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German-Turkish author Doğan Akhanlı was detained in Spain on Aug. 19 after Turkey issued an Interpol warrant for the writer, Der Spiegel magazine reported.
From seven to eight people were wounded in a knife attack in the Russian Siberian city of Surgut, local criminal investigators said on Aug. 19, adding that the attacker had been shot dead by police.
The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland’s intelligence agency said on Aug. 19
The British government urgently needs to prevent British citizens from joining a violent organization with a record of war crimes, a report from a London-based think tank said, referring to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Several people were stabbed in the southwestern Finnish city of Turku on Aug. 18, police said after shooting and arresting a suspect
The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the United States border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Aug. 17, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north.
North Korea warned the United States that it will never put its nuclear weapons program on the negotiating table as long as the Trump administration keeps up its "hostile policy and nuclear threat."
Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation program settled a lawsuit Aug. 17 by detainees alleging they were illegally tortured.
A group of Californians has submitted yet another initiative to secede from the United States as the country is gripped by one of its worst political crisis in recent history.
HELSINKI - The Associated Press
Nine years after proclaiming independence, fragile Kosovo votes on June 11 at a time of high tension with Serbia, rampant unemployment and some of its leaders threatened with prosecution for war crimes
FREETOWN - Associated Press
The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes.
One Turkish citizen among 18 killed in gun attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso
A Turkish national was among at least 18 people killed in an attack in Burkina Faso by suspected jihadists, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Aug. 14
Kenya on edge after vote fraud claims spark deadly protests
Tensions remained high in Kenya on Aug. 13 after 11 people died in violent protests and the opposition stood by its demand that the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta be overturned.
DUBAI/DOHA - Reuters
Qatari pilgrims began arriving in Saudi Arabia yesterday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh said it was opening up its border and airports for those attending the annual haj pilgrimage despite a diplomatic rift that cut travel ties
MOSCOW – Reuters
President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Californians once again want out of US
US Defense Secretary to visit Turkey soon: Presidential spokesperson
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will visit Turkey in the coming days, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın stated on Aug. 17.
President Vladimir Putin has voiced hope for normalizing Russia-U.S. ties while speaking in a live call-in show with the nation on June 15
There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said on Aug. 17, saying Seoul effectively had a veto over the United States military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programmes.
An Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant sought by Interpol was apprehended during an anti-terror operation in Istanbul.
UN Cyprus mediator quits to pursue political career in Norway
United Nations Cyprus mediator Espen Barth Eide has quit to pursue a political career in Norway, the United Nations said on Aug. 14, after U.N.- backed talks to broker peace between Greek and Turkish Cypriots ended in acrimony last month.
Turkish police say working with Australia on foiled Etihad bomb plan
Turkish police have said they were working with Australian authorities to investigate a foiled plot to bomb an Etihad Airways flight using explosives which Canberra said were flown in from Turkey.
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