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22:19, 22 May 2017 Monday
Coalition raid kills ISIL militants in Iraq s W Mosul
19:45, 22 May 2017 Monday

Coalition raid kills ISIL militants in Iraq’s W. Mosul

Iraqi forces to set up pontoon bridge linking northern city’s eastern, western halves


Hassan al-Banna the founder of Muslim Brotherhood
11:15, 22 May 2017 Monday

Hassan al-Banna, the founder of Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian political and religious leader who founded of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and played a central role in Egyptian political and social affairs. 68 years before, on February 12, 1949 Banna was shot by two assassins and deliberately left to bleed to death.


Turkey bags number 2 spot in Islamic Solidarity Games
17:48, 22 May 2017 Monday

Turkey bags number 2 spot in Islamic Solidarity Games

Last day of games in Azerbaijani capital sees 71 gold, 67 silver and 57 bronze medals for Turkey

Turkey wins 13 medals on Day 9 of Islamic games
08:20, 22 May 2017 Monday

Turkey wins 13 medals on Day 9 of Islamic games

On Sunday, Turkish athletes win 3 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals in Baku, Azerbaijan


Georgian defense minister hails Turkey's regional role
15:11, 22 May 2017 Monday

Georgian defense minister hails Turkey's regional role

Turkey is strategic partner of Georgia, Defense Minister Levan Izoria says ahead of trilateral summit in Batumi city


South Sudan president starts national dialogue process
18:34, 22 May 2017 Monday

South Sudan president starts national dialogue process

President Kiir declares unilateral cease-fire with rebels but bars his former deputy Machar from returning to country

Tunisian security disperses protests in restive south
16:24, 22 May 2017 Monday

Tunisian security disperses protests in restive south

Young Tunisians continue to stage demonstrations near country’s southern oilfields to demand more job opportunities

UN refugee chief urges Libya to free refugees and asylum
13:14, 22 May 2017 Monday

UN refugee chief urges Libya to free refugees and asylum seekers

"I hope first of all that asylum seekers and refugees can be taken out of detention centres," UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said after visiting one centre in the Libyan capital.

China DR Congo most affected by displacements in 2016
09:20, 22 May 2017 Monday

China, DR Congo most affected by displacements in 2016

Disasters displaced three times more people than conflicts, with most of the 24 million people affected hit by sudden-onset weather hazards such as floods, storms, wildfires and severe winter conditions.

Angolan apartheid troops battle to survive in S Africa
09:18, 22 May 2017 Monday

Angolan apartheid troops battle to survive in S.Africa

Soldiers from Angola who were hired by the South African government during the apartheid-era to fight communism across southern Africa, including in Namibia and Zambia now face ebilitating conditions


Europe ready for Brexit talks says negotiator
18:21, 22 May 2017 Monday

Europe ready for Brexit talks says negotiator

European Commission nominated to represent EU in Brexit talks; negotiations expected to begin after UK election on June 8

Macron backs debt relief for Greece in call to PM
16:30, 22 May 2017 Monday

Macron backs debt relief for Greece in call to PM

Before his election on May 7, Macron had spoken in favour of cancelling part of Greece's debt mountain, equivalent to 180 percent of annual output, to give the country a chance to recover from its economic depression.

Hungarians march against crackdown on universities NGOs
13:45, 22 May 2017 Monday

Hungarians march against crackdown on universities, NGOs

A crowd estimated at 10,000 people by local media waved European Union flags and chanted "Democracy! Freedom for Hungary!" as they made their way toward the parliament building, escorted by police cars.

EU to give Barnier Brexit negotiating mandate
11:44, 22 May 2017 Monday

EU to give Barnier Brexit negotiating mandate

Barnier will lock horns with Britain's Brexit minister David Davis who has predicted "the talks will be tough and at times even confrontational," despite a mutual desire for good future ties.

Greece demands debt relief from wary eurozone
09:35, 22 May 2017 Monday

Greece demands debt relief from wary eurozone

Ministers from the 19-member single currency bloc must confront the sensitive topic at talks in Brussels after Greek lawmakers fulfilled the eurozone's latest demands for painful reforms in a vote last Thursday.

Spain Socialist leader gets back top seat
08:09, 22 May 2017 Monday

Spain: Socialist leader gets back top seat

Pedro Sanchez to helm divided PSOE, threatening conservative minority government


Turkey debt stock reaches 223 4 billion in April
18:08, 22 May 2017 Monday

Turkey debt stock reaches $223.4 billion in April

Treasury says 60 percent of debt is in Turkish lira


Turkey s Maarif eyes revamping Afghan schools
10:07, 22 May 2017 Monday

Turkey’s Maarif eyes revamping Afghan schools

Plans to invest $20 million to improve schools, strengthen with universities in Turkey


Origins and evolution of minarets
10:59, 22 May 2017 Monday

Origins and evolution of minarets

In trying to understand how the tower got its special meaning in Islamic societies, scholars have attempted—with mixed success—to trace minarets back to various traditions of tower building in the pre-Islamic cultures of Eurasia.


Swiss chemical maker Clariant to merge with US Huntsman
09:31, 22 May 2017 Monday

Swiss chemical maker Clariant to merge with US Huntsman

On a pro-forma 2016 basis, the merged group would have combined sales of approximately $13.2 billion (11.8 billion euros) and underlying or operating profit of $2.3 billion.


Brazil's Temer wins a breather in corruption crisis
13:57, 22 May 2017 Monday

Brazil's Temer wins a breather in corruption crisis

Street protests called by leftist groups around the country also appeared to have had only a modest impact, further easing the sense of intense crisis for the center-right president.

Mexico bus crash kills at least 17 and injures 31
10:40, 22 May 2017 Monday

Mexico bus crash kills at least 17 and injures 31

The bus was carrying members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church returning from a retreat in the Pacific coast town of Pijijiapan, local police said.

Venezuela toll rises to 48 dead after protester is killed
05:03, 22 May 2017 Monday

Venezuela toll rises to 48 dead after protester is killed

The man, identified as Orlando Figuera, 21, was beaten, stabbed and burned -- "like Islamic State terrorists do," Maduro said. Figuera was hospitalized with first- and second-degree burns over half of his body, and for six knife wounds.


16 year old Palestinian killed by IDF in West Bank
19:26, 22 May 2017 Monday

16 year old Palestinian killed by IDF in West Bank

Meanwhile, in Ramallah and Hebron, at least 13 Palestinians are injured in clashes with Israeli forces

Trump visits Jerusalem to seek Israeli-Palestinian peace
11:32, 22 May 2017 Monday

Trump visits Jerusalem to seek Israeli-Palestinian peace

Trump's visit is part of his first trip abroad as president and follows an initial stop in Saudi Arabia, where he urged Islamic leaders to take a stand against violence committed in the name of religion.


South Korea remains committed to talks with North
15:58, 22 May 2017 Monday

South Korea remains committed to talks with North

Seoul presses ahead with dialogue policy, despite second missile test

Sri Lanka switches foreign finance ministers in shake up
15:32, 22 May 2017 Monday

Sri Lanka switches foreign, finance ministers in shake up

Sirisena swapped the portfolios held by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in a shake up aimed at quelling dissent within the uneasy government he has led since August 2015.

China calls for dialogue after N Korea missile test
14:45, 22 May 2017 Monday

China calls for dialogue after N.Korea missile test

"The situation on the Korean peninsula is complex and sensitive. We urge all sides to avoid provoking each other and continue on the right track of dialogue and consultation," she said.

North Korea fires another ballistic missile
14:08, 22 May 2017 Monday

North Korea fires another ballistic missile

The US, South Korea and Japan sharply denounced the launch and jointly requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the matter. 

20 injured by bomb at Bangkok military hospital
10:21, 22 May 2017 Monday

20 injured by bomb at Bangkok military hospital

A suspected car bomb was detonated at the entrance to the Big-C shopping centre in downtown Pattani on 9 May

Air and sea search for nine navy crew missing off
09:51, 22 May 2017 Monday

Air and sea search for nine navy crew missing off Malaysia

The small boat, from the warship KD Perdana, disappeared on Saturday in calm waters off Cape Sedili in the southern state of Johor.

Three climbers die on Everest one missing
09:43, 22 May 2017 Monday

Three climbers die on Everest, one missing

More than 120 climbers have successfully summited Everest from the south side so far this season with another 80 reaching the peak from the Tibet side.

Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup
09:06, 22 May 2017 Monday

Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup

In a company statement Monday, the airline said it would shed 190 management roles as well as 400 non-managerial positions at its Hong Kong head office.

Philippines' Duterte heads to Russia in blow to US
08:50, 22 May 2017 Monday

Philippines' Duterte heads to Russia in blow to US

Duterte has railed against the United States, particularly when Barack Obama was president, for criticising the drug war.


Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism
12:58, 22 May 2017 Monday

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

In a highly anticipated speech to dozens of leaders of Muslim countries in Saudi Arabia, Trump lashed out at Iran and softened his tone on Islam by rejecting the idea of a battle between religions.

University students walk out of Pence speech
08:37, 22 May 2017 Monday

University students walk out of Pence speech

More than 100 people walked out, organizers said


Turkey summons US ambassador over Washington clash
19:04, 22 May 2017 Monday

Turkey summons US ambassador over Washington clash

Ankara protests against 'aggressive and unprofessional' acts of US personnel towards foreign minister’s team last week


Press agenda on May 22
09:11, 22 May 2017 Monday

Press agenda on May 22

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Monday, May 22, 2017


Erdogan urges more cooperation among Black Sea states
15:46, 22 May 2017 Monday

Erdogan urges more cooperation among Black Sea states

Turkish president speaks at Istanbul event to mark 25th anniversary of Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

Romania says Turkish access to EU would boost economies
14:47, 22 May 2017 Monday

Romania says Turkish access to EU would boost economies

Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu says Turkey EU membership would create 'convenient environment' for trade

Turkish military says 93 PKK terrorists killed
14:22, 22 May 2017 Monday

Turkish military says 93 PKK terrorists killed

71 terror hideouts also destroyed in counter-terror operations over past 11 days, says Turkish General Staff

Soldier killed by lightning strike in SE Turkey
12:46, 22 May 2017 Monday

Soldier killed by lightning strike in SE Turkey

Turkish soldier could not be saved despite all efforts after lightning strike in Hakkari, governor's office says •

Turkish PM to attend cooperation council in Georgia
12:34, 22 May 2017 Monday

Turkish PM to attend cooperation council in Georgia

New cooperation opportunities and regional issues will be discussed during premier’s two-day visit

Ball is now in Greek Cypriots' court says Turkish FM
12:15, 22 May 2017 Monday

Ball is now in Greek Cypriots' court, says Turkish FM

Mevlut Cavusoglu sees negotiated solution possible in 'compromise of both sides' of divided Mediterranean island •

Turkey's first airshow to gather aviation industry
10:34, 22 May 2017 Monday

Turkey's first airshow to gather aviation industry

Airshow is expected to generate $40B in business volume by gathering leading players of global aerospace industry

President Erdogan reelected head of ruling AK Party
01:01, 22 May 2017 Monday

President Erdogan reelected head of ruling AK Party

Winning the votes of 1,414 party delegates at extraordinary congress, Recep Tayyip Erdogan retakes ruling party helm


Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit
19:43, 22 May 2017 Monday

Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

On Tuesday, Trump will meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the West Bank, visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem and give a speech at the Israel Museum.

Eyeing Ramadan truce UN Yemen envoy arrives in Sanaa
18:51, 22 May 2017 Monday

Eyeing Ramadan truce, UN Yemen envoy arrives in Sanaa

Envoy arrives in Yemeni capital in hopes of reviving stalled peace talks and concluding Ramadan cease-fire

Iran reformists take power across major cities
16:47, 22 May 2017 Monday

Iran reformists take power across major cities

The coalition now has control of the six largest Iranian cities, including Tehran, the holy city of Mashhad and tourist hotspot Isfahan -- and could capture more when final results are announced.

Southern Yemenis stage independence rally
09:57, 22 May 2017 Monday

Southern Yemenis stage independence rally

Sunday's protesters, who flooded Aden from several southern provinces, defended Zoubeidi's council, chanting "Independence is our objective" as they marched.

Four militants three Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir
04:08, 22 May 2017 Monday

Four militants, three Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir

Gun battle erupted Saturday when Indian soldiers intercepted militants in Nowgam sector crossing over from Pakistan

Hamas hits back at Trump's 'terrorist' epithet
03:03, 22 May 2017 Monday

Hamas hits back at Trump's 'terrorist' epithet

Hamas says U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks at Riyadh summit mentioning it alongside terror groups are biased

US-Islamic summit opens in Saudi Arabia
02:00, 22 May 2017 Monday

US-Islamic summit opens in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh summit is attended by Trump along with leaders and representatives of 55 Islamic countries