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Fidel Castro, revolutionary icon and legendary Cuban leader, dies at 90

Fidel Castro, revolutionary icon and legendary Cuban leader, dies at 90

Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary who defied United States for more than 50 years, dies at 90 Fidel Castro, the revolutionary icon, one of the world’s best-known leaders and Cuba’s ex-president, has died aged 90. The announcement quoting Raul Castro, his brother and current president, was made on Cuban state television. Fidel Castro became a towering international figure and most emblematic world ... Read More »

China warns it will ‘get involved’ if India incites trouble in Balochistan

Deep Sea Port at Gwadar

Chinese think tank has issued a warning to India, saying China will have to get involved if any Indian “plot” disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in restive Balochistan. Chinese think tank has warned India that China will intervene if India will incite violence in Balochistan and disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan’s Balochistan ... Read More »

Iranian pilgrims to miss Hajj 2016 as Saudi Arabia, Iran Hajj talks fail

Muslim pilgirms during Hajj in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, Iran officials blame each other over Hajj talks’ failure while Iranian Muslims to miss out on annual pilgrimage Iranian Muslims will miss out on the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia in September 2016, as Tehran and Riyadh blame each other over failure of Hajj 2016 arrangements. Ali Jannati, Iran’s minister of culture and Islamic guidance, said talks between Iran and ... Read More »

Ali Gilani, son of Pakistan’s ex-PM, recovered from Afghanistan after 3 years

Ali Haider Gilani, son of Pakistan's ex-PM, recovered from Afghanistan after 3 years

The kidnapped son of Pakistan’s ex-Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has been rescued in Afghanistan in a joint Afghan-US special forces operation. ISLAMABAD – Ali Haider Gilani, the son of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, was recovered on Tuesday, during an operation in Afghanistan. This news was conveyed by Afghan National Security Advisor Muhammad Hanif Atmar in a ... Read More »

Over 250 Pakistanis named in Panama Papers Part 2

Over 400 Pakistanis named in Panama Papers Part 2

Aleem Khan and Zulfi Bukhari of PTI, family members of businessman Seth Abid, close associates of PPP and MQM leadership and Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s mother Saba Obaid are among the 259 Pakistanis holding offshore assets/companies ISLAMABAD – The second round of the Panama Papers, released on Monday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), have revealed names of more than ... Read More »

Sadiq Khan becomes London’s first Muslim Mayor

Labour’s Sadiq Khan promises a ‘better’ London, after becoming first Muslim Mayor of London LONDON (UK)  — Sadiq Khan — a Labour Party leader, a former human rights lawyer and a son of a bus driver from Pakistan — has been elected as the new mayor of London. He will be the first Muslim to lead Britain’s capital. The victory also ... Read More »

UAE now has Ministers of Happiness, Tolerance, Future

Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAE to push national agenda to make the country the happiest of all nations, prime minister announces. The United Arab Emirates’ poet-prime minister, who’s declared that he wants to make the UAE “one of the best countries in the world” within five years, has appointed an official “minister for happiness” in a new cabinet he announced Wednesday. Ohood Al Roumi’s ... Read More »

Tsai Ing-wen becomes first female president of Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen becomes first female president of Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen wins historic victory over her closest rival, Eric Chu        TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Tsai Ing-wen of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) becomes the first president of the island nation. Tsai takes over from President MaYing-Jeou, who had served eight years. With more than half of the votes counted, the Democratic Progressive party (DPP) candidate, Tsai Ing-wen, had built ... Read More »

Benazir Bhutto’s 8th death anniversary being observed today

Benazir Bhutto’s 8th death anniversary being observed today

LARKANA (Pakistan) – The 8th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is going to be observed today all across the country. Eight years passed since the first ever female prime minister of Pakistan was assassinated after addressing an electoral rally at Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007. Qura’an Khawani and fateha khawani would be held at various ... Read More »

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