Foreign News

Blast in Lahore kills at least four, wounds 24

A blast at one of Pakistan’s oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least four people and wounded 24 in the eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, police said, as the country marks the fasting month of Ramadan. Police have said they are still investigating the nature of the blast, which occurred near the Read More

Facebook building privacy-focused social platform, says Mark Zuckerberg

Social networking giant Facebook on Tuesday said it is committed to building a “privacy-focussed” social platform to ensure that conversations stay private, and that user data is secure across its products like Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. Speaking at its flagship event F8 in San Jose, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that there are privacy concerns related Read More

Woman asked to shun hijab at workplace or resign

A woman worker of a software firm in Pakistan was told to either stop wearing hijab at workplace or resign, in perhaps the first incident of its kind in the Muslim-majority country. The incident caused an uproar on social media, leading to the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Jawwad Kadir of the Creative Choas company. She was Read More

Journalist’s body was chopped into pieces in Saudi Consulate

Prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was dismembered after being murdered some two weeks ago inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, international media outlets reported. According to CNN, Al Jazeera, and RT, all of which corroborate The New York Times’ initial claim, a Turkish official confirmed to CNN Tuesday night that Khashoggi’s body “was cut into Read More