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  • Spanish travel agencies cash in on 'Poketourism'

    MADRID: Just like countless other countries, Spain has been hit so hard by the Pokemon Go craze that travel agencies are seeking to cash in on the global phenomenon with specialised tours...

    Such is the interest that Junior Travel, a company based in the southern city of Granada, has been overwhelmed with applications from players looking to work as guides for groups hunting the game's cartoon monsters, just days after posting a job...

  • Europe's news agencies blast Google, Facebook for 'plundering' content

    Europe's biggest news agencies accused Google and Facebook of "plundering" news for free on Tuesday in a joint statement that called on the internet giants to share more of their revenues with the media...

    In a column signed by the chief executive officers of around 20 agencies including France's Agence France-Presse, Britain's Press Association and Germany's Deutsche Presse-Agentur they called on the European Parliament to update...

  • Air strikes kill 65 in N. Waziristan, Khyber Agencies

    PESHAWAR/LANDI KOTAL: At least 65 suspected militants were killed in air strikes in North Waziristan and Khyber tribal regions on Monday...

    The 15 militants killed in the air strikes in Rajgul mountainous area close to Afghan border, the ISPR said, included two suicide bombers...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Islamabad High Court concerned about spy agencies ‘tug of war’

    ISLAMABAD: The quest of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) spy to have the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) investigate his seniors for allegedly protecting terrorists may not yield the desired results, after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) noted on Wednesday that both agencies seemed to be involved in a “tug of war”...

    However, Justice Siddiqui remarked that there were reports of an ongoing “tug of war” between the two spy agencies, and...

  • Agencies hunt brothers ‘recruiting for IS’ in Islamabad

    RAWALPINDI: Security agencies are said to be tracking two brothers allegedly recruiting on behalf of the self-styled Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation in the twin cities...

    Despite the interior minister’s protestations that IS has no foothold in the country, law enforcement agencies are well-aware of the activities of groups allegedly affiliated with the organisation popularly known by its Arabic acronym, Daesh...

  • Army's top command should rein in spy agencies: Islamabad High Court judge

    Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on Wednesday criticised the alleged interference of the country's intelligence agencies in the affairs of the judiciary, media and the executive, warning that such an intrusion may eventually lead to a "big loss"...

    In the order sheet issued after the hearing, Justice Siddiqui not only censured Islamabad police for their failure to protect citizens from enforced disappearances,...

  • UK air travel could slump if no early Brexit aviation deal: report

    Britain is due to leave the EU in March 2019, but with many air passengers booking months in advance, the government needs to secure a deal well before then to reduce uncertainty, the report said...

    The report echoes warnings from Michael O’Leary, CEO of Europe’s biggest airline Ryanair, who said earlier this month the threat of major disruption to air travel from Brexit was increasing...

  • Laptop ban, protectionism hang over booming air travel industry

    CANCUN: Air travel is heading for a bumper year, but global airline leaders meeting in Mexico are concerned about the impact of an escalating row over laptop bans and rising protectionism...

    Although the industry has overcome previous losses to notch up an eighth successive year of profit, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which groups 275 airlines and meets from June 4-6, is now facing new challenges...

  • Air China comes under fire for issuing 'racist' travel warnings

    LONDON: Air China's "Wings of China" magazine recently advised its readers travelling to London about taking certain precautions when entering areas inner-city areas mainly populated by Pakistanis, Indians and black people...

    "London is generally a safe place to travel, however precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people," the magazine said, according to a photograph published by...

  • Deadly blizzards lash Europe, disrupt air travel

    The snowstorms, unusual for much of Europe at this time of year, left roads blocked, thousands of drivers stranded and schools shut, with weather agencies predicting the biting cold would continue in parts of the region at least through Thursday evening...

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