‘Afghan girl’ from National Geographic cover arrested with fake papers in Pakistan

‘Afghan girl’ from National Geographic cover arrested with fake papers in Pakistan

An Afghan woman immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers. The haunting image of Sharbat Gula, taken in a Pakistan refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry in the 1980s, became the most famous cover image in the magazine’s […]

Turkish-origin MPs get police cover in Germany

Turkish-origin MPs get police cover in Germany

  BERLIN: German lawmakers of Turkish descent have been placed under police protection after receiving death threats over parliament’s decision to recognise the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a “genocide”, a lawmaker told AFP on Sunday. The lawmaker, who counts among MPs given police protection, and who spoke on condition of anonymity, […]