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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 »

US-Turkey relations enter crisis mode as Trump doubles tariffs

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Donald Trump doubles Turkey tariffs ‘against World Trade Organisation rules’ as lira falls by 20% US President Donald Trump imposed higher tariffs on metal imports from Turkey, sending the country’s lira currency to a new record low. Trump doubled the U.S. tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel imports to 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively. Due to this harsh move, the Turkish ... Read More »

President Mamnoon, world leaders felicitate Erdogan over victory in elections

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has extended felicitations on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the presidential election. According to Foreign Office spokesperson, President Mamnoon Hussain underscored that the large turn-out and peaceful conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections is a testimony to the strength and vibrancy of Turkey’s democratic ... Read More »

Eco-friendly carpets of Pakistan introduced in France

Pakistan carpets

Pakistan’s eco-friendly carpets now introduced in European Market Pakistan’s finest, hand-knotted and machine-made carpets will now be available in the heart of Europe in France. Multan Carpet Industries has opened its first outlet and warehouse in Paris under the name “Noble Natural” to market Pakistan-made biodegradable, natural and hand-knotted high-end carpets and rugs in Europe. The Ambassador of Pakistan to France ... Read More »

World leaders in Paris seek cash for climate crunch

Paris Agreement took more than two decades to negotiate, seeks to limit average global warming to under two degrees Celsius World leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock more money to drive the global economy’s shift to green energy, exactly two years after signing a global pact to avert worst-case-scenario global warming. Two years to the day since 195 nations ... Read More »

UK and EU reach historic Brexit divorce deal

PM Theresa May said she looked forward to further discussions United Kingdome and the Europe Union both agreed on the historic Brexit divorce deal after ending six months of negotiations. Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announced a last-minute agreement, with the European commission president saying there was “sufficient progress” in negotiations to move to the next phase ... Read More »

Germany offers rejected asylum seekers up to €3,000 to go home

Government budgets €40m for programme amid huge backlog in asylum claims The German Interior Ministry is offering rejected asylum seekers a hefty bonus to go to their country of origin voluntarily rather than face deportation. According to Germany’s Interior Ministry, asylum seekers can apply for up to 3,000 euros ($3,700) in financial aid if they opt to return to their ... Read More »

Turkish police rescued 57 Pakistani migrants from human traffickers

Pakistani origin traffickers promised migrants to facilitate them in reaching Europe Turkish police have rescued fifty-seven Pakistani migrants who had been chained up in an Istanbul basement by people smugglers trying to extort money. According to the local media, human smugglers promised the migrants for passing them to Europe for $10,000, with the money to be paid after they arrived. ... Read More »

NATO apologizes to Turkey after Erdogan shown as foe

Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg issued a statement saying “I apologise for the offence caused” NATO’s secretary-general apologized to Turkey over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey’s founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and the current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly depicted as enemies. President Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised speech on Friday that he had ordered 40 troops to be ... Read More »

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