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Japan fire kills 11 at home for elderly people

Japan fire kills 11 at home for elderly people

TOKYO: Eleven people died after a fire broke out at a residence for elderly people with financial difficulties in northern Japan, police said on Thursday. Television footage showed the three-storey building engulfed in flames and dozens of firefighters battling... Read more
Cabinet approves two-month extension in Afghan refugees’ stay

Cabinet approves two-month extension in Afghan refugees’ stay

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet Wednesday approved an extension in the Proof of Registration (PoR) cards for Afghan refugees for two more months, thereby allowing the refugees to stay in Pakistan for another 60 days. The decision was taken during... Read more
Two dead, 15 injured as 6.1 strong quake jolts parts of Pakistan

Two dead, 15 injured as 6.1 strong quake jolts parts of Pakistan

Epicentre of 6.1-magnitude earthquake was 35 kilometres south of Jarm in Afghanistan Girl dies after roof of her house caved in in Lasbela, man suffers heart attack in Swat valley LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: A girl child was killed and at least... Read more
Turkish attack on Kurds reverberates in Germany

Turkish attack on Kurds reverberates in Germany

BERLIN: The Turkish army’s attack on the Kurdish YPG militia is creating blowback in Germany and mobilising diaspora communities. A sustained Turkish intervention in Syria against the Kurds could cause trouble for Germany. “We are all Afrin, we are... Read more
Hafiz Saeed files petition to halt takeover of charities

Hafiz Saeed files petition to halt takeover of charities

ISLAMABAD: Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief, Hafiz Saeed on Tuesday filed a court petition to halt government plans to seize control of his charities. JuD leader, Saeed and charities that he controls are all included on terrorism blacklists by the UN... Read more
China says US warship violated its South China Sea sovereignty

China says US warship violated its South China Sea sovereignty

A US Navy destroyer this week sailed near the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed lagoon claimed by China in the South China Sea, US officials said on Saturday, and Beijing vowed to take “necessary measures” to protect what it said... Read more
Rao Anwar accuses ‘prejudice’ in probe against him

Rao Anwar accuses ‘prejudice’ in probe against him

KARACHI: Former senior superintendent police for Malir, Rao Anwar, who is in hot waters for his alleged role in the encounter of youth Naqeebullah Mehsud, on Sunday accused the probe committee’s head and a member of having biases against... Read more
In case of US action, Pakistan is ready: DG ISPR

In case of US action, Pakistan is ready: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Amid reports that the Trump administration may approve more drastic measures to punish Islamabad for its alleged support to certain militant groups, the army on Wednesday said Pakistan would respond to any US action in line with the... Read more