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  • Honorary consulate of Somalia ransacked in Karachi

    The Honorary Consulate of Somalia, which is situated in the offices of a private pharmaceutical firm in Karachi's Clifton area, was robbed late Friday night, police said...

    Senior Superintendent of Police (District South) Saqib Ismail Memon told Dawn that six or seven armed men entered the premises of the consulate late night...

  • Honorary Consulate of Romania opens in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that Pakistan has cordial relations with Romania which need further improvement...

    This, he said, while addressing as the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the Honorary Consulate of Romania here on Wednesday...

  • Australia claims foiling ‘terror plot’ to bring down aeroplane

    SYDNEY: Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft with an improvised explosive device, authorities said on Sunday, after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney...

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the plot appeared to be “elaborate” rather than planned by a lone wolf, as security was strengthened at major domestic and international airports across the nation
  • Pakistan supports Turkey's stance on Cyprus, COAS tells Turkish PM

    Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yaldarim on Thursday during an official visit to Turkey and expressed his support of the country's position on Cyprus, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said...

    "Pakistan and Turkey share the same stance on many issues," the COAS said...

  • Sarfraz appointed Test captain at honorary reception for Pakistan team

    Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan's ODI and T20 captain who led the team to victory in the 2017 Champions Trophy, will now also captain Pakistan's Test team, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Sheheryar Khan announced on Tuesday...

    Addressing a ceremony celebrating Pakistan's Champions Trophy 2017 victory at the Prime Minister's House, Khan congratulated Ahmed and the team before making the announcement...

  • ‘Titanic of the Mediterranean’ wreck lures thousands of divers to Cyprus

    LARNACA: An iron and steel colossus that sank on a summer’s night 35 years ago off Cyprus is now considered one of the world’s best shipwreck dives...

    “It’s so big you can dive a few days and not get bored,” said Mat Howell, who works for a British-based scuba diving holiday firm and was in Cyprus for the annual ‘Zenobia Week’ at the end of June to promote the site...

  • Rival leaders take stroll through divided capital of Cyprus

    NICOSIA: Rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital’s medieval centre on Saturday to raise the feel-good factor as talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically split island kick into gear...

    It’s the first time that the leaders have done so since the east Mediterranean island was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece
  • Cyprus leaders restart peace talks

    NICOSIA: Cyprus’ rival leaders met on Friday at a United Nations compound to restart talks aimed at ending the small Mediterranean island nation’s four decades of division...

    Cyprus was split into an internationally recognized Greek Cypriot south and a breakaway Turkish Cypriot north in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece...

  • ‘Positive’ start to crunch Cyprus peace talks

    The thorny issue of Turkey’s military presence in Cyprus topped the billing in the Swiss Alpine resort of Crans-Montana, with officials hopeful of a breakthrough on the decades-old division of Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot communities...

    Divided since 1974EU-member Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded the island in response to an Athens-inspired coup attempt seeking union with Greece...

  • Security riddle holds answer to 40-year Cyprus conundrum

    CRANS-MONTANA: More than 40 years since Turkish troops invaded northern Cyprus, the presence of tens of thousands of soldiers on the Mediterranean island looms large over make-or-break peace negotiations this week...

    Ankara maintains more than 35,000 troops in Cyprus, and analysts say that their fate will determine whether UN-mediated attempts to reunite Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot communities are successful...

  • EgyptAir hijacker arrested: Cyprus officials

    CAIRO: A hijacker who seized an Egyptian airliner and forced it to land in Cyprus has been detained, Cypriot government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said on Tuesday...

    An EgyptAir passenger plane flying from Cairo to Alexandria was hijacked on Tuesday and diverted to Cyprus, where it landed at Larnaca airport on the south coast, Cypriot police and Egyptian civil aviation authority officials said...

  • Cyprus court orders Egyptian hijack suspect held for 8 days

    LARNACA: A Cyprus court on Wednesday ordered the detention for eight days of an Egyptian man who admitted to hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight and diverting it to the east Mediterranean island nation by threatening to blow it up with a fake explosives belt...

    Lambrianou said that 15 minutes into flight MS181 from the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria to Cairo, the suspect demanded that the aircraft be diverted to airports in...

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