The year 2018 will be a breakthrough year in technology, Turkey’s science, industry and technology minister told foreign investors in the capital Ankara on Jan. 16.
The mission of the international coalition led by the United States is to defeat the Islamic State, Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in designated areas of Iraq and Syria, which does not include the northern Syrian area of Afrin, according to the coalition spokesperson.
An internal solution to the problems in Syria “would be much better,” the head of the United Nations said on Jan. 16.
Turkish defense electronics company Aselsan said on Jan. 16 it had signed, along with Roketsan, TÜBİTAK SAGE business partnership, an accord for a national long-range defense system project for the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM).
Germany’s central bank has said it will include China’s yuan in its reserves, giving another boost to Beijing’s drive to internationalize the currency and helping send the unit to two year highs.
Frenetic selling in the closing weeks of 2017 saw Airbus overhaul Boeing’s recent lead in the global jet market to win their annual order contest for the fifth year running, but doubts remain over the future of its flagship A380.
Greece and Macedonia return to the United Nations on Jan. 17 seeking to end a dispute that has raged for 27 years over the former Yugoslav republic’s name.
Twenty nations agreed on Jan. 16 to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not choose negotiations.
Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate hundreds of thousands of displaced Rohingya within a two-year period, Dhaka said on Jan. 16, the first concrete timeline given for the refugees’ return despite many refusing to go back to their homeland.