Tuesday, April 28, 2015
- 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.
UN chief deplores Israeli actions during 2014 Gaza war
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday he deplores that a U.N. inquiry found "Israeli actions" killed at least 44 Palestinians and injured some 227... More
12 Gülen-linked police arrested in wiretapping probe
Twelve out of the 18 Gülen Movement-linked police officers detained in the wiretapping probe carried out in nine cities, including Van, were arrested early Monday.
Apple quarterly profit jumps 33% to $13.6 bn
Apple on Monday reported a 33-percent rise in its quarterly profit, lifted by robust sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China.
The California tech giant said... More
Qaradawi sides with Turkey about 1915 incidents
Prominent Muslim scholar Youssef al-Qaradawi has declared support for Turkey against "vicious claims" related to the events of 1915.
"There is an increasingly vicious campaign... More
Lynch sworn in as top US law enforcement official
President Barack Obama's choice for US attorney general, Loretta Lynch, was sworn in at her new job on Monday, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as the top... More
Top judge underlines need for new charter
The newly appointed president of Turkey's Constitutional Court, Zühtü Arslan, said on Monday at an event to celebrate the 53rd foundation anniversary of the top court that... More
Anti-racism group calls on UN to examine murder of Turks, racism in Germany
A group of anti-racism experts has called on the United Nations to examine the unresolved murder cases carried out by the neo-Nazi terror cell, NSU, and rampant institutional... More
Al-Nusra-led rebels seize army base in Idlib
The Fatah Army, which includes al-Nusra Front and several other opposition groups, continues to make gains after fierce battles, despite airstrikes, in the south and moves toward Latakia, an Assad stronghold More
Facebook launches video calls in Messenger
Facebook announced on Monday that it has added a video-calling feature to its Messenger mobile application, enabling face-to-face conversations among users of the app around... 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.
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
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
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
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