Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »

 

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Turkey’s Erdogan says no problem with Russian S-400 purchases

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said there was no problem with the country’s planned purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and talks have also been held on the S-500 system, Haberturk and other newspapers reported on Friday. His Foreign

US envoy to Turkey says duration of visa services suspension depends on talks

:: The US ambassador to Turkey said on Monday the duration of a suspension in visa services in Turkey would depend on talks between the two governments regarding the detention of Turkish staff at the US embassy. In a written

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Iraqi Kurds with army

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening a military intervention in Iraq in response to the Iraqi Kurdish region’s referendum on independence from Baghdad. Erdogan, speaking at a conference in the Turkish capital of Ankara as Iraqi Kurds voted

Iran launches war games near Iraqi Kurdistan border

:: Iranian forces have launched war games in an area near the border with Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Iran’s state media reported on Sunday, a day before a Kurdish independence referendum in the region. Turkey also said on Sunday its aircraft

Syrian opposition figure, daughter murdered in Istanbul

:: A Syrian opposition figure and her daughter were found murdered in their Istanbul apartment on Thursday night. Orouba Barakat and her daughter Hala were stabbed to death. Turkish police found their bodies in their apartment in Istanbul’s area of

Turkey, Iran and Iraq warn of ‘counter-measures’ against Kurd vote

:: Turkey, Iran and Iraq on Thursday urged Iraq’s Kurdistan region to abandon a planned referendum on independence, threatening unspecified “counter-measures” if it goes ahead with the vote. The foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Iraq held a rare trilateral

US charges former Turkish minister with Iran sanctions evasion

:: United States prosecutors have charged a former Turkish economy minister and the former head of a Turkish state bank with conspiring to evade US sanctions against Iran, widening an investigation that has fueled tension between Washington and Ankara. The

Turkish police kill would-be suicide bomber near police station

:: Turkish police shot dead an ISIS militant who was set to carry out a suicide bomb attack on a police station in the Mediterranean city of Mersin on Wednesday, the interior ministry said. The assailant, wearing a vest packed

Euphrates Shield 2: Erdogan threatens new attack in northern Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Turkey will launch a new cross-border military operation into Syria if its national security is threatened by Daesh, Kurdish militants and political turmoil in Syria and Iraq. “We will take all necessary measures accordingly. We are ready,” President Recep

Foreign visitor arrivals in Turkey rise 46.36 percent in July

:: The number of foreign visitors arriving in Turkey rose 46.4 percent in July to 5.08 million, marking the sharpest rise in 13 years, data from Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism showed on Friday. The rise – the highest

Erdogan: Turkey-Iran operation against Kurd rebels always possible

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that a joint operation with Iran against Kurdish militants was “always on the agenda”, a week after Tehran’s top armed forces commander visited Ankara for rare talks. “It is always on the

Turkey policeman stabbed to death by ISIS suspect

:: An officer was stabbed to death near a police station in Istanbul on Sunday by a suspected member of ISIS, Turkish media said. The attacker, who was suspected of preparing to carry out a suicide bombing, was shot dead

Turkish government steps up counterterrorism efforts

:: A series of raids in the southern province of Adana and the eastern province of Elazig on Friday saw 42 people detained by police over their suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Daesh, respectively. The

Turkey detains soldiers ‘who beat Syrians on border’: Army

:: Turkish authorities have detained a group of soldiers who were filmed allegedly beating up and verbally abusing four young Syrians who attempted to cross the border illegally, the army said in a statement. The video, which was widely shared

Turkey newspaper staff provisionally freed as pressure grows for journalists

:: Seven staff from the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet were provisionally freed on Saturday after nine months in jail, as calls intensified for the release of four journalists still behind bars. An Istanbul court Friday ordered that the seven be

Anti-Israel protest at Istanbul synagogue

:: A group of Turkish ultra-nationalists on Thursday protested outside one of the most significant synagogues in Istanbul to denounce Israel’s security measures at a sensitive holy site in annexed east Jerusalem, the Dogan news agency said. The group from

Erdogan to visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar amid Gulf crisis

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this month visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which are locked in a deep diplomatic crisis, his office announced Tuesday. Erdogan will also visit Kuwait, the main mediator in the Qatar crisis, during his

Turkey: Jerusalem holy site closure ‘crime against humanity’

:: Turkey on Monday blasted Israel’s two-day closure of a Jerusalem holy site, following a deadly attack, as a “crime against humanity.”Israel closed the Haram al-Sharif compound, or the Noble Sanctuary of Jerusalem, on Friday and Saturday after the attack.

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