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14:36, 17 August 2017 Thursday
Profits of Turkish banks surge in first half of 2017
12:17, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Profits of Turkish banks surge in first half of 2017

Deposit banks see their profits reach $4.81 billion  


Gaza Suicide bombing kills 2 near Egypt border
12:29, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Gaza: Suicide bombing kills 2 near Egypt border

Hamas-affiliated border security guard killed near Rafah crossing in suspected suicide bombing  

International law clearly on the side of Palestinians
10:36, 17 August 2017 Thursday

‘International law clearly on the side of Palestinians’

Ex-UN rapporteur Richard Falk, who co-wrote report accusing Israel of imposing 'apartheid regime', spoke in Istanbul


British MPs back action over 'Muslim problem' article
06:23, 17 August 2017 Thursday

British MPs back action over 'Muslim problem' article

Jewish, anti-Islamophobia groups make joint complaint about controversial tabloid piece  


Turkey unhappy over 'unfortunate' Merkel statement
13:40, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Turkey unhappy over 'unfortunate' Merkel statement

German leader's hard line on updating Turkey-EU customs deal meets criticism in Ankara  


Brigitte Macron to clarify role as French 'first lady'
13:29, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Brigitte Macron to clarify role as French 'first lady'

'Charter of transparency' to clarify ambiguity which persists around role of French president's partner

Dutch police arrest man after woman taken hostage
11:31, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Dutch police arrest man after woman taken hostage

Local media report knife-wielding man took woman prisoner at radio station near Amsterdam  

Merkel opposes EU-Turkey divorce
04:03, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Merkel opposes EU-Turkey divorce

German chancellor rejects calls to put an end to Turkey’s EU membership process

UK Labour MP resigns as shadow minister over article
02:09, 17 August 2017 Thursday

UK: Labour MP resigns as shadow minister over article

'Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls,' wrote Sarah Champion in article


Brazil's Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency
09:28, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Brazil's Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

The presidential election won't take place until October 2018 and the many potential candidates are still keeping below the radar. Campaigning is not even officially allowed.


Civilian killed in PKK PYD mortar attack in Aleppo
14:16, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Civilian killed in PKK/PYD mortar attack in Aleppo

Despite its association with terrorism, Washington sees PYD as viable ally against ISIL in Syria

Saudi king offers to host Qatar pilgrims at own expense
13:55, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Saudi king offers to host Qatar pilgrims at own expense

Move follows accusations that Saudi authorities were hindering entry of Hajj pilgrims from Qatar

Syria Opposition forces kill 20 regime soldiers
01:06, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Syria: Opposition forces kill 20 regime soldiers

Regime forces were killed in Jobar district of Damascus


Press agenda on August 17
10:41, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Press agenda on August 17

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017


Afghanistan US soldier killed in combat with ISIL
11:55, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Afghanistan: US soldier killed in combat with ISIL

Operation against ISIL in eastern Afghanistan injures several soldiers  

Indonesia celebrates 72 years of independence
10:48, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Indonesia celebrates 72 years of independence

President Joko Widodo asks nation to fight terrorism, drugs and illegal fishing  

Philippines' Duterte warns of shooting of advocates
09:40, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Philippines' Duterte warns of shooting of advocates

International human rights watch claims Duterte has unleashed a human rights calamity


More than one million S Sudan refugees in Uganda UN
10:44, 17 August 2017 Thursday

More than one million S. Sudan refugees in Uganda: UN

The UNHCR said additional funds were desperately needed to help the refugees flooding into Uganda, adding that most were women and children fleeing "barbaric violence".


US Thousands reject hate rally in Charlottesville
10:54, 17 August 2017 Thursday

US: Thousands reject hate rally in Charlottesville

'This is our town and it was invaded by white supremacist terrorists,' says Shining Crawford, one of many who demonstrated

US urges Latin America to cut ties with North Korea
10:14, 17 August 2017 Thursday

US urges Latin America to cut ties with North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence asks region to work with US to restore democracy in Venezuela

Trump at Camp David on Friday for Afghanistan talks
03:01, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Trump at Camp David on Friday for Afghanistan talks

The administration is split over what stance to adopt on the longest-running war in US history.


Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at opening
11:16, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at opening

BIST 100 index rises 0.51 percent as US dollar/Turkish lira rate falls to 3.52  

Opposition party fails to unite with nation Turkish PM
09:53, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Opposition party fails to unite with nation: Turkish PM

"This nation gave you your lesson, and you will take your lessons again," says Binali Yildirim