A so-called senior member of the PKK terrorist organization with a bounty of 300,000 Turkish liras ($55,311) on his head surrendered to security forces in Turkey's eastern province of Sirnak, the governorship said on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Iranian TV anchor arrested in US

16.01.2019 [21:06]
An Iranian television anchorwoman has been arrested in the U.S., according to Iran’s English-language Press TV on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. Marzieh Hashemi was taken into custody for “unspecified offenses” at St. Louis Lambert International Airport ...

Japanese Olympic Committee head Tsunekazu Takeda denies accusation of corruption linked to 2020 bid

16.01.2019 [19:17]
Japanese Olympic Committee head Tsunekazu Takeda on Tuesday denied an accusation of “active corruption” leveled by French investigators in connection with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, according to The Japan Times ...

Iran summons Dutch ambassador over embassy attack in Hague

16.01.2019 [16:20]
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has called in Dutch Ambassador to Tehran Jacques Werner to express the country’s protest over a recent attack by “some anti-revolutionary and separatist elements” on the Islamic Republic’ embassy in The Hague, according to Press ...

China raises retail fuel prices

15.01.2019 [19:38]
China will raise the retail prices of gasoline and diesel starting Tuesday, the country's top economic planner said Monday, Xinhua reported. Based on changes in international oil prices, the retail prices of both gasoline and diesel will be increased by 105 yuan ...

Turkey has no issue with Kurds: Erdogan

15.01.2019 [17:50]
Turkey has no problem with Kurds and aims to fight terror groups Daesh, PKK and its Syrian affiliate PYD/YPG threatening national security, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a phone call with his U.S. counterpart on Monday ...

Car bombing kills 1 in Afghan capital

15.01.2019 [14:07]
A car bombing in the Afghan capital has killed one person, according to Anadolu Agency. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility ...

Turkish coast guard rescues 40 migrants in Aegean Sea

15.01.2019 [13:30]
Turkish Coast Guard has rescued 40 irregular migrants in the Aegean Sea while recovering one body, security sources said on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reports. Coast guard squads rescued the migrants off Kusadasi district of southwestern Aydin province after they were informed that an ...

Indonesia finds voice recorder of Lion Air crash

14.01.2019 [22:03]
The Indonesian Navy on Monday announced that its team found the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of October's crashed Lion Air JT-610 aircraft, Anadolu Agency reported. Agung Nugroho, spokesman for the Indonesian Navy Fleet Command ...

Canadian sentenced to death for drug smuggling in China

14.01.2019 [21:37]
Diplomatic relations between China and Canada deteriorated further Monday after a Chinese court overruled an earlier decision and sentenced a Canadian man to death for drug smuggling, according to Anadolu Agency. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg filed an appeal, saying he was a tourist and was ...

US equating Kurds with PYD/YPG 'fatal mistake': Turkey

14.01.2019 [19:44]
Turkey on Sunday warned U.S. President Donald Trump against conflating Syrian Kurds with the PKK terror organization and its Syrian affiliate, the PYD/YPG, Anadolu Agency reported. "It is a fatal mistake to equate Syrian Kurds with the PKK, which is on the ...

2 shot outside mall in Salt Lake City suburb

14.01.2019 [12:13]
Two people were wounded in a shooting just outside a popular Utah mall Sunday where hundreds of scared shoppers hunkered down until police arrived to evacuate the building, according to USA Today ...

Italian ex-militant Battisti arrested in Bolivia

14.01.2019 [11:17]
Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, was in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil and then likely to Italy, a senior aide to Brazil's new president said on Sunday, according to The Local ...

Kyrgyz Cargo Plane Crashes Near Tehran, Crew Feared Dead

14.01.2019 [11:12]
Iran's state TV says a Boeing 707 Kyrgyz cargo plane has crashed west of Tehran amid severe weather and that there are fears all 10 crew members have been killed. The TV says a fire engulfed the plane immediately after the crash in the town of Safadasht. It's about ...

Turkish jets 'neutralize' at least 3 terrorists in N. Iraq

13.01.2019 [16:41]
At least three PKK terrorists were neutralized in northern Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question ...

Death toll in China coal mine accident rises to 21

13.01.2019 [11:06]
The death toll in a coal mine roof collapse in northwest China's Shaanxi Province has risen to 21, as rescuers found another two trapped miners dead Sunday morning, Xinhua reported. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lijiagou coal mine of the Baiji Mining Co. Ltd. in the city of Shenmu ...

Ukraine purchases armed drones from Turkey

12.01.2019 [20:44]
Ukraine signed an agreement to buy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Turkey, Ukrainian president announced on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reported. In a Twitter post, Petro Poroshenko said the agreement was signed for the purchase of Bayraktar TB2 armed UAVs for the Ukrainian army ...

Macedonian parliament approves country’s name change

12.01.2019 [19:06]
Macedonian parliament on Friday approved constitutional amendment to change the country's name to Republic of North Macedonia, Anadolu Agency reported. Eighty-one lawmakers voted in favor of the constitutional amendments. The approval of two-thirds majority, or 80 of 120-member parliament ...

Four killed after gas explosion in Paris bakery

12.01.2019 [18:03]
At least four people, including two firefighters, were killed after a gas explosion at a bakery in the French capital Paris on Saturday, the country’s interior minister said, Anadolu Agency reported. In a statement, Paris police department said a fire broke out, followed by an explosion ...