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14:25, 16 September 2014 Tuesday
Japan remembers tragic sinking of Ottoman ship
13:19, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Japan remembers tragic sinking of Ottoman ship

540 Ottoman sailors drowned on September 16, 1890 when the Ertugrul Firkateyni sank on its return journey.


Turkish military weighs quot buffer zone quot on Iraq Syria
11:23, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Turkish military weighs "buffer zone" on Iraq, Syria border

The government will evaluate the plans and decide whether such a move is necessary, Turkish television stations quoted Erdogan

Turkey would welcome Brotherhood figures who leave Qatar
10:41, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Turkey would welcome Brotherhood figures who leave Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey could take in leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood group who have been asked to leave Qatar.

Turkey's Erdogan rejects Moody's and Fitch assessments
10:19, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Turkey's Erdogan rejects Moody's and Fitch assessments

Both Moody's and Fitch have in recent weeks warned of the potential impact of "political uncertainty"


Apple s new smartphones break pre-order record
10:09, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Apple’s new smartphones break pre-order record

Around 4 million Iphone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were ordered within the first 24 hours after the smartphones were launched.

Governments pressure Google for more user information
09:08, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Governments pressure Google for more user information

In the United States, demand for information jumped 19 percent in the first six months of 2014 and more than tripled since 2009


UN to launch bold plan to end statelessness in a
12:58, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

UN to launch bold plan to end statelessness in a decade

Stateless people are not recognised as citizens by any country and typically have no rights to the benefits most people take for granted.

Ghosts of ethnic conflicts past haunt Fiji vote
11:27, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Ghosts of ethnic conflicts past haunt Fiji vote

A long-simmering rivalry between indigenous Fijian nationalists and the descendants of ethnic Indian labourers, brought by the British to work sugarcane fields used to justify coups in the country.


Siber to run in North Cyprus presidential race
13:37, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Siber to run in North Cyprus presidential race

Sibel Siber's candidacy has been put forward after a period of internal dispute within the ruling Republican Turkish Party (CTP-BG) as to who they will back in the upcoming presidential elections in April 2015.


British Lord calls to ban reading of Qur'an
11:54, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

British Lord calls to ban reading of Qur'an

Lord Christopher Monckton’s latest column proposed “A bill should be brought before Congress identifying all passages in the [Qur'an] which, whether in isolation or taken together, constitute incitement to murder.”

Second actor sues Google over anti-Islam movie
11:19, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Second actor sues Google over anti-Islam movie

Flynn said the filmmaker concealed the true nature of his production. He said he thought he was hired for a movie called "Desert Warrior" and never consented to be in a "religiously oriented film nor in one that propagates hate speech."


TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on SEP 16
11:39, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on SEP. 16

Tuesday's newspapers cover President Erdogan's official visit to Qatar - a close ally regarding the developments in the Middle East. Papers also focused on the new school year in Turkey and fresh gubernatorial appointments for the cities of Istanbul and Ankara.


Obama to send 3 000 troops to tackle Ebola
12:17, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Obama to send 3,000 troops to tackle Ebola

US President Barack Obama is to announce plans on Tuesday to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.

US warns Assad not to target US planes in Syria
11:36, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

US warns Assad not to target US planes in Syria

US forces will target Syrian anti-aircraft systems if they take aim at American planes conducting strikes inside Syria, a senior US official warned

Wildfires rage in California hundreds forced to flee
11:31, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Wildfires rage in California, hundreds forced to flee

Three years of drought in the most populous U.S. state has forced farmers to let fields lie fallow and left communities reliant on well water, with bone-dry brush fueling wildfires

U S moves toward arming Syrian rebels with conditions
11:13, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

U.S. moves toward arming Syrian rebels, with conditions

Some lawmakers expressed reservations about what has been called a "war vote." But many were pleased to have oversight of the expansion of what had been a limited, covert operation

Kerry says refuses to be drawn into quot back and
09:24, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Kerry says refuses to be drawn into "back and forth" with Iran

He said he hoped Tehran and Washington could find common ground in the next round of nuclear peace talks, which begin this week.


No ISIL oil comes to Turkey' says Energy Minister
09:20, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

'No ISIL oil comes to Turkey', says Energy Minister

The nearly 200,000 barrels arriving each day in Ceyhan, Turkey from Kirkuk, Iraq, do not contain illegal oil, said Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz


Afghan rivals said close to ending feud on how to
12:34, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Afghan rivals said close to ending feud on how to share power

The rival candidates for the presidency have been negotiating for months on how to share power and the U.S. secretary of state has twice flown in to try to broker a deal.

Vietnam urged to tackle quot alarming quot rate of police
12:18, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Vietnam urged to tackle "alarming" rate of police abuse

HRW report cited 14 deaths in custody - four unexplained, six alleged suicides and four from illness - and documented 31 cases of police beatings, among them eight children

China develops role as nuclear exporter
11:06, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

China develops role as nuclear exporter

Industry observers claim Beijing is developing a domestic nuclear market and is aiming to be a global nuclear technology exporter.

India says to defend China border after standoff -UPDATED
10:55, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

India says to defend China border after standoff -UPDATED

Both lay claim to vast tracts of territory and after two decades of talks are no closer to a resolution of a border dispute over which they went to war in 1962.

Philippines evacuates thousands as volcano glows red
10:27, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Philippines evacuates thousands as volcano glows red

Mount Mayon, known for its near-perfect cone shape in the coconut-growing central Bicol region, has recorded a series of recent quakes and rockfalls, indicating a possible eruption within weeks.

Japan's liberal newspaper admits errors retracts stories
10:24, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Japan's liberal newspaper admits errors, retracts stories

The self-inflicted wounds to the 135-year-old liberal media flagship are casting doubt on whether it can regain credibility.

Car bomb kills 3 foreign troops in Afghan capital
10:09, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Car bomb kills 3 foreign troops in Afghan capital

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on the main road leading to Kabul's international airport, not far from the sprawling U.S. embassy compound

Taliban attack near Pakistan-Afghanistan border
09:54, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Taliban attack near Pakistan-Afghanistan border

Several Taliban militants, including suicide bombers, launched coordinated attacks in Torkham, a border town, in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.


Brazil Rousseff extends first-round lead runoff tied
10:02, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Brazil: Rousseff extends first-round lead, runoff tied

The latest poll ahead of Brazil's presidential election shows incumbent Dilma Rousseff increasing her lead in the first round, but still tied with Marina Silva in a highly-likely runoff.


Gaza poverty hits 90 after Israeli siege
14:11, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Gaza poverty hits 90% after Israeli siege

In a Tuesday statement, the Popular Committee for Lifting the Siege on the Gaza Strip described the situation as "catastrophic."

Israel police detain 22 Palestinians in Jerusalem
10:00, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Israel police detain 22 Palestinians in Jerusalem

In a statement, the police said that three of the detainees were captured after throwing stones at an Israeli train that passes through their Shuafat neighborhood.

Hamas denies Qatari request for Meshaal to leave
09:30, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Hamas denies Qatari request for Meshaal to leave

Tunisian newspaper Al-Shorouk earlier reported that Doha had asked Meshaal to leave the country.


13:40, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Yemen clashes kill 22 in Jawf

An upsurge in the fighting between the Houthi Shi'ite gunmen and Sunni tribesmen this month followed weeks of anti-government demonstrations by Houthi activists in Sanaa.

ISIL shoots down Syrian war plane -monitor group
13:26, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

ISIL shoots down Syrian war plane -monitor group

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said had crashed on the outskirts of Raqqa, some 400 km (250 miles) northeast of Damascus

UN experts call for sparing civilians in fight against ISIL
13:25, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

UN experts call for sparing civilians in fight against ISIL

The U.S. military struck an ISIL target southwest of Baghdad, U.S. Central Command said, in an expansion of the Obama administration's campaign against the group

Six Egypt policemen killed in Sinai attack
10:18, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Six Egypt policemen killed in Sinai attack

The blast left six policemen dead, including a police officer, and two others wounded.

Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya
10:01, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

Assistant Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi described the allegation as misleading and unfounded

Jordan detains senior Brotherhood leader
09:33, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Jordan detains senior Brotherhood leader

"Brotherhood's Shura Council member Mohamed Saeed Bakri has been arrested," Brotherhood spokesman Murad al-Adayla said.


Turkish PM blames Greek Cypriots for 'lingering crisis'
13:42, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Turkish PM blames Greek Cypriots for 'lingering crisis'

Ahmet Davutoglu followed protocol by choosing the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as his first overseas destination after becoming prime minister.


Lesotho brings forward vote to ease political crisis
13:34, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Lesotho brings forward vote to ease political crisis

Lesotho, a mountainous state of two million people, has suffered a several coups since independence from Britain in 1966.

Nigeria sentences 12 soldiers to death for mutiny
12:08, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Nigeria sentences 12 soldiers to death for mutiny

Security sources at the time said soldiers were angered by a lack of equipment and support after an ambush on a convoy of their colleagues by Boko Haram militants.

UN takes charge of CAR peacekeeping force
10:36, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

UN takes charge of CAR peacekeeping force

The existing African troops are being joined by soldiers from elsewhere, including Morocco, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

10:31, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Guinea-Bissau head of armed forces dismissed

General Antonio Indjai, who has led the armed forces since 2009 and led a 2012 coup, is powerful in the tiny West African nation

Sudan frees opposition leader
09:46, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Sudan frees opposition leader

Last week, chief African mediator Thabo Mbeki said that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir had ordered Ibrahim al-Sheikh's release.

Al-Shabaab denies planning attacks in Uganda
09:44, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Al-Shabaab denies planning attacks in Uganda

Ugandan security agencies said Saturday that they had foiled a terrorist plot, arresting several suspects thought to be linked to Al-Shabaab group.

09:38, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

6th Afro-Arab meet agrees to harmonize policies

"The meeting agreed to harmonize Afro-Arab policies on U.N. forums and implement decisions made during the 5th Troika meeting in Cairo, Egypt," Kuwaiti Ambassador to Ethiopia Rashed Al-Hajri said.

Former general claims new air strike in western Libya
09:17, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Former general claims new air strike in western Libya

Haftar emerged as a renegade commander fighting rival militant groups but has recently entered into a frail alliance with the government in Tobruk


1 in 9 people undernourished globally- report
13:04, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

1 in 9 people undernourished globally- report

The report called for more effort especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern and Western Asia to reduce the hungry share of the population in developing countries to 11.7 percent

Kudrin Russia will struggle to help firms under sanctions
12:26, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Kudrin: Russia will struggle to help firms under sanctions

Kudrin said he expected the Russian economy to stagnate this year or weaken further, and that growth would be negative in 2015, well below government forecasts for 0.5 percent in 2014 and 1 percent next year.

Istanbul Finance Summit 2014 1st day wrap-up
10:07, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Istanbul Finance Summit 2014 1st day wrap-up

Istanbul with its regulated markets and structure, is a candidate to become a global financial center, said international economist Cornelia Meyer.


Ukraine agrees to grant quot special status quot to east
13:18, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Ukraine agrees to grant "special status" to east

Ukraine will give "special status" to the separatist-minded eastern regions including a degree of self-governance for a three-year period

China's envoy to Britain slams last governor of Hong Kong
12:57, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

China's envoy to Britain slams last governor of Hong Kong

Liu Xiaoming said Hong Kong must never be allowed to become an obstacle to improving Sino-British ties, despite the "flawed" arguments of Chris Patten.

Russian FSB surrounds Crimean Tatar parliament
12:22, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Russian FSB surrounds Crimean Tatar parliament

Russian officers have as yet refused to comment on the situation, claiming that they are not authorized to comment.

NATO's top commander questions Russia's stance on Moldova
11:18, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

NATO's top commander questions Russia's stance on Moldova

Breedlove has said Russia appears to be following some of the same "hybrid warfare" script in dealing with the former Soviet republic of Moldova that it used before annexing Crimea

Britain pledges state funding to Scotland ahead of vote
10:59, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Britain pledges state funding to Scotland ahead of vote

The leaders of Britain's three main political parties said they would retain the funding equation that sustains a higher level of public spending north of the border.

German pilots cancel strike at Frankfurt airport
10:13, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

German pilots cancel strike at Frankfurt airport

Union calls off strike on Tuesday following a new proposal by Lufthansa management.

Britain says no hostage rescue mission
09:27, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Britain says no hostage rescue mission

Asked why Britain did not send in its elite Special Air Service (SAS) unit to rescue Henning, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: "We don't know where he is, it's as simple as that."

Swiss say would shield Snowden from quot political quot extradition
09:11, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

Swiss say would shield Snowden from "political" extradition

The prosecutor's office stressed the issue was "purely hypothetical" because Snowden had not been invited to come from his current refuge in Russia


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