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  • ANKARA, Aug 13- President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused "economic terrorists" of plotting to harm Turkey by spreading false reports and said they would face the full force of the law, as authorities launched investigations of those suspected of involvement. "There are economic terrorists on social media," Erdogan told a gathering of Turkish ambassadors at the...

  • *Israeli minister says Israel not eager for new Gaza war. GAZA/ SDEROT, Israel, Aug 9- Israeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza on Wednesday night and early Thursday, and Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets including a long-range missile deep into Israel, escalating fighting despite talks on a truce to avert an all-out conflict.

  • The SY Freedom for Gaza was carrying mainly medical supplies and two of its passengers were journalists, said an organizer from a group named Ship to Gaza which organized the trip. Israel says its naval blockade of Gaza is intended to prevent weapons from reaching militant groups, including Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Palestinian enclave.

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 2- Turkey's lira tumbled to a record low beyond 5 to the dollar on Thursday, after Washington imposed sanctions on two of President Tayyip Erdogan's ministers over the trial of a U.S. pastor accused of backing terrorism. The sell-off, which also hammered local stocks and Turkey's debt risk profile, reflected deepening investor concern over...

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 2- Turkey's lira tumbled to a record low beyond 5 to the dollar on Thursday, after Washington imposed sanctions on two of President Tayyip Erdogan's ministers over the trial of a U.S. pastor accused of backing terrorism. The sell-off, which also hammered local stocks and Turkey's debt risk profile, reflected deepening investor concern over...

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 2- Turkey's lira tumbled to a record low beyond 5 to the dollar on Thursday, after Washington imposed sanctions on two of President Tayyip Erdogan's ministers over the trial of a U.S. pastor accused of backing terrorism. The sell-off, which also hammered local stocks and Turkey's debt risk profile, reflected deepening investor concern over...

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 2- Turkey's lira tumbled to a record low beyond 5 to the dollar on Thursday, after Washington imposed sanctions on two of President Tayyip Erdogan's ministers over the trial of a U.S. pastor accused of backing terrorism. The sell-off, which also hit local stocks and Turkey's debt risk profile, reflected deepening investor concern over longstanding...

  • File photo of an Iranian Army soldier stands guard on a military speed boat.

    Iran has a range of non-conventional tools at its disposal to harm U.S. interests, many of which have long been in play and whose deployment is now likely to intensify.

  • *Five friends were on a roadtrip when they ran into an angry mob. MURKI/ MUMBAI, India, July 29- In the tiny hamlet of Murki in the hinterlands of south India, Inspector V.B. Yadwad was one of eight policemen who rushed to the village on July 13 to try to control a mob of more than 200 that attacked the five friends, wrongly assuming they were child kidnappers.

  • Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), speaks to supporters during a campaign rally ahead of the general election in Karachi on July 22, 2018.

    Only the second democratic national election in Pakistan's history, this year's contest will leave a legacy marred with violence, arrests, and allegations of vote rigging, harassment and suppression by the military.

  • ISLAMABAD, July 25- Pakistan was locked in a close and tense election race on Wednesday, pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a process marred by a suicide bomb that killed 31 people near a polling station. Khan's party spokesman, Fawad Chaudhry, showed confidence even before the counting was finished,...

  • ISLAMABAD, July 25- Pakistan was locked in a close and tense election race on Wednesday, pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a process marred by a suicide bomb that killed 31 people near a polling station. Neither Khan nor Sharif's party appeared likely to win a clear majority in the National Assembly, with...

  • ISLAMABAD, July 25- Pakistan was locked in a close and tense election race on Wednesday, pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a process marred by a suicide bomb that killed 31 people near a polling station. The outcome could lead to a weak coalition government at a time when Pakistan urgently needs to...

  • LONDON- British counter-terrorism police said on Friday they believed they had found the source of the Novichok nerve agent that killed a woman in southwest England and left her partner critically ill in hospital. QUETTA, Pakistan- A suicide bomber killed 128 people at an election rally in southwestern Pakistan in the second election-related attack on...

  • Palestinian teenager killed in Israel- Gaza border protests. GAZA- Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager during protests along the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza medical officials said, and an Israeli soldier was wounded during the demonstrations that had turned violent, the military said. QUETTA, Pakistan- A suicide bomber killed 128 people at an...

  • UK counter-terrorism chief says two people in Wiltshire poisoned with Novichok nerve agent. AMESBURY, England- Britains counter-terrorism chief said on Wednesday that two people who are critically ill in hospital in Wiltshire were exposed to the Novichok nerve agent, the same toxin that was used in an attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

  • DAKAR, June 19- Mali said on Tuesday that some of its soldiers were implicated in "gross violations" after the discovery of some mass graves in its troubled central region plagued by violence between security forces and Islamist militants. The statement from the Defence Ministry followed local media reports that 25 bodies had been found in mass graves after a...

  • DAKAR, June 19- Mali said on Tuesday that some of its soldiers were implicated in "gross violations" after the discovery of some mass graves in its troubled central region plagued by violence between security forces and Islamist militants. The statement from the Defence Ministry followed local media reports that 25 bodies had been found in mass graves after a...

  • Combatting extremist content and recruitment online

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg, Counter Extremism Project and former U.S. ambassador to Morocco, discusses the growing issue of extremists publishing content and recruiting on social media sites like Facebook.

  • BRUSSELS, June 14- Immigration and terrorism are the two top concerns for the European Union as a bloc, but trust in the EU and optimism about its future are on the rise, a European Commission poll showed. Paradoxically, the highest level of concern about the issue was registered in countries were immigration is minimal-- Estonia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.