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'Monstrous' violence in Syria as government excludes Aleppo from truce | Reuters

Apr 29, 2016

'Monstrous' violence in Syria as government excludes Aleppo from truce | Reuters

BEIRUT Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in fighting the United Nations said showed "monstrous disregard" for civilian lives. A new "regime of calm" would begin from 1:00 a.m. on Saturday and last one day in the capital's eastern Ghouta suburb and three days in the northern countryside of the coastal province of Latakia, the army said in a statement. #Islam #France #Russia #Europe #Iran #Turkey
Watch: Who cares about laws? Turkey politicians brawl during vital Parliament session

Apr 29, 2016

Watch: Who cares about laws? Turkey politicians brawl during vital Parliament session

If you thought Indian politicians are disruptive, then you haven't seen lawmakers in Turkey squabble, no brawl, during a vital debate on the migrant issue #parliament #Turkey #Ankara #Kurds #Shareworthy #President Recep Tayyip Erdogan #migrant issue #HDP #Turkish lawmakers #visa-free travel
U.N. chief urges Russia, U.S. to help stop Syria fighting | Reuters

Apr 29, 2016

U.N. chief urges Russia, U.S. to help stop Syria fighting | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged Russia and the United States to exert pressure on Syria's warring parties to stop fighting and ensure a credible investigation of air strikes that destroyed an Aleppo hospital. "Instead of bombing civilian areas, all Syrian parties must renew their focus on a political process," Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols, editing by G Crosse) #United States #Syria #Islam #France #Iran #Turkey #Jordan
Russia denies blame for air strikes on Aleppo hospital | Reuters

Apr 29, 2016

Russia denies blame for air strikes on Aleppo hospital | Reuters

MOSCOW Russia on Thursday denied its planes were responsible for air strikes that destroyed a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying it had carried out no air strikes there in recent days. #India #Islam #Europe #Turkey #crisis
Air strikes on Aleppo hospital kill doctors and children | Reuters

Apr 28, 2016

Air strikes on Aleppo hospital kill doctors and children | Reuters

BEIRUT/GENEVA Air strikes destroyed a hospital and killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo including children and doctors, while the United Nations called on Moscow and Washington to salvage a "barely alive" ceasefire. #India #Syria #France #Europe #Turkey #Jordan #article
Europe migrant crisis: Italy to start fingerprinting of migrants in a bid to cool tensions with EU

Apr 28, 2016

Europe migrant crisis: Italy to start fingerprinting of migrants in a bid to cool tensions with EU

Italy is to introduce the fingerprinting of migrants crossing the Mediterranean as soon as they are picked up by rescue boats. #World #NewsTracker #EU #Italy #Turkey #Migrants #US President Barack Obama
Turkey's PM - new constitution will keep principle of secularism | Reuters

Apr 28, 2016

Turkey's PM - new constitution will keep principle of secularism | Reuters

ANKARA Turkey's new constitution will retain secularism as a principle, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday, playing down comments from the parliamentary speaker who caused a public uproar by calling for a religious national charter. Speaker Ismail Kahraman said this week that overwhelmingly Muslim Turkey needed a religious constitution, a proposal at odds with the modern republic's founding principles #India #Europe #markets #United Kingdom #Turkey #opinion #article
Female suicide bomber wounds 13 in Turkish city of Bursa | Reuters

Apr 27, 2016

Female suicide bomber wounds 13 in Turkish city of Bursa | Reuters

ANKARA/ISTANBUL A female suicide bomber wounded at least 13 people when she blew herself up near the main mosque in the northwestern Turkish city of Bursa on Wednesday, officials said, the fifth suicide bombing in a major urban centre this year. Photographs from the scene showed the severed torso of what appeared to be the bomber lying at the side of the mosque. Police ushered dazed passers-by out of surrounding streets as ambulances and forensics teams arrived #Europe #Crime #United Kingdom #Copyright #Turkey #article
Islamic State advances against rebels in north Syria

Apr 27, 2016

Islamic State advances against rebels in north Syria

A network of activists monitoring the Syria conflict says militants from the Islamic State group have seized five villages from Syrian rebels close to the Turkish border. #Syria #NewsTracker #Paris #Turkey #islamic-state #IS #Azaz #Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces #Marea
More migrants ferried from Greece to Turkey under EU deal | Reuters

Apr 27, 2016

More migrants ferried from Greece to Turkey under EU deal | Reuters

ATHENS Migrants in a Greek detention camp threw stones in clashes with police on Tuesday hours after two ferries shipped refugees back to Turkey under a disputed deal intended to stem the human influx into Europe. Plumes of smoke billowed from the Moria compound on Lesbos island that Pope Francis visited on April 16 #India #Afghanistan #markets #Turkey #Foreign policy