Thursday, June 29, 2017
Russia slams US over claim that Assad is planning chemical attack
Russian Foreign Ministry released a statement late Wednesday slamming the U.S. for its claim that the Assad regime is planning to conduct chemical attacks.
The claim is...
Berlin-bound train evacuated over bomb threat
Police in Poland said they had evacuated passengers from a train traveling from Warsaw to Berlin on Wednesday evening after receiving a bomb threat.
The state news agency...
Qatar slams Saudi refusal to negotiate list of demands
Qatar condemned Saudi Arabia's refusal to negotiate the kingdom and its allies' demands to end a crippling embargo on the emirate. Speaking from Washington where he held talks...
Brazil unable to issue passports due to budget crunch
Brazilian authorities have suspended the issuance of passports indefinitely due to a lack of funding, as the federal government grapples with a budget crunch and political...
Assad regime 'taking US warning seriously'
Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime appears to have heeded a U.S. warning against staging any new chemical weapons attack as no such action has been launched, U.S. Defense Secretary...
Israeli minister releases $5B worth artificial island project off Gaza
On the very same day Israel reduced the permitted area for Gaza fishermen to practice their trade from 9 nautical miles off shore to 6 nautical miles, as an Israeli minister announced an ambitious artificial island project that would accommodate badly needed infrastructure like a port, an airport and power plants with one catch: tight Israeli control
100,000 civilians trapped in Daesh-held Raqqa, UN says
As many as 100,000 civilians are trapped in Syria's Raqqa, as the battle to retake the city from the Daesh terrorist group continues, the U.N. rights chief warned Wednesday.
War On Terror
Terrorists from N Syria caught before attempt on MP
Police have arrested four PKK terrorists in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa who were reportedly about to stage an assassination attempt on ruling Justice and Development...
Cyprus peace talks resume in Switzerland
Turkish Cyprus, Greek Cyprus and representatives from guarantor countries started negotiations Wednesday to solve the long-standing dispute on the divided island.
China releases activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier, NGO says
Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and...
At least 30 civilians killed in airstrikes in Syria
Strikes by unidentified jets Wednesday on a Daesh-controled area in eastern Syria have killed at least 30 civilians, the second such attack in the past 48 hours, a monitoring...
Israel humiliates Turkish journalists in Tel Aviv
Three Turkish journalists, including the Daily Sabah's economy editor invited by the Israeli Foreign Ministry to cover Cyber Week 2017 taking place in Tel Aviv, were subjected...
Venezuela's Maduro claims US backed coup attempt after helicopter attack
A police helicopter opened fire on Venezuela's Supreme Court and some government buildings in what President Maduro has claimed was a thwarted terrorist attack backed by the U.S. aimed at ousting him from power
War On Terror
Military build-up at border ready to target YPG-held Afrin, Tal Rifat
With tensions escalating in the region, Turkish military sources stated that its forces were likely to conduct an operation, similar to Operation Euphrates Shield, in Afrin this weekend, to liberate the city from PYD/YPG terrorists
Gülenist businessman escaped in coffin
Senior Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) member and owner of Tarkim Aviation, Faruk Bayındır, escaped from authorities by hiding in a coffin and flying abroad.
The Yeni Şafak...
3.5M Arab tourists expected to visit Turkey in 2017
The chairman of the Arab-Turkish Businessmen's Association (ARTIAD), Cemalettin Kerim, said that they expect 3.5 million Arab tourists to come to Turkey in 2017, noting that...
Pera Education invites children, teens to summer workshops
Inspired by the ongoing exhibition ‘Doublethink: Double vision' and Jose Sancho's work that is currently on display, Pera Education offers children of different age groups a fruitful summer with various art workshops
Turkish chef, entrepreneur nominated for top culinary prize
Turkish chef and entrepreneur Ebru Baybara Demir was nominated for and became a finalist at the Basque Culinary World Prize for her project Harran Gastronomy School and aims to continue to create jobs for refugee and local woman if she wins the 100,000 euro prize
Hitchhiking university student globe trotter
Retiring and traveling the world is every worker's dream, and for a young student from Sivas, making that dream a reality has been a long awaited accomplishment made possible by hitchhiking
National seismic exploration vessel Oruç Reis ready to survey Black Sea
As Turkey continues to take steps to boost its position as a major energy player in the region, the second of two seismic exploration vessels, the Oruç Reis, is ready to undergo exploration work in the Black Sea
'Venezuelan James Bond' behind helicopter attack on Supreme Court
The rogue police officer behind a helicopter attack on Venezuelan government buildings is an action film star who paints himself as a James Bond-cum-Rambo figure on social...
Scientists use GPS to predict volcanic eruptions
Researchers are hailing a breakthrough in the study of volcanic eruptions, as new ways of modeling data might make this science as reliable as a weather forecast.