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German police search migrant shelter near Netherlands border: media

German police search migrant shelter near Netherlands border: media

BERLIN: German police have begun searching a shelter for migrants in western Germany where a Tunisian man suspected of involvement in the truck attack in Berlin is believed to have lived, a newspaper said on Wednesday. Rheinische Post said the shelter is in the town of Emmerich, which lies some 140 kilometres (87 miles) north of […]

EU’s Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years

EU’s Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years

The EU’s Galileo satellite system has gone live, aiming to supply the world’s most accurate satellite navigation technology. It follows 17 years of development, plagued by delays and budget increases. The 18 satellites initially launched will be of only limited use at first for smartphones and in-car systems. But officials hope the system will eventually […]

France to deploy extra police, troops for festive events

France to deploy extra police, troops for festive events

France will put more police and soldiers on the streets to deter would-be militant attackers from striking during Christmas and New Year festivities, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said on Wednesday. The newly appointed minister was speaking after parliament voted overnight to extend a state of emergency imposed after Islamists killed 130 people in Paris […]

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

An Amsterdam court has ruled that ancient treasures on loan to a Dutch museum should be handed to Ukraine and not the Crimea museums they came from. Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014, while the collection was on display at the Allard Pierson museum in Amsterdam. Four museums in Crimea asked for the collection to […]

Italy jails captain for migrant disaster that killed 900

Italy jails captain for migrant disaster that killed 900

ROME: An Italian court ruled Tuesday that the captain of a migrant boat that sank in 2015, killing up to 900 people, was responsible for the disaster, the Mediterranean’s worst since World War II. Judges in Catania ordered Mohammed Ali Malek, a Tunisian national, to serve 18 years in jail for multiple manslaughter, human trafficking and […]

Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Lithuania has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the weeks before Donald Trump becomes US president. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said he was “very afraid” for the Baltics, as well as the Syrian city of Aleppo. Nowhere is the troubled transition of Donald Trump being watched more carefully than in the […]

Four Polio Pakistani Workers Awarded in France

Four Polio Pakistani Workers Awarded in France

Paris, 24st October 2016. Four Pakistan Polio workers were awarded with prestigious Louis Pasteur medals by the Pasteur Institute of France in recognition of their laudable services towards eradication of Polio from Pakistan. Mohammad Khuram Shehzad, Syed Latif, Ms. Azra Altaf, and Mr. Aziz Memon were awarded the medals in an impressive ceremony held today […]

Pakistan fully supports UNESCO’s work for Social Sector Development

Pakistan fully supports UNESCO’s work for Social Sector Development

Paris, October, 10, 2016. Pakistan Government welcomes UNESCO’s help for its broad based agenda for the social sector development, especially in the fields of education, health, empowerment of women and preservation of cultural heritage. This was stated by the Ambassador the Permanent Delegate of Pakistan to UNESCO in his statement at the landmark 200th Session […]

Message from Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President Islamic Republic of Pakistan On the occasion of Minorities Day, August 11, 2016

Message from Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President Islamic Republic of Pakistan On the occasion of Minorities Day, August 11, 2016

We celebrate August 11 as Minorities Day which has a special place in our national history. On this day, we renew our resolve to provide equal rights to peoples of all religions without any discrimination, in the light of the teachings of our founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali JInnah. One of the reasons to celebrate […]

Pak ambassador to UNESCO presents his credentials

Pak ambassador to UNESCO presents his credentials

Paris, August 01, 2016: The ambassador of Pakistan to UNESCO Mr. Moin ul Haque has said that Pakistan places great emphasis on the cause of Education at national level. He said this while presenting his credentials to Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General UNESCO as Permanent Delegate/Ambassador of Pakistan to the prestigious UN organization here this […]

Pakistan actively pursuing OIE agenda on animal Health, says Minister for Food Security

Pakistan actively pursuing OIE agenda on animal Health, says Minister for Food Security

Paris, May 22, 2016: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Bosan has said that Pakistan is actively pursuing the agenda of World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). He was speaking at the 84th session of world assembly of delegates of OIE here today. Ha lauded the role of OIE in […]

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