Saudi Arabia Rejects US Senate’s ‘Interference’ in Kingdom

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia issued an unusually strong rebuke of the U.S. Senate on Monday, rejecting a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on the Saudi crown prince and describing it as interf…

Russia, Iran and Turkey Seek Deal on New Syria Constitutional Body

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GENEVA, Russia, Iran and Turkey are close to agreement on composition of a Syrian constitutional committee that could pave the way for drafting a new charter followed by elections, diplomats said Monday.The foreign ministers of the three nations, who s…

EU’s annual inflation down in November

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The EU saw an annual hike of 2 percent in consumer prices in November, according to the EU’s statistical office on Monday.The 28-member bloc’s annual inflation rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points last month, compared to 2.2 percent in October, Eurost…

Turkey’s ‘decisive fight’ restrains terror activities

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The Turkish army has dealt a heavy blow to terrorist activities, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said.Turkey conducts anti-terror operations inside the country and in northern Iraq to “neutralize” PKK terrorist organization.Turkish authorities of…

Erdogan reaches out over loss of Hamas leader’s brother

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday offered condolences to the leader of Palestinian group Hamas over the death of his brother, presidential sources said.In a phone call, Erdogan offered condolences to Ismail Haniyeh over the death of his …

Turkey’s operations in N. Iraq to continue: Erdogan

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said his country’s anti-terror operations in northern Iraq will continue.Turkey wasted enough time to intervene with the terror swamp the east of the Euphrates River, Erdogan said at the Organization of Islamic …

Turkey Akkuyu nuke plant gets limited permit for unit 2

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The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) granted the country’s first nuclear power plant Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant’s (NPP) project company Akkuyu Nuclear, a “limited works permit” for the construction of the plant’s second unit, Rosatom announced on…