Mexico rules military fight against cartels is unlawful

Mexico's top court has struck down a law that formalized the decade-old domestic deployment of the military. The miliary are widely seen as the only trustful agency capable of fighting against powerful drug cartels. Mexico's...

With new Egypt capital being built, what becomes of Cairo?

AP The new capital — a proper name has yet to be found — is the $45 billion brainchild of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ‘Historical Cairo must remain the political capital of Egypt’ CAIRO: Billboards...

Zuckerberg ‘Didn’t Know’ Facebook Hired PR Firm That Reportedly Smeared Soros

Zuckerberg's statement came on the heels of an explosive report, which claimed that Facebook paid a research firm to press the media into examining the financial connections between Facebook critics and George Soros. Facebook CEO...

Canada Considering Sanctions Against Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Canada could soon join the United States in imposing sanctions against the Saudi nationals accused of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters. Earlier in the day, the US...

State Dept Responds to DPRK Weapons Test, ‘Confident’ Promises Will Be Fulfilled

The US State Department has responded to the recent report that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed a test of the country's new high-tech tactical weapon. The US State Department spokesman said on Thursday that it...

Assange’s Lawyer: Ecuador May Be Planning Extradition Under Deal With UK, US

QUITO (Sputnik) – Carlos Poveda, the lawyer of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, told Sputnik that Ecuador might extradite his client, suggesting Quito might have reached an agreement for this with London and Washington. "There has...

UK Could Face More Cabinet Resignations as PM May Vows to Stick to Brexit...

On Thursday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the government had approved a draft Brexit agreement with the EU, something that prompted a whole array of cabinet officials to step down, including Brexit...

EU court highlights procedural errors in putting PKK on 2014-2017 terrorist lists

The Court of Justice in Luxembourg has ruled that the listing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) by the EU as a terrorist organization between the years 2014 and 2017 was unjustified, Deutsche Welle...

Russia: Idlib agreement with Turkey not yet successfully implemented

Russia’s foreign ministry said on Thursday the process of separating radical militants from moderate opposition groups in the demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib region had not yet been successfully achieved, Reuters reported. Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova...

Perinçek claims Turkish, Syrian delegations met 6 times recently in Iran

Chairman of the ultranationalist Homeland Party (VP) Doğu Perinçek has said delegations from Turkey and Syria met six times recently at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s request. Perinçek told Sputnik news that he confirmed the...

Central bank: Turkish lira will be valued at 5.64 to the US dollar at...

Turkey’s central bank released an expectation poll for the month of November that it conducted on 70 finance experts, executives and professionals in which the value of lira against the US dollar is forecast...

EP rapporteur exposes AKP trolls after call for suspension of Turkey talks

European Parliament (EP) member and Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri announced on her Twitter account that trolls supporting the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) had bombarded her following her call for an official suspension...

Turkey to start construction of Canal İstanbul next year, despite criticism

Turkey plans to launch the construction of artificial sea-level waterway Canal İstanbul in 2019, the transport and infrastructure minister said on Thursday, despite criticism of the project. “Construction of Canal Istanbul should not be delayed...

Young woman arrested for insulting Atatürk and Erdoğan

A 19-year-old woman in Turkey’s western province of Uşak was arrested on charges of insulting Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Hürriyet newspaper...

Al-Qaeda and ISIL outfits operate in Turkey under charity cover

Abdullah Bozkurt Two front aid groups that operate in Turkey’s southeastern border provinces near Syria, led by known militants of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have been allowed to...

Gülen-linked NGO says alarmed by US media reports about Gülen extradition intentions

The Alliance for Shared Values (AfSV), the official representative of the Gülen movement in the United States, in an online statement on Thursday said it is alarmed at reports that the US administration is...

Turkey-EU step up for dialogue meetings

Turkey and the EU will resume bilateral dialogue meetings in the upcoming weeks and months, with the first high level one to take place next week with the participation of senior commission officials. Ankara and Brussels...

Turkish woman adopted by biological mother shocked over father’s DNA results

In the latest plot twist of a real-life drama in Turkey, a young woman who was adopted by her biological mother years ago was shocked when she learned about the results of a DNA test...

Bette Midler slammed for vulgar caption of old Melania Trump modeling photo

By Mariah Haas-Fox News Bette Midler, who last month called women the "most disrespected creatures on earth," is now in hot water for showing disrespect to first lady Melania Trump. On Thursday, the 72-year-old actress-singer posted a...

YPG is ‘Syrian offshoot’ of PKK: US envoy

The PYD/YPG is the Syrian branch of the PKK terror group, the American Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey said Nov. 15. He spoke at a panel at the Defense One Summit, which brings top military, foreign policy and intelligence...