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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...

  • Little outcry as hospitals bombed in Syria, Yemen

    In Yemen, airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels destroyed a hospital run by the international medical charity Doctors Without Borders this week...

    Read: Six MSF-supported hospitals targeted in Syria air strikes: MSFBut those strikes on hospitals brought little international outcry - a sharp contrast to an Oct 3 American strike on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 30 people and brought a firestorm of criticism on...

  • Iran may seek naval bases in Yemen or Syria: chief of staff

    Iran may seek to set up naval bases in Yemen or Syria in the future, as distant footholds might be more valuable militarily than nuclear technology, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces said in remarks published on Sunday...

    "We need distant bases, and it may become possible one day to have bases on the shores of Yemen or Syria, or bases on islands or floating (bases)," said General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, quoted by the...

  • Trump, Saudi king agree to set up ‘safe zones’ in Syria, Yemen

    WASHINGTON: Two days after ordering a ban on visitors and refugees from seven Muslim countries, US President Donald Trump won Saudi King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz’s support for establishing safe zones for refugees in two of them — Syria and Yemen, the White House said...

    “The President requested and the King agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by...

  • Two guards killed in attack on S. Korean embassy in Libya

    But Mabruk Abu Zaheir, another official at the interior ministry, told the LANA news agency that one guard and a civilian at the scene were killed and a second guard seriously wounded...

    The militant group, notorious for its brutal rule of large areas of Iraq and Syria, has established branches in all three of Libya’s historic regions...

  • Nearly 400 migrants die in shipwreck off Libya, 150 rescued

    ROME: About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized, survivors said on Tuesday, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where the death toll from shipwrecks has surged this year...

    Italy, which handled the largest number of migrant arrivals in the EU, has become increasingly alarmed about the breakdown of law and order in Libya, which has greatly exacerbated the task of tackling the migrant...

  • Four Indians detained in IS stronghold in Libya

    The Indian men, who have been in Libya for more than a year and were working at Sirte University, were detained at a checkpoint about 50 kilometres outside Sirte late on Wednesday while on their way back to India, Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Vikas Swarup said in a statement...

    Various militias and factions have been battling in Libya since Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed in 2011...

  • Nine migrants drowned, 10 missing and 1,000 rescued off Libya

    At least nine migrants drowned and 10 others, including four children, were missing after a tense series of rescues on Saturday in the Mediterranean that saved over 1,000 people, rescuers said...

    Survivors saved by medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) from a sinking rubber boat before dawn said six adults and four children were missing
  • Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of 'total hell'

    Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a “total hell” that they wouldn't wish on their “worst enemy” as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country...

    “We were slaves,” said Moussa Sanogo, a migrant who flew back to Ivory Coast from Libya this week after surviving regular beatings and forced labour in the fields...

  • 1,400 migrants saved by Italy, France in sea off Libya

    ROME: Ships from Italy and France rescued more than 1,400 migrants on Satu­rday after smugglers’ boats ran into trouble in the Medi­ter­ranean Sea near Libya...

    In a French operation, another 217 migrants in three rubber dinghies were rescued by a Marine patrol boat and two suspected smugglers were detained in the seas north of Libya, the Maritime Prefecture in Toulon said...

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