Session of Balochistan’s newly cabinet headed by Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal has approved plan for refurbishing Balochistan Levis Force and resha    [More....]

Migrant crisis: Scores drown off Libyan coast

11/09/18    BBC
More than 100 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coastline earlier this month, an aid agency says.
According to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) two rubber boats set off on    [More....]

China join Russia's record war game

11/09/18    BBC
Russia has launched its biggest military exercise since the Cold War, involving about 300,000 service personnel, in eastern Siberia.
China is sending 3,200 troops to take part in     [More....]

No plan to discontinue Rs5,000 note

11/09/18    DawnNews
KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday rejected all rumours regarding discontinuation of Rs5,000 banknote and asked the general public not to pay heed to any such disinf    [More....]

US warns ICC against probing its troops for excesses in Afghanistan

11/09/18    By AFP
WASHINGTON: The United States threatened on Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served i    [More....]

7 wounded in Paris knife attack, including British tourists

10/09/18    By AFP
Seven people including two British tourists were wounded in Paris late Sunday by a knife-wielding man, a terrifying attack that bystanders tried to stop by throwing petanque balls at t    [More....]

Government is unable to complete five months in simmering political chaos: Akhter Mengal

10/09/18    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: Lack of consensus over distribution of Ministries making unable for provincial government to complete five months rather than five years as all coalition partners a    [More....]

Soldier martyred, four terrorists killed in Balochistan operation

10/09/18    BalochistanExpress
According to the ISPR statement, security forces conducted IBOs in the Jhao area near Awaran and recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition.
During the operatio    [More....]

Speakers pay tribute to Munir Badini for his literary services

10/09/18    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: Munir Ahmed Badini has rendered matchless services for the promotion of Balochi language and literature in his novels and fictions through highlighting social, pol    [More....]

Moldovan President Igor Dodon involved in car crash

09/09/18   BBC
Moldovan President Igor Dodon has been injured in a traffic accident north-west of the capital Chisinau.
A lorry overtook a vehicle in wet weather near the town of Straseni and cra    [More....]

At least one dead, 37 injured in Madagascar stadium stampede

09/09/18    by AFP
At least one person was killed and 37 injured in a stampede at a football stadium in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, a hospital official said on Sunday.
“In all, there are    [More....]

84 dead in fighting in Yemen's Hodeida after talks fail

09/09/18    by AFP
Clashes and air strikes have left 84 people dead around Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeida since the collapse of UN-brokered peace talks, hospital sources said on Sunday.
The    [More....]

Transgender person burnt alive in Sahiwal

09/09/18    DawnNews
SAHIWAL: A transgender was allegedly burnt alive by unidentified people at a cab stand at Mall Mandi Chowk on Thursday.
The transperson, whose identity, could not be ascertai    [More....]

Attack on checkpoint in western Afghanistan kills 9

09/09/18    By AP
An Afghan official says insurgents have attacked a checkpoint in the western Herat province, killing at least nine Afghan security forces and wounding another six.
Gelani Farhad    [More....]

Two more ministers take oath as Jam Kamal expands his cabinet

09/09/18    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: Two more Provincial Ministers were inducted in the Balochistan Cabinet on Saturday as BAP’s Abdul Rehman Kethran and BNP A’s Asadaullah Baloch took oath in Gove    [More....]

Woman among three killed in Pishin clash

09/09/18    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: At least three people were gunned down including mother and son in Bostan area of District Pishin on Saturday as two rival groups opened exchange of firing.

Ex-Trump adviser jailed in Russia inquiry: George Papadopoulos

08/09/18    BBC
The former Trump adviser whose remarks in a London pub sparked the US inquiry into possible collusion with Russia has been sentenced to 14 days in jail.
George Papadopoulos, 31, t    [More....]

Three bandits sentenced to death for killing Rangers man in Karachi

08/09/18    DawnNews
KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Friday sentenced three men to death in a case pertaining to killing of a Rangers soldier and wounding a policeman during an armed robbery.

Govt working on move to cut development funds by over Rs250 billion

08/09/18    DawnNews
ISLAMABAD: While protecting the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other strategic development projects, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government is working on scaling down f    [More....]

Jam Kamal filed petition against Aslam Bhootani

08/09/18    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: The Balochistan Chief Minister, Jam Kamal Khan Alyani has filed petition in the Election Tribunal against the election on NA-272-Lasbela-Cum-Gwadar,on Thursday. [More....]

Iran, Russia, Turkey presidents meet in high-stakes summit

07/09/18    By AP
The presidents of Iran and Russia on Friday backed a military offensive to retake the last rebel-held area of Syria as Turkey's president pushed for a cease-fire, perhaps the final chan    [More....]

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's presidential front-runner, stabbed at rally

07/09/18    BBC
The front-runner in Brazil's presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, has been stabbed at a campaign rally.
The far-right politician was attacked amid a crowd in the south-east stat    [More....]

Big quake hits Japan island, leaves nine dead, 30 missing

07/09/18    By AFP
SAPPORO: A powerful earthquake on Thursday on Japan’s northern-most main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timbe    [More....]