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December 11, 2018 12:00 AM ‘I can’t breathe’ were Khashoggi’s final words

WASHINGTON: Jamal Khashoggi’s final words were "I can’t breathe," CNN said on Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist’s murder. The source told the US network the transcript made clear the killing was premeditated, and suggests several phone calls were made to give briefings on the progress

November 18, 2018 12:00 AM Erdogan, Trump agree case must be scrutinised

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed on Nov 16 that no cover up of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder should be allowed, a Turkish presidential source said after a phone call between the two leaders. “Both leaders agreed to shed light on the Jamal Khashoggi murder in all its aspects and that any cover 1

November 16, 2018 4:29 AM Fact-check: Is this a photo of FM Qureshi receiving a standing ovation at the UN?

Fact-check: Is this a photo of FM Qureshi receiving a standing ovation at the UN? A photo posted to Facebook purports to show Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi receiving a standing ovation at the United Nations General Assembly. The photo is manipulated from an original image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This Facebook post dated 10

November 5, 2018 1:51 PM Pakistan, China agree to trade in Rupee, Yuan instead of dollar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China have agreed to do trade in their own currencies instead of dollar, Jang has reported. According to report, the two countries agreed to do business in Pakistani rupee and Chinese currency Yuan during the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Beijing. Before Chinese President Xi Jinping and PM Imran Khan, Turkish President 6

October 30, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey pressures Riyadh on Khashoggi’s body

Turkey on Monday called on Saudi Arabia to reveal the "whole truth" about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, as the whereabouts of the journalist’s body dominated a visit to the country by Riyadh’s top prosecutor. Khashoggi’s death inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate has brought near unprecedented international scrutiny on Saudi Arabia, which is seeking 2

October 29, 2018 12:00 AM Buzdar greets Turkey on National Day

LAHORE: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that there exists an impregnable bond of mutual respect between people of Pakistan and Turkey. Congratulating Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister and people of Turkey on their National Day, Buzdar said that masses in Pakistan and Turkey are linked together in the historical ties of love and brotherhood 2

October 29, 2018 12:00 AM Rs2.23 bn allocated for 17 health projects in south Punjab

LAHORE: On the direction of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, an amount of Rs2.23 billion has been allocated for 17 mega health projects in South Punjab. Mega project of Nishter-2 will soon be started in Multan. The PTI government in its very first budget has allocated billions of rupees for health. Funds are being provided to complete health projects 25

October 28, 2018 6:25 AM Pakistan not establishing any kind of ties with Israel, says President Arif Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has dismissed reports about landing of Israeli plane in Islamabad and termed these 'concocted and baseless'. Talking to media before his departure for Turkey in the wee hours of Sunday, Dr Arif Alvi also ruled out establishing any kind of relations with Israel. He said, "Pakistan highlighted atrocities in Indian occupied 6

October 21, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey will ‘reveal whatever happened’ in Khashoggi death

STANBUL: Turkey vowed Saturday to reveal all details of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Saudi Arabia admitted he was killed at its Istanbul consulate, state media reported. “Turkey will reveal whatever had happened. Nobody should ever doubt about it,” said Omer Celik, spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the Anadolu 9

October 9, 2018 12:00 AM Syrian rebels complete arms pullout from Idlib

ANKARA: Syrian rebels have completed the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the frontline of the last opposition-held province of Idlib, Turkish state media reported on Monday. Citing their correspondent in Idlib, news agency Anadolu said the withdrawal was concluded under a deal reached last month between Syrian regime ally Moscow and rebel backer Ankara 6