World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey and Qatar on Wednesday cooperated in distributing food aid in Colombia’s capital Bogota and the central-northern city of Medellin as part of Ramadan efforts.
According to Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) board member Mehmet Celik, IHH and Qatar’s Eid Charity Foundation will continue their support efforts in Latin America.
Food packages were distributed to over 250 families in need after iftar, the traditional Ramadan fast-breaking meal, at Istanbul Mosque in Bogota and the Islamic Cultural Center in Medellin.
Celik thanked the Eid Charity for their efforts and said they would also organize iftar meals in Ecuador and Peru as well as continuing their work in Colombian cities.
The pickup truck, which had an improvised white wooden trailer constructed over the back, was transporting them in "overcrowded and unsanitary conditions," said a state police report seen by AFP.
At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 injured when a driver deliberately slammed his vehicle into crowds on Barcelona's most popular street -- Las Ramblas -- in what police qualified as a "terror attack."
South Korea's President Moon Jae-In moved to reassure his citizens that Seoul has an effective veto on US military action, after weeks of sabre-rattling from both US President Donald Trump and the North's Kim Jong-Un.
The van attack that mowed down pedestrians on Barcelona's most famous street on Thursday killing at least 13 people was the latest fatal assault on a European city.
The agreement to open the market potentially worth $10 million a year came after US Vice President Mike Pence met this week with Argentina's president Mauricio Macri.
'The beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed,' Trump says
"On the side of those who combat racism and xenophobia. Our common fight, yesterday and today. #Charlottesville," he wrote on Twitter.
Presidential spokesman says Ankara hopes Berlin will investigate reports claiming coup suspect Adil Oksuz is in Germany
Most of the victims are children, an official from Department of Disaster Management says
Senior al-Shabaab militant responsible for multiple bombings killed in operation, says information minister
"The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is. They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!," the US president wrote on Twitter.
Egypt recently ceded sovereignty over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
Transport minister says every tunnel, bridge and structure is being built keeping in mind possible earthquake
Refugees, Turkish host communities to acquire working skills in $1.7-million project backed by Turkish agriculture ministry
A Red Cross official told AFP meanwhile that smaller mudslides had occurred since Monday in eastern Freetown and in Sierra Leone's second city of Bo, with the rainy season far from over.
Surge in heroin use, other opioids seen as main reason for increased deaths