Friday, February 12, 2016
- Asia Pacific
China supports UN action make N. Korea pay the price
China will back a wide-ranging U.N. Security Council resolution to make North Korea "pay the necessary price" for its recent rocket launch, its foreign minister told Reuters... More
'Diplomacy necessary to prevent new refugee waves'
Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan warned that the failure to carry out diplomatic efforts with Russia and Syria would have consequences for Europe.
Speaking to reporters... More
South Sudan president appoints rival leader his deputy
A presidential spokesman in South Sudan says the president has appointed his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a unity government.
Ateny Wek Ateny... More
- Syrian Crisis
'Potential YPG, Syrian opposition clash concerns US'
A potential clash between the YPG, the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), and the United States-backed moderate opposition forces is a concern for the U.S., a... More
The Godfather author Puzo's archive for sale
Make them an offer they can't refuse and a massive collection of "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo's papers can be yours.
The 45-box archive, including multiple drafts... More
'Turkey, Iran to continue to enhance dialogue'
Turkey and Iran have agreed to continue "enhancing dialogue" a Foreign Ministry official told Anadolu Agency on Friday.
Ümit Yalçın's remarks came after talks with Iran's... More
- Asia Pacific
S. Korea says North responsible for what happens next
The future of Seoul-Pyongyang ties looked increasingly bleak Friday, as South Korean officials were left to guess what will become of a shared industrial facility situated... More
Gunmen attack on UN base in north Mali kills several, injures many others
At least three UN soldiers were killed and 30 others injured Friday after a militant group fired rockets at a UN peacekeepers camp in Kidal, northern Mali, Olivier Salgado,... More
Thousands of Iraqi refugees leave Finland, citing family issues, disappointment with life
Thousands of Iraqi refugees who arrived in Finland last year have decided to cancel their asylum applications and to return home voluntarily, citing family issues and disappointment... More
- Asia Pacific
2 Australian teens charged with killing 9 penguins
Two Australian teens were charged with slaughtering nine penguins on Tasmania's northern coast, police said Friday.
Penguins are a protected species in Australia. The... More
- Syrian Crisis
Hollande calls on Russia to stop helping Assad massacring Syrians
French President Francois Hollande called Thursday for Russia to halt its military action in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
"We need to ensure that Bashar... More
'Turkey could open gates to Europe for refugees'
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday said that Turkey will be patient up to a point over the crisis in Syria and could be forced to take action if necessary. Erdoğan... More
Refugee crisis not only Turkey’s problem: EU minister
Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs Volkan Bozkır said Thursday the Syrian refugee crisis was not only a problem concerning only Turkey or other countries neighboring Syria,... More
Titanic II: Replica of doomed ship to set sail in 2018
An exact replica of the Titanic will set sail in 2018 and recreate the trans-Atlantic crossing of the original - without its doomed fate, hopefully.
The ship is expected... More
Terrorism causes $34 mln damage to Turkey's schools
Turkey spent 100 million lira ($34.2 million) on repairs to schools hit in terrorist attacks last year, Education Minister Nabi Avci said Thursday.
In a presentation to... More
US underlines support for ally Turkey after PYD row
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has underlined his country's support for Turkey as an ally despite a recent row over the United States' stance on the terrorist organization... More
George Clooney discusses refugee crisis with Merkel
Hollywood star and political activist George Clooney and his wife Amal, a human rights lawyer, met German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the refugee crisis.
FIFA bans ex-secretary general Jerome Valcke for 12 years
Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has been has been banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years by the governing body's ethics committee.
Diplomats agree to Syria cease-fire in a week
US Secretary of State John Kerry said early Friday in a diplomats meeting in Munich that the United States and Russia have agreed to implement "cessation of hostilities" in...
'Russia must cease strikes in Syria to allow for ceasefire'
If Russia does not end its strikes on Western-backed Syrian opposition forces, a ceasefire reached by major powers will not hold and humanitarian access will not be effectively...
Greek farmers clash with police in pensions protest
Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed Friday with riot police in central Athens as thousands headed to the capital for a two-day protest against...
Direct investment in Turkey increases 32 pct in 2015
Direct international investment in Turkey increased 32 percent in 2015, amounting to $16.6 billion, according to an annoucement released by the Prime Ministry Investment Support...
Experts locate final missing black box that could uncover cause of German train crash
Experts have located the third and final missing black box from the two commuter trains that collided head on this week in southern Germany, police said Friday.
Carter says UAE will put special forces in Syria
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Persian Gulf ally has agreed to send special forces soldiers to Syria to assist in the development of local Sunni Arab fighters...
Baby gets confused seeing father's identical twin for the first time
A Youtube video showing a father and his twin brother pranking his baby gone viral on social media. The footage shows the baby, named Reed, getting confused when his father...
Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to hold historic meeting in Havana
Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, will have a historic meeting in Cuba on Friday that is seen as a major advance towards healing...
Russia's top car maker facing bankruptcy
Russia's top automaker AvtoVaz, controlled by Renault-Nissan, on Friday asked shareholders to help save it from bankruptcy as losses in 2015 tripled from the year before.
Two Syrian children die in Istanbul house fire
Two Syrian children have lost their lives in an Istanbul house fire.
The pair died early Friday after a blaze broke out in their apartment building in the city's Zeytinburnu...