Philippines’ Duterte signs law granting free public college

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law granting tuition-free education in all state universities, a Cabinet official said on Friday, setting aside the advice of his economic managers to reject... Read more »

Polio virus found in sewage samples of Karachi areas

KARACHI: Sewage samples taken from three areas of Karachi have tested positive for the polio virus on Friday. The samples collected were taken from Khameeso Goth, Gadap Town, Machar Colony and Sohrab... Read more »

Ayesha Gulalai case should be investigated fully: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD: Newly reappointed Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said that allegations hurled by Ayesha Gulalai should be fully investigated. She added that the women parliamentary caucus... Read more »

Syrian refugees, fighters arrive in Idlib

BEIRUT: Buses carrying Syrian rebel fighters, their families, and refugees have arrived in opposition-held areas in Idlib and Hama provinces after an exchange deal allowed them to leave the Lebanese border town... Read more »

Abbasi directs 24-hour protection for Ayesha Gulalai

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday directed the Islamabad IGP to provide 24-hour protection to MNA Ayesha Gulalai. Speaking in the National Assembly after chairing a cabinet meeting of the... Read more »

Hurriyat urges India to take steps for settlement of Kashmir dispute

In Occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has urged India to take sincere steps for settlement of the Kashmir dispute for ensuring permanent peace in the region. The... Read more »

Iran’s Rouhani vows to continue nuclear program as he starts new term

TEHRAN: Iran said on Thursday that new US sanctions were a violation of its nuclear deal with world powers, piling pressure on President Hassan Rouhani as he starts his second term. Rouhani... Read more »

Shafqat Mahmood claims Naeem ul Haq’s Twitter account is hacked

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Secretary Information Shafqat Mahmood, claimed in a tweet on Friday morning that PTI leader’s Naeem ul-Haq’s twitter account has been hacked.   Just spoke to Naeem ul Haq.... Read more »

New federal cabinet ministers take oath today

The new federal cabinet took oath at a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Friday. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the cabinet members. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was also... Read more »

Pak-China TVTI to be set up at Gwadar under CPEC

ISLAMABAD The ministry of ports and shipping will establish a Pak-China Technical and Vocational Technical Institute (TVTI) at Gwadar under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project to produce skilled manpower for the... Read more »