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14:45, 30 September 2016 Friday
US man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears
12:45, 30 September 2016 Friday

US man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears, sweat

The man in the western state of Utah became ill after helping to take care of his 73-year-old father, who was hospitalized in June with Zika after being infected during a trip to his native Mexico.


Cyprus orders plane hijacking suspect extradited to Egypt
11:34, 30 September 2016 Friday

Cyprus orders plane hijacking suspect extradited to Egypt

Nicosia District Court judge Dona Constantinou was satisfied that Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, 58, would get a fair trial in Egypt and would not be persecuted for his political beliefs.


Giant dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia desert
10:32, 30 September 2016 Friday

Giant dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia desert

A joint Mongolian-Japanese expedition found the giant print, which measures 106 centimetres (42 inches) long and 77 centimetres wide.


Crimean Tatars fail to end Russian ban on parliament
08:07, 30 September 2016 Friday

Crimean Tatars fail to end Russian ban on parliament

Russian High Court rejects appeal against ban on Crimean Tatar Mejlis' activities


Palestinians launch drive against Facebook 'censorship'
07:57, 30 September 2016 Friday

Palestinians launch drive against Facebook 'censorship'

Popular social-media platform criticized for blocking Palestinian activists’ accounts, deleting posts


The Islamic Legacy
10:17, 30 September 2016 Friday

The Islamic Legacy

The story of how this came about is far from simple, and much research needs to be done before its details are completely understood, but the broad outlines are clear.  


PKK bomb attack kills village guard in SE Turkey
11:57, 30 September 2016 Friday

PKK bomb attack kills village guard in SE Turkey

PKK extremists set off explosive on road as military vehicle passes by, killing 1 village guard and injuring 2 soldiers

Islamic fashion revolution leaves Burkini debate in the dust
10:49, 30 September 2016 Friday

Islamic fashion revolution leaves Burkini debate in the dust

Islamic consumerism has taken on a new form and in Turkey, Islamic dress has become a symbol of religious freedom, with many believing the evolving Islamic fashion industry is another tool of capitalism

Turkey Saudi Arabia to boost cooperation on extremism
09:38, 30 September 2016 Friday

Turkey, Saudi Arabia to boost cooperation on extremism

Yildirim meets Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef in Ankara

Turkish jets destroy PKK targets in northern Iraq
08:55, 30 September 2016 Friday

Turkish jets destroy PKK targets in northern Iraq

Targets of Turkish airstrikes include shelters, weapons dumps


Palestinian artist sees past disability for love of art
10:27, 30 September 2016 Friday

Palestinian artist sees past disability for love of art

Palestinian Husam Hudeyir who is physically disabled, has a passion for paintings which surprises those who follow him.  The long years spent on a wheelchair has not been able to separate him from his biggest passion.


Netanyahu Abbas shake hands at ex-Israeli PM s funeral
14:36, 30 September 2016 Friday

Netanyahu, Abbas shake hands at ex-Israeli PM’s funeral

Dozens of world leaders bid farewell to Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, whose detractors have described as ‘war criminal’

Opposition makes fresh gains in Syria s Hama province
14:23, 30 September 2016 Friday

Opposition makes fresh gains in Syria’s Hama province

Syria's anti-regime opposition now stands only 15 kilometers from Hama city

Saudi concerned over US state sponsors of terror bill
13:59, 30 September 2016 Friday

Saudi ‘concerned’ over US state sponsors of terror bill

If passed, law would allow victims of extremist attacks to sue foreign governments deemed responsible  

Saudi soldier killed 3 civilians hurt by Yemeni shells
12:39, 30 September 2016 Friday

Saudi soldier killed, 3 civilians hurt by Yemeni shells

The Tuwal district of Jazan, on the Saudi frontier with Yemen, came under fire on Thursday afternoon, wounding the border guard corporal, a ministry statement said.

Aleppo humanitarian catastrophe 'unlike any' in Syria
12:15, 30 September 2016 Friday

Aleppo humanitarian catastrophe 'unlike any' in Syria

"It is well into its terrible descent into the pitiless and merciless abyss of a humanitarian catastrophe unlike any we have witnessed in Syria," said the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs.

Egypt court suspends block on island transfer to Saudi
08:20, 30 September 2016 Friday

Egypt court suspends block on island transfer to Saudi

A Cairo court has approved the redrawing of the maritime boundary between Egypt and Saudi Arabia on Thursday, according to a report in Egypt’s state TV news portal Egynews.

Erdogan Merkel discuss Syria
08:16, 30 September 2016 Friday

Erdogan, Merkel discuss Syria

Phone call dominated by violence in Aleppo plus Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria

Turkey 'all for' cooperation with Russia on Syria
08:02, 30 September 2016 Friday

Turkey 'all for' cooperation with Russia on Syria

Turkish foreign minister insists any joint efforts must contain political solution, ceasefire


Five things that led to India's strikes in Pakistan
12:56, 30 September 2016 Friday

Five things that led to India's strikes in Pakistan

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised hopes of a new era in relations with Islamabad when he paid a surprise Christmas Day visit to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

Pakistan downplays Iran firing shells across border
11:58, 30 September 2016 Friday

Pakistan downplays Iran firing shells across border

Pakistan and Iran are brotherly countries, and have no disputes, says Pakistani official, downplaying incident

SKorean anti-missile system forced onto fairway
11:33, 30 September 2016 Friday

SKorean anti-missile system forced onto fairway

Golf course selected as new South Korean site for contentious American missile defense system after local protests

India evacuates border villages after strikes on Pakistan
10:39, 30 September 2016 Friday

India evacuates border villages after strikes on Pakistan

Border villages have been evacuated after tensions have escalated on the border

At least 3 dead over 20 missing in China landslides
09:25, 30 September 2016 Friday

At least 3 dead, over 20 missing in China landslides

Landslides in east caused by heavy rainfall during Typhoon Megi, more than 300,000 displaced

Pakistan summons Indian envoy
09:19, 30 September 2016 Friday

Pakistan summons Indian envoy

Pakistan has summoned the Indian ambassador after India killed two Pakistani soldiers

Duterte 'happy to slaughter' addicts as Hitler did Jews
09:15, 30 September 2016 Friday

Duterte 'happy to slaughter' addicts as Hitler did Jews

Philippine leader refers to Holocaust in saying he would be ‘happy to slaughter’ 3 million drug addicts in crackdown

Pakistan's Balochistan hit with Iranian mortar shells
09:03, 30 September 2016 Friday

Pakistan's Balochistan hit with Iranian mortar shells

Iran border guards on Wednesday fired three mortar shells into Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, triggering panic among the local population.


Eurozone inflation hits two-year high
12:36, 30 September 2016 Friday

Eurozone inflation hits two-year high

Eurozone unemployment meanwhile was unchanged at 10.1 percent in August, the Eurostat statistics agency said.

Oil prices down on doubts over OPEC deal
10:20, 30 September 2016 Friday

Oil prices down on doubts over OPEC deal

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Wednesday stunned traders by announcing plans to trim collective production by around 750,000 barrels per day.


Social media used to fuel South Sudan's civil war
09:50, 30 September 2016 Friday

Social media used to fuel South Sudan's civil war 

Supporters of leaders who have presided over atrocities attack each other online, spreading hatred and drawing deep wounds

Amnesty Sudan using chemical weapons in Darfur
08:50, 30 September 2016 Friday

Amnesty: Sudan using chemical weapons in Darfur

Khartoum, for its part, describes allegations as 'fabricated'

Blood diamond' suspect dies in Belgian custody
08:45, 30 September 2016 Friday

'Blood diamond' suspect dies in Belgian custody

Michel Desaedeleer, a Belgian-US national, had been linked to exploitative diamond trade in war-torn Sierra Leone


Turkey's parliament opens Saturday
14:34, 30 September 2016 Friday

Turkey's parliament opens Saturday

Summer recess ends as MPs expected to discuss extending Turkish military presence in Syria, Iraq

Police raid Istanbul courts under FETO probe
11:42, 30 September 2016 Friday

Police raid Istanbul courts under FETO probe

Arrest warrants issued for 87 people working at the Istanbul, Gaziosmanpasa, and Buyukcekmece courts


Refugees traveling to Greece via Aegean double in Sept
14:07, 30 September 2016 Friday

Refugees traveling to Greece via Aegean double in Sept.

90 pct rise in August in the number of refugees trying to make perilous journey across the Aegean

French fighter jets on mission against ISIL in Mosul
10:43, 30 September 2016 Friday

French fighter jets on mission against ISIL in Mosul

Fighter jets have taken off from the Charles de Gaulle carrier in the Mediterranean Sea.

Football Celtic fined over fans' Palestine display
09:12, 30 September 2016 Friday

Football: Celtic fined over fans' Palestine display

UEFA slaps Celtic with 10,000-euro fine after fans flew Palestinian flags during match against Israel's Hapoel Be'er Sheva

quot Kremlin offers Ukraine separatists propaganda tips quot
08:27, 30 September 2016 Friday

"Kremlin offers Ukraine separatists propaganda tips"

A leaked document has shown that Moscow has been offering tips on how to conduct a propaganda campain


US prepares to give up key role for internet
09:30, 30 September 2016 Friday

US prepares to give up key role for internet

The Obama administration will relinquish control of the internet’s “address book” to a California-based nonprofit organisation


Iraqi PM Kurdish leader agree on plan to retake Mosul
08:48, 30 September 2016 Friday

Iraqi PM, Kurdish leader agree on plan to retake Mosul

Kurdish Regional Government chief visits Baghdad for first time in three years