Wikipedia will of course be banned in Turkey as it has been used to insult Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Dec. 18.
A Turkish court on Dec. 18 ordered the release of German journalist Meşale Tolu and five of her co-defendants from prison pending the outcome of their trial on terror-related charges.
An Istanbul court on Dec. 18 ordered the arrest of an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant who was apprehended in a counterterrorism operation in Istanbul in November.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called U.S.-backed the People’s Protection Units (YPG) “traitors” on Dec .18, ramping up the rhetoric against the forces controlling more than a quarter of the country.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for an attack near a training facility of Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, on Dec. 18 as gunmen exchanged fire with security forces.
The military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria should be completed in February following the end of fighting against the militant group in Iraq, French President Emmanuel Macron said.
Clad in traditional Chinese, Western and Sri Lankan costumes, 50 Chinese couples were married at a mass ceremony in Sri Lanka's capital to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries and to promote the island nation as a tourist destination.
Pope Francis has blown out his birthday candle on an extra-long pizza at the Vatican to the delight of children.
Britain's Prince Harry has interviewed Barack Obama for a radio program in which the former U.S. president shared his memories of the day he left office and his hopes for the future.
Disease, hunger and misery stalk the Rohingya living in Bangladesh’s refugee camps but despite the grinding hardship, few are willing to consider the alternative -- returning home under a deal struck with Myanmar.