Czech authorities halted extradition proceedings against Salih Muslim whom they briefly detained in February on a warrant issued by Turkey, a state attorney’s office said on March 19.
Temperature in Istanbul, Turkey’s most populous city, might increase to as high as 45 degrees Celsius and sea level in the city is “likely to rise after 2050” due to the adverse effects of climate change, according to Prof. Dr. Levent Kurnaz at Boğazici University.
A bomb blast in a four-storey building in the town of Afrin in northwest Syria killed seven civilians and four Free Syrian Army (FSA) members overnight, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on March 19.
A British woman who sided with the Syrian Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), the all-female armed unit of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), has been killed in Syria’s Afrin during “Operation Olive Branch,” the Turkish military’s ongoing operation to remove YPG militants from the northwestern Syrian town.
Chinese President Xi Jinping reshaped his core economic team on March 19, promoting two trusted, U.S.-educated lieutenants to key positions at a time of escalating trade tensions with Washington and concerns over a growing debt mountain.
French energy giant Total will push ahead with a $4.8 billion deal to develop an Iranian gas field and will seek a waiver if Washington re-imposes sanctions, the firm’s CEO has said.
Boosted by surging output, the United States is becoming a significant exporter of crude oil, a shift that is remaking American infrastructure and altering the global petroleum market.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed overcapacity in world steel markets and agreed on March 17 to work on solutions within the framework of the G-20 group of industrialised nations, Merkel’s spokesman said.
Russia is wrong to deny responsibility for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent on British soil on March 4, Britain’s foreign minister said on March 19.
A former Iranian vice president and chief-of-staff of hardline ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was arrested on March 17, the website of the Tehran prosecutor said.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Australia said on Sunday they held “grave concerns” about escalating tensions caused by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked other countries to abandon the International Criminal Court because it is “rude.” Duterte is facing a possible complaint before the world tribunal for the thousands of killings of drug suspects during his time in office.