Syrian state television showed a convoy of pro-government militias said to be entering the northern Afrin district on Feb. 20.
Robots produced in Turkey’s first humanoid robot factory in the central Anatolian province of Konya have fascinated people with their Turkish folk dancing skills.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has accused President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of “discrediting the Republic of Turkey” by pressuring the judiciary in pursuit of political aims.
Gülcan Palavan, an 18-year-old national athlete who ranked third in the World International Mountain Running Youth Cup in 2015 in Bulgaria, gets ready for the championships while working as a shepherd and waitress at the same time in the eastern province of Ardahan.
Banking giant HSBC more than doubled pre-tax profit to $17.2 billion in 2017, it announced on Feb. 20, after a recovery drive to streamline its business and slash costs.
EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has said that he does not expect a “perfect” accord on reforming the single currency at an EU summit in June.
China’s tech giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd, worth a combined $1 trillion, are on a retail investment binge, forcing merchants to choose sides amid a battle for shoppers’ digital wallets.
Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet on Feb. 20 to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between the two countries, Bangladeshi officials said.
Pope Francis backed down Feb. 19 and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his diocese, setting a precedent that could have repercussions elsewhere.
Four Indonesian men have been arrested over the killing of an orangutan shot some 130 times with an air rifle, police said on Feb. 19, in the latest fatal attack on a critically endangered species.