Greece's radical new government is to hold its first talks with a foreign dignitary on Jan. 29
Malaysia declared on Jan. 29 the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on.
Apple's quarterly profit rocketed to a corporate record $18 billion at the end of last year on booming sales of big-screen iPhone models, especially in China
Iranian officials will meet with European members of the P5+1 group in Istanbul on Thursday under the ongoing diplomatic effort to secure a deal over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.
Chief executives are less optimistic about the global economy this year than last year, with Russian CEOs showing the least amount of confidence, a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has shown.
Category: FORK & CORK
Only a single, sun-dried fig or apricot makes you feel like you’ve just popped a full basket of fruit in your mouth. In the cold of mid-winter, this is the best way to remember the sun-kissed days of summer.
This century opened with the AIDS epidemic at its peak. Now, 15 years later, new HIV infections are down significantly worldwide, while access to treatment has cut the number of AIDS-related deaths by more than a third.
New European energy commissioner Maros Sefcovic was treated to a blunt and rude welcoming in Moscow. No more gas through Ukraine for Europe, he was told by Gazprom boss Alexey Miller.
The World Health Organization's chief on Jan. 25 admitted the UN agency had been caught napping on Ebola and pledged reforms to avoid similar mistakes in future.
In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade on Jan. 25
Deputy foreign ministers from Iran, the U.K., France and Germany will gather in Istanbul on Jan. 29 to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, according to an Iranian official.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
In 2012, Mexico was the first emerging economy to lead the G20. So Turkey is not the first. But those out there with unhealthy “first time ever” obsessions can take solace in Turkey being the first Muslim-majority country to chair the G20
Category: AKİF BEKİ
The name of the first Ottoman diplomat in the Horn of Africa is Ahmet Mazhar Bey, who was appointed as consul general to the Ethiopian city of Harar in 1910s. He was shot dead by colonialists in Djibouti.
On Jan. 15, the president of Azerbaijan, İlham Aliyev, visited Turkey upon the invitation of the president of Turkey, Receb Tayyip Erdoğan. This visit to Turkey was the first overseas trip for Aliyev in 2015.
Four Turkish cities entered the list of world’s first 10 cities that performed best economically last year while the Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, ranked first, according to a report released Jan. 22.
Iranian and US diplomats resumed talks in Switzerland on Jan. 23, as the pace intensifies towards a complex deal on Tehran's nuclear programme
Istanbul is now the world’s second worst city in the in terms of stop-start traffic, according to a new study by lubricating oil firm Castrol.
Warning alarms in AirAsia flight QZ8501 were "screaming" as the pilots desperately tried to stabilise the plane just before it plunged into the Java Sea last month, a crash investigator said Jan. 21.
Transparency International has criticized Turkey over rejected motions for former ministers who faced graft charges
More than 100 artists will take part in a global "Live Earth" concert on June 18 to galvanise demands for climate action, former US vice president Al Gore said Jan. 21.
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