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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders have agreed to continue their talks next month in Switzerland to reach an agreement on reunification of the island before the end of 2016, the United Nations said Oct. 27 in Geneva.
Defense ministers discussed strengthening NATO’s presence in the Black Sea region on land as well as in the air and at sea, the alliance’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, told reporters after the first day of the NATO Defense Ministers Meeting in Brussels on Oct. 26.
GOLD COAST, Australia – Agence France-Presse
Two women and two men were killed at a theme park on Australia’s popular Gold Coast Oct. 25, police said, with witnesses describing how “everyone was screaming” after a raft apparently flipped on a water ride
TRIPOLI – Agence France-Presse
The Libyan navy said Oct. 27 that almost 100 migrants were missing after their Europe-bound boat sank off the country’s coast, while 29 others were rescued.
Russia is not willing to prolong its “humanitarian pause” in airstrikes in Syria’s Aleppo province unless opposition groups comply with the agreement, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Oct. 24.
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
Turkey is considering deploying more troops to the Bashiqa military camp in northern Iraq due to the increasing threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), if the Ankara-Baghdad talks on the status of the camp fail, sources have told the Hürriyet Daily News.
Syrian refugee children are reportedly working in factories in Turkey making clothes for British high street retailer Marks & Spencer and online store ASOS, an investigation by BBC Panorama found.
French Foreign Minister Jena-Marc Ayrault visited Turkish Cyprus on Oct. 25, holding talks with Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı, as peace negotiations to end the more than 40-year-old conflict continue.
Cansu Çamlıbel - ISTANBUL
Democracy will ultimately come to the Middle East in spite of the issues that the region is facing at present, Turkey’s former ministry undersecretary, Feridun Sinirlioğlu, has said after recently becoming Turkey’s permanent representative at the United Nations.
As Iraqi forces were inching closer to Mosul, the Western defense chiefs from the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) met in Paris to review the offensive on the jihadist bastion
The leaders of Turkish and Greek Cyprus are on the same page for a solution this year on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, according to Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı.