- Ruling party nominee wins Turkish house speaker post Updated: Jul-01-15 11:56 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's parliament has elected the ruling party's candidate as its new speaker with the tacit support of a right-wing nationalist party, a move that represents a serious gesture to the ruling party as Turkey heads toward coalition-building talks.
- Rebel flag controversy 1 in long line of disputes worldwide Updated: Jun-23-15 5:45 pm
BERLIN - Around the world, countries have long struggled with questions about flags similar to those faced by South Carolina, which is under pressure to remove a Confederate flag from its statehouse in the wake of the shootings that killed nine people at a historic black church.
- Far-right surges in Croatia as EU disappointment spreads Updated: Jun-23-15 7:26 am
ZAGREB, Croatia - It was one of the biggest nights in Croatia's sporting calendar: a European Championship soccer qualifying match with Italy. Seconds after kick-off in a game beamed around the world, a gigantic swastika materialized on the pitch under the shocked gaze of European soccer officials.
- China mum on foreign invites to military parade Updated: Jun-23-15 12:55 am
BEIJING - Chinese organizers of a parade marking the end of World War II were keeping mum Tuesday over the sensitive question of which foreign countries' militaries had been invited to take part.
- Suu Kyi warns instability could delay Myanmar elections Updated: Jun-20-15 5:07 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told her party's senior members Saturday that this year's general election could be delayed if there is any instability in the country.
- Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel dead at 90 Updated: Jun-17-15 8:32 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Suleyman Demirel was a master pragmatist whose remarkable talent for staying on top of Turkish politics saw him survive two coups, serve seven terms as Turkey's prime minister and cap his career with the presidency.
- China to simplify entry rules for Taiwan visitors Updated: Jun-15-15 2:43 am
BEIJING - China will make it easier for Taiwanese to visit, state media reported Monday, in the latest appeal to voters ahead of crucial presidential elections on the island in January.
- Turkey's new parliament features 4 key parties Updated: Jun-08-15 12:03 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Four parties will dominate Turkey's 550-seat parliament following Sunday's elections. Here is a sketch of each political force.
- Review: How 250,000 refugees were rescued in Turkey Updated: Jun-08-15 10:49 am
"The Great Fire" (Ecco), by Lou Ureneck
- A year in office, el-Sissi tries to rule Egypt as 1-man show Updated: Jun-06-15 12:47 pm
CAIRO - The words of the pro-government TV talk show host left no room for debate. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is synonymous with Egypt, he lectured his audience, and Egyptians are either on his side or are enemies of the nation.
- Parliamentary elections high stakes for Turkey - and Erdogan Updated: Jun-05-15 7:08 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey holds parliamentary elections Sunday in which there's little doubt about the overall outcome: victory for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party. Still, the elections may turn out to be the most important since Erdogan's Justice and Development Party swept to power in 2002. The reason is that make-up of the new Parliament promises to determine whether Erdogan can achieve his dream of giving himself sweeping new powers - or whether his official presidential role will remain circumscribed. Here is a look at the key factors.