News - Middle East & Turkey
20 May 2013, 09:21 (GMT+05:00)
Turkish company D-Enerji and South Korean companies KOSEP and SK E&C have signed an agreement for the construction of a new gas-fired power plant in the...
19 May 2013, 23:47 (GMT+05:00)
Clashes between Tunisian security forces and supporters of the hardline Islamist Ansar al-Sharia group left at least one person dead and several injured on...
19 May 2013, 19:27 (GMT+05:00)
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a strong call for reform in the United Nations Security Council, Anadolu Agency reported.
19 May 2013, 14:40 (GMT+05:00)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted Sunday that Israel has acted to prevent the transfer of weapons to the radical Shiite Hezbollah movement in Lebanon,...
19 May 2013, 14:24 (GMT+05:00)
Turkey and Egypt have agreed with Iran's proposal to create an OPEC-style petrochemical forum, the Mehr News Agency quted Iranian deputy oil minister...
19 May 2013, 12:55 (GMT+05:00)
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following consultations with the permanent members of the UN Security Council (Russia, the U.S., Britain, France, China) is...
19 May 2013, 05:42 (GMT+05:00)
On Saturday, a number of Iranian MPs criticized the government for buying wheat from farmers at a low price, saying it has encouraged Iraqi merchants to buy...
19 May 2013, 05:08 (GMT+05:00)
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he welcomed a US-Russian peace initiative to end Syria's civil war but had no plans to resign, in an interview with...
19 May 2013, 05:02 (GMT+05:00)
Gunmen abducted the elderly father of Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad on May 18, apparently in reprisal for the arrest of one of their relatives,...
18 May 2013, 13:40 (GMT+05:00)
Turkey will cease cooperation with the companies operating in Cyprus, Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said, Sabah newspaper...
18 May 2013, 12:20 (GMT+05:00)
2 Palestinians injured as Israeli forces storm Hebron camp
- 18 May 2013, 11:54 (GMT+05:00)
18 May 2013, 11:53 (GMT+05:00)
Relations between Baku and Cairo have been established since the first years of independence, since the recognition of Azerbaijan’s independence by Egypt,...
- 18 May 2013, 11:45 (GMT+05:00)
18 May 2013, 10:59 (GMT+05:00)
The Security Council of the United Nations should take steps to resolve the Syrian crisis, the Anadolu agency quotes Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu...
18 May 2013, 09:46 (GMT+05:00)
Syrian opposition to name new president in Istanbul
18 May 2013, 09:25 (GMT+05:00)
Oil imports to Turkey reduced by 21 percent reaching 1 million barrels in March 2013 compared to the previous month, the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory...
18 May 2013, 05:23 (GMT+05:00)
US Secretary of State John Kerry is to travel to the Middle East and Africa starting Tuesday through May 27.
18 May 2013, 04:16 (GMT+05:00)
A Russian shipment of advanced cruise missiles to Syria is an "unfortunate decision" that could prolong the suffering in the war-torn country, General Martin...
18 May 2013, 02:29 (GMT+05:00)
The UN's refugee agency has said that more than 1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria.
18 May 2013, 00:49 (GMT+05:00)
Visiting Iranian Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs Mohammad-Reza Mir-Tajeddini during separate meetings with Lebanese senior officials on Friday called...
17 May 2013, 23:06 (GMT+05:00)
The US Treasury Department Friday lifted sanctions against an Iraqi bank which had been barred from doing business with US companies because it had close...
17 May 2013, 22:44 (GMT+05:00)
A US Army sergeant convicted of fatally shooting five fellow soldiers in Iraq was sentenced to life in prison without parole, according to media reports...
17 May 2013, 20:37 (GMT+05:00)
On May 17, during the special security forces of Turkey confiscated a large consignment of drugs in Ankara, the capital of the country
- 17 May 2013, 20:12 (GMT+05:00)
- 17 May 2013, 19:27 (GMT+05:00)
17 May 2013, 18:41 (GMT+05:00)
Along with the signing of a free trade agreement, the Syrian issue was discussed at the meeting between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S....
17 May 2013, 16:03 (GMT+05:00)
United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon has voiced disappointment about Syria's refusal to let UN inspectors enter the country to check reports about the...
17 May 2013, 15:34 (GMT+05:00)
Israeli troops detain Palestinian at flying checkpoint
17 May 2013, 15:29 (GMT+05:00)
Angry Egyptian police closed the Rafah border crossing between the northern Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip Friday to protest the abduction of seven...
17 May 2013, 15:17 (GMT+05:00)
Turkey, which ranks 16th in the world in terms of the development of the automotive industry, intends to manufacture a passenger car made on a domestic...
17 May 2013, 12:47 (GMT+05:00)
On May 17, Turkish Security Forces detained the main suspect behind the terrorist attacks on Reyhanlı in Turkey’s Hatay province, Hürriyet newspaper reported...
17 May 2013, 12:46 (GMT+05:00)
Turkey and the United States will sign a free trade agreement, Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, who is on an official visit to the United States said,...
- 17 May 2013, 12:33 (GMT+05:00)
17 May 2013, 12:24 (GMT+05:00)
In March 2013, the Turkish private sector’s foreign debt grew by $202 million compared to the previous month, totalling $138.5 billion
17 May 2013, 10:41 (GMT+05:00)
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Barack Obama discussed the situation in the Caucasus region, the Star newspaper reported on...
17 May 2013, 07:08 (GMT+05:00)
Russia has shipped an advanced antiship cruise missile to Syria, a move that illustrates the depth of its support for the Syrian government led by President...
17 May 2013, 04:39 (GMT+05:00)
US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have vowed to increase pressure on Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down
16 May 2013, 18:45 (GMT+05:00)
The Georgian-Turkish project on electrical line construction for exports abroad will be completed soon. Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze told the media...
16 May 2013, 18:19 (GMT+05:00)
The cost of service packages for those wishing to vacation in Turkey rises only when hotel prices increase, chairman of Azerbaijan Tourism Association Nahid...
16 May 2013, 17:29 (GMT+05:00)
Turkey’s flagship air carrier Turkish Airlines, which previously refused to pay commissions to Azerbaijani travel companies has decided on how it will...
- 16 May 2013, 17:14 (GMT+05:00)
16 May 2013, 17:10 (GMT+05:00)
Tupras, Turkey's largest refinery's sales revenues decreased by 27.2 percent amounting to $130 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period...
16 May 2013, 15:58 (GMT+05:00)
A terror attack in Reyhanlı city of Hatay province is an attempt to destabilize the situation in Turkey, as well as to create hostility between Turkish...
- 16 May 2013, 15:15 (GMT+05:00)
16 May 2013, 15:14 (GMT+05:00)
In February 2013, the unemployment rate in Turkey totalled 10.5 per cent or 1.5 per cent more than the same month in 2012, according to a report by the Turkish...
16 May 2013, 13:15 (GMT+05:00)
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has recently paid an official visit to the U.S, made an unexpected statement
- 16 May 2013, 12:57 (GMT+05:00)
- 16 May 2013, 12:41 (GMT+05:00)
16 May 2013, 12:34 (GMT+05:00)
Gunmen have seized seven Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula, a security official said Thursday, dpa reported.