Government And Politics

US pastor denied release in latest trial hearing in Turkey

Jul 19, 2018

A court in western Turkey has again denied a request for the release from custody of an American pastor who is on trial on charges of aiding terror groups and engaging espionage

As state of emergency ends, Turkey mulls new terror laws

Jul 18, 2018

As Turkey's two-year-long state of emergency comes to an end, the government is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws that the opposition insists are just as repressive

19 dead, 25 missing as migrant boat capsizes north of Cyprus

Jul 18, 2018

A Turkish Cypriot official says 19 people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people believed to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus

Hungary's hard-line PM Orban visits Israel amid criticism

Jul 18, 2018

Hungary's hard-line Prime Minister Orban arrives in Israel for 2-day visit that has drawn some criticism

Yemeni military commander dies in central province

Jul 18, 2018

Yemen's Shiite rebels claim they killed prominent military commander; government says he died in a drill

Turkish opposition accused of insulting Erdogan via cartoons

Jul 18, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed complaints against the main opposition party leader and 72 legislators accusing them of insults for posting and sharing a cartoon on social media depicting him as animals

Egypt passes bill to block popular social media accounts

Jul 18, 2018

Egypt's parliament passes bill targeting popular social media accounts in latest move to suppress dissent

Iran nuclear chief says uranium stockpile reaches 950 tons

Jul 18, 2018

Iran's nuclear chief says country's uranium stockpile has reached as much as 950 tons

Israeli parliament to vote on contentious Nation State bill

Jul 18, 2018

Israel's parliament is set to vote on a controversial piece of legislation that would define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people

Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

Jul 17, 2018

Israel puts new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with Gaza Strip to punish Hamas for hostilities

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