Turkey: Officials say envoys to go to US for talks on pastor

Aug 7, 2018

Turkish officials say a delegation headed by a senior official will travel to the United States for talks aimed at ending a rift between the NATO allies over the detention of an American pastor

Saudi Arabia orders Canadian ambassador to leave kingdom within 24 hours after criticism of activist arrests

Aug 6, 2018

Saudi Arabia orders Canadian ambassador to leave kingdom within 24 hours after criticism of activist arrests

Iran detains Central Bank deputy chief in fraud crackdown

Aug 5, 2018

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reports authorities have detained the Central Bank of Iran's deputy chief as part of a crackdown on financial fraud

Italy's FM visits Egypt, first since killing of researcher

Aug 5, 2018

Italy's foreign minister says he is pleased to hear from Egypt that it is committed to completing an investigation into the 2016 killing of an Italian graduate student in the capital Cairo with a "concrete result."

Egypt says troops have killed 52 militants in Sinai

Aug 5, 2018

Egypt says its security forces have killed at least 52 suspected militants in recent days in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula

Turkey slaps sanctions on 2 US officials in retaliation

Aug 4, 2018

Turkey's president has announced the country will freeze the assets of two United States officials in retaliation to sanctions against Turkey's justice and interior ministers over the continued arrest of an American pastor.

9 sentenced to life over 2015 Turkish peace rally bombing

Aug 3, 2018

A Turkish court has sentenced nine Islamic State suspects to life prison terms over their involvement in one of Turkey's deadliest terror attacks

Egypt says wanted ex-minister arrested in Italy released

Aug 3, 2018

Egypt says Italian authorities have released a former minister wanted by Cairo on fraud charges after briefly detaining him

Thousands march in Jerusalem Gay Pride amid surrogacy uproar

Aug 2, 2018

Thousands are marching in the Gay Pride Parade through Jerusalem, partying in the shadow of a recently passed surrogacy law that excludes homosexual fathers

Top US commander discusses Syria with Turkish officials

Aug 1, 2018

The U.S. military's European commander and NATO's top military officer has met with Turkey's top military and defense officials to discuss Syria and other regional issues

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