Sunday, February 07, 2016
- Asia Pacific
23 dead, dozens missing after earthquake in Taiwan
More than 70 people were missing one day after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake killed at least 23 in southern Taiwan, authorities said Sunday.
Interior Minister Chen Wei-zen,... More
Israeli minister: Egypt flooding Gaza tunnels at our request
Israeli Infrastructure Minister Yuval Steinitz said that Egypt's new policy of flooding the tunnels between the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula with seawater had come at... More
Around 35,000 Syrians arrive at Turkish border
Around 35,000 Syrian refugees have arrived at the Turkish border near the southern city of Kilis in the last 48 hours and are being accomodated at camps on the Syrian side... More
- Syrian Crisis
'Russia needs to give account of 400,000 killed in Syria'
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has described Russian allegations about Turkey preparing military action in Syria as "laughable" and said the country needs to give an account... More
- Asia Pacific
Afghanistan peace meeting ends with call for talks with Taliban
Four-nation talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 15-year war concluded Saturday with a call for direct negotiations between the government and the Taliban by the end of February,... More
Right-wing UKIP slammed over TV ad targeting Turkey
Scenes showing the Turkish flag, Istanbul's Grand Bazaar and boats buzzing across the Bosporus were transmitted to millions of British television viewers on Wednesday night.... More
A day devoted solely to discovering Istanbul's Üsküdar
Istanbul's historically and spiritually significant district of Üsküdar invites those eager to discover the striking views of Istanbul's landscape More
Mother of Syria's Bashar Assad dies at age 86
Syria's regime officials says Aniseh Makhlouf, the mother of Syria's Bashar Assad, has died. She was 86.
A statement on the regime's official Facebook page says Makhlouf,... More
EU urges Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian housing
The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli... More
Bomb blew hole in jetliner, Somali official says
A Somali official says that a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday.
Colombia reports more than 3,100 pregnant women have Zika virus
More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid... More
Anti-terror operations in southeastern Cizre almost finished
Anti-terror operations against the PKK terror organization in Turkey's southeastern Cizre district have almost come to an end and will continue in similar locations Minister... More
HSBC to pay $600M to US for mortgage abuses
HSBC reached a $600 million settlement with U.S. government agencies for mortgage abuses related to the 2008 financial crisis, the institutions announced Friday.
The Justice... More
PM reveals comprehensive counterterror 'master plan'
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu traveled to the southeastern province of Mardin on Friday, where he introduced the government's newly drafted counterterror "master... More
Twitter uses new filtering technology to combat terrorism, closes 125,000 Daesh accounts in 8 months
Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for... More
Children in combat: Why the PKK's recruitment of children is being ignored
Using minors in combat is becoming an acute problem as demand for more child recruits by armed groups continues to swell. Although the PKK is guilty of exploiting children as fighters, the issue is yet to receive the much needed attention of the West, which might have the power to obviate the problem More
Turkey captures PYD and suspected Daesh militants trying to illegally cross from Syria
Turkish security forces captured two terrorists on Saturday affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) who were trying to illegally cross into the country via the Syrian...
'Western countries supply weapons to YPG terrorists'
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticized Saturday western countries for supplying the armed wing of the PKK's Syrian affiliate with weapons.
In the closing speech of the...
Bus exploding for action film stunt scares Londoners
A bus has exploded in central London but this time it's only for a movie.
City officials Sunday reassured the public that the explosion was a movie stunt for "The Foreigner"...
Spain arrests 7 suspected Daesh terrorists
Spanish police arrested seven suspected members Sunday of a terrorist cell linked to Daesh and Jabhat al-Nusra militants during raids in the eastern provinces of Valencia...
Inarritu's The Revenant wins DGA award
Hollywood's directors named Alejandro Inarritu the best film director of 2015 for "The Revenant" at a gala ceremony on Saturday, helping focus the race for the Oscars.
UAE says ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Daesh
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said Sunday it is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight the Daesh terrorist militia, a day after Damascus vowed to resist any incursion.
'Turkey, Kazakhstan to be central in Eurasia'
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said Saturday that Turkey and Kazakhstan would be two central countries of Eurasia in the fields of energy, trade and transportation.
At least 37 dead after a string of Daesh attacks in Iraq
At least 37 people were killed Saturday in Iraq in a string of terrorist attacks on security forces by Daesh.
Ismail al-Mihlavi, Anbar operations commander of the Iraqi...
Radioactive spill north of NYC prompts investigation
An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the...
N.Korea preparing for 5th nuclear test, S. Korea's spy agency says
North Korea is preparing for fifth nuclear test, South Korea's spy agency said on Sunday.
South Korea's spy agency also said that North Korea has technology for intercontinental...
Turkey home to 650,000 foreign nationals
According to the latest figures of Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) based on the country's address based population registry system, more than 650,000 foreign nationals...
Attackers set refugee center on fire in Prague
Czech police said Saturday that unknown attackers have set a refugee center on fire in the Czech capital of Prague, injuring one person.
Spokeswoman Iveta Martinkova said...