Pakistan mulls taxing farm income to meet IMF demand
  • Pakistan mulls taxing farm income to meet IMF demand(22:54)

    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.

Pakistan regulator directs TV channels to stop airing hugs
Taliban forcibly evicting Hazaras from their land to reward their fighters
Thousands of Afghans rush to Pakistan border
  • Thousands of Afghans rush to Pakistan border(21:20)

    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.

China, Russia hold first joint naval exercise in west Pacific
EU condemns 'Israeli measures' against children in Palestine
Pakistan denies understanding reached with US on using airspace for Afghan military strikes
Uzbekistan to hold presidential election on Sunday
  • Uzbekistan to hold presidential election on Sunday(20:36)

    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.

6 militants killed in clash with security forces in SW Pakistan
Indian-origin LinkedIn engineer and blogger shot dead in Mexico drug violence
  • Indian-origin LinkedIn engineer and blogger shot dead in Mexico drug violence(19:02)

    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'.

9 IS terrorists killed in Balochistan
  • 9 IS terrorists killed in Balochistan(15:38)

    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.

China chemical plant explosion kills 4
  • China chemical plant explosion kills 4(15:36)

    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.

Covid killed more people in US than HIV/AIDS did in 40 yrs
UNHCR urges Libya to address 'dire' situation of asylum-seekers
Senior Al Qaeda leader killed in Syria drone strike: US
Pak-Afghan Torkham border reopens for pedestrian movement
  • Pak-Afghan Torkham border reopens for pedestrian movement(15:18)
    By Hamza Ameer

    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.

NZ reports 106 new Covid cases
  • NZ reports 106 new Covid cases(15:12)

    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.

Palestine condemns Israel's plan to build new housing units
Romania to reimpose curfew, mask mandate
  • Romania to reimpose curfew, mask mandate(15:04)

    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.

Anti-Asian hate crimes in LA County increase sharply
  • Anti-Asian hate crimes in LA County increase sharply(15:00)

    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.

Syrian constitutional talks stall
  • Syrian constitutional talks stall(14:36)

    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.

Saudi-led coalition intensifies airstrikes target Houthis
Mutation of Delta variant may be more transmissible: UK health agency
Germany braces for seasonal Covid spike
2 soldiers, terrorist killed in Pak
  • 2 soldiers, terrorist killed in Pak(14:12)

    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.