Tuesday, October 06, 2015
UN official: World's displaced population now 60 million
The U.N. has announced the number of people displaced by conflict exceeds 60 million, a figure that stood at 38 million 10 years ago. UNHCR Chief Guterres urged further collaboration to support those displaced by the ‘interlinked mega crises' especially in the Middle East and Africa More
Ex-UN General Assembly head held in bribery scheme
A former president of the United Nations General Assembly was arrested Tuesday and charged with accepting over $1 million in bribes and a trip to New Orleans for his family... More
540 different chess sets to be exhibited at Ankara museum
Having collected 540 unique chess sets from 103 counties over 40 years, entrepreneur Akın Gökyay's collection will be exhibited in Turkey's first chess museum set to open in Ankara on Oct. 12 More
KRG oil exports to Turkey rise 31 pct in September
The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) oil exports through Turkey rose by 31 percent in September compared to the previous month, the KRG's Ministry of Natural Resources... More
BP to pay US, states $20 billion over gulf oil spill
The Justice Department and five U.S. states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Study: Third of football players have mental health issues
Professional footballers suffer more from depression and anxiety than the general public, with more than a third of current and former players reporting symptoms, according... More
Spanish prosecutor wants jail, fines for Messi's father
Spain's public prosecutor has recommended a jail sentence totaling 18 months and fines of more than 2 million euros ($2.25 million) for Lionel Messi's father Jorge in a tax... More
Volkswagen CEO warns workers of painful cutbacks
Volkswagen's new chief Matthias Mueller warned the company's workers on Tuesday the embattled German carmaker could be facing painful cutbacks to cover the rising costs of... More
US tells Russia to 'break silence on air-to-air- rules of conduct'
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Moscow on Tuesday to urgently respond to proposed rules for air-to-air conduct over Syria, as he condemned Russia's "seriously... More
Turkey's powerhouse Fenerbahçe defeats Brooklyn Nets
Turkish team Fenerbahce defeated National Basketball Association's Brooklyn Nets 101-96 on Monday night to start its two-game American tour on a high note.
Jan Vesely had... More
US exports fall to 3 year low, trade deficit jumps 15.6 percent
The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones... More
Russian TV forecasts weather 'favorable' to bomb Syria
Russian TV has taken its gung-ho coverage of air strikes in Syria to another level by airing cheery weather forecasts for its fighter jets bombing Syria.
A female forecaster... More
23 Turkish soldiers injured in southeastern Turkey
23 soldiers were injured Monday after PKK terrorists detonated a roadside bomb in the Kocaköy district of Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakır province, Doğan News Agency said,... More
MFA summons Russia envoy over 2nd airspace violation
Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday summoned the Russian ambassador to the ministry once again over a second airspace violation which took place on October 4.
PKK terrorists attack military outpost in Turkey's eastern Van province, injure 9
PKK terrorists have attacked a military outpost in Turkey's eastern Van province on Tuesday.
During the attack seven soldiers and two civilians have been injured.
Israel builds security fence around Gaza border communities
Israel's Defense Ministry announced Tuesday that it had completed the construction of a "smart" security fence around 12 Israeli communities located near the border with the... More
'Airstrike on Kunduz hospital was a mistake'
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the recent airstrike on a hospital in the northern city of Kunduz was a mistake, and the medical facility would never be an intentional... More
Al-Aqsa's division unacceptable, Turkey's President of Religious Affairs says
The head of the Turkish Presidency for Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez said on Tuesday that Al-Aqsa's temporal and spatial division is unacceptable.
"We, as Muslims, do... More
3 million more refugees if Assad wins: EU's Tusk
The European Council president Donald Tusk has warned of potential new waves of refugees should the Bashar al-Assad regime come out victorious in the conflict gripping Syria.
Istanbul prosecutor orders arrests in Hrant Dink murder case
Prosecutors in Istanbul on Tuesday ordered the arrests of nine people suspected in the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
Dink was one of the founders of... More
Prosecutor objects release of Turkish journalist Ahmet Hakan's attackers
Prosecutors in Istanbul on Tuesday objected to the release of six men suspected of attacking Ahmet Hakan Coskun, a columnist for the Hurriyet newspaper and TV host.
Gülenist judges face life over unlawful release attempt
An Istanbul court Tuesday accepted an indictment requesting life sentences for two judges allegedly linked to the controversial Gülen Movement, whose members were about to... More
Gazprom cuts Turkish Stream’s capacity by half
The Russian natural gas producer Gazprom's CEO Alexei Miller announced that they have reduced the designed capacity of the Turkish Stream project, which aims to transport... More
Davutoğlu starts AK Party election rallies, economic pledges prominent
Prime minister and Justice and Development Party (AK Party) chairman, Ahmet Davutoğlu started his party's election rallies in the northern province of Samsun where he introduced... More
Turkey tightens security measures, points radars toward Russian base
Following the violation of Turkish airspace by Russian jets twice this week, radar and missile bases in the southern province of Hatay are on full alert for likely mobility... More
CHP district head says would join PKK if he wasn't old
The Republican People's Party's (CHP) district head Abdülmenaf Manaz has protested the curfew imposed in southeastern Silvan district of Diyarbakır province and said on Tuesday... More