$10m spent on hotel, 500 luxury cars rented as Saudi King arrives in Turkey


Around ten million US Dollars have been spent on the hotel accommodation and around 500 luxury cards have been rented for the tour of the Saudi King to Turkey, it has been reported. The 80-year-old king Salman received a lavish welcome as he arrived in Turkey on Monday to discuss bilateral ties expansions on a two-day tour of country. According ...

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Tear gas, rubber bullets fired at migrants

REUTERS IDOMENI: Macedonian police throw stones at migrants and refugees during clashes near their makeshift camp here on Sunday.—AFP IDOMENI (Greece): Scores of migrants and refugees were wounded on Sunday when Macedonian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at crowds on the Greek side of the border, aid workers said, an act condemned by Greece as “dangerous and deplorable”. ...

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Secular activist murdered in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi students block the road and stage a protest following the murder of a law student, hacked to death by four assailants the night before, in Dhaka on April 7, 2016. —AFP DHAKA: A Bangladeshi law student who posted against radical Islamism on his Facebook page has been murdered, police said Thursday, the latest in a series of killings of ...

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Afghanistan high on agenda as NATO Secretary General meets Obama


Afghanistan was high on agenda during NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s visit to United States where he met with the US President Barack Obama on Monday. “NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US President Barack Obama discussed the Alliance’s response to key security challenges at the White House in Washington D.C. and preparations for the Warsaw Summit in July,” according ...

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Panama Papers probes opened, China limits access to news on leaks


REUTERS HONG KONG: Authorities across the globe have opened investigations into the activities of the world’s rich and powerful after a cache of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm showed possible wrongdoing using offshore company structures. Leading figures and financial institutions responded to the massive leak of more than 11.5 million documents with denials of any wrongdoing as prosecutors ...

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Sound byte: ‘Leaks offer snapshot of a vast ecosystem of hidden money’


The Panama Papers have caused a global uproar by laying bare the murky world of off-shore companies operated by the world’s elite in the many tax havens around the globe. To get a better understanding of how over 100 organisations from around the world were able to collaborate on this landmark data journalism project, Dawn spoke to David Pegg – ...

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More violence reported among Afghan and Syrian migrants in Greece


A distressing photo purportedly showing violence among the Afghan and Syrian refugees has emerged from Greece amid reports of persistent tensions among the refugees. The photograph was posted in a report published in local newspaper TO BHMA, a day after reports emerged regarding a bloody clash among the Afghan and Syrian refugees in Greek port. According to the newspaper, the ...

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China blocks India’s move to ban Jaish chief Masood Azhar at UN


NEW DELHI: After the attack on the IAF base at Pathankot on January 2, India in February wrote to the UN calling for immediate action to list Azhar under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee. China has again blocked India’s bid at the UN to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar, the mastermind of the Pathankot terror attack. According to highly placed sources, ...

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Several injured as hundreds of Afghan and Syrian refugees clash in Greece


Hundreds of Afghan and Syrian refugees entered into a violent clash in Greece amid ongoing refugee crisis in the Greek and Macedonian territories. According to the officials in Greece quoted by local media, several people were injured in the clash that erupted on Wednesday night. At least two of the refugees are in critical condition as over seven people were ...

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Austria moves to block asylum-seekers with tough new rules


VIENNA: Austria on Wednesday moved to further tighten migrants’ access to the country by placing tough new restrictions on asylum eligibility and making it easier to reject asylum seekers at the border. As of mid-May, the government will only accept cases of refugees facing threats to their safety in a neighbouring transit country or whose relatives are already in Austria. ...

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