Friday, Nov 30


258 runners caught cheating in China half marathon

More than 250 runners cheated at last weekend's half marathon in Shenzhen including many who took shortcuts, Chinese state media said on Thursday, calling it "deeply shameful".

US senators who tried to shoot down Yemen war bill paid by Saudi lobbyists, report claims

At least five of the 37 Republican Senators who voted against a resolution to end the United States' involvement in the Saudi-led civil war in Yemen received funding from pro-Saudi lobbying groups.


Ukraine bans entry to Russian men aged between 16 and 60


Ukrainian officials on Friday barred Russian males between the ages of 16 and 60 from traveling to the country in the latest escalation of tensions between the neighbors.

Germany's Merkel to miss G20 opening after emergency landing


German Chancellor Angela Merkel will miss the opening of the G20 summit in Argentina after what she called a "serious malfunction" forced her government plane to make an unscheduled but safe landing.

CNN fires contributor Marc Lamont Hill for call to free Palestine


CNN on Thursday parted ways with contributor Marc Lamont Hill after a speech the college professor made on Israel and Palestine at the United Nations.

Turkey's foreign trade deficit falls 93.8 percent in October

Turkey's foreign trade deficit saw an annual fall of 93.8 percent in October year-on-year, improving from the $7.3 billion deficit a year ago, according to Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).


The viral video of the Syrian boy: Another symptom of chronic xenophobia

What happened recently to a Syrian student in a U.K. school was not an ordinary peer-bullying incident but is rather a reflection of the growing xenophobia across EuropeClick To Continue

The elephant in the room at the G20 Summit

On Oct. 2, a journalist was brutally killed and dismembered with a saw in his own country's consulate abroad. His body is still missing and, worse, it might have been dissolved in acid. For this inhumane...Click To Continue

Ankara calls Trump's bluff on YPG terrorism

Ankara has called the Trump administration's bluff on YPG terrorism and officially declared that it will never stop fighting against terrorist enclaves near its bordersClick To Continue

The double standard: Paris and Istanbul


I'm going keep this short today because everything is now out in the open. Citizens of the Republic of Turkey in Europe, and especially in the EU, are sick of ugly double standards both in politics and...Click To Continue


Istanbul hosts highest number of Syrian refugees in Turkey


A report on migration shows Turkey's most populous city is home to the highest number of Syrian refugees, as one in every six resides in IstanbulClick To Continue

May won't rule out no-deal Brexit, central bank says firms not ready


British Premier May still considers a no-deal option for Brexit in case the Parliament fails to approve her deal despite the warnings of the Bank of England that U.K. firms are not ready and the economy...Click To Continue

Amazon's treatment of sellers under scrutiny in Germany


Germany's antitrust authority has launched an investigation into whether U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon is exploiting its market dominance in its relations with third-party retailers who use its website...Click To Continue

AK Party to kick off its election campaign on Feb. 15

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) will start its campaign for the March 2019 local elections on Feb. 15, the party's deputy chairman announced yesterday.

US, Mexico face stark choices as new president takes over


Migrants, trade, crime, the border wall: The challenges to the modern U.S.-Mexico relationship have perhaps never been as stark and divisive as they are now, at a critical juncture for both countries.With...Click To Continue

China vexed by US Navy ships sailing through Taiwan Strait


China expressed concern yesterday after two U.S. Navy ships sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the third such operation this year."China will pay close attention to and stay informed of U.S. warships sailing...Click To Continue

Vorskla says Arsenal game will go ahead in Kiev


Ukrainian club Vorskla Poltava says its Europa League game against Arsenal will go ahead in Kiev after days of wrangling over the venue.UEFA ordered the game to be moved Tuesday to the capital city after...Click To Continue

Race on: It's Stockholm vs. Milan-Cortina for 2026 Winter Olympics


After finding it difficult to sell the 2026 Winter Olympics, the IOC finally has two countries that are all in: Sweden and Italy.It's Stockholm, the capital of Sweden and the self-described capital of...Click To Continue

Fury promises to deliver knockout performance against Wilder


Tyson Fury is planning to finish a boxing master class with an emphatic knockout when he fights Deontay Wilder for the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title at the Los Angeles Staples Center on...Click To Continue

Internal strife hurts Bayern as rivals capitalize


Bayern Munich's slump in form has opened up a Pandora's box at the German champions this season, with players turning against coach Niko Kovac, a team mole leaking stories to the media and club bosses...Click To Continue

Turkish Super League: Clash of yesteryear's titans in Week 14


Galatasaray and Beşiktaş, the two faltering heavyweights of Turkish football, will square off on Sunday in a much-anticipated derby. Fans from both sides are looking for something to be happy about after...Click To Continue


YPG an obstacle US needs to surmount for strategic partnership with Turkey in Syria

The reluctance of the U.S. to take into consideration Turkey's security concerns over the PKK-affiliated YPG in Syria will continue to be an obstacle in the reconciliation of relations between the two...Click To Continue

US-led coalition strikes kill dozens of civilians in Deir ez-Zor

U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck a building used as a prison by the Daesh terrorist group, killing scores of people, including dozens of civilians, local sources told Anadolu Agency (AA) yesterday.The...Click To Continue

Astana parties agree to reject separatist agendas


Turkey, Russia and Iran, the three guarantors of the Astana process, have stressed their commitment to Syria's territorial integrity and rejected separatist agendas targeting the country's sovereignty.The...Click To Continue

US using Daesh as an excuse to justify presence in Syria

The Kremlin has voiced concerned over Washington's continuous support for the PKK's Syrian affiliate, the People's Protection Units (YPG), saying the United States is using Daesh as an excuse to prolong...Click To Continue

Gaza hospitals overwhelmed by victims of Israeli violence, report says


A medical aid group said the vast number of Palestinians treated for gunshot wounds from months of violent border protests have overwhelmed Gaza's health care system. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) stated...Click To Continue

Ukraine-Russia tensions further escalate over Kerch strait standoff


Tensions between Moscow and Kiev remain high as the two countries continue trading blame for the worst crisis in years between the neighbors. The Kremlin has sharply criticized Ukrainian President Petro...Click To Continue

Efforts to stop Yemen war continue amid humanitarian concerns


Amid fears of an all-out Saudi coalition attack in Yemen that leads to grave humanitarian concerns, international efforts have been ramped up by the U.N.Click To Continue

Turkey, EU Commission meet to move forward on visa liberalization


Turkey and the EU Commission meet today to start negotiations on data sharing with the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) in line with the 2016 refugee deal between Brussels...Click To Continue

Turkey expects to attract $3B with another major investment summit

To be attended by hundreds of high-level investors from around the world, another comprehensive investment summit is set to be held in Istanbul, from which Turkey expects to attract around $3 billion in...Click To Continue