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The backbone of the relationship between Turkey and the EU is the accession negotiations, EU Minister Ömer Çelik said on July 25.
Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on July 25 in favor of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of violence, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable
An air strike killed eight civilians late on July 24 in a rebel-held region near Damascus where a truce was declared at the weekend, medics and a monitoring group said
Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah has conditioned the lifting of a blockage imposed on his country by four Arab states before engaging in any dialogue with its neighbors
Powerful Australian minister Matthew Canavan on Tuesday became the third politician forced to step aside over a question of dual citizenship, saying he was unaware his mother had taken out Italian citizenship for him when he was 25
Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in on July 25 as India’s 14th president, becoming the first member of a powerful Hindu nationalist movement to assume the highest public office in the world’s largest democracy
Donald Trump’s war of words against his attorney general and one-time ally Jeff Sessions escalated on July 24, raising speculation the president may be preparing the ground to replace him
Fires have destroyed some 1,400 hectares of forest and woodlands in the south of France and the island of Corsica on July 24, authorities said
Judges in Greece have reacted angrily to a blunt barrage of government criticism over recent court rulings, naming them “dirty” attacks
The Turkish economy could be harmed if growing tensions with the bloc, and especially with Germany, get out of hand, said EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn
China encourages all sides involved in the Syrian crisis to establish “contact and dialogue,” Chinese special envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan said July 24 after talks with Turkish officials in Ankara.
China warned on July 24 that it will step up its troop deployment in a border dispute with India, vowing to defend its sovereignty at “whatever cost.”
The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said on July 21 that it is using an underwater robot in a renewed attempt to inspect damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings sinking over a suspected cronyism scandal, said on July 24 that he had never instructed officials to give preferential treatment to a long-time friend, adding that the latter had never sought favors
Rescue workers were battling yesterday to reach remote areas of Bangladesh hit by landslides and heavy rains that have killed at least 137 people, with dozens more missing.
Eritrea on June 9 declined a request by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar
At least 19 people were killed when Islamist militants launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel and adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital, a police officer said on June 15.
President Donald Trump is taking swipes at his fellow Republicans. In a series of tweets, the president is accusing Republicans of not protecting him and criticizing their handling of the health care overhaul
Eight people were found dead on July 23 inside a truck in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas in what police said appeared to be “human trafficking crime.”
Media reports claiming that Turkey would buy Russian S-400 air defense systems were not true, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford said at a security forum in Aspen, Colorado on July 23
The U.N. refugee agency accused Australia yesterday of reneging on an agreement to settle some vulnerable asylum seekers held in controversial offshore detention centres, but Canberra said no such agreement existed
With the collapse of the Cyprus reunification talks, the Turkish side is left with no option but to act alone, says a former Turkish envoy. Turkey needs to send drilling vessels to the zone where Greek Cyprus found gas, according to retired ambassador Mithat Rende
NATO’s secretary general is offering to broker a visit by German lawmakers to troops serving on a Turkish air base in an attempt to heal a rift between the two allies which is disrupting anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) operations