Lebanon charged 13 suspected al-Qaeda members on Friday with planning to launch terrorist attacks, military prosecutor Ahmed Awidat said.The charges also include possession of weapons and
Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Friday, killing its two pilots, witnesses and U.S. officials said.Witnesses reported seeing gunmen armed
The main reason underlying Turkey’s inability to complete its development and achieve stability is its ethnic problem. This does not consist merely of Kurdistan Workers’ Party terrorism and the secessionist Kurdish political movement that it sponsors. Rather, it encompasses sources of serious instability such as regional backwardness, feudal social structure, polygamy, honor killings, a politically motivated population increase, organized crime that includes drug trafficking as well as war and disintegration in neighboring countries. This is why 'southeastern problematic' seems to be a more appropriate term.
Sunni Arabs are angry about a raid by US soldiers at the weekend on the offices of the Muslim Clerics' Association, an influential group of Sunni scholars
Top American military commanders are for the first time painting an increasingly gloomy picture over Iraq
The Saudi authorities have reacted angrily to complaints by Iraq's outgoing Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari that thousands of his countrymen were barred from joining the annual pilgrimage, dismissing them as mere politicking.
Meanwhile French engineer Bernard Planche, who was kidnapped more than a month ago, is freed near Baghdad
Iraq's powerful Kurdish Alliance has nominated president Jalal Talabani to be the country's president for a second term, a senior Kurdish official said on Sunday.
JANUARYJan. 1 -Import quotas on textiles around the world expire in compliance with a World Trade Organization agreement. Jan. 2 -An armed nationalist group ambushes a police vehicle in
Kurdish leaders have placed more than 10,000 of their militia members into Iraqi army divisions to seize the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and to secure the borders of an independent Kurdistan, said a Knight Ridder reporter on Friday after interviews with Kurdish leaders and troops in northern Iraq. “It doesn't matter if we have to fight the Arabs in our own battalion,” said a Kurdish soldier in the Iraqi army. “Kirkuk will be ours.” Kurds claim a majority in ethnically mixed Kirkuk, where hundreds of Sunni Arabs and Turkmens demonstrated yesterday against the outcome of Iraq's Dec. 15 parliamentary elections and condemned Kurdish attempts to dominate the city, reported Agence France-
Jan. 4:Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül holds talks with his Israeli counterpart, Silvan Shalom, during a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. He says Turkey is ready to make every contribution it
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TDN editorial by Yusuf KANLI
Diplomats say Khaddam does not pose a direct threat to the government but it is yet to be seen if he will embolden other disgruntled senior officials to follow his lead
Thursday was one of the bloodiest days for U.S. forces in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, with 11 soldiers dying in a fresh spasm of violence, the U.S. military said on Friday.Roadside bombs,
Coming a day after 58 people died in a wave of bombings and shootings, the latest bloodshed appears certain to ratchet up tension between Sunni and Shiite Muslims after December's election
Colombian rebels blow up another energy pylonBOGOTA - The Associated PressLeftist rebels blew up another power tower in southwestern Colombia on Wednesday, leaving a total of 400,000 people in the remote region without electricity, officials said.
The violence comes as Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish politicians pledge to plough on with efforts to form a national unity government capable of stemming the bloodshed, which has been mounting in the area
The front pages of yesterday's Turkish newspapers were dominated by a natural gas crisis between Russia and Ukraine, which led to Russia, the biggest distributor of Russian gas to Europe, cutting off of supplies to Ukraine on Sunday. The crisis' possible repercussions for Turkey, as well as concerns over Turkey's excessive dependence on Russia for natural gas, made the headlines in most of the press. An attack on the convoy of the Turkish ambassador in Baghdad was also a hot topic. Ukraine teaches a lesson:Radikal said the “natural gas crisis between Ukraine and Russia should be an example for Turkey.” According to the newspaper, what happened to Ukraine is a lesson for Ankara simp
Grievances over US military action are widespread among the Sunni Arab minority that dominated Iraq under Saddam Hussein, and the latest controversy comes as Sunnis wrangle for a role in a new government following an election last month that their leaders said was rigged by the Shiite majority
Turkish columnists yesterday wrote about the Russia-Ukraine gas wars, the current situation in Iraq and the "obsessions" of the Turkish media. Preparing for Iraq:Iraq is becoming more and more dominant on Turkey's agenda, writes Ferai Tınç in Hürriyet,
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