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Treating Turkey as enemy does not benefit Iraq: Oil Min.
Treating Turkey like an enemy state...will not help Iraq to defend its sovereignty," Iraq's Oil Minister Mahdi says


PM: Turkish troops no threat to Iraq
'We defend Iraq’s territorial integrity more than anyone,' says Turkish PM Davutoglu


Bosnian Serbs to Reinstate Cooperation With State Police
Bosnia’s Serb-led entity Republika Srpska will sign a new agreement with the State Investigation and Protection Agency after controversially cutting ties with the state police body last week.


Macedonia Upholds Albanians’ ‘Terrorist Murder’ Sentences
The appeals court in Skopje upheld life sentences for six ethnic Albanians convicted of terrorism for the killing of five Macedonians in 2012, a case that sparked ethnically-charged unrest.


Prince Caught up in Romanian Fraud Probe
A controversial prince, a former government official and a media owner are among the suspects allegedly involved in an illegal property restitution case.


Albania aims to register its huge diaspora
Initiative starts in January to get millions of Albanians spread all over the world to register - so that the country can find out where they live and tap this under-used resource.


Syria regime, allies recapture key airbase near Damascus
Syrian troops recaptured a military airport and nearby town east of Damascus on Dec. 14, more than three years after they were overrun by rebel groups, a military source said.  “The Syri...


Government has turned Turkey’s rivals into foes: CHP
Turkey’s ongoing crisis with Russia and Iraq has proven that the government’s long-standing and wrongheaded foreign policy has turned Turkey’s regional adversaries into foe...


Palestinian shot dead, 11 injured in Jerusalem car ramming attack
A Palestinian was shot and killed, and 11 people were wounded in a car ramming attack at an entrance of Jerusalem on Monday, Israel's army and media said. Mickey Rosenfeld initially said eight ...


Terror halts education in southeast Turkey
Education services have ground to a halt in a number of southeastern Turkish towns during curfews imposed to conduct casualty-free military operations against outlawedKurdistan Workers’ Party&nb...


Group launches campaign to write letters to 32 journalists jailed in Turkey
Members of the G-9 Journalists Platform have started a campaign to send letters to 32 journalists jailed in Turkey, including daily Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar andAnkara Bureau Chi...


Opening of new chapter raises Turkey’s EU hopes
Turkey has set to revive its efforts to join the European Union by beginning to discuss and negotiate on a new chapter on Dec. 14, as part of a major deal to help Europe solve its ...


Report: ISIS has started murdering babies with Down's Syndrome
New reports this week from the ISIS controlled city of Mosul in Iraq suggest that ISIS has stooped to a new low, issuing a Fatwa calling to kill infant children with Down's Syndrome.  Acco...


Turkish President’s ‘double-referenda’ idea causes uproar
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent proposal for holding two referenda on the creation of a new constitution and a transition into a presidential system has drawn the ire of opposition parti...


Carter heading to the Middle East, Kerry to Russia for coordination on Syria
US President Barack Obama dispatched two cabinet secretaries to Russia and the Middle East to further his two-pronged approach to the fight against Islamic State, he said at the Pentagon after a brief...


'Our relations with Turkey are at the point of their deepest crisis in history'
Russia's ambassador to Turkey laid out the conditions for improved relations, which include apologizing for shooting down its fighter jet, punishing those responsible, and paying for damages,...


China specifies major economic tasks for 2016
The Communist Party of China (CPC) on Monday unveiled its major economic tasks for 2016, the first year of the country's 13th Five-year Plan. To reduce housing inventories, more migrant rural w...


Turkey shifts troops out of disputed camp to soothe tension with Iraq
 Turkey has shifted some of its troops stationed in a camp near Iraqi city of Mosul to the north close to the Turkish border in order to defuse tensions that flared up recently between Ankar...


Cybersecurity should never become Achilles' heel in Internet development
 In an era when cyberspace has become a domain so important as land, sea, the sky and outer space, cybersecurity should be safeguarded by all countries around the world, or it could become an Ach...


SCO prime ministers start talks in central China
Prime Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states started talks on Tuesday in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province. Welcoming foreign leaders to the meeti...


S. African rand recovers following appointment of new finance minister
The South African rand recovered on Monday following the appointment of Pravin Gordhan, the current Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, as the new finance minister. The rand...


EU Opens New Chapter in Accession Talks with Turkey
Turkey and the European Union on Monday officially opened a new chapter in the country’s accession talks as part of an agreement aimed at helping Europe cope with the migrant cris...


Rwanda hails Paris agreement on climate change, prepares for instruments of ratification
 Rwanda on Monday praised a historic climate change agreement approved Saturday in Paris, saying fighting climate change is not a choice between development and the environment, but about ensurin...


Bulgaria seeks EU's help to deal with refugee crisis
Bulgaria and Greece expect help from the European Union to deal with the refugee crisis, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said. Addressing a press conference with his Greek counterpart Pr...


Turkey's accession to serve EU interests: UK minister
Turkey’s EU accession will serve the bloc’s economic and strategic interests, U.K.'s Minister for Europe David Lidington said Monday. In remarks made at The House of Lords in resp...



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