35 dead as bus carrying foreigners crashes in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near Medina, Saudi state media said on Thursday. The accident on Wednesday involved a collision between "a private chartered bus... with a heavy vehicle (loader)" near the western Saudi Arabian city, a spokesman for Medina police said, according to the official Saudi Press Agency....

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Sir Syed Ahmad Khan remembered on his birth anniversary today

ISLAMABAD: Today marks Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s 202nd birthday. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was born on October 17th, 1817 in Delhi. His family was renowned for the positions they held during the Mughal regime. Sir Syed, was an Indian Muslim pragmatist, Islamic reformist and philosopher of nineteenth-century British India. Born into a family with strong ties with the Mughal court,...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit iconic Badshahi Mosque in Lahore

LAHORE: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend a busy day in Pakistan’s cultural capital, Lahore on Thursday, attending multiple events in the city. For her visit to Lahore, Kate donned a white Gul Ahmed shalwar kameez and a shawl by Maheem Khan. She accessorised her ensemble with a clutch from Mulberry, shoes by Gianvito Rossi and earrings by Asprey....

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IMF report predicts shrinking Pakistan’s economy for 2020

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecasted bleak economic indicators for Pakistan for fiscal year 2020, according to a new report issued by the global monetary body on Wednesday. According to the report, the unemployment rate in Pakistan is expected to rise from 6.1 percent to 6.2 percent in 2020, whereas the gross domestic product (GDP) growth is forecasted...

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Mitchell Marsh set to miss Pakistan Test after punching wall fracturing right hand

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh is set to miss the opening Test against Pakistan after fracturing his right hand punching a wall, with Australian coach Justin Langer branding him "an idiot". The Western Australia captain took his frustrations out in the changing rooms after he was dismissed for 53 in a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania on Sunday. Scans revealed a fracture,...

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Lahore medics continue strike for seventh day as patient suffers

LAHORE: The young doctors and medical staff’s strike at Out-Patients Department (OPDs) in public sector hospitals across Punjab entered its seventh day on Wednesday against what they called privatisation of hospitals under the Punjab Medical Teaching Institutions (Reforms) Ordinance 2019. On the call of Grand Health Alliance (GHA), the young doctors, young consultants, nurses, paramedical staff, allied health professionals and...

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338 people across the globe charged in child porn investigation, claims US authorities

WASHINGTON: US law enforcement officials said on Wednesday that 338 people across the globe have been charged as part of a criminal investigation of a child pornography website that sold videos using bitcoin cryptocurrency. The website, called Welcome To Video, was taken offline in March 2018 and contained over 250,000 unique videos, authorities said. Law enforcement authorities have arrested and...

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Trump letter to Erdogan shatters diplomatic norms, alludes to Turkish president as ‘the devil’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a letter about Turkey’s incursion into Syria, “Don’t be a tough guy” and “Don’t be a fool!” The October 9 letter was released by the White House on Wednesday as Trump battled to control the political damage following his decision to pull US troops out of northern Syria, clearing...

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