Politics

Erdogan: Turkey may hold EU accession referendum

President says Turkey may hold a public vote on whether to continue to pursue European Union membership.

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Has the rule of engagement changed in Iraq?

There has been an outcry over the high number of civilians killed by suspected US-led coalition air strikes in Mosul.

Middle East

US admits Mosul air raids where civilians were killed

Coalition says it struck area in west Mosul where officials say scores of civilians were killed by aerial bombardment.

Middle East

Senior Hamas member assassinated in Gaza Strip

Gaza police say Israel and collaborators responsible for killing of senior Hamas member Mazen Faqha.

Middle East

Anger as laptop ban on flights comes into force

Passengers decry US, UK ban on laptops and tablets in hand luggage on some flights from Middle East and North Africa.

Middle East

Lebanon university settles US lawsuit over Hezbollah

American University of Beirut to pay $700,000 for violating US sanctions by giving media training to banned outlets.

Middle East

UK: ‘Anecdotal’ evidence of Gulen role in Turkey coup attempt

While there is 'anecdotal and circumstantial' evidence that individual members of the Gulen movement were involved in a failed coup attempt in Turkey last year, hard proof was difficult to find, according to a UK parliamentary report.

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Turkey defence minister: NATO could've been more frank

As Ankara negotiates with Moscow to acquire S-400 missiles, Turkey's defence minister discusses NATO and security.

Middle East

Government official accuses Syrian rebels of undermining UN talks

A fifth round of UN-sponsored talks aimed at ending Syria's conflict is under way in Geneva. But Syria's chief negotiator, Bashar Jaafari, has warned that a surge in rebel violence threatens the diplomatic process.

Middle East

UK report: Some Gulenists involved in Turkish coup

'Relative lack of hard evidence' that Gulen movement as a whole was behind coup attempt, UK Parliament reports says.

Middle East

Mubarak walks free after six-year detention in Egypt

Ex-president, recently acquitted for role in protester deaths during 2011 uprising, returns to his Cairo home.

Middle East

'No miracles' in Geneva talks as Syria fighting rages

A fifth round of UN-backed Syria talks is under way in Geneva amid low expectations as violence on the ground escalates.

Middle East

Iraq: Sadr threatens elections boycott at Baghdad rally

Powerful Shia leader demands changes to electoral law at Baghdad demonstration attended by thousands of supporters.

Middle East

Mauritania leader calls for referendum to change constitution

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the president of Mauritania, is calling for a referendum over proposed constitutional amendments. If voted in, the controversial changes will abolish the Senate and change the country's flag.