Friday, May 25, 2018
COUNTDOWN FOR IFTAR TIMES AROUND THE WORLD
Turkey committed to free market rules
Turkey will remain dedicated to the rules and principles of a free market economy in monetary policies, a commitment reiterated by President Erdoğan and government officials following the Turkish central bank's decision to hike rates to halt the plunging lira
Ex-Hollywood mogul Weinstein to surrender to NYC police: report
Former Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York City police on charges of sexual misconduct on Friday, the New York Times reported, citing...
Lebanon's Hariri gets third term as PM: presidency
Lebanese lawmakers designated Prime Minister Saad Hariri for a third term in office Thursday, less than three weeks after elections that saw his movement lose ground in parliament.
German AfD lawmaker calls for fasting Muslims to be banned from work
A lawmaker from the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) called on Thursday for Muslim doctors, nurses, pilots, bus and train drivers to be banned from working during...
New bungee catapult system installed in Turkey's Düzce
A rafting facility manager in Düzce province installed a bungee catapult system for visitors to provide a different type of adrenaline experience.
Köksal Özyurt, who manages...
Spain great Xavi signs on for two more years in Qatar
Xavi Hernandez could play on until the age of 40 after it was announced on Thursday he has signed a two-year extension to his contract with Qatari club Al Sadd.
Ingestible smart capsule could detect gut illnesses
Scientists have developed a swallowed capsule packed with tiny electronics and millions of genetically engineered living cells that might someday be used to spot health problems...
Saudi's mixed signals on women behind the wheel
Three prominent Saudi women's rights advocates were released Thursday while at least eight other women remain under detention after a sweeping crackdown against activists,...
Russian pranksters posing as Armenian PM fool UK's Johnson in phone call
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson talked international relations and rude poetry with a hoax caller who pretended to be the Armenian Prime Minister in an embarrassing...
AK Party declaration emphasizes support for private sector productivity
The ruling AK Party pledges to turn Turkey into a center of attraction for a number of sectors, while it also aims to continue with megaprojects, according to the party's election declaration announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday
Uber self-driving SUV that killed woman didn't brake despite seeing her
The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used...
World's longest cat fence erected in Australia to protect native species
A conservation agency has constructed what is believed to be the world's longest cat-proof fence in central Australia to save native wildlife and vegetation ravaged by the...
2 French agents accused of passing state secrets to 'foreign power'
Two former French spies are facing trial for treason over allegations that they passed state secrets to a foreign power, France's defense ministry said.
Germany's Bavaria won't check offices for Christian crosses amid new law
Bavaria's local government has said that it does not intend to check on whether each state office is displaying a Christian cross, as required by a new law.
All state offices...
Actor Morgan Freeman latest star accused of sexual harassment
Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women...
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $25.7M in California woman’s cancer lawsuit on baby powder
A California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based...
Netflix surpasses Disney in market value for 1st time
Netflix's stock market value ballooned to a record $153 billion on Thursday and eclipsed Walt Disney Co for the first time, making it the world's top entertainment company...
Turkey hopes to lure more tourists from Iran this year
The Iranian market is expected to boost the Turkish tourism sector this year. Having hosted more than 2.5 million Iranian tourists in 2017, tourism professionals think Iranian...
Putin says 'regrets' cancellation of Trump-Kim summit
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia regrets U.S. President Donald Trump calling off his summit plans with Kim Jong Un, but hopes dialogue can be resumed and the...
Assad regime air defense intercepts missile over airport in Homs
Syrian regime state media said a military airport near Homs had come under missile attack which was repelled by its air defense systems on Thursday.
"One of our military...
Manyas bird sanctuary in western Turkey home to Dalmatian pelicans
Manyas Bird Paradise National Park, located on the border of the Bandırma district in Balıkesir province, welcomes endangered Dalmatian pelicans during the species' mating...
Senior FETÖ figure captured in Istanbul safe house
Police have arrested Etem Taş, a senior figure of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), in Istanbul on April 30 after a six-month surveillance operation.Taş was in charge of the...