Turkish police on Dec. 14 seized 47 pistol parts in cargo packages sent from the United States to the southeastern province of Gaziantep. Police have detained three people, including two of whom the cargo packages had been sent to.
Turkey was ranked as the country where the most journalists are imprisoned in the world for a second consecutive year, followed by China and Egypt, according to the latest annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
The al-Husseini family, who keep the keys to the doors of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher, have rejected United States Vice President Mike Pence, who is known as U.S. President Donald Trump’s greatest supporter in his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Saudi King Salman has issued a decree allocating 72 billion riyals ($19.2 billion) of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector.
Greeks walked off the job in a nationwide strike yesterday to protest austerity measures and reforms the leftist-led government has agreed with the country’s creditors in exchange for bailout loans.
Turkey’s banking regulator, the BDDK, has taken new measures for cash transactions to prevent illegal betting.
At least eight suspected Maoist rebels were killed in a gunfight with police who ambushed their hideout in southern India on Dec. 14.
"At least 6,700 Rohingya, in the most conservative estimations, are estimated to have been killed, including at least 730 children below the age of five," MSF said Dec. 14.
The Turkish Coast Guard on Dec. 14 rescued at least 68 migrants stranded on a rocky islet in the Aegean Sea.