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Obama condemns beheading of journalist

Herald Scotland - ‎12 minutes ago‎
BARACK Obama has expressed revulsion at the beheading of the American journalist James Foley by a British jihadist as an international manhunt was launched to find his killer.
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Police avert sabotage bid in Peshawar

The Nation - ‎13 minutes ago‎
PESHAWAR : Police averted a major sabotage bid by defusing a 10kg explosive device in Chamakani area of Peshawar on Wednesday. Police said that the explosives have been packed in a pressure cooker and placed near the Shahpoor Check Post, ...
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Fury as Liberian forces seal off Ebola-hit slum

The Nation - ‎13 minutes ago‎
MONROVIA : Heavily-armed Liberian soldiers and police surrounded an Ebola-hit neighbourhood of the capital Monrovia on Wednesday after a curfew was declared, triggering fury among the trapped local residents.
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PFF chief announces cash award as footballing fraternity hails 'brilliant' win

DAWN.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) president Faisal Saleh Hayat announced a cash award of Rs5 million for the Pakistan team after their 2-0 win against India in Bangalore on Wednesday.
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At Least 18 Killed In Hiroshima Landslides

Getty Images - ‎12 hours ago‎
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 20: Members of Ground Self-Defense arrive to doing rescue work in an area damaged by a landslide caused by torrential rain at the site of a landslide in a residential area on August 20, 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan.
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Israel quick to kill 20 after treaty breach

The Nation - ‎13 minutes ago‎
GAZA CITY - Twenty Palestinians have been killed and at least 120 wounded by Israeli strikes across Gaza since the collapse of a temporary truce, the emergency services said Wednesday.
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Sri Lankan President postpones visit

The Express Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
Sri Lankan President and his delegation were due to meet civilian and military leadership of the country. PHOTO: AFP. ISLAMABAD: With the federal capital deep in the throes of the ongoing political turmoil and uncertainty, Sri Lankan President has ...
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First session of govt-Qadri talks remains inconclusive

Daily Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: A delegation comprising Pakistan Muslim League-Zia chief Ijazul Haq and Haider Abbas Rizvi of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) met with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri on Wednesday to end the prevailing political ...
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KP govt appoints Chief Ehtesab Commissioner

The Nation - ‎13 minutes ago‎
PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has appointed Chief Ehtesab Commissioner and Ehtesab Commissioners of the newly established Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission Bureau.
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Economy update: Ambassador highlights investment climate

The Express Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pakistan's economy has been revived, inflation and fiscal deficit have come down and flow of foreign direct investment has increased.
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Indo-Pak citizens regret cancellation of talks

Daily Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
LAHORE: The citizens of both India and Pakistan have expressed regret over the cancellation of the foreign secretary-level talks by the Indian government.
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Home lending increasingly competitive, says RBA

Mortgage Business - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Reserve Bank has noted how low funding costs have led Australian banks to compete for home lending more actively than in previous years.

Corporate Watch

DAWN.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD: Engro Corporation on Wednesday reported 16 per cent increase in its revenues to Rs77.541 billion during the first half of this calendar compared to Rs66.874bn in the corresponding period of 2013.
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Reimposition of ST and Fed on beverage industry

The Nation - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The government has abolished capacity tax on the beverage industry in budget 2014-15 and has introduced revised rates of Federal Excise Duty (FED) and sales tax.
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MoU singed: RCCI, UPCCI to explore new business opportunities

The Express Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
RCCI presidents says they want to start joint ventures by enhancing business to business contacts. By Our Correspondent. Published: August 21, 2014.
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PPP to side with democracy, not with govt

The Nation - ‎13 minutes ago‎
LAHORE - Amidst political crisis in Pakistan, the PPP's top leadership has decided to stay in Dubai till the dust settles at home.

History in the making

The Nation - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The 18th of August was a day of introspection for every Pakistani, given the scenario where the PML N has not shown the moral courage to resign in the face of a popular agitation.
The land without law and wisdom
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Not a bad job in a short time, Sethi says about his tenure

The Nation - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Do you believe that the government should respond with force if protesters in Islamabad attempt to take over state-buildings in the Red Zone?
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Tests defeat puts pressure on new coaching staff

The Nation - ‎13 minutes ago‎
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan cricket team's defeat against Sri Lanka in both Tests put pressure on the new coaching staff as now they have to 'do more' to prove their credentials.
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Pakistan remain on losing track in Lanka

The Nation - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Do you believe that the government should respond with force if protesters in Islamabad attempt to take over state-buildings in the Red Zone?
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Iranian Sarkosh lifts Asian Snooker title

The Nation - ‎13 minutes ago‎
KARACHI - Aamir Sarkosh of Iran lifted the Jubilee 6-Reds Asian Snooker Championship title as he defeated Boonyarit Kaettikun of Thailand 7-6 in an exciting final here on Wednesday evening.
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Pakistan win two matches

DAWN.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
LAHORE: Pakistan won back-to-back matches in the second Summer Youth Olympics hockey at Nanjing, China, according to information received here on Wednesday.
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Mika Singh, Sunny Leaon amuse Pakistanis, Indians in Houston

The News International - ‎7 hours ago‎
HOUSTON: After winning hearts and cheers from Dallas fans, the famous Indian vocalist Mika Singh and Bollywood film industry famed Baby Doll Sunny Leon mesmerized their fans in Houston.
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Qadri, Imran must reslove problem through dialogue: Behram Khan

Business Recorder - ‎15 hours ago‎
image PESHAWAR: The provincial information secretary of National Youth Organization, Behram Khan Advocate said here Wednesday that Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri were trying to impose anti-state agenda on the countrymen.

'If TV cameras are removed from red zone, there will be no revolution'

DAWN.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
KARACHI: There has been a shift from one dominant institution to multiple institutions in Pakistan which has transformed into an urban country where provision of goods is now a privatised process.

Doubting Partition

The Express Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
Such articles which create uncertainty and doubt about the Partition should not be published in national newspapers. By Letter. Published: August 21, 2014.
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Eruption risk rising for earthquake-racked volcano in Iceland

Los Angeles Times
2 hours ago
Written by
Carol J Williams
The eruption of a volcano under Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier, shown in this April 17, 2010, photo, spewed ash across northern Europe, menacing continental and transatlantic aviation for a week.
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