A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad killed 51 prisoners and nine policemen on Thursday, Ministry of Justice and medical sources said.
Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an overnight suicide bombing in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad which killed 33 people, one of the deadliest recent attacks in the Iraqi capital.
Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared "caliphate".
Iraq's parliament, which had been due to elect the country's president on Wednesday, postponed the vote by a day
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The continuation of Turkey’s current foreign policy under PM Erdoğan will cause sectarian terrorism to spill over the country, claimed CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
The declaration of a 'caliphate' by Islamist militants in Iraq lacks legitimacy and their death threats to Christians are a danger to civilization, the head of Turkey’s religious authority has said
Jihadist militants have taken over a monastery in northern Iraq, one of the country's best-known Christian landmarks, and expelled its resident monks, a cleric and residents said Monday.
The Alevi Bektaşi Federation, a leading umbrella organization of the Alevi community, has declared that it will not attend a fast-breaking iftar meal hosted by PM Erdoğan for Alevi organizations and opinion leaders
The army arrested a Lebanese-Australian cleric with links to Al-Qaeda while a wanted man with Swedish nationality was killed in a police raid, security officials said July 20.
The Islamic State on Sunday claimed responsibility for deadly Baghdad bombings, as the Christians they drove out of Mosul grieved for their lost homes and uncertain future in Iraq.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said something cryptic last Friday, shortly after the Israelis began their latest round of attacks on the Gaza Strip.
Jihadists have reportedly killed 270 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and staff since seizing a gas field in Homs. A woman accused of adultery was also stoned to death by ISIL militants, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Jihadists keep on saying that “they love death more than we love life.” Good for them.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
President Abdullah Gül denied claims in one national newspaper yesterday, July 17, that he was so sidelined in the Justice and Development Party (AKP) – of which together with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Bülent Arınç, he was one of the three founders – that he might continue politics in a new party.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Showbiz has always had a thing for politics. Whether it was Hollywood and the White House, or Turkey’s celebrities showing up for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s “Vision 2023” campaign launch
Jihadists killed at least 90 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and employees when they seized a gas field in Homs province, a monitoring group said
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani was to return from months of treatment abroad, with his crisis-hit country on the brink of breakup but his native Kurdistan buoyant with statehood hopes.
Main opposition CHP has submitted a motion calling for a parliamentary inquiry to investigate the relationship between Turkey and the ISIL
The historic Bodrum Castle will once again host stars from the international and Turkish ballet scene during the 12th Bodrum International Ballet Festival between July 19 and Aug 6
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
The State Audit Board (DDK) released its report July 15 on the killing of 35 people in Sivas on July 2, 1993 when thousands of angry protesters set a hotel on fire.
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