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21:41, 05 December 2016 Monday
Turkish PM to visit Russia Monday
13:32, 05 December 2016 Monday

Turkish PM to visit Russia Monday

Binali Yildirim to meet Russian counterpart and president during his two-day visit


Uzbek interim leader seen winning presidential vote
10:16, 05 December 2016 Monday

Uzbek interim leader seen winning presidential vote

The Central Electoral Commission said around 88 percent of the 20 million-plus electorate voted in a ballot that ended at 1500 GMT on Sunday. 


Ottoman Ahmet Ali Efendi the worlds' first black pilot
09:39, 05 December 2016 Monday

Ottoman Ahmet Ali Efendi, the worlds' first black pilot

While American black people were still being treated as slaves or worse, Ottoman Muslim Air Forces member Ahmet Ali Efendi was the first black pilot of the world. He participated in a lot of air missions.


Hero' Muslim NYC officer harassed in bias attack
08:39, 05 December 2016 Monday

'Hero' Muslim NYC officer harassed in bias attack

Native New Yorker, son told to 'go back to your country'


Turkey launches second military surveillance satellite
19:14, 05 December 2016 Monday

Turkey launches second military surveillance satellite

President Erdogan says manufacturing more advanced satellites than Gokturk 1 is Turkey's next target

Turkish PM urges women to speak out against sufferings
17:09, 05 December 2016 Monday

Turkish PM urges women to speak out against sufferings

Binali Yildirim calls on Turkish women to start movement of conscience for women in Syria

Six remanded over dorm fire in southern Turkey
08:32, 05 December 2016 Monday

Six remanded over dorm fire in southern Turkey

Suspects charged with having links to last week's deadly dormitory fire


ISIL control over Libya s Sirte collapsing
19:24, 05 December 2016 Monday

ISIL control over Libya’s Sirte ‘collapsing’

‘Terrorists on run; dozens surrender,’ pro-government forces declare

S African opposition in court to block ICC exit
16:43, 05 December 2016 Monday

S.African opposition in court to block ICC exit

In October the government notified the United Nations that it would leave the ICC, dealing a major blow to the troubled institution that was set up to try the world's worst crimes.

Kenya health workers strike despite court order
16:24, 05 December 2016 Monday

Kenya health workers strike despite court order

Medics launch action over 2013 deal with government on pay, conditions

15:35, 05 December 2016 Monday

Libya pro-government forces say seize Sirte from ISIL

Sirte, on Libya's Mediterranean coast, was the last significant IS-held territory in the north African country.

Somali army Puntland forces recapture Qandala town
03:07, 05 December 2016 Monday

Somali army, Puntland forces recapture Qandala town

Puntland forces backed by Somali National Army retake control of strategic coastal town from ISIL


Liverpool Everton teams up with mosque for food bank
01:07, 05 December 2016 Monday

Liverpool, Everton teams up with mosque for food bank

Liverpool and Everton fans team up with England's oldest mosque to help city food banks


People's support to Turkish lira increases
14:00, 05 December 2016 Monday

People's support to Turkish lira increases

President Erdoğan's call to switch to the local currency to tackle the increase in value of foreign currencies, received a vast response among Turkish people


Israel nears deal that could legalise 4 000 settler homes
21:12, 05 December 2016 Monday

Israel nears deal that could legalise 4,000 settler homes

The bill has severely tested Netanyahu's coalition, seen as the most right-wing in Israeli history. A previous version was given preliminary approval last month.

Israeli army video draws fire for ignoring Palestine
20:15, 05 December 2016 Monday

Israeli army video draws fire for ignoring Palestine

Army’s newly-released promotional video encourages tourists to visit biblical sites in Israeli-occupied West Bank

Russian Su-33 jet crashes into Mediterranean
19:42, 05 December 2016 Monday

Russian Su-33 jet crashes into Mediterranean

Pilot ejects safely, Russian Defense Ministry confirms

Besieged in Aleppo Syria s Twitter girl falls silent
18:50, 05 December 2016 Monday

Besieged in Aleppo, Syria’s Twitter girl falls silent

7-year-old Bana Alabed had tweeted about persistent attacks on eastern Aleppo by Assad regime and ally Russia

Jordan military plane crash kills pilot
17:49, 05 December 2016 Monday

Jordan military plane crash kills pilot

The army statement did not specify the location of the accident, which happened as the jet took off.

Attack kills 2 soldiers in northern Lebanon
12:16, 05 December 2016 Monday

Attack kills 2 soldiers in northern Lebanon

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack

KRG decries PYD attack on Kurdish protesters in Syria
12:06, 05 December 2016 Monday

KRG decries PYD attack on Kurdish protesters in Syria

KRG described the PYD attack as “an assault on the Kurdish people”

Iran owns 4 5 of German company building Israeli subs
10:50, 05 December 2016 Monday

Iran owns 4.5% of German company building Israeli subs

The Iranian government would receive millions financially from the German company ThyssenKrupp sells submarines and boats to Israel, a that Netanyahu insisted on buying from

Syria army takes new Aleppo district
09:52, 05 December 2016 Monday

Syria army takes new Aleppo district

The army seized the Qadi Askar neighbourhood after earlier capturing the Karm al-Myessar, Karm al-Qatarji and Karm al-Tahan neighbourhoods, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Activists planning peace march from Berlin to Aleppo
09:40, 05 December 2016 Monday

Activists planning peace march from Berlin to Aleppo

'Civil March For Aleppo’ initiative aims to stop bombings, provide humanitarian aid to Syrians

68 civilians killed by regime shelling in Aleppo Idlib
04:01, 05 December 2016 Monday

68 civilians killed by regime shelling in Aleppo, Idlib

Assad regime attacks left 78 others injured in opposition-controlled areas of Aleppo and Idlib, a local source says


Amazon Prime ad that united an Imam and a Priest
10:15, 05 December 2016 Monday

Amazon Prime ad that united an Imam and a Priest

Love, tolerance, peace: Amazon scores with an interfaith ad showcasing true brotherhood and spreading a touching message of unity


Euro shares skid as Italy votes 'no' on reform PM
13:38, 05 December 2016 Monday

Euro, shares skid as Italy votes 'no' on reform, PM Renzi to resign

European stock markets are also set for a weak start, with Italy underperforming as investors brace for turbulence and political crisis in the euro zone's heavily indebted third-largest economy.

Euro falls to two year low after Renzi referendum
09:15, 05 December 2016 Monday

Euro falls to two year low after Renzi referendum

The euro tumbled on Monday after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign as he conceded defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution


Turkey EU minister hits out at 'visionless' MEPs' vote
15:20, 05 December 2016 Monday

Turkey EU minister hits out at 'visionless' MEPs' vote

Omer Celik uses EU-Turkey meeting in Ankara to condemn European Parliament's call to freeze Turkish membership talks

Turkish FM urges cooperation in area around Afghanistan
05:05, 05 December 2016 Monday

Turkish FM urges cooperation in area around Afghanistan

Regional problems require regional cooperation and solidarity, says Mevlut Cavusoglu at meeting in India


White House reassures China over Trump call
20:51, 05 December 2016 Monday

White House reassures China over Trump call...

The President-elect broke decades of foreign policy protocol by speaking with the Taiwan president last week

Still seeking top diplomat Trump taunts China
09:57, 05 December 2016 Monday

Still seeking top diplomat, Trump taunts China

Trump will have "a very full slate of meetings" on Monday as he looks to finalise key cabinet positions, senior aide Kellyanne Conway said Sunday.

Standing Rock Army denies permit for pipeline
08:57, 05 December 2016 Monday

Standing Rock: Army denies permit for pipeline

How to fight a pipeline: On Sunday, the US Army Corps of Engineers said it would not grant a necessary permit to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Missouri River — putting the controversial project on hold.

US' Kerry offers harsh ultimatum to Israel
08:37, 05 December 2016 Monday

US' Kerry offers harsh ultimatum to Israel

Israel's leaders must choose between settlements and two-state solution but 'tipping point' not yet crossed, Kerry says

Search broadens for Trump's top diplomat
02:05, 05 December 2016 Monday

Search broadens for Trump's top diplomat

Trump top aide Kellyanne Conway said "a very full slate of meetings" was set to begin Monday to fill the remaining cabinet positions, including post of top US diplomat.


French PM Valls announces bid to become president
21:01, 05 December 2016 Monday

French PM Valls announces bid to become president

French Socialist PM Manuel Valls announces he is standing in next year's presidential election

Far-right Swedish party sacks MP over anti-Semitism
20:45, 05 December 2016 Monday

Far-right Swedish party sacks MP over anti-Semitism

The Sweden Democrats (SD) have been trying to distance themselves from some of their most radical elements in order broaden their electoral base.

Belgian prosecutor seeks 30 year term for PKK terrorist
20:21, 05 December 2016 Monday

Belgian prosecutor seeks 30 year term for PKK terrorist

DHKP-C figure Fehriye Erdal, at large since absconding from house arrest in 2006, will be sentenced for triple murder

Turkey is key partner for NATO says secretary general
20:05, 05 December 2016 Monday

Turkey is key partner for NATO, says secretary general

Turkey is 'important for Europe in addressing different kinds of challenges and security threats', says Stoltenberg

Blatter's appeal against 6-year ban dismissed
19:08, 05 December 2016 Monday

Blatter's appeal against 6-year ban dismissed

Former FIFA president remains banned from taking part in any football-related activity for 6 years

Greek court rules against Turkish soldiers' extradition
19:00, 05 December 2016 Monday

Greek court rules against Turkish soldiers' extradition

Greek Appeals Court decides against extradition of 3 alleged Turkish coup plotters seeking asylum

UK Supreme Court begins hearings on Brexit challenge
17:46, 05 December 2016 Monday

UK Supreme Court begins hearings on Brexit challenge

For the first time ever, all 11 Supreme Court judges convened to hear a government challenge against a ruling that Prime Minister Theresa May must seek approval for starting the Brexit process.

Eurogroup denies Italy vote marks new crisis
17:35, 05 December 2016 Monday

Eurogroup denies Italy vote marks new crisis

Eurogroup has no intention of taking immediate measures following Italian vote, says Jeroen Dijsselbloem

Kremlin praises Italy's Renzi for boosting bilateral ties
16:09, 05 December 2016 Monday

Kremlin praises Italy's Renzi for boosting bilateral ties

"His role in the development of Russian-Italian relations, even in the hard times in the past few years, is difficult to overestimate," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Why Italy said 'No' to Matteo Renzi
15:43, 05 December 2016 Monday

Why Italy said 'No' to Matteo Renzi

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's crushing defeat in a constitutional reform referendum cost him his job. What went wrong?

Van der Bellen victorius in Austria's presidential race
14:12, 05 December 2016 Monday

Van der Bellen victorius in Austria's presidential race

Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer congratulates independent rival Alexander Van der Bellen over Sunday's polls victory

EU to spend 6 billion to keep refugees out
13:49, 05 December 2016 Monday

EU to spend €6 billion to keep refugees out

Instead of sticking to its agreement with Turkey which was to avoid refugee killings, the EP is to spend 6 billion euros to increase security to prevent refugees attempting to sneak into Europe

Germany 'concerned' by Renzi downfal
13:18, 05 December 2016 Monday

Germany 'concerned' by Renzi downfal

"We are watching the result in Italy with concern," Steinmeier, who is visiting Greece, told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in televised remarks.

Gunman shoots dead three women in Finland town
10:38, 05 December 2016 Monday

Gunman shoots dead three women in Finland town

A 23-year-old suspect, who was armed with a shotgun, already had a record of violent crime according to police

French PM 'to announce run for president'
10:07, 05 December 2016 Monday

French PM 'to announce run for president'

The prime minister's office announced only that he would make a statement at 6:30 pm (1730 GMT) from his political base in Evry, south of Paris.

Russian film sparks fury over WWII inaccuracy
09:59, 05 December 2016 Monday

Russian film sparks fury over WWII inaccuracy

Panfilov’s 28 tells the story of a Russian division who fought to the death to defend Moscow, but some are questioning the accuracy of the story

Migrants need to quot swear oath quot to live in
09:21, 05 December 2016 Monday

Migrants need to "swear oath" to live in Britain

A government-commissioned review into British social integration found ethnic segregation is growing in some places with Dame Louise Casey slamming the failures of past administration

UN to vote today on Aleppo ceasefire resolution
09:12, 05 December 2016 Monday

UN to vote today on Aleppo ceasefire resolution

Russia had proposed a renewable truce of only 24 hours, and for militant groups such as the Al-Nusra Front to be excluded.

UK Supreme Court to hear historic Brexit case
09:07, 05 December 2016 Monday

UK Supreme Court to hear historic Brexit case

For the first time ever, all 11 Supreme Court judges will convene for the four-day hearing which threatens to upset May's timetable for leaving the European Union.

Italian PM Renzi quits after referendum defeat
08:25, 05 December 2016 Monday

Italian PM Renzi quits after referendum defeat

Matteo Renzi takes full responsibility ‘clear defeat’


Myanmar Rakhine Commission to prepare interim report
20:39, 05 December 2016 Monday

Myanmar: Rakhine Commission to prepare interim report

Given urgency of situation in Rakhine State interim report to be submitted prior to main report due within a year

Philippine vice-president to lead opposition to Duterte policies
16:32, 05 December 2016 Monday

Philippine vice-president to lead opposition to Duterte policies

The announcement, which came a day after she vowed to quit Duterte's cabinet, makes her the highest-ranking official to publicly voice such firm dissent to the president's hardline law-and-order platform.

Saudi king on regional tour ahead of GCC summit
15:59, 05 December 2016 Monday

Saudi king on regional tour ahead of GCC summit

The trip comes at the time of a political transition in the United States and as deadly conflicts rage in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama
15:29, 05 December 2016 Monday

Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama

Abe to become 1st Japanese leader to visit site of deadly attack by country’s imperial forces that led to US joining WWII

Turkey Pakistan like 1 soul in 2 hearts
14:32, 05 December 2016 Monday

Turkey, Pakistan like 1 soul in 2 hearts

Pakistan and Turkey consult each other very frequently, and Turkey's enemy is ours, says Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif

Sri Lanka to make heroes out of British-era 'traitors'
13:07, 05 December 2016 Monday

Sri Lanka to make heroes out of British-era 'traitors'

Keppetipola Disawe, a local leader, and his men were declared traitors over the 1817 rebellion against British rule.

Myanmar Northern rebels want China as peace negotiator
12:15, 05 December 2016 Monday

Myanmar: Northern rebels want China as peace negotiator

Rebel groups reach out after army brings major town under control

Indonesia Fuselage found from crashed plane
12:15, 05 December 2016 Monday

Indonesia: Fuselage found from crashed plane

Plane lost contact with control tower Saturday with 13 people on board

11 killed in fire at Pakistani hotel
10:46, 05 December 2016 Monday

11 killed in fire at Pakistani hotel

Blaze starts in kitchen of Regent Plaza in Karachi, official says

SKorean ruling party in crisis over impeachment vote
10:33, 05 December 2016 Monday

SKorean ruling party in crisis over impeachment vote

Scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye could drag South Korea’s conservative camp down with her

New Zealand PM John Key announces resignation
08:54, 05 December 2016 Monday

New Zealand PM John Key announces resignation

John Key says he cannot 'commit much longer than the next election'.