Monday, May 04, 2015
CHP election promises slammed by Young Party chairman
The election campaign promises made by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu before the June 7 parliamentary elections were slammed by... More
Civilians suffer from chlorine attack in Syria's Idlib province
At least 40 civilians, including children, suffered respiratory problems in "chlorine gas attacks" on two rebel-held villages in northwestern Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory... More
‘Opposition parties work cooperatively to stop AK Party’
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has lashed out at opposition parties during an election rally of his Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in two Turkish provinces, Osmaniye... More
US-led air strikes kill at least 52 civilians in Syria
The death toll from an air strike by U.S.-led forces on the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Friday has risen to 52 including seven children, a group monitoring the conflict... More
ISIS executes more than 300 Yazidis in Iraq
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has exeucted more than 300 captive members of Iraq's Yazidi community, a Yazidi political party said on Saturday.
- Asia Pacific
Nepal gives up hope to find more survivors
One week on from Nepal's devastating earthquake which keilled more than 6,700 people, Nepal ruled out finding more survivors on Saturday and shifted the focus to reach survivors... More
UNRWA demands protecting civilians in Yarmouk camp
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) on Saturday called for protection of civilians in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp, southern Syrian capital Damascus.
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, gives birth to a girl
Prince William's wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, "was safely delivered of a daughter" Saturday morning, less than three hours of checking into central London's St.... More
- Asia Pacific
Floods kill five people in Australia's east
The strong floods have killed five people and swept away cars during torrential rain on the east coast of Australia.
ABC news reported on Saturday that while 58 people... More
Milan Expo starts with violent clashes
The opening of Expo 2015 was marred Friday by violent clashes between police and opponents of Milan's hosting of the first world fair since Shanghai five years ago.
Former chairman of BDDK Mukim Öztekin dies at 50
Former chairman of Turkey's Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA), Mukim Öztekin, who quitted his job due to the health problems in November 2014, died on Saturday.
Egypt's Sisi visits Saudi Arabia after royal shuffle
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has arrived on Saturday in Saudi capital Riyadh, three days after a major royal shakeup in the oil-rich kingdom.
On Wednesday, Saudi... More
World-famous British writer Ruth Rendell dies aged 85
British crime writer Ruth Rendell, one of Britain's best-selling authors, died in hospital on Saturday at the age of 85, her publisher said.
She is best known as the creator... More
Mayweather beats Pacquiao in unanimous decision
The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn't the best.
Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, Mayweather... More
More than 3,400 migrants rescued in Mediterranean
More than 3,400 migrants were rescued at sea, mainly off the coast of Libya, as Europe seeks ways to deal with the flood of people trying to reach its shores following a series... More
ISIS to seek revenge for injured leader Baghdadi
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is preparing to take the revenge of their incapacitated leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who suffered spinal injuries... More
Palestine flag listed as terrorism symbol by Swedish police
The Palestinian flag was listed among symbols of terror organizations in a seminar held by Örebro police in Sweden, the first European Union member country to recognize the... More
PM Davutoğlu announces ten benefits for Turkish citizens living abroad
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced ten benefits for Turkish citizens living abroad in a meeting in Dortmund organized as part of governing AK Party's election campaign.
'UK cyclist did not step down the podium to protest Erdoğan’s speech'
The British cyclist Mark Cavendish, who finished the final stage of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey in second place, did not step down the podium after he was awarded... More
Halting reconciliation process tops MHP's electoral manifesto
With little over a month left until the June 7 general elections, Turkey's political parties have begun to announce their electoral manifestos, including the Nationalist Movement... More
Peace in the southeast clears way for nomads
Once afraid of traveling to mountain pastures stalked by PKK terrorists, nomads in southeastern Turkey are returning to the green plateaus as the reconciliation process to end terrorism moves forward More
Peace talks postponed once again by Thai junta in Patani
Patani is one of the provinces of Thailand on the Malaysian border. Some 5 million Thai Muslim Malays live in the region. The majority of the population is Malay Muslim, making... More
Mayor says Istanbul to tap sea for drinking water
Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş announced plans to convert seawater to drinking water, setting a precedent for the country with a landmark project.Topbaş spoke about the project... More
Konya Plain to become Turkey's breadbasket
The Konya Plain Project (KOP) is a sustainable and extensive development project for central Anatolia. The project, running from 2014 through 2018, will be funded by a TL 9.9 million government grant More
Baltimore mayor announces immediate lifting of curfew
Six days after the death of a young black man at the hands of police sparked riots in Baltimore, the city's mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday morning, signaling an... More
'Turkey does not have a 'Kurdish issue''
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has visited Turkey's southeastern provinces, Batman and Diyarbakır - two cities with predominantly Kurdish populations - on Saturday, to attend... More
Presidency of Religious Affairs warns officials about political sharing
With the June 7 general election approaching, the Presidency of Religious Affairs has issued a circular letter warning imams and other religious officers to abstain from sharing... More