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  • Thousands of migrants travel through Macedonia, Serbia to enter W. Europe

    PRESEVO: Thousands of migrants, mostly Syrian refugees, travelled through Macedonia and Serbia on Sunday towards western Europe, as Italy’s foreign minister said the escalating crisis threatened the bloc’s “soul”...

    The mass migration of more than 6,000 people, according to Red Cross figures, came after Macedonian police finally re-opened the border with Greece on Saturday, allowing thousands to travel north towards Serbia in the...

  • Iraqi asylum seekers in Jordan hesitant to travel to Europe

    AMMAN: Hanna Yussef dreams of following thousands of fellow Iraqi Christians to refuge in Europe, abandoning a precarious existence in Jordan, where he has lived since fleeing violence at home...

    " But he says he is "not yet ready" to follow the Iraqis who have headed to Europe under their own steam, often paying smugglers to make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean on flimsy, overcrowded boats...

  • Thousands took to the streets in US, Europe over Trump's travel ban

    From London and Paris to New York and Washington, thousands of people took to the streets Saturday in American and European cities to protest United States President Donald Trump's travel ban amid a fierce legal battle over the order...

    Brandishing placards declaring "No to scapegoating Muslims" and "Socialism not Trumpism," the protesters moved from the US embassy toward May's Downing Street office...

  • Deadly blizzards lash Europe, disrupt air travel

    PARIS: Heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe on Thursday, forcing airports to cancel or delay flights around the continent, as a deep freeze gripped countries from the far north to the Mediterranean beaches in the south...

    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...

  • Saudi Arabia widens travel ban to Europe, others over coronavirus

    Saudi Arabia has extended flight and travel bans over coronavirus fears to include the European Union and 12 other countries after announcing 24 new cases overnight to bring its total to 45, state media reported on Thursday...

    The kingdom had already banned travel to some 19 countries, including neighbouring Arab states, and said it would impose a fine of up to 500,000 riyals ($133,000) on people who did not disclose health...

  • Oil falls $2 as Trump surprises with Europe travel ban

    Oil prices fell on Thursday following surprise travel restrictions imposed by United States President Donald Trump in an attempt to halt the spread of coronavirus after the World Health Organisation described the outbreak as a pandemic...

    Global shares also took a hit after President Trump said the US would suspend all travel from Europe as he unveiled measures to contain the coronavirus epidemic...

  • Eastern Europe rejects migrant quotas as Europe divided over crisis

    PRAGUE: Eastern Europe rejected migrant quotas on Friday despite German warnings over the "biggest challenge" in European Union (EU) history, amid disturbing footage of refugees in Hungary being fed "like animals...

    "German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met counterparts from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia in Prague, but failed to convince them to accept an EU plan to distribute 160,000 refugees around the...

  • Fire at travel agency office

    LAHORE: A fire erupted inside a travel agency office on Davies Road on Wednesday forcing Rescue 1122 to battle flames for an hour...

    The fire started in the London Bridge Travel Agency office at the Grand Plaza building reportedly due to a short circuit...

  • NAB seeks ban on foreign travel of Sharif, family

    ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday sought a ban on travel abroad of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar — a day before an accountability court takes up their applications seeking exemption from personal appearance as they want to visit ailing former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz in the United Kingdom...

    When NAB had contacted the...

  • Foreign Office's 'Ancient Pakistan' exhibition attracts history lovers

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in country's history the Foreign Office organised a three-day exhibition reflecting Pakistan's ancient culture and civilisation which attracted a large number of history lovers along with diplomats...

    The exhibition titled 'Ancient Pakistan' is showcasing artifacts and relics from ancient civilisations belonging to the region including Gandhara, Harappa, Mehrgarh and Moen-Jo-Daro...

  • Pakistan, China reaffirm support for each other: Foreign Office

    Pakistan and China reaffirmed their support for each other in “all mutually relevant areas for the benefit of the two countries” during a meeting between Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and China's Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou, a foreign ministry statement stated on Monday...

    The two sides held detailed discussions on the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, bilateral trade, defence, counter-terrorism,...

  • Pakistan had no prior knowledge of Bin Laden, US raid: Foreign Office

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday issued a strong denial of the claims made by American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who wrote that Pakistan had prior knowledge of the US raid that took Osama bin Laden out in Abbottabad...

    "Pakistan also did not know about presence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad," said Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah during a news briefing at FO in Islamabad...

  • Musharraf’s N-technology disclosure embarrassed Pakistan: Foreign Office

    ISLAMABAD: The disclosure made by retired General Pervez Musharraf in his 2006 autobiography that Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan transferred sensitive nucl­ear material to North Korea had come as a big embarrassment to the country, an official of the Foreign Office said on Friday at a meeting of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee...

    The disclosure had forced the Foreign Office on the defensive and left it with no choice but to regurgitate...

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