107 pilgrims die, 238 injured as crane crashes in Grand Mosque

PESHAWAR, 12 September: At least 107 pilgrims lost their lives and about 238 others, including at least 52 Pakistani nationals, sustained injuries when a construction...

Nato service member killed, 2 injured in Afghan insider attack

A Nato service member was killed and two others were injured in an insider attack in Herat province of Afghanistan on Monday.

24 million children between the ages of 5 and 16 are out-of-school in Pakistan:...

In Pakistan, government data show that 24 million children between the ages of 5 and 16 are out-of-school. Out of this, 6.1 million primary school age children do not access primary school and girls are two fifth of this number

FO summons ambassador Hale following deadly road accident involving US Diplomat

A day earlier, a speedy car driven by the Col Joseph Emanuel Hall, defence and air attaché at the US embassy hit a motorbike at Margalla Road as a result a man was killed and another received injuries.

Afghan govt urged to illegal migration of youth to European states

The government of Afghanistan has been urged to take strong measures to stop illegal migration of Afghan youth to European countries.

Saudi government changes schedule for stoning of devil to avoid stampede

The government of Saudi Arabia has made changes in the schedule of Jamraat, the ritual of symbolic stoning of the devil during Hajj, and shortened the period by 12 hours. According to Saudi media, the decision has been taken to avoid stampede at the site of the stoning of the devil. The last year’s Hajj was marked the worst ever stampede during which hundreds of pilgrims died. The Saudi government had officially confirmed the death of 768 pilgrims however, international media had said the more than 3000 hujaj died during the stampede.

Donald Trump elected as 45th US president

Donald John Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States of America. Trump, 70, a Republican candidate obtained 278 electoral votes out of the total 538 votes, eight more from the required figure of 270. Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton, wife of former US president Bill Clinton got 218 electoral votes. Mrs Clinton was perhaps more favorite for the presidential job as per the media’s initial assumptions and online polls.

Saudi princes, ministers detained on corruption charges

The Saudi government has arrested 11 princes and serving and former ministers and business tycoons on charges of corruption.

12 soldiers killed in Afghan blast

At least 12 soldiers were killed and 26 others sustained injuries in a suicide blast on a bus in Afghanistan on Monday. The suicide bomber who was riding a motorcycle hit the bus in Jalalabad causing a huge explosion. The newly recruited soldiers were being transported from Jalalabad to Kabul when they come under attack.

Nearly 385 million children living in extreme poverty, says joint World Bank Group –...

Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and UNICEF. Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children finds that in 2013 19.5 per cent of children in developing countries were living in households that survived on an average of US$1.90 a day or less per person, compared to just 9.2 per cent of adults. Globally, almost 385 million children were living in extreme poverty

Pakistan elected to the main policy making organs of UNIDO

Pakistan enjoys an excellent relationship with UNIDO. The year 2018 will mark 50 years of Pakistan-UNIDO fruitful cooperation.

49 Pakistani deported after completing imprisonment in Afghan jails

Afghan authorities handed over 49 Pakistani nationals to the political administration of Khyber Agency on Torkham border on Friday. According to officials of the political administration, these Pakistani nationals were arrested in minor crimes in Afghanistan and were released by the Afghan authorities after they completed their imprisonment.