At least 15 people, including four former Turkish military officers, were given jail terms on May 21 on charges of links to what the authorities call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).
Representatives of opposition parties, part of the People’s Alliance, have vowed to work together to ensure safety in the upcoming June 24 early elections, after a controversial legislative package on poll safety passed in parliament.
French energy company Total says it is looking to expand its search for natural gas off Cyprus’ south coast and seeks to secure another exploratory drilling license, days after warning it could exit Iran over renewed U.S. sanctions there, as reported by The Associated Press.
Ukraine is likely to need a new IMF bailout program in the coming years to plug an up to $5.5 billion-a-year hole in its finances, the Institute of International Finance has warned.
The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to allow 100 percent ownership and visa incentives to foreigners, in a bid to attract investors to boost its slowing national economy.
U.S. President Donald Trump on May 21 said China had pledged to buy “massive amounts” of American agricultural products but gave no other details about planned commitments from Beijing following U.S.-China trade talks last week.
Hundreds of Arab Israelis demonstrated on May 19 evening in Haifa in solidarity with Gaza, where more than 60 Palestinians have died from Israeli fire in recent days.
Hawaii faced a new hazard on May 20 as lava flows from Kilauea’s volcanic eruption could produce clouds of acid fumes, steam and glass-like particles as they reach the Pacific, authorities said.
A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on May 21 called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan, saying the practice is "dangerous for all of us".