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Pentagon chief vows to deploy ‘best’ US weaponry to Asia

SEOUL (AFP) – Defence Secretary Ashton Carter promised Friday that the US would deploy state of the art weaponry in Asia, including the latest stealth bombers and cyber warfare units, to counter threats posed by the likes of North Korea. “Our newest and best things …

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Mika Singh in Lahore, says he loves Pakistani beauty and food

LAHORE : Indian playback singer Mika Singh visited Lahore on Saturday and expressed his love for the Pakistani beauty and Lahori food. Mika is visiting Lahore on a three-day visit. Talking to the media, he said he advocates better border relations between India and Pakistan, …

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Hamza Ali Abbasi rejected India’s ‘Baby’ over anti-Pakistani theme

KARACHI: Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi claimed on Thursday that he was offered a role in the Bollywood project ‘Baby’ but he turned down the offer as the movie was anti-Pakistan. In a message on his Facebook page, the Pakistani heartthrob revealed that he rejected …

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US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on North Korea in retaliation for a cyber attack on Hollywood studio Sony Pictures. In an executive order President Barack Obama authorized the US Treasury to place on its blacklist three top North Korean intelligence …

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Pakistan remembers great Moin Akhtar on his 64th birthday

LAHORE -UNS– Internationally acclaimed and one of the best comedians the country has produced, Moin Akhtar was born on December 24 1950 in Karachi. Dunya news remembers the legend of Akhtar who ruled the entertainment industry for not less than four decades. Moin Akhtar’s love …

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Peshawar massacre: Dilip Kumar says he’s wounded beyond words

PESHAWAR-UNS : Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar has expressed his thoughts and condemned the barbaric terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar that killed over 140 people, most of them children. Speaking to IANS, Kumar, who was born in Peshawar, said: “I was born …

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood’ ‘Unbroken’ among AFI’s top 2014 films

LOS ANGELES – From “Birdman” to “Unbroken,” the American Film Institute (AFI) selected an eclectic range of films already gaining momentum in the Hollywood awards race as its top picks for 2014, the organization said on Monday. Breaking the traditional selection of 10 films for …

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Majeed Nizami, Chief Editor Nawa-i-Waqt passes away

ISLAMABAD-UNS : Senior journalist,Chief Editor of national daily NawaiWaqt and The Nation Majeed Nizami passed away  in Lahore.in a hospital on Saturday night. He was in critical condition and was hospitalised for the last many days. He had been put on the ventilator under surveillance …

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Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt violence against Muslims

LEH – The Dalai Lama Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday. In front of the massive crowd that included Hollywood film …

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The audacity of hope

By Sherry Rehman The flight to New Delhi for Pakistan’s Prime Minister to attend Narendar Modi’s inaugural among other SAARC leaders is a short one, but it is nothing short of a diplomatic coup for both. The symbolic ceremonials of the event can at best …

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