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12:32, 25 September 2017 Monday
Turkish housing sales rise in August
11:50, 25 September 2017 Monday

Turkish housing sales rise in August

Number of properties sold to foreigners soars by 11.4 percent y-o-y in the month, TurkStat reveals  

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at opening
11:28, 25 September 2017 Monday

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at opening

BIST 100 index decreases 0.43 pct while US dollar/Turkish lira rate rose to 3.50  


Iran closes airspace with Iraq s Kurdish region
02:15, 25 September 2017 Monday

Iran closes airspace with Iraq’s Kurdish region

Iraqis in KRG-held areas will vote on Monday on whether to secede from Iraq


Nigeria s top Muslim cleric dies at 79
10:24, 25 September 2017 Monday

Nigeria’s top Muslim cleric dies at 79

Chief imam in the commercial hub of Lago since 2000, Sheikh Garba Akinola-Ibrahim died after a protracted illness


Press agenda on September 25
10:16, 25 September 2017 Monday

Press agenda on September 25

Here are the main topics World Bulletin's English Desk plans to cover on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017


Kurdish referendum not legally binding Iraqi speaker
12:29, 25 September 2017 Monday

Kurdish referendum not legally binding: Iraqi speaker

Voters in KRG-held areas vote in a controversial referendum on whether to secede from Iraq  

Iraqi PM rejects formation of racist state
03:04, 25 September 2017 Monday

Iraqi PM ‘rejects formation of racist state’

On eve of vote, Haider al-Abadi says Baghdad will not recognize results of controversial Kurdish region referendum

Erbil Baghdad are neighbors not partners Kurd leader
01:02, 25 September 2017 Monday

Erbil, Baghdad are neighbors not partners: Kurd leader

One day before Kurdish region’s independence referendum, KRG's Masoud Barzani reiterates that polls will not be postponed


Turkey denies reports of N Iraq border closure
11:17, 25 September 2017 Monday

Turkey denies reports of N. Iraq border closure

Habur border gate with northern Iraq remains open amid tighter security checks, says customs minister

Kurdish referendum results 'null and void' Turkey
10:37, 25 September 2017 Monday

Kurdish referendum results 'null and void': Turkey

We don't recognize Kurdish referendum results, says Foreign Ministry

Turkish PM dubs planned Kurdish poll 'illegitimate'
05:00, 25 September 2017 Monday

Turkish PM dubs planned Kurdish poll 'illegitimate'

Turkey not to tolerate any new formation on its southern frontiers, says Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim


Observers fear Indonesian eruption as 50 000 evacuated
12:05, 25 September 2017 Monday

Observers fear Indonesian eruption as 50,000 evacuated

Seismic activity grows around Mount Agung on Bali island, expert says  

Japan's Abe calls snap election as ratings improve
10:54, 25 September 2017 Monday

Japan's Abe calls snap election as ratings improve

Oct. 22 set for general election, local media reports, as opposition in disarray  

Rouhani stresses Iran's stance against referendum
10:03, 25 September 2017 Monday

Rouhani stresses Iran's stance against referendum

Iranian president confirms to Iraq’s Abadi: Our country has Iraq’s full support for actions taken to preserve it's unity

9 communist rebels surrender to Philippine authorities
09:52, 25 September 2017 Monday

9 communist rebels surrender to Philippine authorities

One of the surrenders was tagged as an expert in bomb-making

Philippine quake 10 hurt dozens of houses destroyed
09:37, 25 September 2017 Monday

Philippine quake: 10 hurt, dozens of houses destroyed

Quake caused power outage of the affected areas, and patients had to be rushed to Wao District Hospital

Malaysia disassociates with ASEAN Myanmar statement
09:19, 25 September 2017 Monday

Malaysia disassociates with ASEAN Myanmar statement

Malaysian Foreign Minister opposes statement by ASEAN: Does not represent reality, did not mention Rohingya Muslims

Abu Sayyaf's bomb plot foiled 3 militants arrested
09:08, 25 September 2017 Monday

Abu Sayyaf's bomb plot foiled; 3 militants arrested

Intelligence reports revealed the group would bomb public places in the city in three days

UNICEF brings aid to Rohingya children in Bangladesh
04:18, 25 September 2017 Monday

UNICEF brings aid to Rohingya children in Bangladesh

Cargo plane arrives at capital Dhaka with 100 tons of supplies