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Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset, a blow to Trump

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In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently...Click To Continue

Data shows the unstoppable rise of Turkey

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Recent data on economic growth shows Turkey is the land of stability and consistency and the rising start of the regionClick To Continue

Footsteps of a third intifada

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Trump's provocative decision is likely to ignite a third intifada, bring further death and destruction to PalestineClick To Continue

Top Muslim world body to express stance against Trump's Jerusalem move

The organization for Islamic Cooperation, a top Islamic body, convenes today to send a strong unified message in an ‘Istanbul Declaration' against the White House's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli...Click To Continue

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Magnitude 6.0 aftershock quake hits Iran's Kerman, USGS says

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A magnitude 6.0 quake hit eastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Wednesday, just hours after it was shaken by a magnitude 5.9 temblor, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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US ready to talk but North Korea must be ready to change course, Tillerson says

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the United States was prepared to talk to North Korea whenever it is ready but Pyongyang must come to the negotiating table willing to make choices to change...Click To Continue

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"We are united and one": Palestinian Christians and Muslims decry Trump's Jerusalem call

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Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity,...Click To Continue

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Erdoğan meets Palestine's Abbas with Jerusalem high on agenda

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas in Istanbul late Tuesday ahead of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) emergency summit to be held on Wednesday.

German prosecutors charge far-right soldier over plot against politicians

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A German military officer has been indicted on allegations he plotted to kill prominent political figures and blame the attack on refugees, prosecutors said Tuesday, in a case that raised concerns about...Click To Continue

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Turkish rights group demands release of blindfolded Palestinian boy in viral photo

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Human Rights and Justice Movement (iHAK) called for urgent release of Fawzi al-Juneidi, a 16-year-old Palestinian whose photo of being dragged away blindfolded by several Israeli soldiers has become a...Click To Continue

Danish nationalists demand Syrians be sent home, threaten to bring down gov't

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Demands from the nationalist Danish People's Party (DF) that Syrian refugees be sent home as soon as possible are threatening to bring down the country's center-right minority government.

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NATO extends chief Stoltenberg's mandate until 2020

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NATO on Tuesday reappointed Jens Stoltenberg as secretary general until 2020, as the alliance undergoes its biggest revamp since the Cold War to counter the threat posed by Russia.

UK Ambassador Richard Moore bids farewell to Turkey

The U.K. Ambassador to Ankara Richard Moore bid farewell to Turkey on Tuesday sharing an emotional video on Twitter.

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Turkey’s economy to grow 7.5 percent in 2017, Erdoğan says

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Tuesday that Turkey's economy will grow around 7.5 percent in 2017, following a vigorous 11.1 percent surge in GDP in the third quarter.

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Thousands of Russians deployed to Syria by shadowy, private military contractors

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Before he was killed by a sniper in Syria at age 23, Ivan Slyshkin wrote a poignant message on social media to his fiancee: "We will see each other soon mdash; and I will hold you as tight as I possibly...Click To Continue

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One dead, 18 injured after explosion at Austria's largest gas hub

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An explosion on Tuesday at a natural gas facility near Austria's border with Slovakia left one person dead, authorities said.

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Pentagon to allow transgender people in military since Jan. 1 despite Trump's ban

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Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump's ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks.

Imminent military operation in Syria's Afrin 'possible': FM Çavuşoğlu

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Tuesday that Turkey could imminently carry out a military operation in northern Syria's Afrin to tackle existing threats against the country.

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Tokyo metro testing app that helps pregnant women finds seats

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Pregnant women struggling to bag a seat on the famously packed Tokyo subway could find their salvation in a new app connecting them with nearby passengers willing to give up their coveted perch.

Global economy is growing at 3 percent, best since 2011, says UN

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The global economy is growing by about 3 percent mdash; its highest rate since 2011 and a significant acceleration from last year, the United Nations said Monday.

Tuesday, Dec 12

Turkish woman named Sweden's 'hero of the year'

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A 63-year-old mother of seven was named the 2017 "Hero of the Year" late Monday by Sweden's leading Aftonbladet daily.

Monday, Dec 11

World hit by man's cruelty to man

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Under the leadership of PM Netanyahu, Israel has no excellent records in standing with the oppressed of the world or fighting for freedom and justiceClick To Continue

Who gains what after Jerusalem conflict?

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Promises given by political figures during election campaigns are often only these figures' or their electors' business. Moreover, the realization or not of these promises are often only the concerned...Click To Continue

Unless Jerusalem is free, the entire world lives in captivity, Turkish deans tell world

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87 deans of the faculties of theology in Turkey denounced on Monday U.S. President Donald Trump's Jerusalem declaration with one voice, by publishing a statement that branded the move "a provocative step"...Click To Continue

Erdoğan, Putin meet in Ankara to discuss Trump's Jerusalem move, Syrian crisis

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday met in Ankara to discuss the latest developments in the Syrian crisis as well as Trump's internationally-opposed move...Click To Continue

Sunday, Dec 10

Israeli forces injure 157 civilians in one day as Jerusalem protest crackdowns continue

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More than 150 Palestinians were injured Sunday in illegally-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip after Israeli security forces used live ammunition to violently disperse protests against the U.S. decision...Click To Continue

Zarrab puzzle: Lie if you must

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Meet Andrew C. McCarthy, III. He is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. You might remember him as the prosecutor of the 1995 terrorism case against Sheikh Omar and 11...Click To Continue

Will Israel use Daesh threat to invade Palestinian lands?

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There may be a more henious purpose behind Trump's Jerusalem move, which is to target the Palestinian cause by trying to portray Palestinians as terroristsClick To Continue

Thousands protest US move on Jerusalem in Istanbul

Thousands of people flocked Sunday to Istanbul's Yenikapı Square, protesting the U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Saturday, Dec 9

Egypt's Coptic Pope and Palestinian President Abbas refuse to meet Pence over Jerusalem

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Egypt's Coptic Church head Pope Tawadros II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused to meet with US Vice President Mike Pence later this month in protest at Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem...Click To Continue

Iraq liberated from Daesh terror group, PM Abadi says

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Iraqi forces are in control of all the Iraq-Syria border and the fight against the Daesh terror group is over, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Saturday.

North Korea blames US for blackmailing, rising tension in UN talks

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North Korea blamed US "nuclear blackmail" for soaring tensions over its weapons program in rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the organization, state media...Click To Continue

How should we understand US decision on Jerusalem

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Last Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump made his most controversial decision in foreign policy, and to keep a campaign promise, declared that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel...Click To Continue

Friday, Dec 8

US never had such a clumsy president

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Last Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump made his most controversial decision in foreign policy, and to keep a campaign promise, declared that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel...Click To Continue

Is Mecca next after Jerusalem?

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The defense of Jerusalem is at the same time the defense of Mecca and the principles and values of IslamClick To Continue

Pro-Israel businessman’s $20M donation to Trump election campaign pays off

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Casino billionaire Sheldon G. Adelson donated $20 million to a political action committee that supported Donald Trump's election campaign in 2016 in exchange for Trump's promise to make the move of the...Click To Continue

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians, injure 300 in protests over Jerusalem move

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Four Palestinian protesters were killed in Gaza and hundreds more were injured over the two days of protests in different parts of the occupied West Bank and in east Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound...Click To Continue