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21:01, 02 March 2015 Monday
Turkey brings refugee story to UN office
17:58, 02 March 2015 Monday

Turkey brings refugee story to UN office

'Safe Harbor Turkey' exhibition in Geneva shows how different communities have found shelter in Turkish territory throughout country's history.


Rohingya belongs to Arakan not to Bengal
13:04, 02 March 2015 Monday

Rohingya belongs to Arakan, not to Bengal

In this article, Mohamed Farooq gives a history of the Rohyinga Muslims who have been stateless for years and explains that in accordance with the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the Rohyinga Muslims belong to Arakan as an ethnic people.


Disarmament call' positive for Turkish economy
17:52, 02 March 2015 Monday

Disarmament call' positive for Turkish economy

Analysts say Turkey’s solution process has spurred confidence in international markets.

Armenian Diaspora takes aim at Turkish economy
12:02, 02 March 2015 Monday

Armenian Diaspora takes aim at Turkish economy

With Armenians preparing for the 100th year of the killings, the diaspora is now taking aim at Turkeys investments, putting pressure on American business to withdraw their investments from Turkey


Turkey to complete EU membership
14:11, 02 March 2015 Monday

Turkey to complete EU membership

Turkish EU and agriculture ministers attend mass opening ceremony for agricultural investments in Ankara.

Greek solar company to invest in Turkey
14:00, 02 March 2015 Monday

Greek solar company to invest in Turkey

Greek solar energy company official said preparing to invest in renewable energy and settled on the Kesan district as it is an organized industrial zone

Turkish Defence We are part of the coalition against ISIL
12:32, 02 March 2015 Monday

Turkish Defence: We are part of the coalition against ISIL

Ismet Yilmaz has said " When the it comes to national interests, as assessment is made on this basis and to fulfill the responsibilities required to become members of the coalition "

Security forces prevent bomb scare in Turkey south
10:49, 02 March 2015 Monday

Security forces prevent bomb scare in Turkey south

Over half a kilogram of explosives have been found by security in Hatay province under a car belonging to a Syrian citizen living in Turkey.


Iraq launches attack to retake Tikrit
18:07, 02 March 2015 Monday

Iraq launches attack to retake Tikrit

Progress of offensive could impact Mosul campaign timing with army, militias advance on Tikrit from south and east. The Prime Minister has said that says civilians, homes to be protected

Iraq Three children killed in Daesh attack
10:47, 02 March 2015 Monday

Iraq: Three children killed in Daesh attack

Iraqi army says it is preparing for a large-scale anti-Daesh operation in Tikrit in north.

Iraq army launch attacks north of Baghdad
10:04, 02 March 2015 Monday

Iraq army launch attacks north of Baghdad

Iraqi army forces bombarded ISIL positions. The offensive is the biggest military operation in the province


Boston Marathon bomber to stand trial
16:51, 02 March 2015 Monday

Boston Marathon bomber to stand trial

The Boston Marathon suspect will stand trial on Monday for a hearing to finalise last matters related to his charges.

43 000 raised for Canadian Muslim woman
16:46, 02 March 2015 Monday

$43,000 raised for Canadian Muslim woman

Judge told El-Alloul that she had two choices: either remove her headscarf or apply for a postponement in order to get legal advice.

Kerry UN quot obsessed quot with Israel
14:39, 02 March 2015 Monday

Kerry: UN "obsessed" with Israel

John Kerry has scolded the UN saying that they are obsessed with Israel.

U S special envoy meets Colombian peace teams for first
10:55, 02 March 2015 Monday

U.S. special envoy meets Colombian peace teams for first time

This is Washington's second major engagement with Latin America after reversing longstanding Cuba policy in Dec 2014

Star Trek Jewish sign unwittingly used by millions
10:32, 02 March 2015 Monday

Star Trek:Jewish sign unwittingly used by millions

Leonard Nimoy revealed in an interview how a Jewish sign, signifying the feminine aspect of God was used for the Vulcan greeting, which has been used by unwittingly by thousands of people.

US Activists arrested at conference supporting Israel
09:28, 02 March 2015 Monday

US: Activists arrested at conference supporting Israel

Protesters arrested at annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington.


Row over refugees causes rift in Af-Pak relations
17:54, 02 March 2015 Monday

Row over refugees causes rift in Af-Pak relations

Dispute over Afghan refugees in Pakistan has caused a rift between two neighbors that have recently shown signs of warmness in their usually cold and tense ties.

Myanmar releases detained journalist
17:16, 02 March 2015 Monday

Myanmar releases detained journalist

Myanmar authorities liberate the photojournalist arrested for Facebook post after three days

Myanmar president hosts Suu Kyi talks
17:09, 02 March 2015 Monday

Myanmar president hosts Suu Kyi talks

Myanmar President Thein Sein discussed constitutional changes and the first election with Aung San Suu Kyi

Pakistan Polio conspiracy sees 450 parents arrested
16:59, 02 March 2015 Monday

Pakistan: Polio conspiracy sees 450 parents arrested

More than 1,000 more arrest warrants issued as government seeks to break down barriers against polio vaccination.

New film on China's pollution sparks debate seen as milestone
13:54, 02 March 2015 Monday

New film on China's pollution sparks debate, seen as milestone

Chai Jing was prompted to make the new documentary for the sake of the health of her daughter.

North Korea ends the Ebola travel ban
13:02, 02 March 2015 Monday

North Korea ends the Ebola travel ban

One of the world's most isolated countries North Korea ends the travel ban after its border have been closed since last October

China welcomes Prince William
11:44, 02 March 2015 Monday

China welcomes Prince William

The first visit by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades

North Korea fires missiles as allies begin joint drills
10:41, 02 March 2015 Monday

North Korea fires missiles as allies begin joint drills

Pyongyang threatens US and South Korea with 'merciless strikes' as tensions build on Korean Peninsula.

20 injured in earthquake in China's southwest Yunnan
09:31, 02 March 2015 Monday

20 injured in earthquake in China's southwest Yunnan

Magnitude-5.5 tremor affects 62,000 residents in Cangyuan county on Myanmar border.


Turkey reveals location of Syrian train-equip program
17:06, 02 March 2015 Monday

Turkey reveals location of Syrian train-equip program

Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz says joint-US training program for Syrian opposition forces will be held in Turkey’s central province of Kirikkale.


Activist UN's Syrian envoy runs for Assad regime
18:05, 02 March 2015 Monday

Activist: UN's Syrian envoy runs for Assad regime

Spokesperson for the Revolutionary Forces in Aleppo accused UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura of working in the interests of the Assad regime.

Russian tycoon clashes with Britain over North Sea deal
18:02, 02 March 2015 Monday

Russian tycoon clashes with Britain over North Sea deal

Britain may force sale of licenses to third party with deal valued at RWE DEA at 5.1 bln euros and British assets worth about 1 billion euros

Kerry Ukraine ceasefire deal or sanctions
16:01, 02 March 2015 Monday

Kerry:Ukraine ceasefire deal or sanctions

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that either Russia must help with ceasefire deal or face sanctions.

Eurozone inflation is under target levels
13:22, 02 March 2015 Monday

Eurozone inflation is under target levels

According to European authorities Eurozone annual inflation stays in negative territory

Ukraine Russia continues to violate winter gas agreement
12:19, 02 March 2015 Monday

Ukraine: Russia continues to violate winter gas agreement

Ukraine's state enegry firm Naftogaz charged Russian gas giant Gazprom

Greece must make reforms in exchange for cash Dijisselbloem
10:44, 02 March 2015 Monday

Greece must make reforms in exchange for cash: Dijisselbloem

Eurogroup head warns Greece that no emergency funds will be made available if Greece does not implement economic reforms.


Israeli gunboat infiltrated Lebanese waters
17:41, 02 March 2015 Monday

Israeli gunboat infiltrated Lebanese waters

The Lebanese army said an Israeli gunboat violated Lebanese coastal waters.

Militants attack Houthis in Yemen's al-Bayda
17:25, 02 March 2015 Monday

Militants attack Houthis in Yemen's al-Bayda

A series of attacks occured on areas linked with the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen

Egypt delays Qatar and Turkey quot terrorism quot hearings
17:01, 02 March 2015 Monday

Egypt delays Qatar and Turkey "terrorism" hearings

Egypt court adjourned the designation of Qatar and Turkey "state sponsors of terrorism"

U N Iran still withholding key information-update
16:32, 02 March 2015 Monday

U.N: Iran still withholding key information-update

The UN head has said that investigations have shown that Iran is still holding onto important information regarding their atomic programme and that the investigation cannot continue indefinitely.

Jordan PM reshuffles cabinet
16:08, 02 March 2015 Monday

Jordan PM reshuffles cabinet

Jordan PM Abdullah Ensour changed some ministers included minister of education, energy, endustry and trade..

Haftar has been selected as army chief
15:55, 02 March 2015 Monday

Haftar has been selected as army chief

Libya parliament selects Haftar, who had served in the army under late strongman Muammar Gaddafi as army chief

Iran closes nuclear power plant
15:33, 02 March 2015 Monday

Iran closes nuclear power plant

Iran shuts down its only power plant for two months

Palestine assembly slams Egypt's Hamas 'terror' tag
14:41, 02 March 2015 Monday

Palestine assembly slams Egypt's Hamas 'terror' tag

After an Egyptian court designated Hamas a "terrorist" group, Palestinian parliment censured "terror" tag

Hamas Terrorist label undermines peace effort
14:29, 02 March 2015 Monday

Hamas: Terrorist label undermines peace effort

Egypt has played a role in the reconciliation process between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah since the former took control of the Gaza Strip in mid-2007

Yemen's Hadi meets U S ambassador in Aden
13:48, 02 March 2015 Monday

Yemen's Hadi meets U.S ambassador in Aden

According to the diplomatic sources, Hadi met with U.S ambassador to touch on local political developments

Saudi diplomat released by kidnappers
13:43, 02 March 2015 Monday

Saudi diplomat released by kidnappers

A Saudi diplomat returned to Riyadh on Monday after he was released by kidnappers in Yemen

Drone attack in Yemen kills suspected al Qaeda fighters
11:08, 02 March 2015 Monday

Drone attack in Yemen kills suspected al Qaeda fighters

The attack targeted militants travelling in a vehicle in Shabwa province.

Yemen's Islah urges Houthis to release abducted members
10:58, 02 March 2015 Monday

Yemen's Islah urges Houthis to release abducted members

The party urged "the Houthi militia to immediately release the abducted members," and held it responsible for their safety

Ex-Israeli army chief hints at having prevented Iran strike
10:39, 02 March 2015 Monday

Ex-Israeli army chief hints at having prevented Iran strike

According to Grantz, Israel's military command was against carrying out an attack on Iran, unlike the political leadership which seemed to favor the move

Bomb explosion in Cairo-UPDATE
04:59, 02 March 2015 Monday

Bomb explosion in Cairo-UPDATE

Bomb explosion in central Cairo near top court building


Ancient Egyptian house unearthed in Egypt
17:41, 02 March 2015 Monday

Ancient Egyptian house unearthed in Egypt

Egypt said it has unearthed the rest house of Thutmose II in the northeast of the country

S Sudan's President Kiir arrives in Ethiopia
13:37, 02 March 2015 Monday

S.Sudan's President Kiir arrives in Ethiopia

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir arrived in Ethiopia for peace talks after both sides resumed talks

Ghana Muslims hail president's stand on hijab
12:40, 02 March 2015 Monday

Ghana Muslims hail president's stand on hijab

He also said it was wrong to compel Muslim students to attend church services

Rockets kill two wound 30 in Libya's Benghazi
10:53, 02 March 2015 Monday

Rockets kill two, wound 30 in Libya's Benghazi

Libya is caught up in a conflict between two rival governments, with only one being internationally recognized.

40 Algeria policemen injured in anti-shale gas protest
10:42, 02 March 2015 Monday

40 Algeria policemen injured in anti-shale gas protest

Protesters in several parts of southern Algeria have held near-daily protests since last December to pressure authorities to halt shale gas drilling in the area


Turkey to explore for oil in northern Iraq
12:17, 02 March 2015 Monday

Turkey to explore for oil in northern Iraq

Agreements with Baghdad and Northern Iraq authorize Turkish oil exploration in the country, Energy Minister Yildiz says.


3 Israelis nabbed for selling Hamas material for rockets
13:15, 02 March 2015 Monday

3 Israelis nabbed for selling Hamas material for rockets

Three Israeli nationals have been accused of “providing raw materials directly to Hamas for the benefit of manufacturing rockets, missiles and other armaments.”

Hamas 'mistakes' behind Egypt terror label
11:03, 02 March 2015 Monday

Hamas 'mistakes' behind Egypt terror label

Chief Justice Minister Mahmoud al-Habash has said that Hamas has made critical mistakes which led to the "terrorist" organisation group.


Australia bans travel to Mosul
11:34, 02 March 2015 Monday

Australia bans travel to Mosul

Australia has updated their travel warning and has banned its citizens from travelling to Mosul in northern Iraq.


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