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Tayyip Erdogan’s AK party loses Istanbul after 25 years, appeal for vote re-run pending

Tayyip Erdogan’s AK party loses Istanbul after 25 years, appeal for vote re-run pending

Istanbul: Turkey’s main opposition candidate was declared Istanbul’s mayor on Wednesday after election recounts were finally completed, despite an appeal still pending by President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party to re-run the vote in the country’s largest city. The final result of the March 31 local elections showed a narrow victory for the secularist opposition Republican […]

Benjamin Netanyahu formally named next Israeli Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu formally named next Israeli Prime Minister

Jerusalem: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday formally handed Benjamin Netanyahu his letter of appointment to start building a coalition government following last week’s general election. In a televised ceremony, Rivlin told Netanyahu that in consultations with all parties elected to the incoming 120-seat parliament, “65 MPs recommended you.” Rivlin had sounded out delegations from […]

US, Turkey failed to break deadlock over Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400s: Reports

US, Turkey failed to break deadlock over Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400s: Reports

Moscow: The recent negotiations between the United States and Turkey have failed to overcome an impasse over Ankara’s plans to deploy Russian S-400 anti-aircraft weapon systems, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed officials. The newspaper noted that on Monday, US President Donald Trump held a White House meeting with Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak. The […]

Egypt Parliamentarians pass amendments to extend authoritarian El-Sisi’s rule until 2030

Egypt Parliamentarians pass amendments to extend authoritarian El-Sisi’s rule until 2030

Cairo: Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday passed amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030. The vote, which sends the amendments to a national referendum, was seen by critics as another step back to authoritarianism, eight years after a pro-democracy uprising ended autocrat Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade rule. The 596-member assembly, […]

14 killed in clashes at IDPs camp in Sudan’s Darfur region

14 killed in clashes at IDPs camp in Sudan’s Darfur region

Khartoum: At least 14 people were killed in clashes inside a camp for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in the southern Sudanese state of Darfur, official SUNA news agency reported Monday. “Clashes took place inside Kalma camp on Saturday with 14 IDPs killed,” South Darfur State’s Acting Governor Hashim Khalid was quoted as saying. “Weapons are everywhere in […]

Russia to maintain active cooperation with Turkey on Idlib settlement : Foreign Ministry

Russia to maintain active cooperation with Turkey on Idlib settlement : Foreign Ministry

Moscow: Russia will continue its close cooperation with Ankara to resolve the Idlib crisis, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told Sputnik. “The situation in Idlib is regulated by the Russian-Turkish memorandum from September 17, 2018 … We will maintain active cooperation with Ankara within this memorandum on the Idlib settlement,” the diplomat said in an […]

Finland eyes left-right coalition to keep populists out

Finland eyes left-right coalition to keep populists out

Helsinki: Finns can expect a broad, ineffective coalition government for the next four years as the Social Democrats, who narrowly won weekend elections, focus on keeping the surging anti-immigration populists out, analysts said. The polls were closely watched to see how the nationalists would do ahead of European Parliament elections in May when many believe […]

‘Education and action needed to combat Islamophobia’

‘Education and action needed to combat Islamophobia’

Srinagar: Describing Islamophobia a “very very dangerous threat” not only to Muslims but to all of humanity, a group of scholars on Sunday insisted that Muslims need to educate themselves to fight this growing problem. At the end of the third day of the Islamophobia international conference hosted by the Centre for Islam and Global […]

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