Islamic State blows up two Palmyra mausoleums; Roman ruins feared next

Jun 25, 2015

Islamic State blows up two Palmyra mausoleums; Roman ruins feared next

Islamic State militants have destroyed two historic mausoleums in Palmyra, Syria’s top antiquities official said Wednesday, raising fears that the extremists could next target the town’s famed Roman ruins. Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the government’s Antiquities and Museums Department, told The Associated Press ...

Jun 12, 2015

Erdogan rebuked — for now

Last weekend's elections in Turkey dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a stunning setback and herald a period of instability in Turkish politics.

Apr 9, 2015

Turkish journalists face jail for Charlie Hebdo cartoon

A Turkish prosecutor is seeking prison terms for two journalists who republished the cover of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo featuring an image of the Prophet Mohammed, their newspaper said on Wednesday. Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Cetinkaya, columnists at Cumhuriyet daily, both face ...

Apr 6, 2015

Malaysia detains 17 people suspected of plotting terrorism

Malaysia’s police chief said Monday that 17 suspected militants have been detained for allegedly plotting to carry out terrorist acts in the country’s largest city, Kuala Lumpur. Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the 17 were detained Sunday. Khalid tweeted that two ...