New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan government is considering imposing a federal tax on agricultural income to meet a demand by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and legal experts say it is possible without amending the Constitution, Express Tribune reported.
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed Pak TV channels to stop airing what it calls indecency and intimacy in dramas, Samaa TV reported.
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Taliban officials in several provinces across Afghanistan have forcibly displaced residents partly to distribute land to their own supporters, Human Rights Watch said.
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Thousands of Afghans made a beeline for Torkham border crossing early on Friday morning when the news about resumption of cross-border pedestrian movement spread in most parts of the neighbouring country, Dawn reported.
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Chinese and Russian naval forces have carried out their first joint sea patrol in waters in the west Pacific between October 17 to 23, Chinese Ministry of Defence said on Saturday, Global Times reported.
Ramallah, Oct 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) mission to Palestine on Friday condemned the Israeli measures against Palestinian children in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to an official EU statement.
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office on Saturday issued a statement on a report by CNN claiming that a formal agreement for the use of Pakistan's airspace by the US to conduct military strikes in Afghanistan was close, clarifying that there was "no such understanding" between the two countries, Dawn reported.
Tashkent, Oct 23 (IANS) Uzbekistan is to hold the next presidential election on Sunday, with incumbent President Shavkat Mirziyoyev running for a second term in office, the Uzbek Central Election Commission (CEC) said Saturday.
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Six militants were killed in a shootout with security forces in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province on Saturday, local media reported.
San Jose (USA), Oct 23 (IANS) Anjali Ryot, a San Jose, California-based travel blogger and senior site reliability engineer employed with the global job search site, LinkedIn, was killed in a drug cartel-related shooting in the ostensibly peaceful Mexican resort town of Tulum, reports the 'Daily Mail'.
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Nine Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed during a raid in Pakistan's Balochistan province, a police official said on Saturday.
Beijing, Oct 23 (IANS) Four people were killed and three others injured after an explosion rocked a chemical plant in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities said on Saturday.
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Covid-19 has become the deadliest pandemic in the US history, claiming more lives than HIV/AIDS claimed in 40 years, according to a news website.
Tripoli, Oct 23 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has called on the Libyan authorities to immediately address the "dire situation of asylum-seekers and refugees in a humane and rights-based manner".
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) The US military said that a drone strike in Syria killed a senior Al Qaeda leader.
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing at Torkham, which was only allowed to open for trade activities, has now opened its gates, permitting the entry of desperate Afghan men and women into Pakistan.
Wellington, Oct 23 (IANS) New Zealand reported 106 new cases of Covid-19, which increased the overall infection tally to 5,554, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.
Ramallah, Oct 23 (IANS) Palestine has condemned the Israeli government's plan to build 3,000 new housing units in the West Bank.
Bucharest, Oct 23 (IANS) From Monday onwards, the Romanian government will reintroduce night curfew and the mandatory wearing of masks in all public spaces amid a record Covid-19 resurgence.
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) A new report has revealed anti-Asian hate crimes in the Los Angeles County, the most populous county of the US, increased by 76 per cent in 2020, the largest spike since 2001.
Damascus, Oct 23 (IANS) The latest round of talks on drafting a new constitution for Syria attended by members of the Syrian Constitutional Committee's so-called Small Body, which is tasked with preparing and drafting the document, concluded without producing any understanding on commonalities.
Sanaa, Oct 23 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition has intensified its airstrikes toward the Houthi rebels in Yemen's oil-rich province of Marib, a government official said.
London, Oct 23 (IANS) The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) confirmed that the Delta variant sub-lineage (Delta AY.4.2) was designated a Variant Under Investigation (VUI) on October 20, and has been given the official name VUI-21OCT-01.
Berlin, Oct 23 (IANS) Rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in Germany this week have led experts to predict a spike in infections this fall and winter.
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Two Pakistani soldiers and a terrorist were killed during an exchange of fire in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an army statement said.