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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A gunman yesterday killed prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside a court where he was facing charges for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam, state news agency Petra reported.
Ankara has brought 60 Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) peshmerga forces to Turkey for treatment after they were injured fighting against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, a written statement by the Foreign Ministry said on Sept. 25.
KABUL – Agence France-Presse
Afghanistan on Sept. 22 signed a peace agreement with notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, paving the way for him to make a political comeback despite a history of war crimes and after years in hiding.
Uğur Ergan - ANKARA
Ankara and Moscow outline a deal to coordinate the flights of their respective air forces over Syria during the current conflict
The death toll of the capsizing of a boat, which was carrying around 450 migrants, in the Mediterranean off Egypt’s north coast on Sept. 21 has increased to 42, while D-dozens of migrants were feared dead. Four suspects in connection with the accident were also arrested.
Turkey has killed 40 jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northern Syria, hours after rockets from ISIL-controlled spots hit the southeastern Anatolian province of Kilis, the Turkish army said in a written statement on Sept. 22
Ankara has vowed to support the Free Syrian Army (FSA) with regards to the Turkey-backed rebels’ efforts to clear their own lands in northern Syria of both jihadists and Syrian Kurdish forces
Debate over founding a no-fly zone in Syria, an idea Turkey has long been pushing for, has heated up with U.S. and German foreign ministers calling for Russia and the Syrian government to immediately halt flights over Syrian battle zones in order to salvage a collapsing cease-fire
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday off the coast of Egypt, killing at least 29 people and sparking an operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said
Turkey will not take part in a U.S.-led coalition operation to liberate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) de facto capital of Raqqa if Syrian Kurdish fighters are also involved, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said
Iraqi forces readying to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will be using artillery batteries provided by France, France President Francois Hollande said Sept. 20, as Iraqi military closed in on Sept. 21 on the center of Shirqat, a northern town held by ISIL