Russia might deliver a long-overdue S-300 air defence missile system to Iran, honouring a contract that was cancelled in 2010 following strong pressure from the West, Iranian and Russian media
Politics play in the background each time a national squad enters the pitch during the the 2015 Asian Cup as diplomacy is expanded to cultural diplomacy
Iran confirmed Jan. 19 that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
Israel is lobbying member-states of the International Criminal Court to cut funding for the tribunal in response to its launch of an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories
A Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy.
Israel said on Jan. 18 it had cracked the first ISIL cell on its soil, made up of seven Arab citizens who would be prosecuted on charges of planning attacks in the Jewish state and communicating with the insurgent group in Syria.
Turkey’s police sounds a new alarm about ISIL, noting that 3,000 people linked to the jihadists are a potential threat to the country
The International Criminal Court (ICC) launches an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, opening a path to possible charges against Israelis or Palestinians
Short films will be screened simultaneously in more than 200 cities and more than 20 countries around the world, including Turkey, during the Art By Chance Ultra Short Film Festival
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
This columnist’s first of a few encounters with Melih Gökçek, the unchallenged mayor of the Turkish capital since 1994, was through a press release from the municipality, sent by fax to this newspaper, in the mid-1990s. It was grotesquely (but cutely) signed: Melih Gökçek, Lord Mayor of Ankara.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
The German authorities have banned the carrying of posters that had cartoons insulting the Prophet Muhammad at the Leipzig rally organized by the fanatical anti-Islam PEGIDA movement.
The US House defied President Barack Obama by adopting Republican measures blocking his controversial immigration reform efforts, but the bill is unlikely to survive in its current form
Senior Turkish and Israeli senior officials have started a war of words over the Israeli prime minister’s controversial participation in a massive anti-terror demonstration in Paris
US reacts to Erdoğan’s remarks criticizing Netanyahu’s attendance of anti-terror solidarity march in Paris
Egypt is open to importing gas from Israel, its oil minister said in state-owned media Jan. 14, another sign that it may lean on its neighbor to help tackle its energy troubles.
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
It went largely unnoticed in Turkey when the U.S. Congress on Dec. 19, 2014, approved the potential transfer to Taiwan and Mexico of six frigates being decommissioned by the American Navy.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has blasted Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu for "daring" to attend an anti-terror solidarity march in Paris, accusing him of leading "state terrorism" against the Palestinians.
President Francois Hollande vowed Jan. 13 that France would "never yield" to terror in an emotional tribute to three police officers shot dead in an Islamist killing spree, as four Jews gunned down in the attack were buried in Israel.
Category: NURAY MERT
It is sad that innocent people have been murdered brutally. It is sad that the murderers did it in the name of a great religion.
FM Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu strongly defends Turkey’s relationship with Hamas, suggesting the relationship has helped make the militant Palestinian group 'mainstream'
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