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Netherlands withdraw envoy to Turkey as ties sour

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THE HAGUE: The Netherlands announced it was withdrawing its ambassador from Turkey , and will refuse to allow Ankara to post one in the country as diplomatic ties plunge to new lows. Relations have deteriorated in the past months, after Dutch officials barred a Turkish minister from attending a rally ...

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Turkey rejects EU partnership proposal

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected proposals of a partnership with the EU, insisting full membership to the bloc is the only option, in an interview published Sunday. Hosting Erdogan on a visit to Paris in January, French President Emmanuel Macron said it was “hypocrisy” to say progress ...

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Apple invests in Malala’s education fund

LONDON: We have yet another reason to be proud of Malala Yousafzai. According to a report, the world’s most famous CEO and perhaps the most famous – and definitely youngest – Nobel Peace Prize winner could be found on Saturday morning taking tea with a family in downtown Beirut. The ...

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Pakistan tops list of world’s best travel destination for 2018

LONDON: British Backpacker Society describes it as ‘one of the friendliest countries on earth’ Pakistan has been ranked the world’s top travel destination for 2018 by the British Backpacker Society, which described Pakistan as “one of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination”. ...

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Turkish ‘coup’ officer granted asylum in Greece

ATHENS: The co-pilot of a helicopter, who flew seven other Turkish military officers to Greece a day after last year s failed coup in Turkey, has been granted asylum, a Greek judicial source said on Saturday. The co-pilot landed in the Greek city of Alexandroupoli, not far from the Turkish border, ...

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Trump’s siege of Jerusalem

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem has raised eyebrows in the political circles of the world. Jerusalem has been the primary source of tension between Israel and the Muslim World. Israel occupied the Palestinian majority East Jerusalem after the 1967 war. United Nations does not recognise Jerusalem as the sole capital of ...

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Lindsay ready for acting comeback

HOLLYWOOD: Actress and model Lindsay Lohan is ready to return to her movie career. The 31-year-old actress – who started out as a model at the age of just three – hasn’t made a film since 2013’s ‘The Canyons’ and has been living in London and with Syrian refugees while ...

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US-Turkey tensions boil over after arrest of consulate employee

WASHINGTON: When they met last month in New York, President Trump hailed what he called his “personal relationship” with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and said the United States and Turkey were “as close as we have ever been.” Erdogan called Trump “my dear friend Donald.” Close observers of Ankara ...

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Turkey, US suspend visa services in tit-for-tat fallout

ANKARA/WASHINGTON: Turkey on Sunday suspended non-immigrant visa services at all Turkish diplomatic facilities in the United States, in a tit-for-tat move amid escalating tensions between the NATO allies. Just hours after the US mission to Turkey announced it was restricting visa services, saying that recent events had forced it to ...

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