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Turkish foreign minister believes that a negotiated solution to the Cyprus issue is possible based on the compromise of both sides, saying the Turkish Cypriots showed their willingness for reconciliation, “now the ball is in the Greek Cypriot side’s court.”
U.S. President Donald Trump said in Israel on May 22 he came away from a weekend visit to Saudi Arabia with new reasons for hope that peace and stability could be achieved in the Middle East
N Korean leader Kim Yong Un orders deployment of a new missile tested on May 21, raising regional concerns. The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors today to discuss the issue
Thousands of protesters marched through Budapest on May 21 in a demonstration against tough laws targeting foreign-backed NGOs and higher education institutions, amid rising tensions between Budapest and Brussels
China yesterday sidestepped claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that it had threatened to go to war over the disputed South China Sea
Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives’ lead over the opposition Labour Party halved to 9 percent in a Survation telephone poll published on Monday, adding to signs that the election race is tightening ahead of the June 8 vote
The chief of NATO has said he is in touch with both Germany and Turkey regarding their latest dispute over visiting rights to a Turkish airbase where German soldiers are stationed
Germany's Social Democrats raised pressure on conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel on May 21, saying if she could not resolve a row with Turkey over access to the İncirlik air base, German troops should move.
U.S. President Donald Trump has called on the Muslim world to confront “Islamist extremism” during a speech in which he portrayed fighting terrorism as a battle between good and evil rather than a clash of civilizations.
BELGRADE – Reuters
Police said they moved Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his family to “a safe location” on Oct. 29 after uncovering a weapons cache including a rocket-propelled grenade launcher near his parents’ home which he regularly visits.
KIGALI - Reuters
War and famine have forced more than 2 million children in South Sudan to flee their homes, creating the most worrying refugee crisis in the world, the United Nations said May 8
Nigeria prisoner swap secures release of 82 Chibok girls
Nigeria said on May 6 that it had negotiated the release of 82 of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists more than three years ago, securing their freedom in a prisoner swap deal.
Two Turks kidnapped in Nigeria freed: Police
Two Turkish construction workers abducted by gunmen earlier this month in oil-rich southern Nigeria have been freed, police said April 21
RIYADH – Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump said on May 21 he hoped to visit Cairo soon, praising President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after a meeting in Saudi Arabia and declaring that “safety seems to be very strong” in Egypt.
A Russian ship sank on its way to Turkey in the Black Sea on April 19, as five people have been rescued and seven are missing, Doğan News Agency has reported
Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront ‘Islamist extremism’
Thousands march against Maduro in Venezuela on day 50 of anger
More than 200,000 protesters took to the streets in Venezuela on May 20 on day 50 of an angry and sometimes deadly showdown with unpopular President Nicolas Maduro.
MOSCOW - Anadolu Agency
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet in the Russian city of Sochi on May 3, a Kremlin spokesman said on April 21.
SYDNEY - Agence France-Presse
Australia on May 21 gave 7,500 boatpeople until October to file a claim proving they are genuine refugees or be kicked out, declaring the “game is up” for illegal arrivals ripping off taxpayers.
Syria talks in Geneva end in failure
The sixth round of Syria talks in Geneva on May 19 concluded in failure as there was no progress on any issue for a political solution to the Syrian crisis
UN has ‘a million questions’ on Syria after Astana deal
The United Nations still has a “million questions” about a Syria deal struck last week by Russia, Turkey and Iran, with aid convoys almost totally stalled despite a reported reduction in the fighting, a U.N. aid official said on May 11.
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