Tuesday, May 26
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Netanyahu sees West Bank annexation as 'opportunity'
The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is regarded as occupied territory under international law, making all Jewish settlements there illegal.
6 day ago
Croatia may hold parliamentary election on July 5
Croatia’s President Zoran Milanovic on Wednesday called a parliamentary election for July 5, a statement issued by his office said.
8 day ago
New Israeli finance minister takes over duty
Katz most recently served as foreign minister and previously was transportation minister.
10 day ago
Trump accuses social media of serving left-wing
US president has long criticized these social media giants for what he claims is their terrible bias against his administration and even accused them of trying to rig the US elections against him.
10 day ago
House passes $3 trillion coronavirus aid bill
US economy has suffered a devastating blow from the coronavirus outbreak. Some 36.5 million people in the country have filed for unemployment since the crisis began.
President Erdoğan, Merkel discuss coronavirus over phone
Two leaders held a phone call on the fight against coronavirus and steps to be taken in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Turkish, British defense chiefs discuss pandemic
Earlier in the day, a cargo plane carrying medical equipment from Turkey reached UK.
US, Russian diplomats discuss bilateral issues
According to a statement, Pompeo and Lavrov discussed bilateral issues, including the detention of US citizens.
Israeli president gives gov't formation duty to Knesset
Earlier, the leader of Blue and White party Benny Gantz failed to form an emergency government with the Likud party's leader and outgoing Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Germany slams Trump’s decision on halting WHO funds
Trump has announced on Tuesday that he was going to halt funding to the WHO, accusing the organization of severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.
Merkel's party to delay leadership vote due to outbreak
The new leader will be in pole position to run as chancellor in the next federal election as Merkel has said she will not seek a fifth term at the head of Europe’s biggest economy.
Russian, Iranian officials discuss anti-virus cooperation
Foreign ministers also discussed the recent developments in Afghanistan and Yemen, stressing the necessity of boosting the UN efforts to settle the conflicts.
Trump urges Congress to pass business fund
The US has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide.
US Democrats propose additional pay for essential workers
Democrats also ask for a $15,000 recruitment incentive for health and home care workers.
Trump fires inspector general who testifies in his impeachment probe
US President on Friday fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who had told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment.
Iranian leader criticizes US on sanctions
Rouhani said that the US had lost the opportunity to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus.
Turkish, Italian leaders discuss joint measures against coronavirus
Speaking over phone, President Erdoğan offered condolences to Italian prime minister over the loss of lives in the country.
Putin orders April vote on constitutional changes
The amendments, if passed, would allow Putin to run again despite the current constitutional ban. There had been speculation the vote would be postponed due to the coronavirus.
EU welcomes the cease-fire in Idlib
EU foreign policy chief's remarks came after an extraordinary session of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Croatia's capital Zagreb.
NATO chief urges political solution in Syria
Jens Stoltenberg called on the Syrian regime and Russia to respect international law.
Democratic candidate Biden named as Trump's presidential rival
EU ministers promise aid to Greece
Netanyahu declares victory in Israeli elections
Israeli Likud Party won the country’s third general elections in a year with 37 seats, according to exit polls on late Monday.
Venezuela's Guaido claims Maduro trying to kill him
Venezuela's interim president Juan Guaido was calling on people to rally on March 10, when he hopes to retake control of the National Assembly.
Trump holds phone call with Afghan President
On Saturday, two landmark conferences in Doha and Kabul saw historic decisions made regarding the fate of war-ravaged Afghanistan.
Russia does not plan to go to war with anyone, Putin says
US, Afghanistan sign troop withdrawal deal
Macron calls Assad attacks humanitarian scandal
French president condemned Assad regime attacks, said the violations of the international humanitarian law and attacks against civilians were unacceptable.
US declares support for Turkey
Trump’s approval rating signals chances of winning 2nd term
Democrats slam Bloomberg over his presidential candidateship
One of the richest businessmen in the world, Michael Bloomberg has entered the presidential race in November.
Brexit crisis pushes businesses to the Netherlands
Merkel condemns deadly gunman attack
Trump hails President Erdoğan’s efforts on Syria issue
Israeli elections begin in Knesset polls
The vote for diplomats will end after 32 hours with polls closing on the West Coast of the US Thursday morning.
French health minister resigns to run for Paris mayor race
Agnes Buzyn had replaced Macron's previous handpicked candidate who withdrew after the video scandal.
Trump thanks Erdoğan for averting catastrophe in Idlib
US Senate approves Iran war powers resolution
The Senate resolution reins in Trump's Iran war-making powers by requiring the president to seek congressional authorization for any military action against Iran.
Greek lawmaker sanctioned for tearing Turkish flag
Ioannis Lagos is one of the most prominent figures of Golden Dawn, a far-right racist political party in Greece.
US Senator Sanders takes lead over Biden
Joe Biden, in particular, had a poor showing in Iowa, where polling had shown him at the top of the pack alongside Sanders before he ultimately finished in fourth place in a major blow to his campaign.
Merkel’s successor reported to step down from party leadership
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wanted Kramp-Karrenbauer to remain a minister, the source said.
Trump accuses Democrats of suffering from Derangement Syndrome
Trump freed from impeachment trial
Turkey slams EU over inviting PKK leaders to Parliament
Turkey condemned the European Parliament on Wednesday for holding an event attended by some of the ringleaders of the PKK terror group and its supporters.
EU chief slams Trump's so-called peace plan
The EU had condemned Trump’s decision in 2017 to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying Washington had compromised its position as a mediator for peace.
Erdoğan, Zelensky speak about future trade cooperation
President Erdoğan said Turkey is one of Ukraine's main health tourism destinations, saying last year 20,000 people traveled from Ukraine for treatment or procedures.
Racist Brexit poster demands people to speak English
UN hails designation of new PM in Iraq
Iraq has been roiled by mass protests since early October over poor living conditions and corruption, forcing Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to resign Nov. 29. His resignation was accepted Dec.1.
Arab League rejects Trump's so-called peace plan
US House votes to stop Trump’s reckless acts on Iran
House lawmakers voted 228-to-175 to approve a bill that would block Trump from using any federal government money for "military force against Iran" that had not been authorized by Congress.
Turkey urges France to stop supporting Haftar in Libya
France is unconditionally supporting Khalifa Haftar to have its say on natural resources in Libya, says Foreign Ministry.
Macron accuses Turkey of breaking Libya promises
White House sends warning letter to Bolton about his book
Former security adviser John Bolton said Jan. 6 that he is "prepared to testify" in the Senate if he is issued a subpoena to testify during Trump’s impeachment trial.
European Parliament approves UK's Brexit deal
The Brexit deal was ratified by an overwhelming majority in a 621 to 49 vote, while 13 members of the European Parliament abstained.
Israeli PM to visit Russia to discuss 'deal of century'
"On Jan. 30 in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who will pay a brief working visit to Russia," the Kremlin press office said.
Egypt welcomes US' Mideast plan
The so-called peace plan unilaterally annuls previous UN resolutions on the Palestinian issue and suggests giving Israel almost everything the Israelis have been demanding.
Social media users worldwide slam Trump’s 'peace' plan
After Trump announced the so-called Middle East peace plan, there were around 60,000 Tweets shared having the hashtag "Free Palestine".
Trump unveils his so-called Mideast peace plan
Netanyahu withdraws request for immunity
Israeli PM has been facing charges including bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three different cases.
President Erdoğan, Trump discuss Libya ceasefire
The two leaders also discussed the fighting in Idlib, which has been the scene of fierce bombings by the Bashar al-Assad regime and its allies.
Foreign diplomatic missions send condolences to Turkey
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Greece, EU among nations sending condolences after the 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Elazığ province late Friday.
EU Commission head says union needs defense power
The European Defence Fund will be fully operational in 2021, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said.
Turkey vetoes Greek Cypriots’ application for disarmament forum
The Conference on Disarmament is an international forum established in 1979 to negotiate arms control and disarmament agreements and has 65 member countries including Turkey.
Trump impeachment trial begins in US Senate
Lead House prosecutor Adam Schiff says Trump 'corruptly' used powers of his office as proceedings begin.
France, Israel to establish strategic dialogue
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Israel to take part in the 5th World Holocaust Forum slated for Thursday.
US blacklists 15 aircraft of Venezuelan oil company
Venezuela is under severe U.S. sanctions for more than a year as Washington recognizes the country's opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate ruler instead of elected President Maduro.
Greece elects first woman president in its history
Russia hails outcome of Libya summit
Kremlin spokesman on Monday said that a very important step has been taken towards.
Berlin conference commits to cease-fire in Libya
Putin opposes an unlimited presidential term
Turkey slams Haftar’s visit to Greece
In a statement, Turkey's Foreign Minister said that Athens' efforts to derail push for peace in Libya are in vain.
Senate impeachment trial for Trump has officially starts
EU could send troops to Libya, Italian premier says
US signs initial phase one trade deal with China
British ambassador returns to UK after tensions with Iran
"Ambassador Rob Macaire is returning to the UK Wednesday on a long-planned visit," the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a statement.
Saudi Arabia executed 184 people last year
Russia hosts Libya talks ahead of Germany summit
Russian Foreign Minister said that the Moscow conference on Libya as a preparatory meeting for the Berlin conference.
Merkel invites world powers to Libya peace conference
German government’s announcement came following Russia-hosted talks late Monday for Libyan peace.
Britain rejects new Scottish independence vote
Prime Minister Boris Johnson publishes his response to a request from Scottish first minister to transfer power.
France, Germany, UK urge Iran to remain committed to nuclear deal
UN Council vote for aid resolution to Syria
The Security Council on Friday evening renewed a UN operation delivering humanitarian aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians.
Brexit bill passes from UK Parliament
Pentagon chief says Iran intended to kill US soldiers
Mike Esper spoke to the press at the Pentagon after meeting with U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley and members of the House of Representatives and Senate.
Chinese officials signal recovery of US relations
China’s vice foreign minister stated on Friday that bilateral relations with the US have experienced serious difficulties.
EU states to offer 30,000 resettlement places in 2020
EU Commission announced that it will provide financial support to member states who made a collective pledge of more than 30,000 refugee resettlement places.
Sudan’s ex-president sentenced to two years in detention
Al-Bashir, 75, has been in custody since April when Sudan’s military stepped in and removed him from power after months of nationwide protests.
After his sweeping victory, Johnson promises Jan 31 Brexit
"Brexit will happen, no matter what", Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed as he started his postelection era.
Boris Johnson wins huge majority in UK elections
Boris Johnson brings his dog to vote
President Erdoğan discusses military cooperation with Putin
Speaking to the reporters, Turkey’s presidential spokesperson said that the two leaders spoke about Syria on the phone.
12 Daesh-linked suspects arrested across Turkey
Turkish police carry out simultaneous anti-terror operations in four provinces, including Istanbul.
House Democrats to announce impeachment articles
The announcement is expected to be made by Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and other pertinent committee leaders.
Finnish politician becomes world's youngest prime minister
Sanna Marin, Finland's 34-year-old transportation minister, will swear on Tuesday.
White House blocks Armenia bill for the third time
Trump defends himself about phone call with Ukrainian president
US President sharply criticized Democrats, said that they should apologize to the American people.
US passes bill to protect Chinese Uyghurs
The legislation calls for sanctions on Chinese officials who violate Uighurs' human rights, pass easily.
German foreign minister slams Macron’s claims on NATO
French President had said that NATO was undergoing a brain-death.
Former Pakistani president accused of money laundering
Asif Zardari accused of laundering more than 35 billion Pakistani rupees ($300 million) through fake accounts.
Center-right president re-elected in Romania
Klaus Iohannis received 66.5 percent of votes.
US billionaire Bloomberg officially in presidential race
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he formally will run for the 2020 presidential race against Trump.
UK PM vows to bring Brexit deal to parliament before Xmas
With less than three weeks before UK heads to the polls on Dec. 12, the governing Conservatives and opposition Labour are trying to tempt voters with different visions.
Netanyahu charged with corruption
Netanyahu challenger Gantz fails to form new government
Netanyahu: Israeli attacks to Gaza will continue with no mercy
At least 18 people, including Abu Al-Atta and his wife, were killed since the attacks were launched against the coastal enclave.
Germany, Netherlands agree to take back Daesh terrorists
US knows location of Baghdadi's third-in-command
Brexit Party will not contest against Johnson
Brexit Party's Farage says will not challenge PM Johnson's Conservatives in 317 seats.
Russia calls Bolivia's political forces to responsibility
The Bolivian opposition party had claimed that fraud had been committed in the elections and some parties urged supporters to take to the streets.
German city elects Turkish mayor for the first time
US Secretary: NATO must change
Mike Pompeo said that the organization could become obsolete if it cannot adapt to the issues of the modern world.
US billionaire to enter 2020 race against Trump
N. Macedonia must join the EU, deputy prime minister says
In October, France opposed EU membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, arguing that both countries needed to implement more reforms before talks could begin.
Macron says NATO experiencing brain death
French President has said there is a lack of strategic coordination between European allies on the one hand and the United States and Turkey, with NATO’s second-largest military, on the other.
UK gov’t accused of Russian interference in Brexit vote
No 10 has denied claims it is suppressing a report on alleged Russian interference in UK democracy until after the general election.
Trump, Johnson discuss security issues and tariffs by phone
British Prime Minister Johnson urged Trump to lift tariffs on goods, a Downing Street spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle replaces John Bercow’s seat in UK parliament
Hoyle, the Labour politician, has been serving as deputy speaker since June 2010 in the parliament.
Reporter ashames of Greece’s treatment of refugees
Greek reporter accused the government of deliberately keeping refugee camps in the country in poor conditions to discourage new arrivals.
Russian FM: Baghdadi was US brainchild
Baghdadi led Daesh as it snapped up large swaths of Iraq and Syria.
US lawmakers approve rules for Trump’s impeachment
Thursday’s vote showed that Democrats have enough backing in the House to later bring formal charges, known as articles of impeachment if they feel they have enough evidence.
Countdown for YPG retreat in Syria ends
Turkey's 120-hour agreement with the US and the 150-hour agreement with Russia on YPG/PKK's withdrawal have ended.
UK set to go to polls for snap elections in December
US has killed al-Baghdadi's 'number one, Trump says
In a tweet on Tuesday, US President announced that US troops have successfully taken down the top replacement for Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Baghdadi's aide seized by Turkey was key to his capture
Trump said Daesh's leader died alongside three of his children when he detonated an explosives-laden vest after fleeing into a dead-end tunnel during the attack.
US Democrats ready to layout rules for impeachment
Trump has for weeks branded the work of committees probing Trump’s overtures to Ukraine as illegitimate, arguing Democrats had failed to authorize their investigations in a public vote.
UK government fails again to call snap elections
British Prime Minister Johnson failed to get the House of Commons to support his call for an election, his third unsuccessful attempt.
US secretary calls for more sanctions on Iran
Since the US began re-implementing sanctions on Iran since November 2018, Iran has been highly restricted in its oil exports.
EU agrees to Brexit extension until end of January
EU ambassadors have agreed to accept the UK’s request for a Brexit delay until January 31, 2020, President Donald Tusk announced via Twitter.
Turkish authorities issue travel warning for Iraq
In a statement, the Turkish ministry warned its citizens to avoid crowded places as well.
US plans to reinforce position in Syria to protect oil fields
US defense secretary Mike Esper said that US must deny the Daesh oil revenue stream to ensure there is no resurgence.
President tasks Gantz with forming Israeli government
Israel's president to task ex-military chief Benny Gantz with forming a new government Wednesday following Netanyahu's failure.
Trump announces Turkey sanctions will be lifted
Kurds have worked very nicely with us, Trump says
US President hailed big success on Tukey-Syria border in a tweet.
NATO chief supports anti-terror progress in Syria
Jens Stoltenberg said that it was possible to move towards a political settlement in Syria after progress made over the last days.
Trump cancels NYT and WP subscriptions
White House’s decision came after US President accused the newspapers of making "fake news".
Commons reject Johnson’s Brexit bill
Losing the vote on the timetable does not kill the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, but does make its passage before Oct. 31 highly unlikely.
Pentagon chief says US didn't sign up to defend Kurds
Mark Esper said that the US didn't sign up to fight a war to defend the Kurds against a longstanding NATO ally.
President Erdoğan, Putin discuss Syria’s safe zone
Trump: US never promised Kurds it would stay 400 years
Netanyahu fails again to form a government
Israeli Prime Minister has said he cannot form a government and handed the opportunity to his political rival.
US may leave some troops in Syria, Pentagon announces
British gov’t decides to leave EU on Oct. 31
We are going to leave by October 31. We have the means and the ability to do so, said Michael Gove, the minister in charge of no-deal Brexit preparations.
Former minister admits PKK committed crimes in Germany
Macron says he will meet with Erdoğan, Merkel and Johnson
French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday he will meet President Erdoğan soon over Turkey’s Syria operation.
Pompeo meets Netanyahu in Israel after Turkey visit
"Good to be in Israel and look forward to meeting and discussing a range of important issues and the security of America’s closest ally and partner," Pompeo wrote on Twitter.
US Senator criticizes Turkey-US agreement on Syria
Temporary civil council to control Tal Abyad
Syrian National Arm remains in control of the town until the local council is formed.
Johnson announces Brexit deal is done
Trump sends letter to President Erdoğan over Syria
Trump had the letter released to bolster his view that he did not give Turkey a green light to invade Syria.
Trump slams ABC reporter over fake video on Syria
Democrats urge Trump to restrain Turkey on Syria operation
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump to offer a clear and specific plan for the defeat of the Daesh terror group.
Pompeo to visit Turkey to discuss alliances
US State Department secretary announced on Thursday that Mike Pompeo will meet with key leaders during his visit.
France wants Daesh terrorists to be put on trial in Iraq
The French minister said the government wants the establishment of an international court in Iraq for the trial of Daesh members.
Pentagon declares santions on military sales
The official also said the U.S. is seeking to continue to engage in dialogue with Turkey to get them to halt the operation.
Norway against Turkey’s suspension from NATO
Norway's premier criticizes Turkey’s anti-terror operation in Syria but rejects calls for cutting ties with Ankara.
Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey over Syria operation
US President mentioned imposing sanctions on Turkey demanded to stop the military operation in northeast Syria.
Erdoğan holds talk with Macron over Syria operation
President Erdoğan’s phone call with Macron came after his French counterpart’s negative comments on Operation Peace Spring.
German gov’t seeks dialogue with Turkey on Syria
According to the government's spokesman, Merkel acknowledges Turkey’s legitimate security interests in Syria.
Luxembourg minister warns EU on Turkey’s military force
Poll results show ruling party ahead in elections in Poland
Poland’s ruling right-wing Law and Justice party is likely to the parliament elections and secure another four-year term, poll results show.
US set to to evacuate troops from northern Syria
Russia, China veto UN statement on Turkey’s Syria operation
Russia and China slammed the UN Security Council’s statement on Turkey’s counterterrorism operation in Syria on Thursday.
Senator Graham heard saying he supports Turkey against YPG
US Senator Lindsey Graham was pranked by two Russians pretending to be Turkey’s minister of defense in an August phone call, his office said on Thursday.
Norway announces to stop selling weapons
Criticizing Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring, the Norwegian government announced that it stopped all export of new weapons to Turkey.
Netanyahu condemns Turkey's Syria operation
"Israel is prepared to extend humanitarian assistance to the gallant Kurdish people," Israeli Prime Minister said.
Trump: PKK is a mortal enemy of Turkey
US President blamed Obama for allying the US with PKK.
Macron meets YPG terrorist over Turkey’s operation
According to the statement of the French President's office, Macron told him he was "very concerned" about the risk of Turkish operation in the region.
Italy to cut the number of parliamentarians
According to the new bill, Italy will have to approve reform cutting a third of parliamentary seats in the referendum.
John McCain’s daughter slams Trump over Syria withdrawal
EU ministers discuss irregular migration
EU ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss asylum-seekers issue.
I’m not siding with anybody on Syria, Trump says
Russian FM visits Iraq amid ongoing protests
Sergey Lavrov’s visit comes amid troubled situation in Iraq where mass anti-government protests broke out in several Iraqi cities and left at least 110 dead.
Former UN ambassador slams Trump over Syria withdrawal
Nikki Haley blasts Trump over removing troops from Syria, declared her support to the YPG terror organization.
Denmark to send $7.3M to Syria for stabilization efforts
Earlier September, the Danish government announced to boost military contributions to Syria to assist the global coalition fight against Daesh.
Kosovars head to the polls for snap elections
Sunday's election is the fourth parliamentary poll for Europe's youngest country since 2008 when it declared independence from Serbia.
UK business morale slides de to Brexit crisis
Trump slams Democrats’ impeachment probe
The House Committee launched its impeachment inquiry following a complaint brought by a whistleblower within the US intelligence community over Trump’s request to Ukraine’s Zelenskiy.
Iran seeks agreement with Saudi Arabia
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif stated that Saudi Arabia should not delegate its security to others.
Trump’s lawyer subpoenaed in impeachment probe
US House Committee Democrats are seeking documents related to dealings with Ukraine by Oct. 15 by issuing a subpoena to his lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Hungary PM nominates ambassador for EU commissioner
Viktor Orban named Oliver Varhelyi as a candidate for bloc's top post.
Hungary PM offers border help against refugees to Italy
Viktor Orban said that Hungary could undertake the protection of some border areas of Italy.