Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding More »

Nasrallah says ‘hundreds of thousands’ ready to go to war against Israel

:: Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, warned Israel on Friday that thousands of fighters from different countries More »

Saudi Crown Prince to Al-Azhar Sheikh: Muslims count on their institutes

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Al-Azhar’s Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb that Muslims count on Islamic institutes in More »

Saudi Arabia announces Eid will begin on Sunday

:: Sunday, June 25, is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr in Saudi Arabia after reported sightings of the More »

 

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Saudi leaders, Turkey’s Erdogan discuss efforts to end Qatar crisis

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and its new Crown Prince and they agreed to increase efforts to end tension

US, Turkey discuss Qatar row, Syria on phone call – sources

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed developments in Syria and in the row between Qatar and its fellow Arab states

Turkey: Iraqi Kurdish plan for independence vote a ‘terrible mistake’

:: Turkey on Friday called a plan by Iraqi Kurds to hold a referendum on independence a “terrible mistake”, saying that Iraq’s territorial integrity and political unity

At least 1 killed, 4 hurt in gunfire and bomb attack in Turkey

:: Two suspected Kurdish militias on Friday opened fire on a car belonging to a local mayor, then blew up their vehicle near a military police station

Helicopter crash kills 13 Turkish troops near Iraq border

:: A Turkish military helicopter crashed Wednesday near Turkey’s border with Iraq, killing all 13 personnel on board, the military said. The crash occurred in the border

Iran has built third underground ballistic missile factory

:: Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile programme, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior commander

Turkish MPs elect judicial board under new Erdogan constitution

:: Turkish lawmakers elected seven members to a reshaped judicial authority on Wednesday, part of a constitutional overhaul backed by a referendum last month that considerably expands

Turkey under the scanner again

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted on April 25 a resolution entitled “The functioning of the democratic institutions

Turkey’s main opposition party could withdraw from parliament

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party could consider withdrawing from parliament in protest at irregularities in Sunday’s referendum, the party’s spokeswoman was quoted by Hurriyet daily as

Turkish PM: People’s message clear, referendum has ended all arguments

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday that the people’s message was clear after a referendum which will hand President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers, and

Saudi Arabia hails Turkey referendum as success

Saudi Arabia on Monday praised the success of a referendum giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers. The cabinet, at its weekly meeting, voiced “congratulations to

Turks vote in historic referendum on expanding Erdogan’s power

Turks began voting in a hotly contested referendum on Sunday that could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most

Turkey referendum: What are the main issues and process?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey is holding a national referendum Sunday to approve or reject a package of constitutional reforms that would replace the country’s parliamentary system with a presidential one.

Iranian President Rouhani registers to run in May for second term

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist who engineered the country’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, registered on Friday to run for a second four-year term

Conservative cleric to contest Iran’s presidential vote

Ebrahim Raisi

A bloc of conservative Iranian political parties has nominated a powerful cleric as their candidate to run in next month’s presidential election to try to unseat the

Turkey will maintain military presence in Syria

The Turkish army said Friday it will keep a military presence in Syria despite officially ending its offensive in the country’s north against the ISIS militants. “Our

Tillerson: Assad’s long-term status to be decided by Syrian people

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday the Syrian people would decide the future of President Bashar al-Assad. “I think the longer term status of

Turkey ends ‘Shield’ military operation in Syria

Turkey has ended the “Euphrates Shield” military operation it launched in Syria last August, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday, but suggested there might be more

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