Monday, August 31, 2015
Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 11, injures more than 200
A fire swept through an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, killing 11 people and injuring over 200 others of various nationalities, some critically,... More
Egypt sentences 3 Al Jazeera staff to 3 years in jail
An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to... More
Reality behind YPG heroines: Intimidation
The women of the YPG and YPJ are being depicted as heroines. But does this group, closely affiliated with the PKK, really consist of heroes and heroines battling for freedom? What is the truth behind these organizations that are internationally recognized as terrorist groups? More
ISIS stamps out dissidents in Rutbah, Iraq
ISIS militants moved on Saturday to stamp out dissent in a remote western Iraqi town, detaining at least 70 and tying dozens of residents, including tribal leaders, to streetlight... More
Yılmaz Güney's restored film ‘Umut' to make world premiere at Venice Film Festival
"Umut" (Hope), the debut film of late director and actor Yılmaz Güney, who brought the sufferings of ordinary and working class people on screen, has been transferred to the... More
Police units detain 14 ISIS suspects near border town
A dozen foreign nationals were among 14 suspected ISIS supporters arrested in a southern Turkish town a few kilometers from the Syrian border on Saturday, local officials... More
Britons experience a day in the life of a Syrian refugee
The U.K.'s southeastern Surrey province got 'a taste of life under siege' when their everyday basic services were cut off without notice for a social experiment aiming... More
Centuries old carpets restored in Turkey
Centuries old carpets from Turkey and all over the world are restored in compliance with their original designs and patterns in Antalya province in Turkey More
The man who saved the world
One of the most acclaimed actors in Turkish cinema history, Cüneyt Arkın, has portrayed various characters from elegant gentlemen to Turkic warriors, to space invader and police chief More
Turkey wins Blind Football European Championship
Turkey became the IBSA Blind Football European Champion on Saturday afternoon, following a 1-0 victory over Russia in the final of the championship in Hereford, U.K.
US sheriff's deputy killled in 'cold-blooded assassination' in Texas
The prime suspect in the "cold-blooded assassination" of a Texas sheriff's deputy was charged with murder Saturday, a day after the officer was gunned down from behind and... More
Refugees left for dead as Europe fails to find concrete solution
After hundreds of refugees drowned in the Mediterranean and 71 were found dead in a truck, Austrian police saved three ‘severely dehydrated' refugee children from another truck. The EU continues to turn a blind eye to the crisis as more deaths are reported More
2 terrorists killed in retaliation to PKK's military base attack in Şırnak
Turkish security forces killed two terrorists late Saturday, in retaliation to PKK's latest terrorist attack on Besta Battalion situated on the Şırnak-Uludere highway.
Radar image 'almost certainly' missing Nazi gold train
A Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by a ground-penetrating radar that 'almost certainly' proved the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern... More
‘New Hürrem' sets another record in 200-meter breaststroke
Ukrainian-origin Turkish swimmer Victoria Zeynep Güneş who is known in Turkey as New Hürrem referring to Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent's Ukrainian wife Hürrem, has... More
'Iran nuclear deal will fuel terrorism': Netanyahu
The deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme will bolster Tehran's ability to fund global terrorism by providing ISIS with "billions of dollars" in sanctions relief, Israeli... More
Thousands join anti-gov't rally sparked by trash crisis in Beirut
Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet over a summer garbage crisis, chanting "revolution, revolution" and setting a three-day... More
Russian anti-virus company threatened rival, email exposes
In 2009, Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of one of the world's top security companies, told some of his lieutenants that they should attack rival antivirus software maker AVG... More
Come be mesmerized by natural and manmade landmarks in Turkey
Each country has landmarks, but Turkey has many. With natural and manmade landmarks that mesmerize everyone who has a chance to see them, Turkey offers visitors beauties from east to west More
Who is Turkey’s new FM Feridun Sinirlioğlu?
The Minister of Foreign Affairs position has been given to Feridun Hadi Sinirlioğlu by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, as he announced his interim cabinet on Friday, after... More
Conservative Felicity Party open to form electoral alliance in Turkey’s November 1 snap elections
As Turkey is heading to the snap elections to be held on November 1, the leader of a minor political party in Turkey on Sunday said he was open to form an alliance in the... More
Sentencing of 3 journalists sparks int'l outrage
Sentencing three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison drew harsh criticism from rights groups and the international community, including the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia More
Sharapova withdraws from US Open with leg injury
Russian third seed Maria Sharapova withdrew from the U.S. Open with a right leg injury, easing the path to a calendar-year Grand Slam for top-ranked Serena Williams.
EU to meet September 14 for urgent 'refugee talks'
European Union home affairs ministers will hold emergency talks on September 14 in Brussels on the continent's escalating refugee crisis, the Luxembourg government said on... More
530 swimmers cross the Dardanelles on Victory Day
The annual 29th Çanakkale Strait Swimming Race was held on Sunday with 530 participants.
Turkish swimmer Asilay Selçuk won the race clocking 45 minutes 31 seconds.
Bees flock to sculpture, produce 5kg of honey
The "Caucasian Bee Sculpture," which was made from a 460-year-old pine tree by Yüzel Üzeyir, has been flocked to by bees, and has provided five kilograms of honey. The honey... More
Turkish jets join US-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS
Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that Turkey's jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS in Syria.
The Ministry's... More
PM Davutoğlu: New gov't represents every color of Turkey
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Friday evening hailed the new Cabinet as representing "every color of Turkey." The provisional government, which will steer Turkey to a rerun... More
Armenian community set to inaugurate new school
The Armenian community in Istanbul is counting down to the opening of a new school, which stands out among others in the city as the first minority school to be opened following a sweeping reform to grant more rights to the community More
'Bangkok bombing not case of int'l terrorism'
The Turkish embassy in Bangkok said that the the suspect, who was recently charged over last week's deadly Bangkok bombing, is not a Turkish national.
As Thai security... More
The world witnesses Israeli soldier's cruelty against Palestinian boy
"The world witnesses Israeli soldier's cruelty against Palestinian boy" More
Turkish central bank to boost liquidity with new measures
While markets are fluctuating with concerns over global growth based on China and uncertainties about a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed), the Central Bank of Turkey... More
Blesh: Turkey's big player in iBeacon technology
Being set up in stores, hospitals and institutes, iBeacon provides information to customers and visitors' smart-devices within range as well as sends individual perks that creates two-way communication. The Istanbul-based startup Blesh is now one of the pioneers in this game, exporting iBeacons to 30 countries More
PKK terrorists kill two police officers outside a hospital
Two police officers were killed in the early hours of Saturday after PKK terrorists opened fire on them outside a hospital in the southern city of Şanlıurfa, according to... More
Thousands protest defense bill in Japan
Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered outside Japan's parliament to oppose security legislation in one of this summer's biggest rallies ahead of its anticipated passage... More
Irish boxer operated on for skull fracture
Kuwaiti-Irish tourist Mohammed Fadel Dobbous, who became an overnight sensation last week after taking on 15 shopkeepers in Istanbul's Aksaray district, underwent an operation... More