Erdogan is declared winner of Turkey's presidential election

Erdogan is declared winner of Turkey's presidential election

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks on Sunday in Istanbul after initial results of election (AFP) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won tightly contested presidential polls, the election authority said on Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count. Turkish voters had for the […]

How Millennials Are Redefining The Marketing Status Quo

How Millennials Are Redefining The Marketing Status Quo

“The future promise of any nation can be directly measured by the present prospects of its youth,” former U.S. President John F. Kennedy once famously stated. While millennials are still youthful, today they are moving into their prime-spending years as the most prominently represented generation in the region’s workforce. Having grown up with the world […]

Abe plannning to visit Europe, Middle East in July

Abe plannning to visit Europe, Middle East in July

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to visit Belgium, France and Middle Eastern countries next month, depending on the schedule of the ongoing Diet session. In Belgium, Abe plans to attend a signing ceremony of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union. The EPA would account for nearly 30 percent of global GDP. […]

Syrian forces press southwest assault, defying US

Syrian forces press southwest assault, defying US

Syrian government forces shell rebel-held neighbourhood in Daraa earlier this month (AFP) Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas in the southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of US demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault. Assad has sworn […]

Turkish elections: Once-jailed journalist eyes HDP parliamentary seat

Turkish elections: Once-jailed journalist eyes HDP parliamentary seat

Freed journalist, Cumhuriyet Turkish daily newspaper’s Ahmet Sik, surrounded by fellow colleagues, speaks on 10 March 2018 at the newspaper’s headquarters in Istanbul (AFP) BURSA, Turkey – On Thursday, in the large industrial city of Bursa, hundreds waited with excitement to get their book signed by Turkish journalist Ahmet Sik. But this was not a […]

Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud over catered meals

Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud over catered meals

Reuters reports that, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was charged on Thursday with fraud over the alleged misuse of state funds in ordering catered meals at their official residence, the Justice Ministry said. The indictment charged that Netanyahu, along with a government employee, fraudulently obtained more than $100,000 for hundreds of meals supplied by restaurants, […]

Germany's Merkel calls for solutions to Iran's "aggressive tendencies"

Germany's Merkel calls for solutions to Iran's "aggressive tendencies"

World Measures are needed to counter Iran’s “aggressive tendencies” in the Middle East, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after talks in Jordan with King Abdullah. German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan June 21, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed 21 Jun 2018 06:20PM(Updated: 21 Jun 2018 […]

Daniel Pipes predicts chaos in the Middle East as countries turn away from fossil fuels

Daniel Pipes predicts chaos in the Middle East as countries turn away from fossil fuels

Mr. Pipes (DanielPipes.org, @DanielPipes) is president of the Middle East Forum. © 2018 by Daniel Pipes. All rights reserved. Editors’ introduction: A New York street photographed in 1900 showed almost every vehicle pulled by horses. Just twelve years later, a photo of the same corner showed mostly cars. Few saw the complete disruption in transportation coming. Today, […]

UN envoy departs Yemen after failed talks with Houthi leaders

UN envoy departs Yemen after failed talks with Houthi leaders

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths left Sanaa on Tuesday, wrapping up a four-day visit during which he spoke with leaders of the Shia Houthi rebel group. Griffiths will now head to Jordanian capital Amman, a source at Sanaa’s airport told reporters on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to media. The […]

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