| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:12 PM
As many as six members of a terrorist cell involved in the Paris attacks may still be at large, including a man who was seen driving a car registered to the widow of one of the gunmen, French police said Monday.
The disclosure came as France deployed 10,...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Turkish police arrested the editor in chief of the country’s largest daily newspaper, the head of a television station and more than two dozen others Sunday for being affiliated with U.S.-based dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen.
A Turkish judge...
| Jan 5, 2015
When I first appeared in court after last month's raid on my newspaper in Istanbul and 80 hours of detention, I asked the judge: "Two columns and a news report: Is that all the evidence against me?" The judge replied, "Yes." It surely was an "I rest my...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:20 PM
From war-ravaged backwaters to the world’s economic powerhouses, little progress was recorded over the last year in the fight against bribe-takers and backroom dealers, Transparency International reported in its annual corruption survey.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:41 PM
France is ready to wage airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. Saudi Arabia will open its bases to train Syrian opposition fighters. Most Middle East and Persian Gulf states have pledged to support a common stand against terrorism and...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stirred controversy again with a speech Monday disputing gender equality and defining women's role in society as motherhood.
In an address to the Women and Justice Summit in Istanbul, Erdogan laid out his...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Pope Francis arrived in the Turkish capital Friday at the start of a three-day trip widely seen as an effort to build inter-religious dialogue with Muslims and focus attention on the plight of Christians and other minorities in the war-ravaged Middle...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a visit to Turkey on Monday that the Kremlin is scrapping its $10-billion South Stream pipeline project that would have bypassed Ukraine to bring natural gas to Southern Europe.
Putin blamed European...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Mahmoud Imam draws smoke from a cigarette, squints and points to his village in the farmlands of Syria just east of the besieged Kurdish city of Kobani.
He laments that he cannot reach his home and beloved tractor, clearly visible about 500 yards away...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The battle for the Syrian city of Kobani took a grim new twist with the release of a video depicting a British journalist held captive by the militant group Islamic State delivering a "news report" from the border town, predicting imminent defeat for...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Lawmakers in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday approved the deployment of fighters known as peshmerga to aid fellow Kurds battling Islamic State militants in the northern Syrian city of Kobani.
The Kurdistan Parliament in Irbil,...