Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas resigned on Aug. 22 as head of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's Executive Committee in a bid to force new elections for the top body, an official said.
The exiled head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, said "positive contacts" have been made towards securing a long-term truce with Israel, in a video posted Friday on an Arab website.
The $400-million, eight-story Museum of the Bible is set to open near the National Mall in the heart of the US capital in 2017
An Israeli air raid hit a car in a village in the Syrian Golan Heights along the countries' border, killing five civilians, the Syrian army said
The number of tourists arriving in Greek Cyprus spiked 8.5 percent in July to a record high for that month, led by a surge in British visitors attracted by the cheaper euro, official figures showed
The Arab League’s assistant secretary-general for Palestinian affairs, Mohamed Sobeih, has branded Israel as an “abnormal” state, saying the pan-Arab body was seeking to issue a resolution from the U.N. Security Council to end the decades-long Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories
Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan ended his 65-day hunger strike against his detention without trial on Aug. 19 after the Israeli Supreme Court suspended his arrest warrant, his lawyer said.
Transparency International has criticized the poor criminal liability of legal entities in Turkey, in addition to political interference in foreign bribery investigations, in a report titled “Exporting Corruption” that was revealed Aug. 20
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
During his abysmally unconstitutional election campaign before June 7, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan asked “his nation” for 400 seats in parliament. Instead, “his nation” gave him 258. He does not want to get the message.
The United States expressed concern on August 18 regarding Israel's treatment of US citizens travelling to the country following recent reports of Palestinian-Americans being denied entry.
The Palestinian Authority on August 18 accused Hamas of holding secret talks with Israel that would endorse the separation of Palestinian territories.
Israel said on August 17 it was not engaged in talks with Hamas following a flurry of media reports suggesting the two sides were discussing a long-term ceasefire.
Producers of Turkey’s most delicious and biggest watermelon species are standing guard in their fields to prevent harm from befalling their produce ahead of next month’s watermelon “beauty contest” in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır
The Israeli government on Aug. 16 approved a major deal with a consortium including US firm Noble Energy on natural offshore gas production in the Mediterranean, the prime minister's office said
The Turkish Lira weakened to a fresh record low against the dollar at 2.86 on Aug. 17, as investors’ concerns about the growing prospect of an early election and an escalating conflict between Ankara and Kurdish militants continued
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
The Turkish Republic, just like the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago, is heading into its longest year.
Thousands of people are expected to take part in dozens of marches in cities across the globe on August 15 in support of Iran's deal with world powers over its controversial nuclear programme.
A Palestinian held by Israel without trial has slipped into a coma after a nearly two-month hunger strike, his lawyer said on August 14.
Former US president Jimmy Carter said Aug. 12 that recent liver surgery has shown he has cancer, and that it has spread
A Paris beach event celebrating Tel Aviv attracted a handful of visitors but a huge number of journalists, riot police and security guards on August 13, as well as a much larger "Gaza Beach" protest.
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