Turkey’s missed opportunity

OPINION by David Lepeska – Four score and a dozen years ago, when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk forged a new republic from the detritus of a fallen empire, he chose as its capital not the great, storied metropolis of Constantinople, but Ankara, hoping to unite his people in the Turkish heartland[…]

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Blasts hit Aden hotel used by Yemeni PM

A hotel in Yemen’s second city of Aden which Khaled Bahah, the prime minister and vice president, and members of the government are using as a base has been hit by several blasts. Government officials said Bahah was not hurt in Tuesday morning’s attack, but there were other casualties. It[…]

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Assad forces kill dozens of civilians in Aleppo

Heavy bombardment by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have killed at least 32 civilians in the northern city of Aleppo, sources told Al Jazeera. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said that the attack on Monday, targeted the Al-Shaar neighbourhood in Aleppo city’s[…]

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Seven sentenced to death over Kuwait bombing

A Kuwaiti court has sentenced seven suspects to death over the Imam al-Sadiq Mosque bombing, which killed at least 26 people and injured more than 200 others, the country’s state news agency reported. Kuwait’s criminal court on Tuesday sentenced eight others to two and 15 years behind bars and acquitted[…]

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Thailand arrests second bombing suspect

Police hunting those responsible for Thailand’s deadliest bombing arrested a second foreign suspect on Tuesday, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said. The Aug. 17 attack on a Bangkok Hindu shrine killed 20 people and injured more than 100. Fourteen foreigners were among those killed in a blast the military government said[…]

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Police arrest suspect in Bangkok bombing

Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand’s deadliest bombing arrested a foreign man on Saturday they said fitted the description of a suspect seen leaving a rucksack at the site of the Bangkok blast nearly two weeks ago. Police raided an apartment in a northern suburb of the capital on[…]

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‘Girl aged 10’ used in Nigerian bombing

At least 19 people have been killed and 47 others injured when explosives carried by a girl, aged about 10, detonated in a crowded market in the Nigerian city of Damaturu, police have said. No one claimed responsibility for Sunday’s explosion but the latest attack bears the hallmarks of the[…]

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Twin attacks reported in Kabul

Gunfire and explosions have been reported in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, hours after a Taliban suicide bomber rammed a vehicle into a convoy belonging to foreign forces, security officials said. Police spokesman Ebadullah Karimi said that armed men entered a building close to an installation used by Afghanistan’s intelligence agency on[…]

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