Tuesday, April 28, 2015
- Asia Pacific
250 feared missing in Nepal mudslide
Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,400 people, ferrying the... More
New York to switch lights off to save migrating birds
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that the state buildings will turn off non-essential outdoor lights from 11 p.m. until dawn during peak migration in the spring... More
Saudi Arabia catches 93 terror suspects, foils US embassy attack
Saudi security forces have detained 93 people suspected of belonging to the ISIS militant group and foiled a plot to attack the U.S. embassy in the capital Riyadh, the Interior... More
'Attempt to free suspects theft of authority'
Judicial attempts to free a senior media executive and 75 others held on charges related to a Gülen Movement linked investigation was a "theft of authority," Turkey's Deputy... More
At least 52 feared dead in Afghanistan landslide
At least 50 people are missing, feared dead after a massive landslide in a remote province in northeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, a provincial official said.
At least... More
HSYK suspends judges from duty for 'illegal' decisions
The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors has decided to suspend two judges from duty after they delivered unauthorized rulings regarding suspects allegedly affiliated with the Gülen Movement. The two judges attempted to release the suspects although they lacked the authority, in a move that has cast doubts on their impartiality More
Turkey now the largest of host of refugees: UNDP
The humanitarian crisis in Turkey's southern neighborhood has pushed over 2 million people, mostly from Syria, to relocate from their home countries to Turkey, but "we haven't... More
- Asia Pacific
UN raises alarm about migrant smuggling in Asia
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has warned that human smuggling poses a significant threat to Asia and called on regional governments to help to stop... More
G20 should take over where UN fails, says deputy PM
After President Erdoğan criticized the United Nations Security Council claiming it has a poor decision making process, Deputy PM Babacan suggested the G20 as a new platform for discussions of political issues More
- Asia Pacific
Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear
Nepal faces new difficulties as masses, suffering from insufficient medical facilities leave their towns to flee from the capital while the death toll has passed 3,000 and aftershocks cause new casualties More
Bosnian man detained over gun attack
A Bosnian man, who is claimed to have fought in Syria, was detained on Tuesday in connection with the assault on a police station in the country's eastern town of Zvornik.
Former US President Jimmy Carter to visit Gaza
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who is known for speaking frankly about the Israel-Palestine conflict, is expected to visit the Gaza Strip and meet with officials from... More
President Erdoğan: Turkey paid a high price for Cyprus
Newly elected Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı said Turkish Cyprus is not Turkey's "child," but a sibling country, drawing criticism from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
New Turkish Cypriot leader sooths spat with Ankara
The newly-elected president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is expected to make his first official visit to Turkey. In an interview with the state-run Anadolu... More
Investigation into Gülenist judges to continue
Turkey's top judicial board has ruled on Tuesday that the investigation into the two Gülenist judges, who were suspended after they decided to release 76 Gülenist suspects... More
Norway acts like a ‘mafia', breaks apart families
Norway's child welfare service, the Barnevernet, has not only intervened to restrict families' parental rights, but also continues to forcibly take children away from their families with ‘little or no reason,' often based on unfounded claims, according to a human rights lawyer More
Cities empowered with cloud computing to cut costs, facilitate urban planning
The government introduced the Cloud City Information System yesterday, which streamlines urban planning and saves cities from higher expenditures on information technologies.
Turkish university turns to China for cadavers
Turkey’s Hacettepe University plans to import cadavers for medical training from China as the country’s medical schools suffer from a lack of cadaver donations More
‘It was a mistake for US to topple Saddam Hussein’
Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul said on Monday it was a big "mistake" that U.S. ousted former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in 2003, according to the... More
Smart cities to cut costs, facilitate urban planning
The government introduced the Cloud City Information System on Tuesday, which streamlines urban planning and saves cities from higher expenditures on information technologies.
Baltimore hit by violence under state of emergency
Baltimore hit by the worst civil unrest with the city’s streets filled with National Guard troops, recalling the riots in 1968 that erupted after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. More
'Parallel state' aims to damage Turkey's reputation: Minister
An attempt by two Turkish judges to release the suspects in a "parallel state" investigation was itself a bid by the illegal organization to damage Turkey's standing in the... More
Russia anticipates improving relations with Turkey
Russia hopes relations with Turkey will improve despite President Vladimir Putin's use of the word "genocide" to describe the deaths of Ottoman Armenians in 1915, the Kremlin... More
'I have no desire other than success for the AK Party'
In an interview conducted by Qatari newspaper Al-Sharq on Saturday, former President Abdullah Gül emphasized that he has no intention of forming a new political party.
Finnish military fires on suspected submarine in Baltic
Finland said on Tuesday its navy had fired warning shots at a possible submarine off the coast of Helsinki in the early hours of the morning.
"During surveillance of (Finland's)... More
Revenge suspicion in killing of Syrian rebel sniper
Police suspect Muhammed Salih, a Syrian national who served as a sniper for the Free Syrian Army, was killed in Turkey by relatives of a man he shot dead in Syria.
China’s Sinopec Group president under investigation
China's anti-graft watchdog has placed the president of Asia's largest crude oil refiner, the state-owned Sinopec Group, under investigation, according to local media reports... More