Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed ahead with efforts to form a new German government on Nov. 17 after a night of negotiations failed to resolve differences between the four parties involved. Participants suggested that they may need several more days.
Russia’s justice ministry said on Nov. 16 it had warned US-funded Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty they risked being legally forced to label themselves as "foreign agents."
A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital on Nov. 16 near a gathering of supporters of an influential regional leader killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry said.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is free to leave Saudi Arabia “when he pleases,” the kingdom said on Nov. 16, rejecting accusations from Beirut that he was being held in Riyadh following his shock resignation.
Japan and the United States launched a joint naval drill on Nov. 16 in a show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions dominated US President Donald Trump’s recent Asia trip.
President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler and balking at mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup, sources said on Nov. 15.
Turkey has learned that jailed Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab is in good condition, after the United States responded to a second official question by the Turkish authorities, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Nov. 16.
A Turkish aid agency on Nov. 15 distributed basic humanitarian aid to 250 quake-hit families in Iraq’s northern province of Sulaymaniyah.
During President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to a Turkish military base in Qatar on Nov. 15, he urged the troops to conquer the hearts of the Qatari people.
Turkey is ready to help Greece following deadly floods in Athens, according to a Turkish foreign ministry statement released early Nov. 16.