Violence continues unabated in Iraq. At least 10 people are killed in a roadside bomb in Al-Amin, an eastern district of Baghdad, a police source says. A further 14 are wounded
In another development, thousands of Shiite civilians charged with guarding neighborhoods in Iraq march through Baghdad in a show of force likely to stir passions in a country ravaged by sectarian violence
More than 2,000 Saudi Muslim Shiites marched in the country's Eastern Province to denounce Israel's military onslaught against Lebanon, the second rare protest this week
Opinion by Alon Ben-MeirThere is no doubt of the urgency of negotiating a cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon. But as the international debate moves into higher gear, the question is not whether a cease-fire should come as soon as possible but how to ensure that it will be sustained to prevent a reoccurrence of the present destruction. While certain prerequisites are necessary to insure the sustainability of the cease-fire, Syria’s direct involvement and cooperation is a sine qua non to achieving lasting calm.
The latest attacks and the kidnapping are likely to further damage the US-backed government's efforts to establish control on the country wracked by insurgency and sectarian violence
Opinion by Dog?u ERGI?LI was awestruck when I heard from the very mouth of the minister of education and top officials of the Religious Affairs Directorate that if the Alawite children of this country do not want a Sunni-Hanefi religious education, they should declare themselves to be non-Muslim. How should we take this statement? It stinks all over. First of all, the only formal state organization created to serve the religious needs of the citizens of the republic is discriminating against all those who are not Muslim. Secondly, it discriminates against those who do not embrace the Sunni-Hanefi interpretation of Islam. Thirdly, it is declaring itself to be a partisan organization catering only to the needs those Muslims who adhere to the philosophy and practice of Islam that the Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) represents and preaches. All these positions totally betray the secular nature of the state. The question is then whether the directorate and the state are non-secular. Keep in mind that the directorate is a branch of the state.
Opinion by Damla ArasIf decision-makers in the West think that they are dealing with few ignorant mullahs in Iran, they are making a big mistake…
Insurgents detonated a car bomb on Sunday in a protected enclave containing the US and British consulates in Iraq's oil-rich city of Kirkuk, in the latest in a string of deadly explosions,
What we expect from the Office of Chief of General Staff: Yeni Şafak's Fehmi Koru yesterday wrote about a controversial statement from a retired army general. Retired Gen. Altay Tokat spoke to Yeni Aktüel magazine about a bookstore explosion in the
Representatives from the main political parties in Iraq gathered in Istanbul for a three day UN-sponsored meeting that ended on Friday. The meeting, served as a platform for them to discuss
Three more U.S. Marines killed in western Iraqi city of Anbar
'Turkey could participate in the stability force after the realization of a cease-fire,' Erdoğan tells the US CNN television station
For over three decades, Professor Richard Falk has shared, along with fellow Americans Noam Chomsky and Edward Said, a reputation for fearless intellectual and political commitment to the
Iraq will achieve stability only if its own security agencies take full control with no meddling in their work, Iraq's most influential Shiite political leader said Friday.Addressing a large crowd in the
Ahead of the elections, a case at the European Court of Human Rights has disturbed many people: What would happen if the complaint of two former members of the (now defunct) Democratic People’s Party were to be upheld? Would Turkey be forced to reduce the election threshold in the coming elections? The answer is unclear.
Court adjourns the trial of Saddam Hussein and seven of his top lieutenants adjourned until Oct. 16 when the verdict carrying the maximum penalty of death, is expected to be delivered
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