Watchdog group says attack that killed videographer 'explicitly targeted' Lebanon journalists
A watchdog group advocating for press freedom has said that the strikes that hit a group of journalists in southern Lebanon earlier this month, killing one, were targeted rather than accidental and that the journalists were clearly identified as press.
American researcher has been rescued from deep Turkish cave more than a week after he fell ill
The Speleological Federation of Turkey says rescuers have pulled an American researcher out of a Turkish cave more than a week after he became seriously ill 1,000 meters (more than 3,000 feet) below its entrance.
Rescue begins of ailing US researcher stuck 3,000 feet inside a Turkish cave, Turkish officials say
An official from Turkey’s disaster management agency says that rescue teams have begun the arduous process of extricating an American researcher who became seriously ill while he was 3,000 feet below the entrance of a cave in Turkey.
Rescuers may soon try to remove a sick American researcher from 3,000 feet down in a Turkish cave
Turkish officials say rescue crews are waiting for doctors to give the go-ahead for an operation to move out an American researcher who fell ill almost 1,000 meters — more than 3,000 feet — below the entrance of a cave.
Severe flooding in Greece leaves at least 6 dead and 6 missing, villages cut off
Widespread flooding in central Greece has left at least six people dead and six missing, with severe rainstorms turning streams into raging torrents, bursting dams, washing away roads and bridges, and hurling cars into the sea.
Agreement to reopen crossing to Syria's northwest will safeguard independent UN operations, UN says
The United Nations says the agreement it reached with Syria to reopen the main border crossing from Turkey to the country’s rebel-held northwest for six months safeguards the independence of U.N. operations and allows it to provide aid to all parties.
UN ends aid to northwest Syria from Turkey after Security Council fails to renew approval
The U.N. Security Council has failed to approve either of two rival resolutions authorizing the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria’s rebel-held northwest from neighboring Turkey, officially ending the U.N. cross-border operation which had been vital to helping 4.1 million people.
Greek foreign minister says Athens is ready for talks with Turkey to resolve sea borders dispute
Greece’s newly-appointed foreign minister says his country is ready to start talks with Turkey to resolve a long-standing dispute over maritime borders that has repeatedly brought the two neighbors to the brink of armed conflict.
UN aid enters Syrian rebel enclave from government territory in first such crossing since earthquake
A convoy carrying U.N. aid has entered Syria's last rebel-held enclave from government-held territory, the first such shipment to cross battle lines since February's deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria.
Alliance picks main opposition leader to run against Erdogan
A six-party alliance has nominated the leader of Turkey's main opposition party as its common candidate to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in elections in May, ending months of uncertainty and bickering that had frustrated their supporters.
Turkey quake revives debate over nuclear plant being built
A devastating earthquake that toppled buildings across parts of Turkey and neighboring Syria has revived a longstanding debate locally and in neighboring Cyprus about a large nuclear power station being built on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coastline.
Newborn saved from rubble in quake-hit Syria in good health
The baby girl born under the rubble of her family's home in northern Syria in the aftermath of last week’s devastating earthquake is in good health and being breast-fed by the wife of the director of the hospital where she is being cared for, her doctor says.
Sweden PM says 'foreign actors' exploiting protests
Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson has denounced activists who burned the Quran and hanged an effigy of Turkey’s president in Stockholm as “useful idiots” for foreign powers who want to inflict harm on the Scandinavian country as it seeks to join NATO.
UN fails to extend aid deliveries to Syrian rebel-held area
The U.N. Security Council has failed to extend humanitarian aid deliveries to 4.1 million Syrians in the rebel-held northwest from Turkey after Russia vetoed a resolution for a year-long extension and got insufficient support for its resolution for a six-month extension.
World Bank dims outlook for global economy amid Russia war
The World Bank has sharply downgraded its outlook for the global economy, pointing to Russia’s war against Ukraine, the prospect of widespread food shortages and concerns about the potential return of “stagflation” — a toxic mix of high inflation and sluggish growth unseen for more than four decades.
Ukraine war stokes concerns over Turkey's nuclear plant
Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot activists say uncertainty over the safety of war-wracked Ukraine’s nuclear power plants has reignited concerns over a Russian-owned nuclear power station being built in a quake-prone area on Turkey’s southern coast.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine leaves global trade in tatters
Sanctions on Russia are starting to wreak havoc on global trade, with potentially devastating consequences for energy and grain importers while also generating ripple effects across a world still struggling to overcome pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions.