Government And Politics

The Latest: Turkish president calls snap elections for June

Apr 18, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will hold early parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24

Taliban bombing kills 5, including Afghan police commander

Apr 18, 2018

An Afghan official says a bomb blast has killed five people, including a police commander, in the southern Kandahar province

Turkey seeks to extend state of emergency for 7th time

Apr 17, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is seeking an extension of the state of emergency declared following a failed coup in 2016

Turkey's ruling party to evaluate calls for early elections

Apr 17, 2018

Turkey's deputy prime minister says the ruling party will evaluate a call for early presidential and parliamentary elections

Report: Gunmen kill 2 border guards in southeastern Iran

Apr 17, 2018

Iran's official IRNA news agency: Gunmen shoot and kill 2 guards at outpost along southeastern border with Pakistan

Amnesty: Women, children linked to IS suffer abuses in Iraq

Apr 17, 2018

Amnesty International says Iraqi women and children with suspected links to the Islamic State group are being denied humanitarian aid and prevented from returning to their homes, and the women also are subjected to sexual violence in displacement camps

US pastor denies terror links, spying in Turkish court

Apr 16, 2018

American pastor denies aiding terror groups or engaging in espionage in Turkey as trial opens

Pakistan watchdog says country failing on human rights

Apr 16, 2018

An independent rights group in Pakistan says the country has failed to make progress on several issues over the past year, ranging from forced disappearances to women's rights and protection of religious minorities

Turkey's opposition protests state of emergency with sit-ins

Apr 16, 2018

Supporters of Turkey's main opposition party have staged sit-in demonstrations across Turkey to protest the state of emergency that was declared after a coup attempt in 2016

Turkey warns Greece after flag is hoisted on disputed islet

Apr 16, 2018

Turkey's prime minister has warned Greece to refrain from "provocations" after a Greek flag was hoisted on a disputed, uninhabited islet off the Turkish coast, in the Aegean Sea

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