Speaking at a TV show on Saturday, Minister for Power Khurram Dastagir said he had prior information that Khan wanted to clean sweep the entire opposition leadership, including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and incumbent premier Shehbaz Sharif, Ahsan Iqbal and former Pakistan prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Kabul attack: The Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) on Sunday claimed the responsibility for the Karte Parwan Gurdwara attack in Kabul on Saturday. In a statement, the ISKP said 'Abu Mohammed al Tajiki' carried out the attack which lasted for three hours.
Pakistan fuel price hike news updates: Due to the increase in the petroleum prices, the inflation rate measured by the Sensitive Price Index (SPI) in Pakistan increased by 3.38 per cent in comparison to the previous week. The data was released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
There cannot be "double standards" on religiophobia and combating it should not be a "selective exercise" involving only one or two religions but also apply equally to phobias against non-Abrahamic religions, India has said at the United Nations.
People flocked to parks and pools across Western Europe on Saturday for a bit of respite from an early heat wave that saw the mercury rise above 40 C (104 F) in France and Spain, and highs of 38 C (100.4 F) in Germany.
Pakistan on Saturday said it was working closely with the FATF to schedule an early on-site visit by its experts to verify the progress made by the country in countering financing of terrorism and money-laundering activities before removing Islamabad from the grey list.
Incessant rains have brought the six million people of Bangladesh to a stand-still. So much so that the Army had to be called in to assist in the relief and rescue operations. People have been marooned in their nearly inundated homes or were forced to take makeshift refuge elsewhere as the water levels in rivers in northeastern and northern regions continued to increase.
President of the United States Joe Biden fell on Saturday when he tried to get off his bike at the end of a ride Saturday at Cape Henlopen State Park near his beach home in Delaware. He said that he was unhurt in the incident.
The fuel crisis in Sri Lanka hit a new high, with the country's government announcing a shut-down of public sector offices from next week, beginning Monday. The island nation has been reeling its worst economic crisis for the past several weeks.
Pakistan is one step away from exiting the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as it has successfully complied with all points of the 2018 action plan items, securing approval from the global watchdog and initiating the process of onsite verification, required to officially remove the country the grey list.
Kabul blast: Several blasts and gunfire hit a Gurdwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday morning. The blasts occurred in the Karta Parwan area of Kabul. Gunfire was also reported from the area. Karte Parwan Gurdwara is located in the area. India's official Spokesperson, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in New Delhi tweeted "We are deeply concerned at the reports emanating from Kabul about an attack on a sacred Gurudwara in that city." "We are closely monitoring the situation and waiting for further details on the unfolding developments," he added.
A former high-profile police officer in Pakistan has claimed that he was forced by the then-interior minister Rehman Malik to implicate former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf in the probe into the assassination of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto, media reports said on Friday.
Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel early Saturday, shattering a two-month lull that prevailed along Gaza-Israel fence in contrast to soaring tensions in the West Bank. An Israeli military raid in the West Bank early Friday, in which three Palestinian militants were killed and eight wounded, could have triggered the rocket attack from Gaza.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday said that it has retained Pakistan on its terror funding 'grey list', adding that a further decision will be taken once the financial watchdog visits Pakistan.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has traveled to Kyiv to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Johnson tweeted a picture Friday of himself and Zelenskyy with the words “Mr President, Volodymyr, It is good to be in Kyiv again.”
Ukraine has claimed that a Russian boat was struck by their naval forces on Friday. They said that the destroyed boat was carrying air defence systems to a strategic island in the Black Sea. The navy later realeased a statement on social media where it said that Russians used the boat, Vasily Bekh, to transport ammunition, weapons and personnel to Snake Island, a vital port used for protecting the sea lanes out of the key port of Odesa.
The British government on Friday ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges — a milestone, but not the end of the decade-long legal saga. WikiLeaks said it would challenge the order, and has 14 days to lodge an appeal.
World Trade Organization (WTO) members have reached a string of deals and commitments aimed to limit overfishing, broaden production of COVID-19 vaccines in the developing world and reform a 27-year-old trade body that has been back on its heels in recent years.
China on Friday (June 17) launched its third aircraft carrier, the country's most advanced as well as the first “fully domestically” built naval vessel, as Beijing sought to extend the range of its navy in the Indo-Pacific region.
China has put a hold in the UN at the last moment on a joint proposal by India and the US to list Pakistan-based militant Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist under Al Qaida Sanctions Committee of the Security Council.
Pakistan news updates: Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan has knocked at the doors of the country's Supreme Court to challenge the Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) declaration on May 11 that rejected the disqualification references against 20 party dissident members of the National Assembly (MNAs).
Prophet remarks row: Pakistan is once again using social media to defame India after a row over remarks on Prophet Mohammad by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma during a TV debate. According to a report with Digital Forensics Research and analytics centre (DFRAC), a majority of those who posted tweets using related hashtags were from Pakistan.
Thousands of protestors are expected to rally in Washington, D.C., Saturday and in separate demonstrations around the country as part of a renewed push for nationwide gun control. Motivated by a fresh surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York, protestors say lawmakers must take note of shifting public opinion and finally enact sweeping reforms.
Donald Trump was told the same thing over and over, by his campaign team, the data crunchers, and a steady stream of lawyers, investigators, and inner-circle allies: There was no voter fraud that could have tipped the 2020 presidential election. But in the eight weeks after losing to Joe Biden, the defeated Trump publicly, privately, and relentlessly pushed his false claims of a rigged 2020 election and intensified an extraordinary scheme to overturn Biden's victory.
US federal law enforcement officials have arrested a 24-year-old Indian national in Virginia on charges of participating in an alleged nationwide scam targeting senior citizens. Anirudha Kalkote was produced before a US magistrate in Houston on Friday to face the charges. The 12-count superseding indictment charges Kalkote with conspiracy and mail fraud. Also named in the indictment is MD Azad, 25, an illegal resident of Houston, who was originally charged in August 2020. He will appear again in court on the new charges in the near future.
Senior Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill was on Friday appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as his Envoy on Technology, with the UN describing him as a "thought leader on digital technology" who has a solid understanding of how to leverage the digital transformation responsibly and inclusively for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Pakistan news: In another act of contempt towards the Shehbaz Sharif-led Pakistan government, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan rejected the budget for the new fiscal year presented by the incumbent government, calling it "anti-people" and "anti-business".
The British government said Friday it will introduce a bill next week to override parts of the Brexit trade treaty it signed with the European Union before the U.K. quit the bloc in 2020. The move will be a major escalation in a festering U.K-EU dispute over trade rules for Northern Ireland.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry on Friday said authorities were trying to trace and arrest suspects who this week desecrated a Hindu temple located at a home in the country’s port city of Karachi, drawing condemnation from India.
Pakistan on Friday announced that it will allocate Rs 1,523 billion for defence, an increase of over 11 per cent than last year, as Finance Minister Miftah Ismail presented a Rs 9,502 billion annual budget in Parliament for the fiscal year 2022-23.
The US government on Friday decided to do away with the mandate that required international air passengers travelling to the States to take a Covid test a day before boarding the flight. This was one of the last remaining government mandates to control the Covid situation in the country. The mandate will expire at 12 am on Sunday, said a senior administration official.
Pervez Musharraf critical: Pakistan’s former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf is hospitalised in the UAE after his health deteriorated and is going through a "difficult stage where recovery is not possible", his family said on Friday amidst speculation about his condition.
The World Health Organization on Friday reasserted that a deeper investigation was required on the origin of Coronavirus and whether it was a lab accident. This comes after several critics accused the U.N. health agency of being too quick to dismiss or underplay a lab-leak theory that put Chinese officials on the defensive.
Russia in a series of airstrikes on Sunday destroyed tanks and other armour that were donated by the West in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv. This attack has shattered a calm atmosphere that has prevailed over the capital city for over five weeks. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West about supplying long-range rocket systems to Ukraine.
Three people have died and at least 11 other people were wounded in a shooting late Saturday night in Philadelphia, authorities said. The Philadelphia Police Department responded to reports of a person with a gun in a large crowd.
Russia-Ukraine war news updates: A barrage of Russian missiles struck Ukraine’s capital early on Sunday (June 5), hitting unspecified “infrastructure” targets, Kyiv’s mayor said. No one was reported killed, with one person hospitalized with injuries.
Chinese military jets have been flying extremely close to the Canadian aircraft, risking a mid-air collision and showing an "unsafe and unprofessional conduct" of the Chinese pilots, reports have stated. According to sources with the Canadian government, their maritime patrol aircraft CP-140 Aurora, manned by rotating crews, is currently taking part in UN Operation NEON to monitor sanctions against North Korea.
A massive fire at a container depot near a port city in southeastern Bangladesh left at least 40 people dead and several others wounded, officials and local media reports said on Sunday (June 5), as firefighters struggled to get the blaze under control.
Security agencies in Islamabad were on Saturday put on high alert in adjoining areas of Bani Gala in the city after rumours of a plot being hatched to assassinate former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan started doing the rounds. A police spokesperson confirmed section 144 has already been imposed in the city and gatherings have been banned.
North Korea test-fired at least one unidentified ballistic missile toward the sea on Sunday, South Korea’s military said, extending a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations this year that U.S. and South Korean officials say may culminate with a nuclear test explosion. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff didn’t immediately say where the weapon was fired from or how far it flew.
US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were evacuated from their vacation home in Delaware after a private plane entered its airspace. Reports later revealed that the small plane had mistakenly entered the airspace on Saturday, the White House and the Secret Service said. There was no threat to Biden or his family and precautionary measures were taken.