Ayse Alibeyoglu

US & Canada

Obama retains battleground state of Virginia

Voters in key swing state brave "terrible lines" and frigid temperatures in order to cast their ballot in US election.


Police violence marks Malaysia reform rally

Thousands of demonstrators demanding free and fair elections met with tear gas and water cannon in capital Kuala Lumpur.


Israel under fire over flotilla warning

Security cabinet "rethinking" threat to punish journalists covering upcoming bid to break the blockade of Gaza.


From street seller to global statesman

For those living in the Istanbul neighbourhood where Recep Tayyip Erdogan grew up, Turkey's leader is still "one of us".


Euphoria and reflection in Istanbul

While crowds celebrate the ruling party's success and a vibrant expression of Turkish democracy, others see tests ahead.

Middle East

Israel razes Negev village again

Witness talks of "unnecessary force" in demolition of Bedouin homes.