Monday, May 29, 2017
US shaken by rising anti-Muslim hate crimes amid double homicide
An apparent anti-Muslim hate crime and two murders sent shockwaves throughout the liberal city of Portland on the first day of Ramadan and the holiest of the year in Islam
US officials consider expanding laptop ban on flights
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday that he is considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.
Duterte asks separatists, Maoists to join Daesh fight
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to Muslim separatists and Maoist-led rebels to join his government's fight against Daesh-linked militants.
Kim Jong Un oversees test of anti-aircraft weapon
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country, the state...
Turkey detains 129 EU-bound migrants
129 foreigners trying to leave Turkey illegally were caught Sunday during an anti-smuggling operation in southern Muğla province's Fethiye district.
A local shipmaster...
Palestinians prisoners end hunger strike
The Palestinian Liberation Organization said Sunday that 80 percent of the Palestinian hunger strikers' demands had been accepted by Israel.
According to the PLO, Israel...
Electricity crisis disrupts livelihood in Gaza Strip
The power authority in the Gaza Strip warned that the ongoing electricity shortages in the blockaded Palestinian territory would have grave consequences.
"The crisis is...
Thousands of Israelis rally for 2-state solution
Some 15,000 Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv Saturday evening in support of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Banners reading 'Two states, One Hope'...
War On Terror
At least 23 PKK terrorists killed in 24 hours
At least 23 PKK terrorists have been killed in airstrikes in Turkey's east and northern Iraq in the last 24 hours, the Turkish military said Sunday.
In a statement, the...
Turkish Red Crescent aims to help 12M people
The Turkish Red Crescent plans to provide assistance to as many as 12 million people during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the humanitarian organization's president Kerem...
2,000 trapped in Philippine city besieged by Daesh
Over 2,000 fearful civilians were trapped on Sunday inside a southern Philippine city where troops are battling pro-Daesh terrorists, authorities said, as the death toll from...
Greek, Turkish Cypriots link arms across border: 'Solution Now'
Amid the failure of reunification talks between the Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders, the U.N.'s special envoy for Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, said the shuttle diplomacy has ended. Meanwhile, Ankara and also both Greek and Turkish Cypriots have voiced support for an immediate solution and resuming talks
Tears flow as Totti bids farewell to Roma after 25 years
Even Daniele De Rossi, one of the hardest men in football, was reduced to tears as AS Roma talisman Francesco Totti brought down the curtain on a remarkable 25 years at his...
French writer to promote Fethiye around the world
French travel writer Christian Bex, 70, has visited Turkey's touristic paradise Fethiye and is touring the historic and natural wonders of the district. Bex is expected to...
In search of absent politics
Famous Turkish artist Nil Yalter is part of a huge group show at WIELS Brussels, focusing on the migration influx in Europe
British tourists adopt disabled animals in Muğla
A British family who was visiting the district of Dalaman in Muğla province adopted a three-legged dog and a blind dog before returning to their home with the new members...
Ramadan festivities light up Istanbul
Ramadan becomes more spiritual and beautiful when it is shared and this year, it is time to put conflicts aside and get together around one table. The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality prepares to host a number of events throughout the holy month this year; ensuring Istanbulites experience Ramadan at its best
CHP deputy says censure decision by party admin 'unfair'
As intra-party disputes in the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) continue after the April 16 constitutional referendum, the party's Mersin deputy Fikri Sağlar,...
Turkey to launch interest-free, participation insurance system
As Turkey strives to introduce more interest-free financial instruments, it is about to launch an insurance system, in which participants would contribute to a fund based on risk sharing and solidarity
Turkish language institute mobilizes against loanwords
Mustafa Kaçalin, head of the Turkish Language Institute (TDK), the country's official language body, said the Turkish language was harmed every day by the inclusion of foreign...
Trial on Istanbul arm of FETÖ's coup plotters begins
The trial of the Istanbul clique of FETÖ's coup plotters, including several senior generals, will begin today at a court in Silivri, with suspects facing charges that carry multiple life sentences
Turkey calls for nationwide cease-fire in Libya
The Turkish Foreign Ministry expressed its concern on Saturday over the clashes and escalation of violence in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and called for a nationwide cease-fire....