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What’s Turkey’s role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict? Turkey has close ties to Azerbaijan and wants a seat at the negotiating table, but Ankara’s interest goes beyond brotherly love.

What’s Turkey’s role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict? Turkey has close ties to Azerbaijan and wants a seat at the negotiating table, but Ankara’s interest goes beyond brotherly love.

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev (left) chats with Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a news conference following a signing ceremony in Istanbul June 26, 2012 [File: Murad Sezer/Reuters] Istanbul, Turkey – NATO, the United States, Russia, and Iran have repeatedly called for an halt to the intense fighting that broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia […]

At least 140 migrants die off Senegal in deadliest shipwreck of 2020

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At least 140 migrants die off Senegal in deadliest shipwreck of 2020

Archive photo of the Senegalese coast.   –   Copyright  IOM/International Organization for Migration Over 140 died last week when a migrant ship sank off the coast of Senegal, the International Office for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday. It was the deadliest shipwreck recorded in 2020, according to the UN migration agency.  Around 200 passengers set off in the vessel […]

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Trump on attack in France: ‘Radical Islamic terrorist attacks’ must stop immediately

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Trump on attack in France: ‘Radical Islamic terrorist attacks’ must stop immediately

MUS President Donald Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida, October 12, 2020. (AFP) US President Donald Trump described the knife attack that killed three people at a church in the French city of Nice as a “radical Islamic terrorist attack.” Trump said in a […]

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France on maximum alert after deadly church stabbing in Nice

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France on maximum alert after deadly church stabbing in Nice

A police vehicle is parked by the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice on October 29 after a knife-wielding mankilled three people in what French officials are treating as the latest terror attack to rock the country. © Valery Hache, AFP France has been placed on maximum security alert following Thursday’s deadly attack by a knife-wielding man […]

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Turkey condemns violent attack in France’s Nice, expresses solidarity with French people

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Turkey condemns violent attack in France’s Nice, expresses solidarity with French people

A relative (2nd-R) of the sacristan victim of a knife attack cries in front of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice in Nice on Oct. 29, 2020. (AFP)  The Turkish Foreign Ministry released a statement on Thursday condemning a violent attack that killed three people in the French coastal city of Nice. French police said […]

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US focused on disrupting finances for Somalia’s al-Shabab

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US focused on disrupting finances for Somalia’s al-Shabab

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United States strongly backed efforts to disrupt the illegal financing methods used by Somalia´s al-Shabab extremist group, which according to U.N. experts raised more than the $21 million it spent last year on fighters, weapons and intelligence. U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft told the Security Council on Wednesday the Trump administration […]

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Stabbing attack in French city of Nice kills at least two people, wounds several

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Stabbing attack in French city of Nice kills at least two people, wounds several

French security officlals at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice after a deadly knife attack in Nice on October 29, 2020. AFP – VALERY HACHE An attacker with a knife killed at least two people and wounded several others near a church in the southern French city of Nice on Thursday, according to police officials. The city’s […]

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Nearly 100,000 catching Covid every day as second wave turns ‘critical’

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Nearly 100,000 catching Covid every day as second wave turns ‘critical’

Scientists warn there needs to be a change before Christmas and claim current measures are ‘not sufficient’ (Picture: Reuters) Medical experts say the second wave of coronavirus has reached a ‘critical stage’, with infections doubling about every nine days. Scientists warn there needs to be a change before Christmas and claim current measures are ‘not […]

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Iran hopes to introduce coronavirus vaccine within 4 months

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Iran hopes to introduce coronavirus vaccine within 4 months

  TEHRAN – Health Minister Saeed Namaki has expressed hope that the country will introduce the home-grown COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 19, 2021). The vaccine has achieved good results in three of about 12 cases, he said, adding, fortunately, the human trial will start in the coming […]

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Armenia’s rocket attack on Azerbaijan’s Barda kills at least 20 civilians

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Armenia’s rocket attack on Azerbaijan’s Barda kills at least 20 civilians

Armenia attacked Azerbaijan’s Barda city, killing at least 20 civilians, Oct. 28, 2020. (AA Photo)  Armenian forces on Wednesday hit the city center of Azerbaijan’s Barda with missiles, setting multiple shops and vehicles on fire. At least 20 civilians were killed and more than 40 injured in the attack. It would be the deadliest reported […]

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