Kuwait has announced that Emir Sheikh Sabah al Ahmed al Jaber Al Sabah would head the Kuwaiti delegation to the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Friday, Kuwait’s official KUNA news agency reported. The summit of Muslim countries will focus on the latest incidents[…]
Gathered under a sea of colourful umbrellas on a rainy Istanbul morning, a large convoy of women set off on a roughly 1,200km road trip to the Syrian border bearing a simple message: Syrian women subjected to unimaginable suffering in that country’s jails need to be freed immediately. About 60[…]
A manhunt was on in Turkey for at least one assailant who shot dead 39 people in a crowded Istanbul nightclub during New Year’s celebrations and fled the scene. About 70 others were wounded, three of those people in critical condition, Binali Yildirim, Turkey’s prime minister, said on Sunday. Interior[…]
Kurdistan Freedom Hawks, an armed group known by the Kurdish-language acronym TAK, has claimed responsibility for two explosions that have killed at least 38 people outside an Istanbul football stadium. In a statement posted on its website on Sunday, the group, seen as a faction of the armed Kurdish group[…]
Four suspects have been detained for questioning in connection to a bomb attack that targeted a police vehicle near the main tourist district in central Istanbul, killing 11 and injuring 36 people. The four were arrested hours after Tuesday’s attack and were being held at Istanbul’s main police headquarters, Turkish[…]
A bomb attack targeting a police vehicle in a central Istanbul district has killed at least 11 people, including seven members of the police force, the city’s governor has said. “Seven police and four citizens lost their lives,” Vasip Sahin, Istanbul’s governor, told reporters at the scene on Monday. Thirty-six[…]
One of South Africa’s most critical voices against Zionism was lauded by the Palestinian solidarity community at the Palestine Media Forum in Istanbul on Wednesday. Iqbal Jassat, one of the founder members of the Johannesburg-based advocacy group, Media Review Network (MRN), was presented with an honorary award by for his[…]
A five-storey building has collapsed in dramatic fashion in the centre of Istanbul, but Turkish authorities say that no one was believed to be trapped under the rubble. The building collapsed on Friday in a street near Istanbul’s pedestrian Istiklal Avenue, a main shopping district in the popular Taksim area.[…]
A Saudi-born suicide bomber affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul, killing at least 10 people, including at least eight Germans, officials say. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the bomber who carried out the[…]
A Syrian suicide bomber is thought to be responsible for an attack which killed at least ten people including foreigners in the heart of Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet tourist district on Tuesday, President Tayyip Erdogan said. There was a high probability Islamic State militants were behind the blast near the Blue[…]
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