Bulgaria says Russian planes carrying arms to Syria

Aircraft denied permission to use Bulgarian air space due to suspicions about weaponsANKARA - Russian aircraft heading for Syria have been refused permission...

Turkey 'harshly' condemns attacks on Saudi missions

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warns of negative impact on regional securityANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister on Tuesday condemned attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions...

France criticizes EU members refusing refugee quotas

Premier Manuel Valls says France would reintroduce border restrictions 'if necessary'PARIS - EU nations refusing to take their fair share of refugees was...

Turkey: CHP asks members about coalition with AK Party

'The CHP grassroots is in favor of establishing a gov't without making concessions on democracy,' a CHP respresentative says post internal party survey ANKARA –...

Boko Haram calls Nigerian army’s victory claims ‘lies’

Boko Haram’s elusive leader refutes army’s claims that members of his group were surrendering ‘in droves’LAGOS, Nigeria – In a new message, Boko...

Israel to shut Hebron mosque to Muslims for 2-day holiday

Extremist Jews expected to mark Jewish Sukkot holiday by performing Talmudic rituals in Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque, Palestinian official warnsHEBRON, Palestine – The Israeli...

Indonesia stresses Papua development despite attacks

President Widodo says 40-kilometer road project to continue, after separatist group claims attack that killed 4 construction workers By Ainur RohmahTUBAN, Indonesia –...

Indonesia jails 3 Uighur Muslims on 'terrorism' offences

Found guilty of entering Indonesia using fake Turkish passports with the intention of joining 'terror' groupBy Ainur RomahJAKARTA - An Indonesian court on Monday...

US calls for end to PKK attacks in Turkey

'We want to see these attacks cease', says State Dept.WASHINGTON – The U.S. on Monday called for an end to a series of...

Pro-military bloc leads Egypt parliamentary votes

Two-day vote was marked by low voter turnoutCAIRO – A pro-military bloc appeared to be leading in the first round of Egypt’s first...

China: Top security official probed for corruption

Former head of prison system in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region under investigation for alleged corruptionBEIJING - A former head of the prison system in...

UPDATE – Israel postpones presidential visit to Australia

Report says Australia left feeling disappointed by decision as it burns goodwillBy Anees Barghouthi and Jill FraserJERUSALEM/MELBOURNE – Israel's president has postponed a...

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