Five more jailed Palestinians declare hunger strike

Palestinian inmates in Israel’s Negev prison launch hunger strike to protest continued detention without charge, trialJERUSALEM – The Israel Prison Service on Monday...

Turkish envoy foresees vibrant cooperation with Africa

Turkey is the largest investor in Ethiopia, says Ambassador Ulusoy, with FDI of $2.5 blnADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to...

French suspect's family held in Paris attack probe

French media name the suspect as French national Omar Ismail Mostefai, who was one of the seven attackers killed in the Paris attacks Friday...

FM: Turkey to boycott Syria talks if PYD invited

Cavusoglu says negotiation in Geneva must be between Syrian opposition and regimeSTRASBOURG, France - Ankara will boycott UN-sponsored Syria peace talks in Geneva...

AK Party-CHP 'final' round of coalition talks due Thursday

Culture minister says leaders of AK Party and CHP to meet Thursday for 'final' decision on whether to form coalition governmentANKARA - The leaders...

Vienna 'momentum' must not be wasted, says UN aid chief

Stephen O'Brien says Vienna talks provide 'glimmer of light' to end suffering for SyriansNEW YORK - Momentum created by international talks in Vienna...

US does not confirm Nusra's release of Syrian fighters

'We cannot confirm the number or the names of those stated to have been released,' Pentagon saysWASHINGTON – The Pentagon has not confirmed...

SKorea keeps close eye on North

Drones to improve South Korean surveillance of reclusive northern neighbor, as plans for inter-Korean family reunions move along despite tensionsby Alex JensenSEOUL - South...

NATO doubts Moscow’s intent in Turkey air space violation

Russia’s incursion of Turkish air space 'does not look like an accident', NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg says ANKARA – Russia’s incursion of Turkish air space “does...

Syria talks begin in Vienna

For the first time in five years, arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran will sit at the same table to seek a political solution in...

Afghan govt, Taliban to renew peace talks after Ramadan

– Both sides to return to leaders for consultation before resuming peace talks after RamadanBy Aamir LatifKARACHI, Pakistan – After the first round...

Philippines troops rescue 9 men abducted by Abu Sayyaf

Nine road construction workers rescued six hours after being kidnapped by gunmen in the al-Qaeda-linked group's stronghold of BasilanBy Roy RamosZAMBOANGA, the Philippines -...

US special envoy to attend Saudi conference on Syria

'We've made very clear that we wanted this first meeting to be as inclusive as possible,' says State Dept.WASHINGTON -- The American Special...
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S. Africa's Zulu King calls for end to attacks

Zulu people, South Africa's largest tribe, are estimated at over 11 millionBy Hassan IsilowJOHANNESBURG – Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini on Monday called for...

Thai 'Red Shirt' leaders jailed for 2007 protest

Five leaders of movement supporting ex-PM and junta nemesis Thaksin Shinawatra sentenced for roles in anti-coup demonstrations in ThailandBy Max ConstantBANGKOK - A Thai...

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