ISTANBUL: Tayyip Erdogan outlined his vision for a “pioneering new Turkey” on Friday, pledging to re-write the constitution, forge a more prominent role on the world stage and deepen democracy if he b
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli strike on Friday, raising the toll in four days of violence to 100, Gaza health officials said.
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Israeli warplanes kept up their deadly raids on Gaza Thursday but failed to prevent Hamas from firing rockets at Jerusalem, two of which struck near settlements in
The world's largest Muslim bloc Thursday urged the UN Security Council to force a halt to Israel's air war on Gaza that has killed more than 80 Palestinians in three days.
DUBAI: The UAE is holding suspected Qatari intelligence agents for questioning on their activities in the UAE, an Emirati newspaper has said.
ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Islamic militants fighting in Iraq to release 49 people seized from the Turkish consulate in Mosul, before the end of the Mus
BAGHDAD: A spokesman for Iraqi Kurdish President Massud Barzani said Thursday national premier Nuri Al-Maliki had “become hysterical” and should step down after he accused the autonomous region of har
DUBAI: Yemen’s president has ordered a raft of austerity steps, including a review of state-owned companies’ viability and curbs on foreign travel by government officials, to ease pressure on the impo
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Thursday the appointment of Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura as the new special envoy tasked with resolving the war in Syria.
ANKARA: Turkey’s parliament approved a legal framework on Thursday for peace talks with Kurdish militants, in an important step toward ending a three-decade insurgency a month before a presidential el
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