A Turkish court has handed down life sentences to 72 defendants for their roles in clashes on an Istanbul bridge that led to the deaths of dozens of people, including a key aide of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during an abortive coup two years ago.
Turkish court gives life imprisonment to 72 over coup bridge killings
Turkish gendarmerie forces have killed a high-ranking member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group during a counter-terrorism operation in the country’s eastern province of Bitlis.
Senior PKK terrorist killed in anti-terror operation in Turkey's Bitlis
A court in Bahrain has handed down prison sentences to five anti-regime protesters as the ruling Al Khalifah regime does not shy away from its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.
Bahraini court gives prison sentences to five anti-regime activists
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says his country will take delivery of the first batch of advanced S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia by late next year.
Turkey to take delivery of first batch of S-400 systems in late 2018: FM
A top adviser to Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei hailed his country’s “strategic relationship” with Russia on Wednesday during a visit to Moscow, part of a diplomatic offensive by Tehran as it braces for renewed US sanctions.
Leader’s adviser in Moscow, hails ‘strategic’ ties with Russia
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has underlined the country’s determination to make progress in its EU membership process.
Turkey resolved to make progress in EU membership process: Cavusoglu
Israeli warships have stopped a boat from a humanitarian flotilla set off from the Gaza strip to Cyprus to break the regime's 11-year siege on the coastal enclave.
Israel stops vessel from Gazan humanitarian flotilla
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned again by police as part of their investigations into a string of corruption allegations, media reports say.
Police question Netanyahu again over telecom corruption case
A senior Iranian cleric demanded that mandatory hijab laws for foreign tourists who travel to Iran’s free trade zones be abolished.
Senior cleric urges abolishing mandatory hijab for foreign tourists
Iranian midfielder Omid Ebrahimi has joined professional Qatari football club Al Ahli, which is currently playing in the Persian Gulf kingdom’s first tier of football league competition – known as Qatar Stars League.
Iranian footballer Ebrahimi moves to professional Qatari club Al Ahli

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