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18:46, 30 June 2016 Thursday
World displays Turkish flag colors in solidarity after Istanbul attack
17:43, 30 June 2016 Thursday

World displays Turkish flag colors in solidarity after Istanbul attack

Countries pay tribute by lighting up buildings or monuments in Turkish colors in spontaneous response


Turkish fin min expects to meet EU Chapter 33 criteria
16:19, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Turkish fin. min. expects to meet EU Chapter 33 criteria

Finance Minister Naci Agbal says Turkey will have no difficulties in meeting criteria of EU budget policy


Turkey's trade deficit narrows by 25 pct
13:23, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Turkey's trade deficit narrows by 25 pct

Turkish Statistical Institute says energy prices drive fall in imports


Egyptian FM meets Palestinian counterpart in Ramallah
10:58, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Egyptian FM meets Palestinian counterpart in Ramallah

Sameh Shoukry makes first visit as Egyptian FM to Palestinian Authority’s administrative capital in West Bank

Shooting at West Bank settlement wounds 2
09:56, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Shooting at West Bank settlement wounds 2

Police have shot a Palestinian who apparently attacked a Jewish settler


Erdogan's about-face on Russia Israel
09:50, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Erdogan's about-face on Russia, Israel

Turkish president says Turkey, Russia and Israel are all winners in normalization of relations


Futurist author Alvin Toffler dies
10:36, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Futurist author Alvin Toffler dies

Alvin died late Monday, Toffler Associates, the consultancy firm he founded, said in a statement without giving a reason for his death.


Russia to lift sanctions on Turkey 'gradually'
16:38, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Russia to lift sanctions on Turkey 'gradually'

Russia is ready to 'gradually' lift economic sanctions against Turkey, says Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev


8 killed by attacks in Iraqi capital
13:35, 30 June 2016 Thursday

8 killed by attacks in Iraqi capital

Baghdad hit by series of fatal attacks only 2 days after government promised new security measures

Iraqi strikes destroy 260 ISIL vehicles fleeing Fallujah
12:51, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Iraqi strikes destroy 260 ISIL vehicles fleeing Fallujah

Iraq says air strikes destroy 260 IS vehicles fleeing Fallujah


Myanmar police deployed to guard mosque in Kachin state
16:31, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Myanmar police deployed to guard mosque in Kachin state

Hardline nationalists threatened to demolish mosque in northern village if Muslim residents didn’t do so by end of June

Beating case closed after Muslim drops charges in Myanmar
13:58, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Beating case closed after Muslim drops charges in Myanmar

- Victim's father says approves of son's decision not to file charges as may have to leave village

Extremist attack police buses in Kabul dozens feared dead
12:28, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Extremist attack police buses in Kabul, dozens feared dead

At least 27 cadets killed and 40 more wounded in attack near capital

Twin roadside bombings injure 1 in south Philippines
10:12, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Twin roadside bombings injure 1 in south Philippines

No group has claimed responsibility for blasts on highway near Zamboanga City

NKorean parliament grants leader new state title
10:01, 30 June 2016 Thursday

NKorean parliament grants leader new state title

Parliament that usually gathers in April convened in follow-up to rare Workers' Party of Korea congress held in May


Australia beams Turkish flag colors to show solidarity
09:34, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Australia beams Turkish flag colors to show solidarity

Parliament building, library, arts center flooded with red and white in memory of victims of airport attack


13 detained in raid linked to Istanbul airport attack
14:40, 30 June 2016 Thursday

13 detained in raid linked to Istanbul airport attack

All suspects, including three foreigners, are believed to have links with the extremist who killed 41 people in the Istanbul Atarürk Airport attack earlier this week

Russian national identified as a suicide bomber
14:24, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Russian national identified as a suicide bomber

Police identify one of the suicide bombers of Istanbul Airport Attack

Russia Turkey to restore dialogue on Syria
10:26, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Russia, Turkey to restore dialogue on Syria

Right after phone conversation between Putin and Erdogan, the two countries will resume dialogue to find a solution to Syrian crisis, says Russian FM Sergei Lavrov.


Egypt voices discomfort over Italy sanctions
17:55, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Egypt voices ‘discomfort’ over Italy sanctions

Italy votes to stop giving military spare parts to Egypt in response to unsolved murder of Italian postgraduate student

Priest shot dead in Egypt s Sinai Peninsula
17:22, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Priest shot dead in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Sinai has been roiled by violence since 2013 army coup against Egypt’s first freely-elected president

Yemenis disheartened by suspension of peace talks
16:35, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Yemenis disheartened by suspension of peace talks

Talks in Kuwait postponed to July 15, dashing Yemenis’ hopes for speedy resolution of conflict

Mavi Marmara chaos in Israeli Knesset
10:24, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Mavi Marmara chaos in Israeli Knesset

Chaos erupted in the Knesset as several members charged and tried to attack Arab member Hanin Zoabi for referring to the IDF soldiers as murdererss

Palestinian arrested for allegedly trying to join ISIL
09:47, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Palestinian arrested for allegedly trying to join ISIL

According to Israeli media, about 40 Palestinians are alleged to have joined the notorious terror group


Six Conservatives line up to be next UK prime minister
13:51, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Six Conservatives line up to be next UK prime minister

Crowded field emerges as Britain’s largest political party begins process to elect David Cameron’s successor

Norway to extradite Kurdish preacher to Italy
13:04, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Norway to extradite Kurdish preacher to Italy

Norwegian Court Approves Extradition of Mullah Krekar, a Terror Suspect

First Minister Sturgeon vows to keep Scotland in EU
11:58, 30 June 2016 Thursday

First Minister Sturgeon vows to keep Scotland in EU

Nicola Sturgeon met EU officials in Brussels Wednesday

German chancellor sees no need to change EU treaties
09:44, 30 June 2016 Thursday

German chancellor sees no need to change EU treaties

Angela Merkel says EU project remains on course despite Britain's exit from the bloc


Turkey elevates security measures at airports
17:47, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Turkey elevates security measures at airports

Turkish authorities elevated security measures to the highest level following the attack, according to security sources

Turkish FM slams 'EU s double standards' on terror groups
17:35, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Turkish FM slams 'EU’s double standards' on terror groups

- EU should not distinguish between extremist-declared groups such as ISIL and the PKK, Turkish Foreign Minister says

Istanbul airport terror attack death toll rises to 43
17:01, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Istanbul airport terror attack death toll rises to 43

Interior Minister Efkan Ala says 43 people - including 19 foreigners - have been killed in the extreme attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airport Tuesday night

President and PM of Pakistan comdens Istanbul airport attack
14:44, 30 June 2016 Thursday

President and PM of Pakistan comdens Istanbul airport attack

The President and Prime Minister of Pakistan have condemned extremist attack at Ataturk Airport, Istanbul.

UN calls on world to stand with Turkey
14:29, 30 June 2016 Thursday

UN calls on world to stand with Turkey

"Now it is the time to support Turkey. Turkey is one of the most important holiday destinations in the world, and we are sure that the country will remain so," says UNWTO official after Istanbul airport attack kills dozens

Turkish ministers call on Europe for joint action against terror
14:13, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Turkish ministers call on Europe for joint action against terror

Turkish Foreign minister cautions against making distinctions among armed groups while EU Minister calls countries to proceed by common action against terror, not only common discourse

Turkish PM says 'Attackers could not pass security checks'
11:46, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Turkish PM says 'Attackers could not pass security checks'

At least 41 people killed in terror attack at Ataturk International Airport Tuesday

EU opens new chapter in Turkey accession talks
11:31, 30 June 2016 Thursday

EU opens new chapter in Turkey accession talks

A new chapter will be opened for Turkey's admission to the EU

US Turkish defense chiefs discuss Istanbul attack
11:20, 30 June 2016 Thursday

US, Turkish defense chiefs discuss Istanbul attack

Carter commends Isik on ‘selfless acts by Turkish security personnel’ during attack, Pentagon says

Turkey hits PKK targets in northern Iraq SE Turkey
11:14, 30 June 2016 Thursday

Turkey hits PKK targets in northern Iraq, SE Turkey

Turkish fighter jets destroy 6 PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq, 2 in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday


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