Mahmud Abbas's UN declaration that he is no longer bound by accords with Israel has the potential to upturn what remains of the peace process, but there are doubts whether concrete actions will follow.
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has outlined a prospective foreign policy that would engage both “the Syrian administration” and “the Syrian opposition” in a departure from the Turkish government’s current course
The 12th Istanbul Bach Days will be held between Oct. 2 and Nov. 31. The event will start with a concert by Estonian band Hortus Musicus, celebrating its 43rd birthday this year.
Anyone thinking of any solution to the Syrian conflict must think of a Syria without Bashar al-Assad, Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu has said at the UN General Assembly in New York, where the Palestian flag was raised for the first time.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has come to the defense of Saudi Arabia against domestic and international criticism after 770 pilgrims died in a stampede during the hajj at the beginning of Eid al-Adha last week
Iran's president on Sept. 28 blamed Saudi "incompetence" for the mass deaths of Muslim pilgrims four days ago during the hajj in Saudi Arabia, comments that stoked already high tensions between the two Middle East rivals
US and Russian leaders clink glasses and shake hands, but nothing can disguise the gulf in their positions about the role of al-Assad in Syria’s future
Category: NURAY MERT
It is irony at its best, or utter hypocrisy in fact, to be critical of Russian meddling in Syria
Category: MURAT YETKİN
It is not possible to disagree with a remark by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu when he said the “Syrian situation has become deadlocked” – it is possibly something that everyone paying attention to the tragedy in Syria could say nowadays
New clashes broke out on Sept. 28 morning between Israeli police and Palestinians at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, an AFP journalist said, with further trouble feared in the week ahead as Jews celebrate the Sukkot holiday
Clashes broke out between masked Palestinians and Israeli security forces at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sept. 27, the last day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, police said
Category: EMRE KIZILKAYA
Two weeks after complaining of 'mistakes in Turkey's foreign policy' in a behind-closed-doors meeting, President Erdoğan says Syria's al-Assad could take part in a 'transition process.' AKP insiders have been expecting such a shift, which may be bad news for PM Davutoğlu.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Jeremy “Jez” Corbyn and Bernie Sanders are very much alike, and so are their ambitions.
Israel's security cabinet on Sept.24 broadened the rules under which stone-throwers can be targeted by live fire, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said.
Canadian opposition leaders accused Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper of playing divisive politics on Sept. 24 in a French-language debate ahead of next month’s election.
The Israeli school year has begun, but thousands of children from the Arab minority who attend Christian schools are still on summer vacation because of a strike to protest cuts in government funding that critics say amount to discrimination.
Israel on Sept.24 defended the actions of its soldiers who shot dead an 18-year-old Palestinian woman at a checkpoint in the West Bank as questions swirled over the events that led to the killing.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned on Sept.22 of the risk of a new intifada after clashes last week at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and with tensions rising as Jews and Muslims celebrate major religious holidays.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he started the settlement process to end the three-decade-old Kurdish insurgency, but it was the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that ended the process.
A Palestinian woman who was shot by Israeli troops on Sept. 22 has succumbed to her injuries, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency has reported.
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