Thursday, February 26, 2015
Afghanistan avalanche: Death toll rises to 200
The death toll in the avalanche tirggered by heave snowfalls in Afghanistan has risen to more than 200 people, officials said on Thursday.
Talking to French Press Agency... More
Austria passes Islam bill, emergence of radicalism feared
The Austrian parliament has passed a restrictive Islam bill that seeks to limit the rights of Islamic institutions in the country to prevent "radicalism." The bill has generated... More
'France cannot have a dialogue with a dictator'
President Francois Hollande has condemned a group of French lawmakers for meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom he branded a "dictator".
"I condemn this initiative.... More
Iran bombards fake US aircraft carrier
With rockets roaring and guns blazing, more than a dozen swarming Iranian speedboats assaulted a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier Wednesday during large-scale naval drills... More
Stratfor: Turkey to emerge as major regional power
Stratfor, a well-known American publisher and global intelligence company, has predicted that Turkey will emerge as a prominent regional power in the next 10 years, in its... More
Syrian Kurds trickling back to ISIS-free Kobani
Syrian Kurds from Kobani, a town near the Syrian-Turkish border, have started returning home as Kurdish forces repelled ISIS from the area. Turkey, which was the only host... More
PM calls on nationalist leader to apologize
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu questioned Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli's understanding of the word "decency" for harshly criticizing the Turkish... More
Panelists: Houthis in Yemen lack governing skills
A panel on the Regional Power Struggle in Yemen took place in Ankara at the SETA Foundation yesterday. Within the light of the country's specific sociological context, main... More
Istanbul welcomes CNR Book Fair
The second CNR Book Fair opens its door to the visitors on Friday with the '100th year of Çanakkale Victory' theme.
Taking place in CNR EXPO Fair Center in Istanbul's district... More
‘Former President Gül won’t be a candidate in upcoming elections’
Turkey's former President Abdullah Gül will not run for the parliament in the upcoming elections, AK Party Deputy Chairman and Spokesperson Beşir Atalay confirmed in a press... More
Mourning for officers as two F-4 jets crash in Turkey
Turkey bid farewell to four military officers who were killed when their fighter jets crashed on Tuesday during a training mission.
A military funeral ceremony was held... More
Beşiktaş reach last 16 in Europa League, eliminating Liverpool in penalties
Beşiktaş came through a testing Europa League encounter with Liverpool in Istanbul to reach the Europa League Round of 16 on Thursday. The win came in penalties after Tolgay... More
Greece harasses Turkish fishermen off the coast of Muğla province
On Thursday, a Greek coast guard boat harassed Turkish fishermen while off the coast of Bodrum district of Muğla province.
A Greek coast guard boat from Kalimnos Island... More
Masked ISIS executioner named by media
The masked ISIS (the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) militant apparently responsible for the beheading of western hostages, has been named as London man... More
Apple to hold event on March 9, as Watch launch nears
Apple Inc sent out invitations for a media event in San Francisco on March 9, about one month before the much-anticipated launch of the new Apple Watch.
The world's largest... More
Former head of police intelligence detained
Ramazan Akyürek, the former intelligence chief of Turkish police who allegedly has links to the Gülen Movement, was detained on Thursday as part of a probe into the murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink More
Army dismisses claims on crash of two fighter jets
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has denied that the two RF-4E fighter jets that crashed in eastern Turkey on Tuesday were not airworthy.
In a statement published on its... More
Divorce lawyers offer guide to stay married
The American business magazine Forbes has shared advice from 15 divorce lawyers with its readers to help couples stay in their relationships.
With the wise advice now... More
UN: Yemen’s ex-president’s assets worth $60 billion
Amid growing concerns about the ongoing violence in Yemen, the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) released a report on the U.N.-imposed sanctions on Yemen, including Yemen's former... More
Belgium to open shelter for male victims of domestic violence
Belgium is set to open its first shelter for men abused through domestic violence, according to reports.
The shelter will open in March and provide housing, care and social... More
Greek Cyprus ignores EU concerns, signs military deal with Russia
Greek Cyprus and Russia have signed a military cooperation deal allowing the Russian military to use air and sea ports in the south of the divided eastern Mediterranean island,... More