At least 128 journalists have been killed around the world in 2014, including two in Turkey, according to the annual Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) report.
Germany is witnessing the emergence of a far-right populist movement that has drawn support from hardcore neo-Nazis and also a small but growing anti-euro party, the AfD
The UN's human rights chief condemned rich nations for their indifference to waves of global migration, after new figures showed more than 3,400 people died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe
Half of nearly $8 billion in climate finance given to the developing world since 2003 went to just ten countries, and nations most at risk got the short end of the stick, a report said Dec. 8.
The UN refugee agency said Nov. 8 21 bodies have been recovered after Yemen reported dozens of Ethiopian migrants drowning when their boat sank near the entrance to the Red Sea.
Turkey slumps alarmingly in Transparency International's annual Corruption Perceptions Index
ISIL has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, according to a UN expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaida
We are at the precipice of the end of an international order. With the upheaval of the Syrian civil war now involving Iraq – complemented by the invasion of Ukraine – the Post-Cold War order is coming to an end,
The African continent received 33.7 pct of the overall assistance, while South and Central Asia received 21.83 pct, the Middle East received 21.74 pct, and the Balkans and East Europe received 21.4 pct
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
This is from this column nearly two years ago: “The bitter truth is that Turkey is too oriental for the European Union, too non-Arab for the Arab League, too non-African for the African Union, too irrelevant for ASEAN and the Union of South American Nations and too western for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (‘The Shanghai seven?’ Feb. 8, 2013).”
UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Oct. 30 a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had "shattered" their lives.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon met the president of Somalia, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, under heavy security Oct. 29 in Mogadishu
Search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean will be undertaken by the EU as of weekend, but UK says it cuts support, while future of Italian mission looks uncertain
The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows and new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Screening the news on Turkey, both domestic and foreign; one would get the impression that the country is in real trouble
‘Either we will be watching the massacre there and will live on with a guilty conscience or we will save people,' Turkey-born founder of Chobani Greek Yogurt Hamdi Ulukaya says
Somali troops backed by African peacekeepers on Oct. 5 recaptured the last major port in Somalia held by the Shebab, removing a key source of revenue for the Islamist militia
From the collapse of the last official government of Somalia in 1991, led by military strongman Siad Barre, to the election of this new government led by President Hassan Mohamud Sheikh in September 2012
Inaction will be more costly than a quick and timely approach to reverse the effects of climate change, Turkish President Erdoğan says, vowing to take action
Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have raped women and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a damning report
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