Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


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Turkey allows Muslim policewomen to wear headscarf

Turkey has for the first time allowed policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a ruling published in the official gazette Saturday. Women serving in the police force “will be able to cover their

Turkey arrests three former diplomats over coup plot

A Turkish court on Saturday placed under arrest three former top diplomats, including an advisor to ex-president Abdullah Gul, over links to the failed July 15 coup, state media said. An Ankara court remanded Gurcan Balik, Ali Findik and Tuncay

Turkey vows long fight in Syria against terrorists

Turkish forces will remain in Syria for as long as it takes to cleanse the border of ISIS and other militants, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday, after a truck bombing by Kurdish militia killed at least 11 police

Turkish authorities fire more than 2,800 judges, prosecutors

Turkish authorities fired more than 2,800 judges and prosecutors on Wednesday, in the latest purge related to the July 15 coup, broadcaster CNN Turk reported. Turkey has sacked or suspended some 80,000 people from the civil service, judiciary, police and

Erdogan, Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani discuss fight against militants

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday discussed strategy in fighting Islamic State and Kurdish PKK militants with visiting Iraqi Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani, sources at Erdogan’s office said. They said Erdogan and Barzani also addressed necessary steps to shut

Turkey vows to cleanse ISIS from border after attack

Turkey vowed on Monday to “completely cleanse” ISIS militants from its border region after a suicide bomber suspected of links to the group killed 54 people, including 22 children, at a Kurdish wedding. Saturday’s attack in the southeastern city of

Turkey: More active role to be taken in Syria

Turkey will take a more active role in addressing the conflict in Syria in the next six months to prevent the war-torn country being divided along ethnic lines, Turkish Prime Binali Yildirim said on Saturday. Yildirim also told a group

US is ‘strategic partner, not our enemy’, says Turkish PM

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday insisted the United States was Turkey’s “strategic partner, not our enemy” despite Ankara’s anger at Washington for failing to extradite Fethullah Gulen, whom it blames for last month’s failed coup. “There can be ups

Turkey ruling party orders purge after coup attempt

Turkey’s ruling party on Friday ordered a purge from its ranks of supporters of US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, accused of plotting last month’s failed coup. The “urgent clean-up in the party organization” was aimed at expelling those linked with

Turkey frees 758 soldiers after failed coup

Turkey has released more than 750 soldiers detained after an abortive coup, state media reported on Saturday, while President Tayyip Erdogan said he would drop lawsuits against people who had insulted him, in a one-time gesture of “unity”. More than

Turkey has intelligence cleric Gulen could flee United States

Turkey is receiving intelligence that the Muslim cleric it blames for orchestrating a coup attempt this month could flee his residence in the United States, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Thursday. Bozdag told broadcaster Haberturk TV that the cleric,

First foreign victims confirmed in Istanbul blasts

An Iranian and a Ukrainian have been confirmed as the first foreign victims in the Istanbul airport suicide attack, a Turkish official said Wednesday. “I confirm one Iranian and one Ukrainian national have been killed in yesterday’s terror attack,” the

Erdogan lifts lawmakers’ immunity

Turkey’s president has approved amendments to the constitution that pave the way for the trials of some 138 legislators, including several pro-Kurdish lawmakers who face terror-related charges. The state-run Anadolu Agency said Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday ratified the changes

Deadly bomb targets police in Turkey’s Istanbul

A bus carrying riot police official was struck by a bomb in Istanbul on Tuesday, wounding at least five police officers, news reports said. Eleven people including seven police officers were killed in the attack, the governor said. “Seven police

German genocide resolution ‘has no value’: Erdogan

The German parliament resolution recognizing as genocide the massacres of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire has “no value” and won’t change Turkey’s position on the matter, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday. Erdogan said he wondered how German officials could

Istanbul locked down on protest anniversary

Turkish police on Tuesday detained several activists and imposed a heavy security blanket in Istanbul on the third anniversary of protests that posed the biggest challenge to the rule of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The May-June 2013 protests began as a

Family planning not for Muslims: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that family planning and contraception were not for Muslim families, in his latest comments promoting population growth that angered women activists. Erdogan said it was the responsibility of mothers to ensure the

Erdogan: Turkey left to fight ISIS alone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday accused the international coalition battling ISIS in Syria of leaving his country to fight the extremists alone on its own soil. “They have left us alone in our struggle against this organization which

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