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Turkey demands threaten EU migrant deal

BRUSSELS -UNS : Turkey unexpectedly ratcheted up its demands for helping the EU with the migrant crisis at a high-stakes summit on Monday, leaving European leaders unsure if they were willing to pay the price for a deal. Ankara sought an extra three billion euros …

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PM will participate Islamic Military Alliance Summit in KSA

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will depart for Saudi Arabia on March 11 for three day visit after invited by Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, while PM Nawaz will participate Islamic Military Alliance Summit. According to PM House spokesman, Prime Minister …

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India provides explosives and weapons to IS, report claims

ISLAMABAD -UNS – A report in American media has revealed that India is second biggest supplier of explosives to the Islamic State (IS) and that the weapons are directly sent to Turkey for further distribution to Syria. The American newspaper reveals that India is the …

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Christians facing big threat from ISIS : Rodrigue

President of Levant Party of Lebanon, Rodrigue Khoury has said that the Christians are facing big threat from ISIS and other extremist group in the region. In the ISIS occupied territories, the Christians are obliged to convert to Islam or to be displaced, or to …

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More than 150,000 Syrian babies born in Turkey

GENEVA: More than 150,000 Syrian babies have been born in Turkey since Syria’s crisis began, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Lufti Elvan said Monday, underscoring the humanitarian burden incurred by Ankara during the conflict. Addressing the opening session of the United Nations human rights council in …

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Russia reports Syria ceasefire breaches by Turkey, rebels

MOSCOW -UNS : Russia said on Sunday that a fragile ceasefire in Syria had been breached nine times over the past 24 hours including by Turkey but that the deal was mostly holding. The defence ministry said violations were committed by moderate rebels as well …

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US-Russian Syria plan could benefit Assad:Erdogan

ISTANBUL -UNS : Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he feared a US-Russian ceasefire plan would do little more than benefit Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and accused the West, Russia and Iran of only seeking to further their own interests. The United States and …

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Turkey ‘not optimistic’ on Syria truce, threatens new strikes

ANKARA -UNS : Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday announced a multi-million-dollar aid package for the country’s struggling tourism industry which has been hit by a crisis with Russia and security concerns. Davutoglu said that a total of 255 million Turkish lira ($86.5 million) …

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Turkey PM unveils plan to boost struggling tourism sector

ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday announced a multi-million-dollar aid package for the country’s struggling tourism industry which has been hit by a crisis with Russia and security concerns. Davutoglu said that a total of 255 million Turkish lira ($86.5 million) in financial …

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Turkey announces new security measures following Ankara attack: PM

ANKARA (AFP) – Turkey is to introduce new national security measures, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday, in the wake of a suicide car bombing in Ankara that killed 28 people. “We are going for changes in the matter of security,” Davutoglu said after a …

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