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05/27/2018 10:56 AM
Pakistan announces general elections on July 25
Pakistan's upcoming general elections for parliament and provincial assemblies will be held on July 25, according to a decree signed by President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday. Sources in the President Office said the signed document was sent to the ECP to grant permission to go ahead and hold polls.
05/26/2018 07:27 PM
China orders crackdown on outdoor religious statues
China's ruling Communist Party has ordered the provincial governments to regulate construction of large outdoor religious statues in a bid to prevent "commercialisation" of Buddhist and Taoist religions, official media reported on Saturday.
05/26/2018 05:48 PM
Keeping summit hopes alive suggests Kim may need a deal
Kim’s stated desire to continue engaging with Trump — even after such a high-profile snub — does not necessarily mean the North Korean leader is willing to renounce his nuclear arsenal, the primary US demand. No matter how painful sanctions may be, analysts say, Kim would be unwilling to give up his nuclear weapons unless an accord left him feeling completely safe without them. The security of his family-run regime is nonnegotiable.
05/26/2018 04:18 PM
Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 3 dead, 40 missing
India's Meteorological Department said the storm packed maximum sustained winds of 170-180 kilometres (105-111 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 200 kph (124 mph). It called the cyclone "extremely severe."
05/25/2018 08:03 PM
'Active shooter' taken into custody at Indiana middle school
Helicopter footage showed students being led from the school to buses north of Indianapolis. Hamilton County Sheriff's OfficeBryant Orem says they were being taken to Noblesville High School's gym, where their families can pick them up.
05/25/2018 07:06 PM
Pakistan bans Indian movies during Eid
An official notification, marked as ‘most immediate’, was issued on Thursday by the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage to the chairman of the Pakistan Film Exhibitors Association and all others relevant bodies.
05/25/2018 04:08 PM
Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout
"Name me a single reason why we should enter into a new negotiation with the US or a new deal? One president signs, the other president nullifies; I don't think anybody can negotiate with the US with such behaviour," an Iranian official said.
05/25/2018 03:26 PM
Nearly 46 million young voters hold key to Pak elections
A total of 59.2 million males and 46.7 million females constitute the electoral roll across the six provinces Pakistan, which has a population of over 200 million, according to data on the website of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).