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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 »

Yemen’s former President killed as fighting continues in capital

Mr. Saleh’s death signaled a turning point in the country’s war by shattering the alliance between his loyalists and the rebels. Former president of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh being killed by Huthi rebels on Monday as he fled heavy fighting in Sanaa after the collapse of his alliance with the Iran-backed insurgents. Abdullah Saleh, who ruled with an iron fist ... Read More »

Pakistani team finally attend GES 2017 in India

Pakistani team finally attend GES 2017 in India

Pakistan team able to attend startup summit in India with US facilitation A group of six Pakistani entrepreneurs finally reached India to take part in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 in Hyderabad. The team has faced a tedious and aggressive visa process when some of the team members reached late to Indian Embassy to keep 30 days prior request. The issue raised ... Read More »

Pakistani crafts showcased by Pakistan embassy in Brussels

Pakistani crafts showcased by Pakistan embassy in Brussels

Pakistani foods including seekh kababs, chicken karahi, chana curry, palak paneer, parathas, jalebi and Gulab jamman were arranged Pakistan’s Ambassador to Brussels Naghmana Hashmi arranged a lunch gala and crafts bazaar in connection with 70th years of Pakistan’s independence. The delighted event was organized at Naghmana Hashmi’s residence in order promote the diverse culture Pakistani society in Belgium. The event was joined by many notable ... Read More »

Bosnian-Croat war convict dies after taking ‘poison’ in UN court

Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after taking poison in UN courtroom A convicted Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak passed away in hospital after taking ‘poison’ inside United Nation courtroom. Praljak shouted, “I am not a war criminal!” threw back his head, drank liquid from a small bottle and told the court he had taken poison. A flustered ... 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 »

IS, Taliban battle displaced hundreds of families in Afghanistan

Waziro Tangi Valley is considered to be economic corridor used by militants for smuggling The fresh fight between the Islamic State (IS) terror group and Afghan Taliban insurgents has displaced hundreds of people in an eastern Afghan province. According to the spokesman of provincial governor’s, Attahullah Khogyani said more than 200 families fled their homes in the Khogyani district of eastern ... Read More »

Turkey, Iran sign deal with Qatar to ease Gulf blockade

Turkey, Iran sign deal with Qatar to ease Gulf blockade

Qatar’s relationship with Shia-dominated Iran, seen as the major rival to Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia in the Middle East Turkey and Iran have signed a deal with Qatar to ease the movement of goods between the three countries after almost six months of a Saudi-led blockade on Doha. Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines and Business Mohammad Shariatmadari, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat ... Read More »

At least 235 killed in terror attack on mosque in Egypt

Dozens were killed and injured in a bombing and gun attack targeting worshippers at this mosque. STR / EPA

At least 235 people killed and another 109 injured in the attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region Gunmen attacked a crowded mosque in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province on Friday, killing at least 235 people in one of the country’s deadliest attacks in recent memory, state media reported. Another 109 people were injured, the official MENA news agency ... Read More »

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe resigns after 37-year rule

Robert Mugabe had been the world‘s oldest head of state at the age of 93 World’s renowned Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned shortly after National parliament began an impeachment process to end his nearly four decades of the rule. House of Assembly speaker Jacob Mudenda announced the resignation during a joint sitting of lawmakers in Harare, the capital, called to ... Read More »

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