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Turkey’s Erdogan opens world’s biggest airport in Istanbul

Turkey opens 'world's largest airport' in Istanbul

Turkey opens world’s biggest Airport with a grand ceremony on Republic Day Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened a new $11.7 billion airport outside Istanbul that will be one of the world’s largest airport when it will be fully operational in January. The new airport, located some 20 miles outside Istanbul on the coast of the Black Sea, will cover 76.5 ... Read More »

Pakistan approves sale of JF-17 to Nigeria for $184.3m

JF-17 Pakistan

Pakistan government has approved the sale of three JF-17 aircraft to Nigerian Air Force against a sum of $184.3 million. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved the issuance of a certificate of sovereign guarantee to show commitment for the aircraft sale to the Nigerian Air Force. Nigeria is Pakistan’s second international customer for its domestically assembled JF-17 “Thunder” multirole ... Read More »

Erdogan wants Istanbul trial over ‘planned’ Khashoggi murder

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Erdogan calls on Saudis to put Khashoggi murder suspects on trial in Istanbul Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said journalist Jamal Khashoggi “was murdered in a ferocious manner” in a “planned incident,” laying out a timeline of events from the moment Saudis arrived in Istanbul. “Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a ferocious murder,” Erdogan said, adding that ... Read More »

Pakistan, Russia joint military drills to begin on Oct 21

Russian and Pakistani servicemen during the Friendship-2016 joint military drills.

Pakistan, Russia joint military drills “Friendship 2018” to begin on Oct 21 in the mountains of Pakistan Pakistani and Russian military drills “Friendship 2018” will commence in the mountains of Pakistan from Sunday at the training range of the National Counter-Terrorist Center in Pabbi area. “The joint drills of units of the Russian and Pakistani armed forces ‘Friendship 2018′ will ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy commissions indigenously built 17,000-tonne fleet tanker

Pakistan Navy commissioned a 17,000-ton fleet tanker it has built in collaboration with a Turkish defense company

Pakistan Navy commissioned a 17,000-ton fleet tanker it has built in collaboration with a Turkish defense company Pakistan Navy on Tuesday commissioned an indigenously built 17,000-tonne fleet tanker named PNS Moawin to its fleet during a ceremony held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard in Karachi. The fleet tanker has been built in collaboration with a Turkish defense company, STM Defence. The ... Read More »

Singapore Centre to promote ASEAN’s Cyber Capabilities and Response

SINGAPORE – Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean of Singapore announced on September 18 that his country will set up an Asean-Singapore Cyber-Security Centre of Excellence to strengthen Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members’ cyber strategy development, legislation and research capabilities. According to a report by Straits Times “with cyber-attacks mounting, Singapore is expanding its Programme to deepen Asean’s ... Read More »

India, Pakistan tension may cross limit amid threat of a ‘misadventure’ by Indian forces

ISLAMABAD (PPA) – Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan was highly disappointed by India’s U-turn for talks between two foreign ministers in New York on the sidelines of UN General Assembly Session. Imran Khan has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Modi early this month suggesting the resumption of talks between the two nations adding that Pakistan remains ... Read More »

Pakistan pledges citizenship for Afghan, Bengali refugees

PM Imran Khan announces citizenship for Afghan, Bengali refugees Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced granting citizenship right to the children of Bengalis and Afghan refugees born in Pakistan, home to the world’s second-largest refugee population. Khan said the government will issue national identity cards and passports to immigrants from Bangladesh and Afghanistan. “Afghans whose children have been raised and ... Read More »

Pakistan and Turkey turning towards strategic alliance in the region

ISTANBUL (Special Report by TRT) — With close bonds forged from birth, Turkey and Pakistan stand to gain everything from building enduring strategic ties. The question is not why, but when. Pakistan’s relationship with the modern Republic of Turkey goes back well before its inception. The two countries have shared a close bond for seven decades since Pakistan’s independence from British ... Read More »

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