The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced yesterday that presidential elections will be held on September 4 to elect President Mamnoon Hussain's successor at the end of his five-year tenure. Pakistan's President is elected indirectly by the members of Parliament and the four provincial assemblies. The ECP said, candidates can...
India has told Pakistan that intrusions have increased in the north of Pir Panjal mountain ranges and Islamabad must take measures to prevent it. A statement by the Indian Army said, the Director Generals of Military Operations, DGMO of the two armies held talks and expressed pleasantries yesterday. The statement...
In Italy, at least nine earthquakes have rocked southern province in two hours, prompting frightened residents to sleep outdoors. Italy's national seismology agency INGV said the strongest quake measured 5.1 struck yesterday. That jolt was followed in rapid succession by eight more tremors, with the strongest measuring at 4.4. Epicentre...
In the Philippines, a Boeing passenger plane from China skidded off a runway while landing in a downpour at Manila's airport and its 157 passengers and eight crew members were evacuated on an emergency slide. Officials said all the passengers and crew of Xiamen Air flight were safe. A spokesman...
US singer Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76. The "Queen of Soul" was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and made her debut in 1961. Her style on such hits as "Respect" and "Natural Woman" attracted fans all over the world and influenced Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and other...
In Sri Lanka, police have decided to establish 25 new tourist police stations across the country to ensure the safety of tourists. This followed a meeting of Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara with the Chairman and officials of Tourism Development Authority at the Police Headquarters in Colombo last...
In Indonesia, the death toll from the recent earthquake that struck the Lombok island has topped 400. The National Disaster Agency said the number of those killed in the quake is now 436, with more than 1,300 injured and nearly 3 lakh 53,000 displaced. Search and rescue teams are still...
In Pakistan, newly elected members of the 15th National Assembly will take oath at the Parliament House in Islamabad today. This will start the process of transition and handing over powers to the new government. Elections for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of National Assembly will be heldĀ on Wednesday. The inaugural...
The heavy fighting is underway as security forces try to beat them back. Provincial governor spokesman, Arif Noori said that at least one Afghan soldier has been killed and seven others wounded in the fighting in Ghazni. The attack on Ghazni comes as the Taliban faces growing pressure to agree to...
A presiding officer of a polling station in Pakistan's Balochistan province has claimed he was abducted by security forces and forced to submit fabricated votes in favour of a candidate of religious coalition Muttahida Majlis Amal (MMA). The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has uploaded a letter on its website...