WASHINGTON: Christine Lagarde was virtually assured a second term leading the International Monetary Fund on Thursday when nominations for the job clo
WASHINGTON: A top US military official in Afghanistan said on Thursday that a military operation in Pakistan has pushed Taliban militants into Afghani
MUNICH: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war they could spark a "new world war" and urged
DOHA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday said Pakistan's economy has witnessed a great economic turnaround and the progress and develop
BERLIN: The European Central Bank will take a decision soon on whether to k...
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Industries and Production, Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jato...
DUBAI: Viv Richards on Thursday threw his considerable support behind the W...
LONDON: A top European share index plunged to its lowest level in 2-1/2 yea...
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan rupee forwards edged up on Thursday as dollar inflows s...
NEW YORK: US aerospace giant Boeing's shares dived Thursday amid speculation that regulators are investigating its accounting for its 787 and 747 aircraft.In midday trade, shares in the Dow member were down about 10 percent at $104.44.The Securit
BERLIN: The European Central Bank will take a decision soon on whether to keep printing 500-euro banknotes, with the arguments for doing so becoming "less and less convincing", a top-ranking official said Thursday."We're actively considering the
NEW YORK: US Treasury prices rose sharply on Thursday, with long-dated yields plunging to record lows as worries over global economic growth and the effectiveness of central bank policy fueled demand for safe haven assets.With stock prices down, oil
WASHINGTON: Fewer Americans filed new claims for US unemployment insurance benefits last week as the labor market overall shows improvement, government data released Thursday showed.Initial jobless claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs, fell by 16,00
BOGOTA: The mosquito-borne Zika virus sweeping through Latin America has claimed three lives in Colombia, as the United Nations urged increased access to abortion because of fears of severe birth defects.In the first direct statements from government
PARIS: French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that the government would reduce payroll taxes to help struggling farmers.Prime Minister Manuel Valls "will announce before February 17 a new decline in payroll taxes, straight away, for all
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Industries and Production, Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi here on Thursday said government was taking appropriate steps to attract foreign investment in country.Talking to Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Hiroshi Inomata who met wi
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has reduced its fares on domestic and major international flights, including Umra fares, with immediate effect.Decision to this effect has been taken to stabilize unrealistic hike in fares and to facil
KARACHI: Total liquid foreign exchange reserves of the country stand at US $ 20.196 billion, said State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). An SBP's weekly statement here on Thursday stated the foreign reserves held by State Bank on Feb 5 were US $ 15,341 mi
DUBAI: Viv Richards on Thursday threw his considerable support behind the West Indies squad who are locked in a bitter pay dispute which is threatening their participation in the World Twenty20.The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) could be forced to
NEW YORK: English Premier League title contenders Arsenal will face the Major League Soccer All-Stars on July 28 at San Jose, California, the North American league announced Thursday.It will mark the 13th time an international club side has faced top
ROTTERDAM: Roberto Bautista Agut reached his second straight quarter-final and third of the season on Thursday with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 defeat of Jiri Vesely at the Rotterdam World Tennis event.The sixth seed, who won the Sofia title last week after also
A.R. RAHMAN (ALLAH-RAKHA RAHMAN): Known for his remarkable music compositions, the legendary Indian music producer/singer/songwriter was born, in a Hindu household, as Dileep Kumar. While his mother, inspired by Sufism, belonged to an Islamic family
Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Neerja’, has been banned in Pakistan, based on real incidents during the hijacking of the Pan Am Flight 73 at the Karachi airport in 1986.According to Indian Express report, Mobasher Hasan, who heads the Central Board of Film Ce
Great news for all the Potter fans out there! A new Harry Potter book is in the line and will be available to fans at midnight on July 31, coinciding with Harry Potter's birthday.The book titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II
LONDON: A top European share index plunged to its lowest level in 2-1/2 years on Thursday, led down by a renewed slump in banks and commodity-related stocks, with Societe Generale sliding after disappointing results.The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan rupee forwards edged up on Thursday as dollar inflows surpassed demand from importers, but dealers said they expected the currency to depreciate in the months to come due to rising imports and slowing dollar inflows.One-week rupee
LONDON: Europe's benchmark German bond yields tumbled to the lowest in over nine months on Thursday after US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen flagged market turmoil and a slowdown in China which could limit further rate rises in the world's