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Turkey’s AK Party nominates Yildirim as new chairman

ANKARA Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Thursday announced its candidate to assume the chairmanship – and likely, the country’s premiership: Minister of...

Binali Yildirim: Engineer of Turkish mega projects

ANKARA Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Thursday nominated Transport, Maritime and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim to serve as the party’s next...

Medina reelected as president of Dominican Republic

By Senabri Silvestre SANTO DOMINGO, Dom. Rep. Danilo Medina was re-elected president of the Dominican Republic for a second four-year term with 62 percent of...

Myanmar pardons 83 in push to free political prisoners

Amnesty comes after State Counselor Suu Kyi announced efforts to free political prisoners during Thingyan New Year holidays By Kyaw Ye Lynn YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar...

Thousands march for political change in South Africa

Opposition leader calls for removal of South African president and ruling ANC party in wake of recent corruption scandal JOHANNESBURG – Supporters of South Africa’s...

Israel cabinet to discuss occupied Golan Heights

Cabinet to reaffirm Israel’s determination not to relinquish territory within context of future Syria deal, local media reports By Anees Bargouthi JERUSALEM - The Israeli cabinet...

Turkish Cypriot president approves new government

National Unity Party (UBP) Chairman Huseyin Ozgurgun reveals new cabinet after ruling coalition fell apart LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus – Turkish Cypriot President...

Middle East site of most widespread rights abuses: US

Conflict in Syria, terrorism ‘caused enormous suffering’ Sec. of State John Kerry says By Michael Hernandez WASHINGTON – The Middle East led the globe in last...

US defense minister to meet Gulf counterparts in Riyadh

Meeting will come in advance of scheduled April 21 summit between US president Barack Obama and Gulf leaders By Ahmad al-Masri DOHA, Qatar - Gulf...

China hits back at G-7 statement on disputed seas

Slams ‘irresponsible remarks’ after top diplomats warned against unilateral moves in South and East China seas By Mahmut Atanur BEIJING – China has criticized a...

Israel struck Hezbollah in Syria ‘dozens of times’: PM

- PM Netanyahu says airstrikes are meant to stop Lebanese militant group from obtaining advanced weaponry By Kaamil Ahmed JERUSALEM - Israel has carried out 'dozens' of...

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