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Authorities say Oksuz was detained near an Ankara air base hours after the coup attempt. (AFP)
August 16, 2017 - 14:13 GMT
Turkey sent a diplomatic note requesting the extradition of Adil Oksuz.
President Hassan Rouhani. (AFP)
August 16, 2017 - 11:45 GMT
The BBC says it has an audience of over 13 million in the country, a figure which places it as the seventh biggest market worldwide.
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has launched a crackdown on press freedom since coming to power
August 16, 2017 - 11:10 GMT
An Egyptian opposition journalist has been released by German authorities after they briefly detained him based on an Interpol arrest warrant issued by the Egyptian regime.
Most Jordanian women stayed away from the voting booth during recent elections
August 16, 2017 - 10:21 GMT
Despite the significance of their participation as candidates in the municipal councils and governorate councils, Jordanian women showed up in “weak” numbers to vote in Tuesday’s elections, according to official figures.
Among those arrested include journalists, human rights defenders and opposition government officials. (AFP)
August 16, 2017 - 10:07 GMT
Police operation launched in Turkey to track down 33 former staff of a national scientific research agency.
ISIS jihadists planned to seize Tunisian territory
August 16, 2017 - 09:53 GMT
Tunisia has said it had foiled a "terrorist plot" aimed at allowing Islamic State group jihadists to seize part of its territory.
The report failed to look into policy in the US, where Trump is battling with courts to ban Muslims from entering the country. (AFP)
August 16, 2017 - 08:59 GMT
US annual religious freedom report slams its allies in the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Syria has become a political playground for big players in the region like Saudi Arabia. (AFP)
August 16, 2017 - 08:53 GMT
There’s something much bigger at stake than the fate of mere Syrians in the mind of these actors: an attempt to curtail and ideologically condition the trajectory of the Arab spring.
Rouhani calls out Trump as 'not a good partner' in parliament. (File/photo)
August 15, 2017 - 15:06 GMT
Rouhani warned today that Iran may abandon the Nuclear Deal struck in 2015 if US sanctions on the country continue.
This move is the latest indication of developing alliances between the gulf and Iraq. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 13:36 GMT
For the past 27 years the border has been closed aside from once annually for the Hajj pilgrimage.
Floral tributes for murdered student Giulio Regeni
August 15, 2017 - 12:26 GMT
Italy is sending an ambassador back to Egypt, 15 months after withdrawing the previous envoy in protest of the slow pace of a probe into an Italian student's mysterious murder.
The deaths at the Israeli embassy in Amman sparks protests across Jordan
August 15, 2017 - 12:05 GMT
Jordan refuses to allow Israel's ambassador to return to Amman unless the security guard who shot dead two Jordanians is investigated and tried.
The Muslim minority in Myanmar is facing extreme persecution. (AFP/File)
August 15, 2017 - 11:17 GMT
The Muslim minority in Myanmar is facing extreme persecution.
Erdogan said the party had undergone a lot of changes during the last 16 years. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 09:43 GMT
Erdogan claims the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party needs to undergo a "much more radical change" ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Half a million people have been infected with the deadly disease as refuse services have all but stopped and water is unsafe to drink in war-struck Yemen. (AFP/File)
August 15, 2017 - 08:45 GMT
Half a million people have been infected with the deadly disease as refuse services have all but stopped and water is unsafe to drink in war-struck Yemen.
An Iraqi soldier in Mosul. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 08:44 GMT
Iraq's prime minister has refused pressure from Bahrain to join the Saudi-led diplomatic and economic offensive aimed at Doha.