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19:30, 23 October 2014 Thursday
The symbol of struggle against racism Imam Harun
12:22, 23 October 2014 Thursday

The symbol of struggle against racism: Imam Harun

Imam Harun’s fight against racism has deep repercussions not only in South Africa but also in the rest of the continent.

The personification of Islamic cause Ismail Gaspirali
12:15, 23 October 2014 Thursday

The personification of Islamic cause: Ismail Gaspirali

İsmail Gaspıralı, the leading thinker, journalist and politician was born in Bahçesaray, a Crimean town in 1851


Ask me the correct question
11:35, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Ask me the correct question

It was inevitable for this barren argument of modern times to be rekindled after a religious shadow had fallen on the political developments in the Middle East equation


Drought threatens more than 500 000 in Honduras -Red Cross
10:52, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Drought threatens more than 500,000 in Honduras -Red Cross

IFRC said some 571,710 people were affected by the drought in Honduras, which had left them in danger of hunger due to dying crops, higher food prices and less work for agricultural day laborers.

Thousands in Mexico march for return of missing students
10:44, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Thousands in Mexico march for return of missing students

Thousands marched in Iguala to protest the disappearance of the teachers in training. After the march, masked men set fire to the municipal offices with Molotov cocktails and smashed the windows.


UK Muslims criticize PM's Charity Commission proposals
10:05, 23 October 2014 Thursday

UK Muslims criticize PM's Charity Commission proposals

Islamic charity and human rights campaigners accuse British government of anti-Muslim bias


Israeli Arabs complain of discrimination on campus
17:40, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Israeli Arabs complain of discrimination on campus

Arab students were recently threatened to be punished as a result of staging a demonstration in support of the Palestinian people

Ukraine is the quot Kashmir quot of Europe - Russia
09:36, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Ukraine is the "Kashmir" of Europe - Russia expert

Militarisation by both sides along the border has risen and public animosity between the two countries is growing, said Igor Sutyagin


Kosovo FM says quot I'm symbol of sovereignty quot in
16:05, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Kosovo FM says "I'm symbol of sovereignty" in Serbia -UPDATED

"I'm in Belgrade for the first time in 25 years," Hoxhaj told reporters, "It shows how difficult the journey was to come to Belgrade, (just) a four-hour drive up the road."

Nine held in 6m graft probe in Bosnia
15:26, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Nine held in $6m graft probe in Bosnia

Broadcasters and advertisers among group arrested in nationwide operation

Bosnia commemorates October 1992 massacre
09:58, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Bosnia commemorates October 1992 massacre

On October 22,1992, 16 Bosnians travelling in a bus were taken hostage by the Serbian armed unit "Avengers" and brutally killed.

International Olympic Committee recognizes Kosovo
09:03, 23 October 2014 Thursday

International Olympic Committee recognizes Kosovo

The decision was welcomed by Kosovo's Olympic Committee, formed in 1992 with more than 30 affiliated national federations with 13 of which being Olympic sports federations.


Greek Cypriot talks on Egyptian gas sales may irk Turkey
17:06, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Greek Cypriot talks on Egyptian gas sales may irk Turkey

The conflict between Turkish and Greek Cypriots on the island continues over the ownership of the hydrocarbon reserves in the exclusive economic zones off the shore of the island

Bulgaria writes off bulk of Afghanistan s debt
16:21, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Bulgaria writes off bulk of Afghanistan’s debt

Sofia reduces Afganistan's $50m balance to $8 million

First deal between Iran and Boeing since 1979
12:32, 23 October 2014 Thursday

First deal between Iran and Boeing since 1979

Aeroplane maker company Boeing sells plane parts to Iran, as part of easing the sanctions and first step since 1979


New Yorkers protest police brutality
11:18, 23 October 2014 Thursday

New Yorkers protest police brutality

Demonstrators express solidarity with Ferguson protestors.

Security lapse as White House fence breached again
11:15, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Security lapse as White House fence breached again

A video footage by TV news cameras Wednesday night shows a man scaling over the White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue.

U S tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors
10:43, 23 October 2014 Thursday

U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

The travelers will be required to provide emails, phone numbers and addresses for themselves and for a friend or relative in the United States covering the 21 days

Canada PM vows crackdown after shocking fatal attacks
10:19, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Canada PM vows crackdown after shocking fatal attacks

Harper said it was too early to know whether the gunman had accomplices but insisted Canada would never be intimidated.

Kerry No deal made with NKorea in release of American
09:32, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Kerry: No deal made with NKorea in release of American

North Korea's KCNA state news agency said Kim Jong Un, the country's leader, released the "criminal" Fowle, taking into consideration "repeated requests" from U.S. President Barack Obama

Pentagon confirms one resupply bundle in ISIL hands
09:29, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Pentagon confirms one resupply bundle in ISIL hands

A resupply bundle intended for Kurdish forces fighting ISIL militants in the strategic Syrian town of Kobani might instead have been seized by ISIL, the Pentagon said

Ex-Blackwater guards convicted for Baghdad killings
09:16, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Ex-Blackwater guards convicted for Baghdad killings

Jurors found three of the ex-guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges, and a fourth guilty of murder.


Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine
16:56, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine doses

The World Health Organization last month urged the use of blood-derived products and serum from survivors.

EU leaders seek climate deal but divided over costs
14:23, 23 October 2014 Thursday

EU leaders seek climate deal, but divided over costs

That pact would aim to improve on two decades of stuttering cooperation and rein in emissions of carbon dioxide blamed for a disruptive rise in temperatures


Greek Cypriots remain irreconcilable says Eroglu
15:47, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Greek Cypriots remain irreconcilable, says Eroglu

Our southern neighbors use every excuse to suspend peace talks, and leave the negotiation table, Turkish Cypriot leader Eroglu says


Riyad warns women not to join driving ban protest
17:21, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Riyad warns women not to join driving ban protest

The announcement comes ahead of the anniversary on Oct. 26 of a demonstration last year in which dozens of Saudi women said they had taken to the road in protest at the ban on female drivers

Israeli home-buying in E Jerusalem alarms Palestinians
17:14, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Israeli home-buying in E. Jerusalem alarms Palestinians

The presence of Israeli settlers in 37 of the village's flats brings Palestinians face to face with what they shudder at the most: the success of Israeli settlers in buying homes in Jerusalem, thus changing the demographic nature of the city

ISIL takes the control of Tel Shair hill in Kobani
16:46, 23 October 2014 Thursday

ISIL takes the control of Tel Shair hill in Kobani

U.S. led coalition planes bombs ISIL objectives in the city, as intense fighting in the city continues

U S allies stage 15 air strikes on ISIL in
16:35, 23 October 2014 Thursday

U.S., allies stage 15 air strikes on ISIL in Iraq, Syria

A total of 15 strikes were staged against ISIL in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday and Thursday, according to a statement from Central Command.

Iraqi politician wants Turkey to OK Kobani arms route
15:43, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Iraqi politician wants Turkey to OK Kobani arms route

Turkey should allow the passage of peshmerga forces and weapons from northern Iraq to help Kurds in Kobani to push ISIL back, Iraqi Kurdish politician says

Israel detains Palestinian for alleged attack on soldier
13:43, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Israel detains Palestinian for alleged attack on soldier

Israeli police said on Twitter that a Palestinian man had been detained at a military checkpoint, one day after a Palestinian driver was killed for allegedly hitting several Israeli pedestrians

Lebanese army kills three men in raid
12:08, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Lebanese army kills three men in raid

The sources said the apartment in the northern town of Asoun housed Lebanese and Syrian gunmen wanted by authorities

Israel detains 19 Palestinians in W Bank
11:29, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Israel detains 19 Palestinians in W. Bank

The detainees were moved to detention centers run by the internal security agency (Shin Bet) for interrogation

U S -led air strikes killed 521 fighters 32 civilians
10:27, 23 October 2014 Thursday

U.S.-led air strikes killed 521 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria

Coalition strikes have hit the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Deir al-Zor, Idlib, Raqqa and al-Hassakah, the Observatory said.

Israeli projectile kills Palestinian boy in Gaza
09:56, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Israeli projectile kills Palestinian boy in Gaza

The boy, 4, was killed in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanoun when a projectile left behind in Gaza by the Israeli military during the offensive on the Gaza Strip

S Arabia reports new Coronavirus fatality infection
09:51, 23 October 2014 Thursday

S. Arabia reports new Coronavirus fatality, infection

The Saudi Health Ministry said on its website that a new Coronavirus fatality was registered in the western city of Ta'if, while a new infection was registered in the western city of Medina

Syrian Kurdish parties sign Dohuk deal to fight ISIL
09:45, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Syrian Kurdish parties sign ‘Dohuk’ deal to fight ISIL

The Kurdish political parties in northern Syria have signed the "Dohuk agreement" to defend Rojava, a Kurdish-majority area in northeast Syria.

Assad replaces provincial governors in conflict zones
09:20, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Assad replaces provincial governors in conflict zones

The state news agency said Assad had shuffled governors of Aleppo and Idlib provinces in the north - both partly controlled by rebels and the site of frequent fighting

Palestinians Israeli troops clash in East Jerusalem
00:15, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in East Jerusalem

The clashes had broken out in Silwan neighborhood after Israeli troops raided the homes of the relatives of a Palestinian driver accused of running over and killing a baby and injuring eight people

Baby killed as Palestinian runs over Israelis in Jerusalem
00:03, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Baby killed as Palestinian runs over Israelis in Jerusalem

A baby was killed and eight people were injured when a Palestinian driver ran over passengers in Jerusalem


Pakistan accuses India of trying to build new bunkers
16:43, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Pakistan accuses India of trying to build new bunkers

The Pakistan Foreign Office has accused India of attempting to build new bunkers along its eastern border in violation of bilateral agreements.

Third Japanese minister faces spending scandal
15:34, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Third Japanese minister faces spending scandal

Trade and Industry Minister Yoichi Miyazawa, appointed Tuesday, faces scandal over bar payment

China criticises U S missile defense radar in Japan
14:03, 23 October 2014 Thursday

China criticises U.S. missile defense radar in Japan

Japan's defence ministry has said an X-Band radar system was delivered on Tuesday to the U.S. military's communication facility in Kyoto in the western part of the country

Breakaway rebels clash with Philippine soldiers
12:59, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Breakaway rebels clash with Philippine soldiers

Troops repulse Bangsamoro fighters attack on civilian community, after 2 soldiers killed at hospital

Bhutto son throws down gauntlet to Pakistan's PM
11:59, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Bhutto son throws down gauntlet to Pakistan's PM

Oxford-educated Bilawal Bhutto Zardari told Reuters that he planned a series of rallies in a challenge to Pakistan's embattled prime minister, Nawaz Sharif.

Hong Kong protesters say may not join further talks -UPDATED
11:21, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Hong Kong protesters say may not join further talks -UPDATED

Student leader says can’t see any ‘practical need’ for second round of talks on political reform after first meeting Tuesday

China says wants closer military ties with Iran
10:33, 23 October 2014 Thursday

China says wants closer military ties with Iran

Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan told Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari that the two armed forces have seen "good cooperation on mutual visits, personnel training and other fields in recent years",

10:28, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Eight Pakistani Shi'ites killed in sectarian attack

The men were returning from a vegetable market when gunmen intercepted the bus


UK's Labour promises immigration curbs
16:37, 23 October 2014 Thursday

UK's Labour promises immigration curbs

Ed Miliband promised to crack down on immigration if his party is elected next year, seeking to woo voters tempted by the anti-EU UK Independence Party

16:19, 23 October 2014 Thursday

UK Muslim group threatens govt with legal action

Organization with alleged links to Muslim Brotherhood could face restrictions in government crackdown

Ireland getting ready for recognizing Palestine State
16:04, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Ireland getting ready for recognizing Palestine State

The Irish parliament embarks on recognizing Palestinian State, following the announcement of the British and Swedish parliaments.

Germany to send Kurds weapons in northern Iraq
15:39, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Germany to send Kurds weapons in northern Iraq

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said Germany would also "most likely" provide military training to the Kurdish militant groups.

Greek Cypriot leader hospitalized ahead of EU summit
14:36, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Greek Cypriot leader hospitalized ahead of EU summit

Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades was rushed to hospital after pro-longed nose bleed on Thursday but was later released.

Sweden faces military build-up call after submarine claims
13:34, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Sweden faces military build-up call after submarine claims

Media reports of a suspected Russian submarine in Swedish waters could pressure the country to spend more on its military, expert says

Russia detains more suspects in Total CEO plane crash
10:37, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Russia detains more suspects in Total CEO plane crash

Prosecutors had detained Vladimir Ledenev, the leading airfield service engineer at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, the head of flights at the airport, Roman Dunayev, dispatcher-trainee Svetlana Krivsun as well as Vnukovo's dispatcher Alexander Kruglov.

UKIP on course to win second parliamentary seat-poll
10:23, 23 October 2014 Thursday

UKIP on course to win second parliamentary seat-poll

UKIP well ahead of the Conservatives among voters in Rochester to the southeast of London before a by-election next month

Danish court frees 10 accused of funding PKK
09:54, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Danish court frees 10 accused of funding PKK

The men were accused of channeling about 140 million kroners, or $21 million, to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, through the Roj TV network.


Explosion hurts one in Turkey's capital
16:49, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Explosion hurts one in Turkey's capital

At least 1 person injured in explosion in hospital’s medical waste section in Turkey’s capital, Ankara

Turkish-Chinese TV channel starts broadcasting in Turkey
16:29, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Turkish-Chinese TV channel starts broadcasting in Turkey

The first and only Chinese-Turkish television channel CTV has begun broadcasting films, documentaries and Chinese cultural and traditional programs to promote Chinese economy, tradition and popular culture.

16:24, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Turkey lays out Antarctic ambitions

Sixteen scientists from Turkey to travel to Antarctica in Dec. 2014 and Jan. 2015.

Turkish Central Bank holds interest rate at 8 25 pct
16:08, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Turkish Central Bank holds interest rate at 8.25 pct

Tight monetary policy stance will be maintained until there is significant improvement in inflation outlook, bank says.

Turkey grows despite smear campaign says Erdogan
15:32, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Turkey grows despite smear campaign, says Erdogan

Erdogan assures Latvian businessmen that the Turkish economy is stable and growing despite "smear campaigns"

Erdogan US gave lethal aid to terror group in Syria
14:35, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Erdogan: US gave lethal aid to terror group in Syria

The US acted despite opposition from Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, adding "I told him (Obama) Kobani is not currently a strategic place for you, if anything it is strategic for us"

Turkey tourist numbers cross 30 million
14:08, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Turkey tourist numbers cross 30 million

According to the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry, over 30 million tourists came to the country between January and September 2014

Finnish companies look forward to Turkish energy market
13:09, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Finnish companies look forward to Turkish energy market

Finnish ambassador said that Finland’s relations with Turkey are good and if Finnish companies can offer anything in the field of renewable energy market and cleantech, Turkey would be a good market.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on OCT 23
11:41, 23 October 2014 Thursday

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on OCT. 23

Majority of Thursday’s newspapers cover Turkish President Erdogan’s remarks on US weapon airdrop for Kurdish groups in Syrian border town of Kobani and Kurdish parliament’s approval for the deployment of peshmerga mission to the Syrian border town

Turkish PM hints at solution process headway soon
11:09, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Turkish PM hints at solution process headway soon

Davutoglu has said the solution process with the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party can make progress towards a roadmap "within months."

Turkey opposition slams Kobani corridor as 'policy U-turn'
10:09, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Turkey opposition slams Kobani corridor as 'policy U-turn'

The opposition accused the government of changing its stance after U.S. President Barack Obama recently made a telephone call to the Turkish president.

Turkey Decision to release Denmark murder suspect not executive
09:21, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Turkey: Decision to release Denmark murder suspect not executive

Turkish Foreign Ministry says decision by Turkish court to release suspect in attempted murder of Danish Islam critic Lars Hedegaard is judicial, not executive.


Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help
15:19, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help

Albayrak aims to build four new berths and repair others, bringing the number of working berths to 10.

Somalis gather in Addis Ababa to discuss federalism
14:43, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Somalis gather in Addis Ababa to discuss federalism

Event participants in Addis Ababa are expected to discuss various topics related to federalism, including fiscal federalism

2 killed in Tunisia clashes
14:05, 23 October 2014 Thursday

2 killed in Tunisia clashes

A Tunisian policeman was killed on Thursday when security forces clashed with militants on the outskirts of Tunis

Botswana prepares for tight election
13:29, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Botswana prepares for tight election

Khama's Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is expected to win a reduced majority, extending the grip on power it has held since 1966

13:16, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Zambia accuses mining firms of 'blackmail'

Some companies have threatened to halt operations and lay off workers if taxes are not refunded

Morsi Brotherhood lawyers not to withdraw from trials
13:03, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Morsi, Brotherhood lawyers not to withdraw from trials

A Muslim Brotherhood source said that Morsi, who faces multiple criminal charges, did not have a say in the matter since he refuses to recognize the legitimacy of the trials.

60 women feared kidnapped in Nigeria's Adamawa
11:11, 23 October 2014 Thursday

60 women feared kidnapped in Nigeria's Adamawa

Up to 60 women have reportedly been kidnapped in Nigeria's Adamawa State in the restive northeastern region

Niger buys quot spy plane quot to combat Sahel militants
11:03, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Niger buys "spy plane" to combat Sahel militants

Hassoumi Massaoudou, Niger's minister of the interior and public security, said it would be operated by Niger's intelligence service, the General Direction of Documentation and External Security.

Chinese peacekeepers expected in SSudan at start of 2015
10:56, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Chinese peacekeepers expected in SSudan at start of 2015

China announced last month that it would send the troops to help protect civilians amid renewed violence.

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls'
09:11, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls' release

A senior Chadian diplomatic source who requested anonymity said Jonathan made the announcement to show he had obtained a result but a deal had not yet been finalised.

09:05, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Equatorial Guinea pardons political opponents in exile

The decree pardons certain political figures living outside the African country, who were previously accused of committing political crimes, according to state television


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