Sweden requests detention order for Assange as US to seize belongings

Swedish prosecutors on Monday issued a formal request to hold WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, currently imprisoned in Britain, on suspicion of rape – a first step toward seeking his extradition to Sweden. Swedish deputy director...

Turkey celebrates centenary of May 19 Independence Day

Turkey on Sunday celebrates the centenary of Independence Day, which marks the beginning of Turkey's War of Independence and the emergence of modern Turkey. May 19 is a milestone in Turkish history as it is...

Kazakhstan suspended flights to India as Pakistan Shut down airspace – Indian dream to...

(By Dr Shahid Qureshi in Kazakhstan – Nur Sultan) : – Air Astana national flag carrier air line of the Republic of Kazakhstan has suspended its flight operations to India as Pakistan shut down its...

Germany set for huge defense budget boost

Germany, the largest economy in the EU and the second largest in NATO, has significantly increased its defense spending this year, German news agency dpa reported Friday. The federal government in Berlin reported to...

Iran, Saudi Arabia ‘not pursuing war’ amid regional tensions

Both Saudi Arabia and Iran said Sunday that they do not want war, amid a recent spike in tensions between the two arch rivals. Adel al-Jubeir, the minister of state for foreign affairs, spoke early...

Iceland at Eurovision protests Israeli occupation of Palestine

The team of Iceland used the Eurovision Song Contest to protest against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, in an unexpected move that left the hosts feeling extremely uncomfortable. The band Hatari, which represented Iceland...

US-China tariff war could stunt world economic growth: IMF

The trade war between the United States and China could be a risk to the world economic outlook if it is not resolved, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde told Reuters on Friday...

US warns airliners flying over Persian Gulf of misidentification risk amid Iran tensions

US. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being "misidentified" amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The warning relayed by U.S. diplomatic posts from...

Trump lifts metal tariffs on Mexico, Canada

Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum...

AK Party expect fraud free and high turnout Istanbul Elections on June 23

With only a few weeks left for the redo of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipal elections the AK Party is doing everything in its power to prevent irregularities that marred the March 31 polls The ruling Justice...