Friday, Aug 14
1 hour ago
British government resumes lockdown easing
Last month, amid rising case numbers, Johnson said there was a warning light on the dashboard and paused the reopening of entertainment places.
2 hour ago
Report shows Netanyahu secretly visited UAE
A report published by the daily Israel Today quoted a senior Israeli official as saying that the delegation will meet top UAE government officials to finalize preparations for signing of agreement.
7 hour ago
Turkish Defense Minister meets Azerbaijani president
Hulusi Akar stressed that Azerbaijan was not alone and Turkey would continue to support Azerbaijan in its just struggle against Armenian attacks.
1 day ago
Joe Biden names Kamala Harris as vice president
According to the polls, nearly nine out of 10 Democrats approved of Harris as Biden’s pick.
2 day ago
EU ministers to discuss sanctions against Belarus
Any decision on sanctions requires agreement by all 27 EU member states, meaning no imminent move is expected.
3 day ago
Chinese ministry slams US Secretary over political lies
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao also slammed Washington for unilaterally withdrawing from World Health Organization.
4 day ago
Berlin slams US over its threats on Nord Stream 2 port
Germany- US relations have reached a post-World War II low as the Merkel government has repeatedly faced the wrath of Trump over a range of issues.
4 day ago
China announces new sanctions for US lawmakers
The new sanctions of the 11 US citizens is the latest in a tit-for-tat round of measures between China and US over accusations of interference.
4 day ago
Sources report Lebanese gov’t intends to resign
On Monday, Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm resigned, in the third government resignation amid public anger over last week’s explosions at the Beirut port.
4 day ago
Official says Israel ready for war with Lebanon
Speaking to the reporters on Monday, the country's Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that Hezbollah leader was Israel's biggest enemy.
6 day ago
Iraqi PM to meet Trump to discuss bilateral relations
The visit will be the first by Mustafa al-Kadhimi since he was elected prime minister in April.
6 day ago
Greece's ex-foreign minister criticizes maritime deal with Egypt
Nikos Kotzias also said the deal Greece made, as with Italy, weakens every future negotiating position with Albania and much more with Turkey.
7 day ago
Putin to discuss Wagner mercenaries with Belarusian president
Two leaders agreed to thoroughly examine facts related to arrest of 33 Russians in Belarus.
8 day ago
Turkey, Azerbaijan continue large-scale joint tactical exercises
Air combat drills involving jets and helicopters will continue in Baku, Nakhchivan, Ganja, Kurdamir, and Yevlakh until Aug. 10.
10 day ago
Trump claims he has right to stop mail-in voting
Trump has long claimed that mail-in ballots will lead to fraud and compromise the integrity and transparency of the election.
15 day ago
Trump calls for delay to November presidential election
17 day ago
UK's Johnson defends latest travel advice for Spain
Last week, Britain changed its travel advice for the whole of Spain, and said all non-essential travel to the country should be avoided.
17 day ago
Libyan PM says cease-fire should ensure no threats
Fayez al-Sarraj’s UN-recognized government has said a lasting cease-fire depends on forces of warlord Khalifa Haftar withdrawing from strategic positions.
18 day ago
Germany rejects US proposal for Russia’s return to G7
Germany has rejected a proposal by Trump to invite Putin back into the Group of Seven most advanced economies.
18 day ago
Germany, France to get more funds frum recovery deal
EU heads of state and government reached last Tuesday a deal on the bloc’s budget after four days of intense negotiations.
21 day ago
Iran warns UN chief on political action after plane cut off
The Mahan Air flight bound for Beirut was allegedly intercepted by two fighter planes in Syrian air space.
21 day ago
EP disapproves cuts in migration funds
Parliamentary groups said more money was needed to develop a stronger European coastguard, for health protection, research and development.
21 day ago
China retaliates over US’s Houston move
23 day ago
New York City Mayor determined to take Trump to court
Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday he would immediately take President Donald Trump to court if he followed through on his plan to send federal law enforcement to U.S. cities including New York.
23 day ago
President Erdoğan discusses bilateral relations with Merkel
An official statement said that Erdoğan and Merkel also held talks on the Libya issue.
23 day ago
Trump aims to bar undocumented immigrants in House seat allocation
According to US laws, non-citizens are not granted the right to vote in the US.
23 day ago
Iran plans to renew long-term deal with Russia
According to the reports, the deal pertains to a series of petrochemical and weapons deals signed by the two sides in 2001.
24 day ago
Report released on Russian interference in UK referandum
It said there were open source indications that Russia had sought to influence the Brexit campaign but that hard evidence had not been produced.
24 day ago
China slams UK’s interference in Hong Kong affairs
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the House of Commons that the government had agreed to suspend the extradition treaty immediately and indefinitely.
24 day ago
EU leaders reach deal on coronavirus recovery fund
24 day ago
Egyptian Parliament approves intervening in Libya
25 day ago
EU leaders to meet for 4th day to negotiate recovery package
The president of the European Council is expected to present this afternoon a new proposal that might satisfy all parties by offering a maximum of €390 billion in grants.
25 day ago
Trump attacks his Democratic rival, calls him mentally shot
25 day ago
Israeli gov’t approves EastMed gas pipeline project
Prior to the signing of the agreement, Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci condemned the project, stressing that it contradicts geographical facts and is decided on purely political concerns.
27 day ago
Russians march in support of detained governor
Sergei Furgal was taken to Moscow last week, where he is now in pre-trial detention after being charged with involvement in organizing the murder of multiple businessmen 15 years ago.
27 day ago
Austrian PM says he expects new proposals
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz wants the EU recovery fund to be smaller.
27 day ago
Biden: Russia continues to try to meddle in US elections
27 day ago
Russia, China vetoes in UN Security Council aided Assad
28 day ago
Russian spokesman says Hagia Sophia status change benefits tourists
Dmitry Peskov praised the relationship between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying the two leaders share a similar style of working.
29 day ago
UK claims Russia interfered in 2019 general election
In a written statement, the Foreign Secretary said that the government has concluded that it is almost certain that Russian actors sought to interfere in the 2019 general elections.
29 day ago
Presidents of Russia, Iran discuss nuclear deal
Signed between Iran and the US, UK, France, China, Russia, Germany, the deal curbed Iran's nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions.
29 day ago
Azerbaijan president slams Armenia
A total of 11 Azerbaijani soldiers have been martyred, including high-ranking officers, and another four wounded in fighting with Armenian forces since Sunday.
US plays key role in convincing UK to ban Huawei
Trump on Tuesday said that he did the Huawei ban himself.
China imposes retaliatory sanctions after US’ Hong Kong response
Chinese foreign ministry said Beijing will impose sanctions against US individuals and entities in response to the law targeting banks.
North Macedonia heads to the polls
The country was set to hold snap polls on April 12, but they were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Macron defends new interior minister accused of rape
Merkel refuses to endorse Bavarian state premier as successor
German Chancellor’s visit to Bavaria had sparked speculations that premier Markus Soeder could become the candidate for the Merkel's seat.
UN voices concern over Azerbaijan-Armenia border tensions
In response to Armenia's weekend attack on civilian regions, the Azerbaijani army launched counterattacks Monday with cannon shots.
Merkel voices support for EU’s revised recovery plan
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte visited Berlin ahead of a key summit of EU leaders starting on Friday in Brussels.
President Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya over phone
According to an official statement, two leaders agreed to maintain coordination for regional peace, security, and stability.
US regrets foreign interference in Libya's economy
US embassy expressed determination to continue to work to protect Libya’s sovereignty and support a Libyan consensus on the transparent management of oil and gas revenues.
Poland's Duda declares victory in presidential race
Andrzej Duda, the conservative incumbent, has won the presidential election, results from over 99 percent of polling stations show.
Poland begins voting in 2nd round of presidential elections
Poles are voting in a knife-edge presidential election that has highlighted the country’s deep political divisions.
Britain seeks to cut taxes for Brexit adaptation
The plan aims to encourage firms to establish new factories and processing sites in the country.
North Korea slams UK for sanctions on organisations
The country denounced Britain for sanctions on organizations accused of links to prison camps.
Trump rejects US's NATO withdrawal claims
China hits back at US sanctions
The US Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned the Communist Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), Chen Quanguo.
Top US court lets prosecutor get Trump’s financial records
France's new interior minister accused of sex crimes
Criticism over Gerald Darmanin's appointment -- much of it by women and feminist groups -- is being leveled against new Prime Minister Jean Castex, who is responsible for the choice.
Merkel urges for coronavirus challenge
“I deliberately chose to come to the heart of European democracy,” Merkel said, marking her visit to Brussels, her first foreign trip since the outbreak.
French PM signals for new lockdown measures
Jean Castex, who was a civil servant and used to be an adviser to former President Nicolas Sarkozy, was appointed prime minister on Friday.
UN report says Russian acts in Idlib amount to war crimes
The report said that Syrian children, women, and men endured “unfathomable suffering” during the military campaign of late 2019 by Assad regime forces
China joins global arms trade treaty at UN
China was the fifth-largest global arms exporter between 2014 and 2018, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
EU Commission: Union set for worse recession than expected
Pompeo: US looking at banning TikTok app
Turkish Defense chief calls EU to be objective
Referring to the recent tensions with France, Hulusi Akar said he informed EU chief about the issue and revealed France’s allegations do not reflect the reality.
New ministers reappointed in cabinet reshuffle
They will convene in their first Council of Ministers meeting on Tuesday.
Iranian lawmakers sign letter to summon Rouhani
China urges Canada to stop interfering in domestic affairs
The new security law was unanimously passed by China’s National People’s Congress last week and made part of the statute by President Xi Jinping on July 1.
North Korean diplomat rejects talks with US
Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, told reporters on Thursday that the president might seek another summit with Kim as an “October Surprise” ahead of the election.
Russian commission approves constitutional vote
Russia’s constitution allows for two consecutive terms for the president, but the amendments would hit the reset button, allowing Putin two additional possible six-year terms.
French prime minister resigns, presidency announces
Merkel warns effects of pandemic is not yet over
Germany rejects Israel’s annexation plan
German parliamentarians warned of the danger of new tensions in the Middle East.
Russian voters approve of constitutional changes
UK: New law is serious violation of Hong Kong treaty
EU warns China over Hong Kong national security law
Last week, the European Parliament called on the EU to file a lawsuit against China at the International Court of Justice for not respecting its international obligations.
China passes Hong Kong national security law
The new law expected to come into effect on July 1, the 23rd anniversary of the city’s handover to China from British rule.
EU extends sanctions against Russia for six months
Democrat Biden leads Trump by 14 points in new poll
Turkey slams Macron’s remarks on Libya
Foreign Ministry spokesman urged France and Macron to stop risking the security and future of Libya, Syria, and the Eastern Mediterranean and instead use existing channels of dialogue.
Macron criticizes Turkey on Libya
Turkey has provided air support to help the legitimate Libyan government against coupist Khalifa Haftar forces.
High-level meeting held between China and EU
EU officials raised concerns over the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, including the treatment of minorities in Xinjiang and Tibet and restrictions on fundamental freedoms.
North Korea to send millions of leaflets to South Korea
According to state media, Pyongyang is preparing to send around 12 million propaganda leaflets to South Korea using 3,000 balloons.
Trump signals possible meeting with Venezuela's Maduro
China to prosecute Canadian diplomats for spying
State media reported that formal proceedings against two Canadian diplomats had begun in Beijing and Dandong, a city on the border with North Korea.
Macron makes first foreign trip since virus lockdown
Turkish FM slams Haftar regime
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu emphasized that there is still no cease-fire in Libya even after the efforts carried out in Moscow and Berlin because of Haftar's attitude.
Turkish delegation visits Libya
Turkish Foreign Minister said that the purpose of visit to show Turkey's solidarity with Libya.
Germany urges EU countries for no-deal preparations
Britain left the European Union on Jan. 31 and their relationship is governed by a transition arrangement that keeps previous rules in place while new terms are negotiated.
Russia, Turkey, Iran plan to hold summit on Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that President Erdoğan, Pand Rouhani to hold videoconference on Syria, right before the face-to-face meeting in Tehran.
North Macedonia to hold elections on July 15
Last week, North Macedonia lifted a state of emergency introduced in March to contain the outbreak.
Greek PM wants to discuss maritime borders with Turkey
Kyriakos Mitsotakis mentioned Turkey’s maritime zone delimitation agreements with Libya, claiming they were “invalid.”
PKK terrorists surrender to Turkish Armed Forces
According to a statement by the National Defense Ministry, two terrorists who fled from Iraq and Syria laid down arms in southeastern Turkey.
President Erdoğan, Trump discuss bilateral ties over phone
Libyan gov't to secure entire country against Haftar forces
Libyan deputy premier said that warlord Khalifa Haftar will never be a partner in the establishment of government agencies nor in building peace.
Merkel not to run again as German chancellor
Seats of 3 opposition MPs revoked by Turkish parliament
Republican People's Party lawmaker accused of being linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization.
Russia-Turkey hail centennial of diplomatic ties
Russia was the first country in the world to recognize the Republic of Turkey, during the Turkish War of Independence.
Trump to meet top law enforcement officer amid protests
Dozens of cities across the United States faced curfews at a level not seen since the riots following the 1968 assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Twitter cencors Trump's tweet as glorifying violence
Trump slams social media firms over Twitter feud
Trump's executive order calls for new regulations to be imposed on part of a largely defunct 1996 law that has been used to protect internet companies from lawsuits.
Chinese gov’t passes national security law for Hong Kong
The new law was proposed and brought forward last week at the NPC by Wang Chen, vice-chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee.
EU urges China on Hong Kong principle
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has proposed a security law that would reduce Hong Kong’s separate legal status and is expected to be discussed by China’s National People’s Congress.
UK minister resigns over Johnson’s adviser's lockdown drive
Douglas Ross resigned over the handling of accusations that the prime minister’s senior adviser had broken the coronavirus lockdown by travelling for help with childcare.
Netanyahu sees West Bank annexation as 'opportunity'
The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is regarded as occupied territory under international law, making all Jewish settlements there illegal.
Croatia may hold parliamentary election on July 5
Croatia’s President Zoran Milanovic on Wednesday called a parliamentary election for July 5, a statement issued by his office said.
New Israeli finance minister takes over duty
Katz most recently served as foreign minister and previously was transportation minister.
Trump accuses social media of serving left-wing
US president has long criticized these social media giants for what he claims is their terrible bias against his administration and even accused them of trying to rig the US elections against him.
House passes $3 trillion coronavirus aid bill
US economy has suffered a devastating blow from the coronavirus outbreak. Some 36.5 million people in the country have filed for unemployment since the crisis began.
President Erdoğan, Merkel discuss coronavirus over phone
Two leaders held a phone call on the fight against coronavirus and steps to be taken in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Turkish, British defense chiefs discuss pandemic
Earlier in the day, a cargo plane carrying medical equipment from Turkey reached UK.
President Erdoğan holds phone call with Trump over coronavirus
US, Russian diplomats discuss bilateral issues
According to a statement, Pompeo and Lavrov discussed bilateral issues, including the detention of US citizens.
Israeli president gives gov't formation duty to Knesset
Earlier, the leader of Blue and White party Benny Gantz failed to form an emergency government with the Likud party's leader and outgoing Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Germany slams Trump’s decision on halting WHO funds
Trump has announced on Tuesday that he was going to halt funding to the WHO, accusing the organization of severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.
Merkel's party to delay leadership vote due to outbreak
The new leader will be in pole position to run as chancellor in the next federal election as Merkel has said she will not seek a fifth term at the head of Europe’s biggest economy.
Russian, Iranian officials discuss anti-virus cooperation
Foreign ministers also discussed the recent developments in Afghanistan and Yemen, stressing the necessity of boosting the UN efforts to settle the conflicts.
Trump urges Congress to pass business fund
The US has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide.
US Democrats propose additional pay for essential workers
Democrats also ask for a $15,000 recruitment incentive for health and home care workers.
Trump fires inspector general who testifies in his impeachment probe
US President on Friday fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who had told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment.
Iranian leader criticizes US on sanctions
Rouhani said that the US had lost the opportunity to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus.
Merkel calls support for refugees in Idlib
Turkish, Italian leaders discuss joint measures against coronavirus
Speaking over phone, President Erdoğan offered condolences to Italian prime minister over the loss of lives in the country.
Putin orders April vote on constitutional changes
The amendments, if passed, would allow Putin to run again despite the current constitutional ban. There had been speculation the vote would be postponed due to the coronavirus.
Putin approves changes to stay in power until 2036
EU welcomes the cease-fire in Idlib
EU foreign policy chief's remarks came after an extraordinary session of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Croatia's capital Zagreb.
Turkish, Russian presidents agrre on ceasefire in Idlib
NATO chief urges political solution in Syria
Jens Stoltenberg called on the Syrian regime and Russia to respect international law.
Democratic candidate Biden named as Trump's presidential rival
EU ministers promise aid to Greece
Netanyahu declares victory in Israeli elections
Israeli Likud Party won the country’s third general elections in a year with 37 seats, according to exit polls on late Monday.
Venezuela's Guaido claims Maduro trying to kill him
Venezuela's interim president Juan Guaido was calling on people to rally on March 10, when he hopes to retake control of the National Assembly.
Trump holds phone call with Afghan President
On Saturday, two landmark conferences in Doha and Kabul saw historic decisions made regarding the fate of war-ravaged Afghanistan.
Russia does not plan to go to war with anyone, Putin says
US, Afghanistan sign troop withdrawal deal
Macron calls Assad attacks humanitarian scandal
French president condemned Assad regime attacks, said the violations of the international humanitarian law and attacks against civilians were unacceptable.
US declares support for Turkey
Trump’s approval rating signals chances of winning 2nd term
Democrats slam Bloomberg over his presidential candidateship
One of the richest businessmen in the world, Michael Bloomberg has entered the presidential race in November.
Brexit crisis pushes businesses to the Netherlands
Merkel condemns deadly gunman attack
Trump hails President Erdoğan’s efforts on Syria issue
Israeli elections begin in Knesset polls
The vote for diplomats will end after 32 hours with polls closing on the West Coast of the US Thursday morning.
French health minister resigns to run for Paris mayor race
Agnes Buzyn had replaced Macron's previous handpicked candidate who withdrew after the video scandal.
Trump thanks Erdoğan for averting catastrophe in Idlib
US Senate approves Iran war powers resolution
The Senate resolution reins in Trump's Iran war-making powers by requiring the president to seek congressional authorization for any military action against Iran.
Greek lawmaker sanctioned for tearing Turkish flag
Ioannis Lagos is one of the most prominent figures of Golden Dawn, a far-right racist political party in Greece.
US Senator Sanders takes lead over Biden
Joe Biden, in particular, had a poor showing in Iowa, where polling had shown him at the top of the pack alongside Sanders before he ultimately finished in fourth place in a major blow to his campaign.
Merkel’s successor reported to step down from party leadership
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wanted Kramp-Karrenbauer to remain a minister, the source said.
Trump accuses Democrats of suffering from Derangement Syndrome
Trump freed from impeachment trial
Turkey slams EU over inviting PKK leaders to Parliament
Turkey condemned the European Parliament on Wednesday for holding an event attended by some of the ringleaders of the PKK terror group and its supporters.
EU chief slams Trump's so-called peace plan
The EU had condemned Trump’s decision in 2017 to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying Washington had compromised its position as a mediator for peace.
Erdoğan, Zelensky speak about future trade cooperation
President Erdoğan said Turkey is one of Ukraine's main health tourism destinations, saying last year 20,000 people traveled from Ukraine for treatment or procedures.
Racist Brexit poster demands people to speak English
UN hails designation of new PM in Iraq
Iraq has been roiled by mass protests since early October over poor living conditions and corruption, forcing Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to resign Nov. 29. His resignation was accepted Dec.1.
Arab League rejects Trump's so-called peace plan
US House votes to stop Trump’s reckless acts on Iran
House lawmakers voted 228-to-175 to approve a bill that would block Trump from using any federal government money for "military force against Iran" that had not been authorized by Congress.
Turkey urges France to stop supporting Haftar in Libya
France is unconditionally supporting Khalifa Haftar to have its say on natural resources in Libya, says Foreign Ministry.
Macron accuses Turkey of breaking Libya promises
White House sends warning letter to Bolton about his book
Former security adviser John Bolton said Jan. 6 that he is "prepared to testify" in the Senate if he is issued a subpoena to testify during Trump’s impeachment trial.
European Parliament approves UK's Brexit deal
The Brexit deal was ratified by an overwhelming majority in a 621 to 49 vote, while 13 members of the European Parliament abstained.
Israeli PM to visit Russia to discuss 'deal of century'
"On Jan. 30 in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who will pay a brief working visit to Russia," the Kremlin press office said.
Egypt welcomes US' Mideast plan
The so-called peace plan unilaterally annuls previous UN resolutions on the Palestinian issue and suggests giving Israel almost everything the Israelis have been demanding.
Social media users worldwide slam Trump’s 'peace' plan
After Trump announced the so-called Middle East peace plan, there were around 60,000 Tweets shared having the hashtag "Free Palestine".
Trump unveils his so-called Mideast peace plan
Netanyahu withdraws request for immunity
Israeli PM has been facing charges including bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three different cases.
President Erdoğan, Trump discuss Libya ceasefire
The two leaders also discussed the fighting in Idlib, which has been the scene of fierce bombings by the Bashar al-Assad regime and its allies.
Foreign diplomatic missions send condolences to Turkey
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Greece, EU among nations sending condolences after the 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Elazığ province late Friday.
EU Commission head says union needs defense power
The European Defence Fund will be fully operational in 2021, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said.
Turkey vetoes Greek Cypriots’ application for disarmament forum
The Conference on Disarmament is an international forum established in 1979 to negotiate arms control and disarmament agreements and has 65 member countries including Turkey.
Trump impeachment trial begins in US Senate
Lead House prosecutor Adam Schiff says Trump 'corruptly' used powers of his office as proceedings begin.
France, Israel to establish strategic dialogue
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Israel to take part in the 5th World Holocaust Forum slated for Thursday.
US blacklists 15 aircraft of Venezuelan oil company
Venezuela is under severe U.S. sanctions for more than a year as Washington recognizes the country's opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate ruler instead of elected President Maduro.
Greece elects first woman president in its history
Russia hails outcome of Libya summit
Kremlin spokesman on Monday said that a very important step has been taken towards.
Berlin conference commits to cease-fire in Libya
Putin opposes an unlimited presidential term
Turkey slams Haftar’s visit to Greece
In a statement, Turkey's Foreign Minister said that Athens' efforts to derail push for peace in Libya are in vain.