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Evacuees transferred to refugee camps in eastern Mosul

After six years in power at the head of two coalition governments, Rutte is fending off a biting challenge from his far-right rival Geert Wilders in the March 15 elections.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim calls on Turkish citizens to vote Yes on upcoming referendum on constitutional changes

The rise of President Trump has paved the path for a Muslim filmmaker to help break stereotypes in society

The two-day event brings together 5,000 Palestinians for the first-ever gathering

At Berlin fair, 'Bring your neighbor and come' campaign to present Turkey's tourist attractions, outdoor sports, and cuisine

19-year-old medic Elor Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter for the murder of 21-year-old Palestinian Abdel Fattah al-Sharif in the head after he had already been disarmed and injured in an incident in al-Khalili last year.

Two sides have fought for control of the Western Sahara from 1974 to 1991, with Rabat gaining control of the territory before a UN-brokered ceasefire took effect.

Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen has been bolstered by Fillon's fake job scandal and was leading in polls on Friday.

Tensions have been rising over migrants from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Pakistan and elsewhere.

Muhammad Ali's son Muhammad Ali Jnr was detained at Florida airport over his Arabic name

Awards slated for mid-April, says gov't border agency, in first concrete step towards wall after Trump's order last month

Trump has vowed that his presidency will see "one of the greatest military buildups in American history"

Press agenda on February 24

Syrian regime delegation describes second day of 4th round peace talks as positive

BBC, Reuters and New York Times were among targets of BND’s surveillance, Der Spiegel magazine reports

Los Angeles Times, New York Times, CNN, Politico denied entry

France remained Germany's second largest trading partner while the US slipped from first to third place, as bilateral trade contracted by five percent to 165 billion euros.

State comptroller Yossef Shapira's report, the result of a two-year inquiry, will be published on Tuesday.

United Nations human rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani further charged the Jewish state with having "a chronic culture of impunity" regarding cases involving Israeli troops and Palestinians. 

His arrest on Tuesday came just moments after a Vienna appeals court ruled he could be extradited to the United States on bribery charges following a three year-trial.

The Republican's rebuke, posted on Twitter and Facebook, comes with his administration on the defensive against allegations of improper links to Russia, with several investigations into the matter underway on Capitol Hill and at the FBI.

President Petro Poroshenko warned last week that protesters blocking a railway to the coal-rich war zone could cause power outages across the country and job losses as a result.

Last year, the Israeli parliament passed a controversial law compelling Israeli NGOs that receive most of their funding from foreign state entities to declare it in official reports.

Officials say FBI denied reports of Trump campaign Russian contacts, but said bureau could not issue public statements

Mustafa Yeneroglu, head of human rights committee, blasts reactions to Turkish president's potential visit to Germany

A growing controversy over the purchase of state land by a fierce nationalist at well below market rates intensified in parliament over the past week, with auditors pledging to look into the sale.

Upcoming joint meeting seeks to tackle obstacles to trade between Turkey, Egypt

Iran and Saudi Arabia have had no diplomatic ties since early last year.

Spokesman for Turkish Cypriot presidency says controversial Enosis commemoration plans should be shelved

Thousands of Turks have settled in Britain under the 1963 Ankara Agreement; many are now concerned about Brexit's impact

Indonesia Foreign Ministry: Decision against Israeli premier's plane taken because Israel did 'the same' to Indonesian FM

Many war criminals from the Balkan war who committed atrocities are being welcomed back into public life

Turkey-backed fighters gather to celebrate victory over ISIL

Proposals ‘will talk about the importance of our Turkish ally,' Gen. Joseph Dunford says

Country passes int'l test, given green light for direct flights expected to help trade

Rumana Ahmed quits National Security Council after Trump bars residents of seven Muslim-majority countries from US entry

Musa says she was accused unfairly, interrogated, and had her hijab forcibly removed after Times Square arrest last year

"Prime Minister Trudeau has said from the start we would be happy to sit down at the table" with the US, Canada's Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters in Latvian capital Riga. 

The country's federal, state and local governments together achieved an overall surplus in their public finances of 23.7 billion euros ($25 billion) last year, according to Germany's statistics office Destatis.

Spain's National Court, which deals with corruption and financial crime cases, said he had been found guilty of embezzlement when he headed up Caja Madrid and Bankia, at a time when both groups were having difficulties.

Operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) and the Japanese government have struggled to clean up the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

"Her father is a great man, a true patriot. He raised a strong & intelligent woman who understands how to play 21st century politics," Duke said on Twitter on Wednesday, responding to a question about his views on Le Pen.

Al-Qaeda-linked group suspected behind attack on army patrol near Malian border

International Court of Justice receives appeal documents relating to atrocities committed during 1992-1995 Bosnian War

Security forces also reportedly capture international airport to city’s south

EU Minister Omer Celik says some Western countries fail to support Turkey when attacked by PKK

President to meet Masoud Barzani in Istanbul

Hassan Ali Khaire becomes country's 17th prime minister

Fifth session of Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council expected to boost bilateral ties  

Rarely-used legislation invoked by prosecutors

Shafik Rehman, who is also a British citizen, said he was prevented from boarding a flight from Dhaka to London, where his wife is receiving treatment for leukaemia.

The soldiers were returning from a search operation when the militants attacked their convoy, injuring six, three of whom later died.

Sudan is deemed as a transit and source of illegal immigrants, mostly from the Horn of Africa countries

Indian government using “crude, colonial-era sedition law” to “silence government critics,” according to human rights group

Salah Huveydi’s convoy attacked with vehicle bomb

Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry reports coming under attack by Armenian forces in the occupied Karabakh region

Officials warns Mexico will take issue to UN to defend rights of citizens

The president, widely known by his nickname Farmajo, officially took office last week, however his inauguration was held Wednesday in the presence of several regional leaders.

Rutte and Justice Minister Stef Blok met Wilders after the agent gave away classified information about the Freedom Party leader's movements, news reports said.

The violence in Conakry on Monday and Tuesday capped weeks of protests mainly by young people and students that prompted the government to close schools on February 1.

The military court sentenced Elor Azaria on Tuesday after he was convicted of manslaughter for killing Abdul Fatah al-Sharif in the occupied West Bank in March last year.

During the talks on Tuesday, Merkel received guarantees from PSA chief executive Carlos Tavares that the French company would uphold existing job, investment and site guarantees and maintain Opel as an independent company.

There was no immediate statement from the United Nations, which has been hosting the talks, but the Cyprus government said that Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades had been informed on Wednesday that the meeting would not go ahead.