Monday, March 30, 2015
Heart disease, smoking-related cancer plague Turkey
Official figures released yesterday indicate that cardiovascular diseases still top the list of causes of death in Turkey, although only a slight rise was detected in figures... More
Gülen’s arrest warrants to be compiled for Red Notice request
The Justice Ministry is reportedly preparing a new legal case that combines all the charges against U.S.-based, controversial imam Fettullah Gülen and will request his extradition... More
UNHCR: Turkey’s generosity has been extraordinary in hosting Syrian refugees
Having left more than 200,000 people dead, 840,000 wounded and nearly 6.5 million people displaced in Syria, the civil war is entering its fifth year, and in efforts to collect... More
Online shopping site Limango withdraws from Turkey
Famous online shopping website Limango has announced that they are ending their operations in Turkey. The German company had entered the Turkish market in 2009 and was successful... More
- Asia Pacific
Kashmir hit by floods, hundreds evacuated
A landslide in the Himalayan region of Kashmir buried at least 10 people while they were sleeping, police said on Monday, as unseasonal rains swept India, damaging crops and... More
Syrians in Turkey celebrate rebel takeover of Idlib
Syrian refugees living in Turkey rallied yesterday in support of rebels fighting Assad's forces in response to the capture of Idlib, a key city in northern Syria.
Former Israeli PM Olmert charged with bribery
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial on corruption charges.
The ruling was made on Monday in Jerusalem... More
German woman refuses to change her clocks in 25-year protest against daylight savings
A woman in the German region of Allgaeu on Sunday refused to change her clocks in a much-touted protest against daylight savings time that has seen her go to court multiple... More
- Asia Pacific
Major 7.7 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning issued
A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after.
The epicentre of the... More
Arab leaders agree to form joint Arab military force
Arab leaders have approved the formation of a joint Arab military force to tackle regional security threats, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Sunday, a step... More
Number of Palestinian child prisoners in Israel's Ofer Prison reaches 99
The number of Palestinian children held in Israel's Ofer Prison has reached 99 as 24 of the children were taken during operations in March, the child detainees' representative... More
At least 17 dead and 20 missing after floods in Chile
At least 17 people were killed and 20 are still missing after torrential rains that caused flooding in a normally arid region of northern Chile, the government said on Monday.
UN special envoy to visit Cyprus after Turkey, Greek Cyprus withdraw vessels off island
The UN special adviser for Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, is scheduled to arrive in Cyprus on April 6 after Turkish and Greek Cypriot decided to withdraw their vessels that has... More
At least 16 dead and dozens injured in Peru bus accident
At least 16 people died and 36 were injured on Monday in Peru when a vehicle plunged 1,000 meters into a ravine, police said.
The bus belonging to the Sanchez line was... More
Air strike near Yemeni refugee camp kills at least 40
At least 40 people were killed Monday in an airstrike carried out by a Saudi-led coalition on a refugee camp in Yemen's western Hajjah province, a security source has said.
Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola
Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said.
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more... More
'Russia supplying weapons to Syria since Civil War'
Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts completed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said.
Virgins for sale: Turkish pedophile sentenced to prison in Cambodia
A Turkish man was sentenced to nine years in jail on Friday in Cambodia for "buying" two 14-year old girls' virginity in April 2014.
Three Cambodian women, including the... More
Turkish Airlines aircraft makes emergency landing in Morocco due to bomb threat
A Turkish Airlines aircraft bound for Sao Paulo had made an emergency landing in Casablanca, Morocco due to a bomb threat on Monday.
A note reading 'bomb' was reportedly... More
Palestinians celebrate 'Land Day'
Palestinians are marking "Land Day," on Monday, which commemorates Palestinian persistence in defending their land and existence.
Land Day, celebrated on March 30 of each... More