Saturday, May 26, 2018
COUNTDOWN FOR IFTAR TIMES AROUND THE WORLD
Thousands rally against decision to seek IMF help in Argentina
Thousands of Argentines on Friday protested the government's bid to secure a credit line from the International Monetary Fund, which they blame for hardship during a past...
378 black Americans killed by police since NFL started kneeling
As the U.S. National Football League (NFL) this week approved a new policy to fine and punish any player who kneels during the national anthem, police violence against black...
Fiat Chrysler warns 4.8M owners: Don't use the cruise
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. because in rare but terrifying circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control.
Record fentanyl enough to kill 26M seized in US
The U.S. authorities on Thursday seized 54 kg (120 pounds) of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, enough to kill around 26 million people, according to the Drug Enforcement...
30-year-old man evicted from parents' home says can't afford moving boxes
30-year-old who made headlines after being evicted from his parents' house said on Friday that he can't afford moving boxes and that would be a problem.
"I need to start...
Mediterranean diet 'gone' as Europe's child obesity up
The children of southern Europe – a region long-praised for its diet of fresh, healthy foods – are quickly putting on pounds as fatty, processed foods take over...
50 dead after boat sinks in northwest DR Congo
Fifty people died in a boat accident on a river in remote northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials said on Friday.
The accident happened on the Momboyo...
UK mosque to accept crypto donations for Ramadan
A mosque in the U.K. has announced that it will accept cryptocurrency donations throughout Ramadan, local British media reported this week.
The Shacklewell Lane Mosque,...
Trump-Kim summit could be back on, Mattis says
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says there is "possibly some good news" about a U.S.-North Korea summit.
Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon on Friday, Mattis said diplomats...
Bald eagle swoops in on fox’s rabbit lunch
A wildlife photographer caught a contested lunch on camera, as a bald eagle swooped in to grab a rabbit in the jaws of a fox, in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington.
Weinstein formally charged with rape; bail set at $1M
Harvey Weinstein will enter a plea of "not guilty" to charges of rape and a criminal sex act against two women in 2013 and 2004, his defense lawyer said Friday.
Germany welcomes opposition election rallies with open arms, bans AK Party events
Ahead of the upcoming elections, the opposition parties are enjoying a freedom of holding political campaigns in Germany while ruling AK Party events remain banned
Alaska prison ordered to stop feeding Muslim inmates pork when they break Ramadan fast
A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Alaska corrections officials to provide Muslim inmates with nutritionally sufficient, pork-free meals when they break their Ramadan fasts at...
EU diplomats reject İnce's remarks over putting Erdoğan on trial
EU diplomats strongly rejected CHP presidential candidate Muharrem İnce's recent claims that the bloc's ambassadors asked him whether he would put Erdoğan on trial, if İnce gets elected
160 sentenced to life for coup attempt in Istanbul
Courts in Istanbul on Friday handed down life sentences to 160 defendants accused of taking part in the Istanbul leg of the Gülenist Terror Group's (FETÖ) coup attempt on...
Thousands of Galatasaray fans celebrate league title on Istiklal
Thousands of Galatasaray supporters gathered late Friday on Istanbul's famous Istiklal Street to celebrate their team's win in the Turkish Super League this season.
Foreign firms to enjoy corporate tax exemption until 2022
Foreign companies may enjoy corporate tax exemptions until Jan. 1, 2022, if they decided to establish their regional headquarters in Turkey by Jan. 1, 2019.The decision was...
Inspiring aviation figure in film
The movie "Hürkuş: Göklerdeki Kahraman" (Hürkuş: Hero in the Sky), which tells the life story of Vecihi Hürkuş, one of the most significant figures of Turkish aviation history,...
Seattle mussels test positive for opioids
Scientists who track pollution have discovered traces of antibiotics and the pain reliever oxycodone in some of Seattle's Puget Sound mussels, indicated "a lot of people"...
Cyprus: The cultural and archaeological heritage of Mediterranean
With its heavenly orange blossom breezes, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has much to offer - pristine beaches, turquoise waters and interesting historical sites
US reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business
The Trump administration told lawmakers that the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business, a senior Congressional...
Accomplished sculptor at Istanbul Modern's temporary space
Istanbul Modern's first exhibition at its temporary space in Beyoğlu district features works by the sculptor Anthony Cragg. The exhibition ‘Human Nature' will be open until Nov. 11