Turkey has sent hundreds of special operations teams and volunteer village guards into Syria’s Afrin district, where “Operation Olive Branch” against Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has been ongoing since Jan. 20. Turkey has sent hundreds of special operations teams and volunteer village guards into Syria’s Afrin district, where “Operation Olive Branch” against Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has been ongoing since Jan. 20.
“Tombi,” an orange tabby cat who had been removed from a classroom at a primary school in the western province of İzmir, has returned after the instruction of an education ministry official on Feb. 21.
An Istanbul prosecutor on Feb. 22 submitted an appeal against the jail sentence handed to main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu, saying he should have been found guilty on espionage charges rather than charges of leaking classified material.
The staff of the Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM), a currently unused facility in the heart of Istanbul, soon to be replaced by a cultural complex, have complained to authorities that they are “uneasy” about still receiving their salaries, despite not having done work for years since the close of the cultural center.
Brazil environmental agency Ibama will decide on French oil firm Total’s application to drill in the environmentally sensitive Amazon river basin before the end of May, and possibly as soon as the end of March, an agency official told Reuters on Feb. 21.
The annual cost of cybercrime has hit $600 billion worldwide, fueled by growing sophistication of hackers and proliferation of criminal marketplaces and cryptocurrencies, researchers said on Feb. 21.
The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific’s fastest-growing economies was released yesterday, signaling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star member the United States.
Kenya’s $1.5 billion standby credit facility remains in place until the end of March 2018, but the country cannot access it because conditions have not been met, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday, clarifying comments given a day earlier.
The European Union will start preparing sanctions against Myanmar generals over killings of Rohingya Muslims by formally calling on the bloc’s foreign policy chief next week to draw up a list of possible names, two diplomats said.
The European Union must develop a response to growing global political and economic pressures and this will be the spirit of an EU summit this week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Feb.22
A Serbian man threw an explosive device, probably a hand grenade, at the U.S. embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, around midnight before blowing himself up, the government said yesterday.