Family, church fight over prayers for abducted Zimbabwean

Prayer meeting for Zimbabwean journalist and political activist Itai Dzamara postponed over "politicization"By John CassimHARARE, Zimbabwe - A prayer meeting scheduled for June 14 in...

3 Thais arrested marking coup against absolute monarchy

Police official tells Anadolu Agency students were ‘conducting political activity that could be seen as opposing the junta’ By CS Thana BANGKOK  - Three Thai students...
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Macedonian police wounded in gunfight

Police target arms smugglers near Kosovo border KUMANOVO, Macedonia – Macedonian police officers were injured on Saturday in an operation to tackle arms smugglers in...
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UPDATE – Emergency ministerial meeting over Ankara blasts ends

Prime minister gathered security chiefs, ministers following explosions in Turkish capital ANKARA - An emergency security meeting chaired by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu over...
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Turkish Coast Guard rescues 265 refugees in 24 hours

Refugees intercepted on boats heading for Greek islands off Turkey's western coast ANKARA - The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 265 refugees over a 24-hour period, the...

S. African Jews commend Turkey for role during WWII

South African Jews laud Turkish diplomats who served in Europe in 1940s for helping save Jewish lives during World War TwoJOHANNESBURG – A number...

Blast at coal mine leaves 17 trapped in northeast China

Accident comes just weeks after more than 20 bodies were retrieved from mine shaft in same provinceBEIJING - At least 17 people were trapped...

Bosnia prepares 20th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide

Ceremony marking 20th anniversary of genocide is expected to attract 50,000 people from around the worldSARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - A hundred and fifteen victims of...
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Blasts in Thai south ‘sign of rebel discontent’: expert

At least 16 people injured in 17 blasts in two days of attacks in Muslim majority city. BANGKOK - As the residents of Yala in Thailand’s...

Erdogan visits historic mosque in Sarajevo

The Turkish president has attended a ceremony to mark the reopening of the Sultan Fatih Mosque and the Isa-bey hamam in Sarajevo. SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina –...

UPDATE – Turkey: 110 PKK terrorists killed in southeast

Clashes in anti-PKK operations in Diyarbakir and Sirnak provinces also leave two soldiers martyredUPDATES WITH MOST RECENT DEATH TOLL IN REGIONANKARA - A total of 110 PKK terrorists have...

Indonesia crocodile island prison plan may just be joke

National narcotics agency chief had vaunted prison island facility for drug offenders guarded by crocodilesBy Ainur RohmahJAKARTA - Captain Hook can breathe again; a crocodile-staffed...

UPDATE 2 – Indonesia president pays tribute to plane crash victims

All bodies now removed from site where air force plane crashed shortly after takeoff killing 142 peopleUPDATES DEATH TOLL, ADDS THAT ALL BODIES REMOVED...

US Muslims urge Obama to establish no-fly zone in Syria

Image of Syrian toddler sparks demand for US to take more action in SyriaWASHINGTON - The U.S. needs to immediately help establish a...

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