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Imran congratulates Modi, ‘looks forward’ to work with him 

Imran congratulates Modi, ‘looks forward’ to work with him 

Islamabad, May 23:  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the Lok Sabha poll victory and said that he looks forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia. “I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of…

At least 510 killed in Libyan capital, 2,467 injured: UN

At least 510 killed in Libyan capital, 2,467 injured: UN

Tripoli, May 21:  At least 510 people have been killed and 2,467 injured in the military escalation in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which began last month, the United Nations World Health Organization said. “The toll from the armed conflict in Tripoli, Libya continues to climb. As of 19 May, 510…

US forces kill 17 Afghan police officers by mistake

US forces kill 17 Afghan police officers by mistake

Kabul, May 17:  At least 17 Afghan police officers were killed and 14 others injured after the US Air Force mistakenly targeted its allies, an official said on Friday. The involuntary massacre occurred overnight during clashes between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents in Helmand province’s Nahr-e-Saraj district, Attaullah Afghan,…

Over 500 test positive for HIV in Pakistani village

Over 500 test positive for HIV in Pakistani village

Islamabad, May 17:  A mass HIV detection programme in a village in Pakistan has resulted in more than 400 children and 100 adults diagnosed with the virus following widespread social alarm that broke out after a doctor was reported for negligence, authorities said on Friday. “In Ratodero village, 15,200 people…

20 injured in explosion at bank in Pakistan

20 injured in explosion at bank in Pakistan

  Islamabad, May 16:  At least 20 people were injured in an explosion at a bank in Pakistan Punjab province’s Sadiqabad city on Thursday, officials said. The explosion took place when around two dozen people, including staff and customers, were inside the private bank located at the KLP road of…

India supplies two helicopter gunships to Afghanistan

India supplies two helicopter gunships to Afghanistan

New Delhi, May 16: As part of its assistance to Afghanistan, India on Thursday handed over two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Kabul to battle terrorism. The two helicopter gunships will replace the four supplied in 2015, giving more fire power to the Afghan armed forces. Indian ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar,…

Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook

Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook

London/San Franciaco, May 12: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected the call for breaking up his company, saying the size of Facebook was actually a benefit to its users and for the security of the democratic process. In an interview with French broadcaster France 2, Zuckerberg dismissed the claim made by…

Gwadar hotel attack bid to damage economy: Imran

Gwadar hotel attack bid to damage economy: Imran

Islamabad, May 12:  Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday termed the attack on a five-star hotel in the port city of Gwadar in Balochistan province as a bid to “sabotage prosperity” in the area. Three gunmen stormed the Pearl Continental hotel in the strategic port city of Gwadar on…

Militants attack hotel in Balochistan province

Militants attack hotel in Balochistan province

Quetta, May 11:  Heavily-armed militants attacked the five-star Pearl Continental hotel in the port city of Gwadar in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Saturday. Foreign and local guests were safely evacuated from the hotel, officials said. According to Geo News, several gunshots were heard after at least three heavily-armed militants…

Turkey fines Facebook $280,000 over data breach

Turkey fines Facebook $280,000 over data breach

Ankara, May 11: Turkey’s Personal Data Protection Authority has fined Facebook 1.65 million Turkish liras ($280,000) over data breach. About 300,000 users in Turkey may have been affected by the data breach that exposed their personal photos in September last year. According to the Turkish watchdog, Facebook failed to timely…

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