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PTV’s Official Channel suspernded by YouTube

The official YouTube channel of Pakistan Television, PTV Home, has been deleted down due to violation of copyright laws, but the management of PTV has a few days left to appeal against the copyright claim. According to the details, there are many dramas which were aired on PTV Home and its satellite channel but PTV did not have the digital...

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China’s Tencent becomes more valuable than Facebook

BEIJING: Chinese social media and video game giant Tencent became more valuable than Facebook on Tuesday as investors sent the company soaring into the top five of the world’s biggest firms. Tencent’s Hong Kong-listed shares have doubled in value this year, and on Monday it became the first Asian company with a market capitalisation of half a trillion dollars. By...

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U.S. says air strike kills over 100 militants in Somalia

WASHINGTON: The U.S. military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group that wants to topple the U.N.-backed government. The military’s Africa Command said the strike was carried out on a camp 125 miles (201 km) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu and...

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Suicide car bomb kills 24 in town north of Baghdad

KIRKUK: A suicide car bomber killed at least 24 people in an attack on a busy market in a town north of Baghdad on Tuesday, a security official said. Dozens more were wounded when the attacker blew up the vehicle in the middle of the fruit and vegetable market in Tuz Khurmatu, the official said. A doctor at the town´s...

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Professor Hafeez’s bowling action to be rectify by PCB

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Tuesday that it standing behind Mohammad Hafeez and is lending all its support to him to rectify his bowling action. “The PCB will like to state that already a bowling action review committee has been setup where Ahsan Raza, Ali Zia, Saleem Jaffar, and Sajad Akhtar are its members. The committee has...

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Imran lashes out at PML-N MNAs for opposing moral authority of democracy

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Tuesday said the ruling party has negated moral authority, which is ‘a core principle of democracy’, by voting in favor of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The PMLN MNAs also showed that their only purpose in the parliament is to protect the Sharif mafia's corruption. In a democracy moral authority is a...

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Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president

HARARE: Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda told lawmakers, ending a 37-year rule defined by brutality and economic collapse. "I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation... with immediate effect," said speaker Mudenda, reading the letter. Earlier in the day, Zimbabwe´s parliament began...

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Opposition bill rejected, Nawaz Sharif to continue as head of PML-N

ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties presented a bill seeking to bar disqualified members from heading a political party as fiery speeches were made by lawmakers, on Tuesday. According to details, Shah Mehmood Qureshi spoke on the occasion and voiced his happiness to see a good number of lawmakers attend the session. "We should attend sessions of the parliament in such manner,"...

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Myanmar imposing ‘apartheid’ on Rohingya: Amnesty

YANGON: Myanmar's suffocating controls over its Rohingya population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said Tuesday in a probe into the root causes of a crisis that has sent 620,000 refugees fleeing to Bangladesh. Scenes of dispossessed Rohingya in Bangladeshi camps have provoked outrage around the world, as people who have escaped Rakhine state since August recount tales of murder, rape...

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Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, returning Kim Jong-Un´s nuclear-armed pariah regime to a short blacklist of targeted US foes. "Should have happened a long time ago. Should have happened years ago," Trump declared, announcing the designation at the start of a White House cabinet meeting. North Korea is already under a...

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At least 50 dead in Nigeria mosque bombing: police

NIGERIA: At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb blast at a mosque in the northeastern town of Mubi, in Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria, police told AFP. "So far we have at least 50 dead from an attack at a mosque in Mubi," said state police spokesman Othman Abubakar, indicating that Boko Haram jihadists were responsible....

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Ishaq Dar declared an ‘absconder’ by Accountability Court

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was declared an absconder by an accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday in a corruption reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). During an accountability hearing pertaining to Dar, who is accused of holding assets of an approximate value of Rs831.7 million — disproportionate to his known sources of income ─ NAB's...

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Khursheed Shah advises govt to discuss Dharna issue with Military leadership

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in National Assembly, Khursheed Shah has advised the government to hold talks in with military leadership in resolving stage-in  issue of Religious parties demanding resignation of Law Minister  Zahid Hamid over alleged amendment of Khatm-e-Naboowat(PBUH) clause. Talking to Media at Parliament house,  Pakistan People's Party stalwart  Khursheed Shah said, that calling the army or holding discussion with the...

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Qatar urges Gulf neighbours to let nationals attend 2022 FIFA World Cup

DOHA: Qatar is urging the four countries imposing a diplomatic and trade boycott against it to allow their nationals to attend the World Cup in Doha in 2022, a senior Qatari organiser said on Monday. “We separate politics from sports,” Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general at Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, told reporters in Doha. The committee is...

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As Venezuela pumps below OPEC target, oil rivals begin filling gap

HOUSTON/DUBAI: As Venezuela’s dilapidated energy sector struggles to pump enough crude oil to meet the output target set by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for the country, rival producers have started to plug the gap, according to OPEC and industry sources and US government data. The South American country’s oil output hit a 28-year low in October...

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Saudi agency says country targeted in cyber spying campaign

LONDON/RIYADH: Saudi Arabian security officials said Monday the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region. The Saudi government’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) said in a statement the kingdom had been hit by a hacking campaign bearing the technical...

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White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

WASHINGTON: The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on November 13 partially granted a Trump administration...

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