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100th anniversary of Kut al-Amara Ottoman victory marked

By Haydar Hadi KUT, Iraq The 100th anniversary of the Kut al-Amara victory against the British was commemorated Friday at the Ottoman Turkish Martyrs cemetery...

UN warns of ‘lethal escalation’ in Syria

The UN human rights chief said Friday that civilian deaths and injuries, after bombings of marketplaces and hospitals in Syria, revealed a "monstrous disregard...

Thailand: 13 Rohingya found abandoned by smugglers

BANGKOK Thai officials confirmed Wednesday that 13 Rohingya Muslims were found alongside a road after reportedly being abandoned by people smugglers in southern Chumphon province. Police...

Obama reassures Gulf allies on Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday reassured the Gulf states that his country will remain vigilant against Iran’s “destabilizing activities” in the Middle East. “We recognized,...

Turkish leaders praise new Izmit Bay Bridge

Turkish leaders have visited Thursday the Izmit Bay Bridge, or "Osman Gazi" as announced Thursday, which is to be the fourth-longest suspension bridge in...

Turkey denies its forces opened fire on fleeing Syrians

Turkey's aid agencies are taking measures to aid Syrians fleeing violence, says Foreign Ministry spokesman ANKARA - The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Sunday denied claims...

Thousands march in Spain for release of ETA prisoners

Although never formally disbanded or disarmed, the terrorist ETA's last fatal attack was in 2009 By Alyssa McMurtry   MADRID - Thousands took to the streets of...

Macedonia, Kosovo ease border crossings

Under a new agreement, citizens of both countries can cross each other's border using only national ID cards BELGRADE, Serbia – As of Sunday, citizens...

Erdogan hosts dinner in honor of Muslim heads of states

Muslim leaders are in Turkey to attend Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted a dinner aboard the state...

KRG faces economic crisis amid Daesh war: official

Kurdish region needs $100M monthly to deal with budgetary deficit, deputy prime minister says By Kasim Ileri WASHINGTON – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) needs budgetary...

PKK burned public school, says Turkish educator

Firebombing of 3-story building took place on Saturday night in Van province, local head of education says VAN, Turkey – A public school located in...

Japan: 6 feared dead in air force jet crash

Defense ministry official says crewmembers found in wreckage don’t show any vital signs TOKYO – Japanese rescue teams found Thursday the wreckage of an...

Rocket projectiles from Syria hit SE Turkey neighborhood

At least one civilian reportedly injured in southeastern Kilis province's Islambey Park KILIS, Turkey – At least one civilian was injured when two rocket projectiles...

Los Angeles schools closed after ‘credible threat’

Closure affects more than 640,000 students in US' second-largest school district NEW YORK - Public schools were closed across Los Angeles on Tuesday following a...

Contribution to economy by Syrian refugees outpace US natives

Syrian migrants ranking higher on average national rates, statistics show By Kasim Ileri WASHINGTON - A spate of high-profile terror attacks have fueled anti-refugee sentiments in...