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  • 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...

  • 6.3-magnitude quake shakes buildings in Greece, Turkey

    3-magnitude earthquake struck the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios and the Aegean coast of western Turkey, Greece’s ERT state TV reported...

    The tremor, felt as far as Athens and Izmir, in Turkey, damaged at least three churches and shops in south Lesbos, local owners said, while rock slides blocked some roads...

  • Turkey, Greece scramble to start EU deal as migrant arrivals rise

    ANKARA: Five days before Turkey is due to begin taking back illegal migrants from Greece under a deal with the European Union, neither side is fully ready, with officials scrambling to be able to make at least a symbolic start as new arrivals rise...

    Turkey agreed with the EU this month to take back all migrants and refugees who cross illegally to Greece in exchange for financial aid, faster visa-free travel for Turks and slightly...

  • Hundreds mount protest against Greece-Turkey fence

    ORESTIADA (Greece): Hundreds of people protested in north-east Greece on Sunday against the security fence along the Turkish border, demanding the opening of safe routes for migrants, two days after 45 people died while making the risky Aegean Sea crossing...

    Demonstrators, some wearing life jackets as a symbol of the flow of thousands of people making the perilous sea journey from Turkey to Greece, marched from the village of...

  • Tired of Greece, migrants try to swim back to Turkey

    ATHENS: Six migrants who were fed up with being stuck on the Greek Island of Chios tried to make their way back to Turkey -- by swimming, Greek harbour police said on Wednesday...

    Under terms of a controversial March 20 agreement between Brussels and Ankara aimed at easing the migrant crisis, all “irregular migrants” arriving on the Greek islands face the prospect of being deported to Turkey...

  • Turkey rages after 'coup' officer granted asylum in Greece

    The Turkish foreign ministry on Saturday slammed a decision in Greece to grant asylum to a Turkish helicopter co-pilot, who fled the country after last year's failed coup, as "politically motivated" and warned of a negative impact on bilateral relations...

    The co-pilot — who flew seven other Turkish military officers to Greece — was granted asylum after Greek authorities ruled that his human rights would be at risk, despite repeated...

  • Pakistan-Turkey defence cooperation to be enhanced

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in defence field after ministers from both the countries were given a comprehensive review of cooperation between the two states, particularly the ongoing defence industry projects...

    Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and Minister for National Defence of Turkey Nurettin Canikli met in Ankara on Friday and agreed to increase mutual contact...

  • Pakistan, Turkey to negotiate comprehensive defence accord

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey agreed on Thursday to negotiate a comprehensive bilateral strategic framework agreement for promoting bilateral cooperation...

    At the talks, the Pak­istani side was led by Defence Secretary retired Lt Gen Zamirul Hasan Shah, whereas Gen Umit Dundar, Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff, led the visiting delegation...

  • Pakistan, Turkey to boost defence ties

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey opened on Wednesday their two-day defence talks aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation...

    The Pakistani side at the talks was led by Defence Secretary retired Lt Gen Zamirul Hassan Shah whereas the Turkish delegation was headed by Turkish Deputy Chief of General Staff Gen Umit Dundar...

  • US will resume defence ties with Turkey, Trump tells Erdogan

    WASHINGTON: The presidents of the United States and Turkey vowed on Tuesday to repair a relationship battered by years of disputes over Syria’s civil war and its various fighting groups, even as they broached a new disagreement over US plans to arm Kurdish fighters...

    Delivering a statement alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Donald Trump said the US would re-establish its military and economic partnership with...

  • Defence secretary leaves for Turkey

    ISLAMABAD: Defence Secretary retired Lt Gen Alam Khattak left for Turkey to hold talks with Turkish officials on defence related matters, said a press release on Sunday...

    He will be leading the Pakistani delegation at the High Level Military Dialogue Group meeting to be held in Turkey on Oct 27-28...

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