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Entries for January, 2018

Erdogan accuses US of creating Kurdish terror enclave on Turkish border

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the US Monday of “building an army of terror” on Turkey’s border with Syria, state-run news agency Anadolu reported. His comments came a day after the US publicly admitted it is supplying weapons and training to militia of the Kurdish YPG. YPG fighters, many of them women, have […]

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Govt aims to sell PIA before election

ISLAMABAD – The federal government will try to privatize national airline before general elections due this year, privatization minister Daniyal Aziz said, as the ruling party seeks to restart sales of state-run businesses. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), losing market share to Gulf-based rivals such as Etihad and Emirates, has been hit by management turmoil in […]

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Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

ISTANBUL — A commercial plane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea. Some of the 168 people on board the Boeing 737-800 described it as a “miracle” that everyone was evacuated safely. Images show the aircraft […]

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Bitcoin-crazy South Korea may face a ban on cryptocurrency trading

Bitcoin trading could soon be outlawed in one of the virtual currency’s biggest markets. The South Korean government is preparing a bill to ban trading in all cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, Justice Minister Park Sang-ki said Thursday. “There are great concerns regarding virtual money,” Park told reporters in Seoul. “The government has repeatedly warned about the […]

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