An Indian man was mauled to death by a lion after he scaled the wall of a zoo in northern Punjab state, officials said Monday.
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An Indian man was mauled to death by a lion after he scaled the wall of a zoo in northern Punjab state, officials said Monday.
Emirates Airline, the world's largest international carrier, will be reducing its baggage allowance for some Economy flyers from February 4.
NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Indian premier Narendra Modi suggesting ways to maintain the ‘sanctity’ of Kartarpur Sahib.
WASHINGTON: US Senator Kamala Harris announced Monday that she is running for president, joining an already-crowded field of Democrats who are making or considering bids to take on Donald Trump.
ISLAMABAD: More widespread rain is expected in Upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan during the next 24 hours, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
KABUL/PESHAWAR: The Taliban met with US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar on Monday, the militant group said in a statement, days after threatening to pull out of Afghan peace talks.
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Monday tweeted that her father Nawaz Sharif was unwell and the family had not received the reports given by the medical board.
HUB: Six people were injured in an accident between a coach and an oil tanker in Balochistan’s Hub on Monday.
GENEVA: The United States called on Russia on Monday to destroy a new cruise missile system which it said was a “direct and continuing violation” of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and accused Moscow of destabilising global security.
SHENZHEN: A Chinese scientist who created what he said were the world’s first “gene-edited” babies evaded oversight and broke ethical boundaries in a quest for fame and fortune, state media said on Monday, as his former university said he had been fired.
ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif said on Monday that he won't allow the government to take a sigh of relief over the Sahiwal shootout without getting the real facts of the incident.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday reached Doha (Qatar) on a two-day official visit.
Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”, company executives said on Monday.
Russia says Syria’s air defenses shot down more than 30 cruise missiles and guided bombs during Israel's aerial attacks in the early hours of Monday.
Iraq's pro-government Popular Mobilization Units, known in Arabic as Hashd al-Sha’abi, have advised Israel against “playing with fire” after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted that Tel Aviv may attack the anti-terror volunteer fighters.
Israel has for some time been trying to expand its influence across the African continent. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent visit to Chad is being viewed as a step in this direction. The two sides have now announced the normalization of their diplomatic ties amid reports of Israel supplying the Central African state with weapons.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is prepared to take over security in Syria’s northern town of Manbij where a deadly bomb attack killed several American soldiers last Wednesday.
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar speaking to the media outside the Punjab Assembly on Monday said the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe the Sahiwal killings would present its report tomorrow (Tuesday).
ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Monday.
At least 12 people were killed Monday in a Taliban-claimed attack on a military compound in central Afghanistan, officials said, as the insurgents continue to batter the war-torn country´s beleaguered security forces.
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over their respective appeals filed against the Al-Azizia reference verdict.
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed a petition seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
WASHINGTON: The trade deal that US negotiators are seeking with China may have more in common with a sanctions-monitoring regime than a traditional trade pact.
TOKYO: “World’s oldest man” Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity’s first powered flight, died on Sunday aged 113, Japanese media said.
A Catholic school in Kentucky condemned a group of its students, many of whom wore “Make America Great Again” hats, after they were recorded harassing a Native American Vietnam veteran in a video that went viral on Saturday.
KABUL: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday entered the 2019 presidential race after forging an alliance with a staunch critic to challenge his former governing partners at a time when the Taliban has shut him out of talks to end more than 17 years of war.
MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s health minister said on Sunday that the number of people killed in a gasoline pipeline explosion has risen to 79.
The US army has described Iran as “the only victor” in its two-volume, 1300-page study of its brutal invasion of Iraq.
Iran’s Parliament speaker says the United States' “barbaric” treatment of Press TV’s detained anchorwoman, Marzieh Hashemi, is an instance of “sham politics,” denouncing Washington for applying double standards to the issue of human rights.
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has carried out deadly air raids against 15 targets, including a food factory, in Yemen’s west-central Sana’a Province, prompting condemnations from officials in the capital.
The Hamas resistance movement has condemned the US decision to cut humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people as “political blackmail,” urging international efforts to end Washington’s anti-Palestine pressure campaign and pro-Tel Aviv bias.
RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that peace in Afghanistan is vital for regional peace, said an Inter-Services Public Relations press statement.
LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department officials involved in the alleged extrajudicial killing of a family were taken into custody on the orders of Punjab chief minister Usman Buzdar, said a CM House spokesperson on Saturday.
The lawyer of Abraaj founder and well-known Pakistani emerging markets magnate Arif Naqvi has vowed to defend him against Air Arabia's lawsuit which was issued while the settlement talks were underway between the two parties.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed swift action against the personnel of the Counter-Terrorism Department if found guilty by a joint investigation team formed to probe Saturday’s alleged encounter in Sahiwal that left four people dead.
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Sunday said that he would personally supervise the investigations on the alleged Sahiwal extrajudicial killing.
Iranian protesters have rallied outside the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which represents American interests, to condemn the detention in Washington of Press TV journalist and news presenter Marzieh Hashemi.
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to temporarily shield a million immigrants from deportation if Congress authorises funding for his Mexican border wall -- an idea Democrats rejected, making the US government shutdown likely to grind on.
SAHIWAL: The Counter-Terrorism Department, in a statement detailing its version of Saturday’s alleged encounter in Sahiwal that left four people, including two women, dead, claimed that the “terrorist” driving the car shot at the police when intercepted.
Russia has warns Israel against carrying out airstrikes near the Damascus International Airport in the Syrian capital.
Relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward unless Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is “dealt with,” says Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump.
Iraqi pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have carried out a counter-terrorism operation in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, killing and injuring dozens of terrorists from the Daesh Takfiri group in the process.
The children of Press TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi have expressed concern about the situation of their mother who is languishing in US jail for a week now without any charge.
UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, New York: The United Nations chief boss said late Friday night he wished that Pakistan and India would "engage in a meaningful dialogue".
OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau renewed calls for the release of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi after meeting his wife on Friday, calling the issue "a priority" for him and all Canadians.
LAHORE: A Supreme Court spokesperson on Saturday rejected reports claiming Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has social media accounts.
LAHORE: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday that the government would address all reservations of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid leadership, and no coalition partner will leave the government.
ISLAMABAD: The social media platform Twitter on Saturday suspended the account of Punjab Chief Minister Spokesperson Dr Shahbaz Gill over violation of rules.
ISLAMABAD: United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Saturday said she had been encouraged to see that the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan was aligned towards shaping a new future for the people of Pakistan.
LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hasan Chohan said on Saturday that the federal and Punjab government has settled all issues with the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid leaders on all matters of mutual interest.
SAHIWAL: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday claimed that a local commander of militant organisation, Daesh, and three others, including two women, were killed in an operation near the GT Road.
US President Donald Trump's so-called “maximum pressure” policy against Iran has failed, says a report, citing the results of an internal assessment by his administration.
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang’s top nuclear negotiator.
ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Interior Shahryar Afridi said on Saturday that he would end the drug menace from the country even if it costs him his life.
MUMBAI: Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani announced details of a new online shopping platform Friday that will see his oil-to-telecoms conglomerate take on Amazon and Walmart in India's burgeoning e-commerce market.
KARACHI: Iconic Sindhi and Urdu TV drama actor Gulab Chandio passed away here on Friday.
ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Friday granted a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to former Chief of Army Staff General (retd) Raheel Sharif.
LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Mines and Minerals, Ammar Yasir, who belongs from Pakistan Muslim-League Quaid resigned on Friday citing pressure on work.
Pakistan U16 team registered a convincing six wickets victory over Australia U16 in the fifth and final 50-over-a-side match to win the series 3-2 at the ICC Academy in Dubai on Friday.
WASHINGTON: As the partial US government shutdown hit the four-week mark on Friday, tensions mounted in Washington on either side of the standoff over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to help fund a US-Mexico border wall.
ISLAMABAD: The decision to hold the next round of talks between the United States and Afghan Taliban in Islamabad was taken on Friday during a meeting between US Special Representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
A rocket carrying a satellite on a mission to deliver the world´s first artificial meteor shower blasted into space on Friday, Japanese scientists said.
WASHINGTON: Saturn's rings are younger than scientists thought and appeared within the last 10 to 100 million years, according to research published Thursday based on findings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from China in Pakistan increased by 45.26 per cent to US$1,104.2 million in the first half (July-December) of the current fiscal year against the investment of $760 million recorded during the same period of last year.
ISLAMABAD: Bitten by a shortfall in tax revenues, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) federal government is considering a rollback of the income tax relief given to the salaried class by the previous government.
Schlumberger on Friday reported quarterly revenue that topped estimates and forecast single-digit growth in international markets this year even as crude prices have tumbled roughly 30 percent since October.
Barack Obama´s trailblazing presidency, a first for an African-American, began 10 years ago Sunday, a historic moment that some believed ushered in a post-racial America.