Taliban targets heavily fortified hotel hosting the Chinese ambassador in Quetta

Taliban targets heavily fortified hotel hosting the Chinese ambassador in Pakistani city of Quetta in suicide blast killing four and wounding 11 The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing on a Pakistani hotel in the city of Quetta  The blast targeted a car park beside the heavily-fortified hotel which is next to the … Read more

Cher meets the World’s Loneliest Elephant

Stunning images show Cher meeting the ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Kavaan after she flew to Pakistan to secure his rescue in November last year. The singer, 74, said she felt ‘swept up’ in a social media campaign to free the malnourished Asian elephant, who had spent nearly 20 years chained up in a zoo. Cher spearheaded … Read more

David Cameron accused of ‘hypocrisy’ over role at firm based in Bermuda

David Cameron is facing yet more scrutiny over his role at a software firm based in ‘offshore tax haven’, Bermuda.   The former Prime Minister has been accused of ‘deep hypocrisy’ by critics for chairing the advisory board at a firm called Afiniti.  The software business, which provides technology for call centres in Pakistan, boasts names … Read more

Protests in Pakistan against Macron’s support for Charlie Hebdo magazine showing Mohammed cartoon

Thousands of protesters clashed with police in Lahore, Pakistan, during a demonstration against President Macron’s support for a magazine showing a ‘blasphemous’ Prophet Mohammed cartoon. Anti-French sentiment has been simmering for months in Pakistan since President Emmanuel Macron‘s government expressed support for a satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s right to republish cartoons. It comes as Saad … Read more

The winning images in the prestigious ‘Capture the Extreme’ photography competition revealed

These photos are enough to give you the chills.  They are the winning images in a prestigious photography competition called Capture the Extreme, which celebrates the cultures, wildlife and beauty of the planet at its coldest reaches.  Now in its second year, the contest, run by luxury outerwear brand Shackleton in collaboration with Leica Camera AG, … Read more

Pakistan and Bangladesh are put on the travel ‘red list’

Pakistan and Bangladesh are put on the travel ‘red list’ sparking fears thousands of Brits abroad will scramble home as UK variant is blamed for countries’ third spike Travellers will be banned from these countries unless they are returning home   Crackdown is aimed at reducing the risk of variants such as South Africa strain  More … Read more

Driver incredibly survives after boulder crushes his car in Pakistan, killing his three passengers

Driver incredibly survives after boulder crushes his brand new car in Pakistan – but his three passengers are killed Rashid Iqbal, 46, was driving his new Suzuki when the a landslide suddenly crushed his car A one tonne boulder landed inches away from the driver’s head The landslide occured in the town of Dhirkot in … Read more