| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on Twitter on Wednesday to protest comments by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, who had urged women not to laugh in public to "protect moral values".
Melda Onur, a lawmaker from the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria.
Alarming regional and world powers,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:10 PM
It's rare for Turkey's dour Islamists of the ruling Justice and Development Party to provoke belly laughs, but Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc has the country in stitches over his views on the ideal woman.
"She will not laugh in front of everyone and...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Israel is carrying out "systematic genocide" in Gaza. South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), asserts that Israel's actions in Gaza "remind [us] of the atrocities of Nazi...
| Aug 1, 2014
Hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on Twitter to protest comments by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, who had urged women not to laugh in public to "protect moral values," according to the Reuters news agency....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:49 PM
As the Obama administration seeks $500 million in additional aid for Syrian rebels, a leading figure of the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition coalition has ordered the disbanding and complete restructuring of the group's military wing.
The shake-up is...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In case there is any doubt about who is in charge, guards patrolling the stretch of Syria around the Turkish border crossing here wear blue T-shirts stitched with "Islamic Front" patches.
Since opposition fighters first seized border crossings in 2012,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:38 AM
To the surprise of almost no one, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan formalized his bid for the presidency on Tuesday, with his ruling Justice and Development Party announcing that he would be its candidate.
Erdogan is widely expected to win...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:54 AM
A group of 32 Turkish truck drivers kidnapped three weeks ago by Islamic militants in northern Iraq have been released and are en route home, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told journalists in Ankara on Thursday.
There was no immediate word,...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Armenian community leaders in Glendale and Burbank are cheering this week as a congressional bill that calls for an accounting of confiscated Christian churches, monasteries, and other religious properties in Turkey and their eventual return to their...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:02 PM
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