Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Opposition parties are likely to demand limits on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's role in Turkey's next government, complicating coalition talks as the ruling party sought ways Tuesday to remain in power.
Israel released Tuesday the speaker of the Palestinian parliament, an AFP reporter said, after almost a year in prison following an army crackdown over the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
A couple and their five children were killed overnight in Syria's northern Aleppo province in strikes by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, a monitor said on Monday.
Iran plans to open 150 alcohol treatment centers, a health ministry official said on Monday, in an acknowledgement of the scale of abuse in a country where drinking is illegal.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Turkey's Islamic-rooted ruling party lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday's legislative elections, dealing a severe blow to strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ambition to expand his powers.
Turkey was holding a crucial parliamentary election Sunday that will determine whether ruling party lawmakers can rewrite the constitution to bolster the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Saudi Arabia's supreme court has upheld a sentence of 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes against blogger Raif Badawi on charges of insulting Islam, his wife said on Sunday.
Israeli warplanes struck Gaza early Sunday for the second time in three days after cross-border rocket fire by an Islamic extremist group which is locked in a power struggle with Hamas.