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Kurdish Man’s Case Becomes Rallying Cry for Japan Protest

Kurdish Man’s Case Becomes Rallying Cry for Japan Protest

The case of a Kurdish man who says he was stopped and shoved to the ground by Tokyo police became a rallying cry for protesters marching in solidarity with Black Lives Matter on Saturday. Several hundred people chanting "I can't breathe" to invoke the death of George Floyd in the United States ma

Italy Expels Tunisian Tied to Berlin Christmas Market Attack

Italy Expels Tunisian Tied to Berlin Christmas Market Attack

Italy's interior ministry said on Saturday it had expelled a Tunisian national linked to the man who carried out a deadly 2016 attack on a Berlin Christmas market. Montassar Yaakoubi, described by the ministry as "an associate of the Tunisian terrorist Anis Amri," was flown to Tunisia on a specia

Uproar in Turkey after Police Detain 3 Opposition MPs

The detention this week of three Turkish opposition lawmakers after they were stripped of their jobs by parliament, has triggered furious charges against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. The parliament controlled by Erdogan's AKP party barred an MP from the main opposition Republican

UN Calls for Urgent Action to Aid Countries Near 'Debt Distress' From COVID-19

UN Calls for Urgent Action to Aid Countries Near 'Debt Distress' From COVID-19

Head the UN Economic and Social Council stressed the need for a quick action Tuesday to help the growing number of countries already facing or at risk of “debt distress” because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Norway’s UN ambassador, Mona Juul, head of the 54-nation UN body, s

Netanyahu Files Police Complaint over Death Threats

Netanyahu Files Police Complaint over Death Threats

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has filed a complaint with the police for the third time this year about receiving death threats from Israeli Jews. A senior police commander came to Netanyahu’s residence to take his testimony, and the police said it is investigating three suspects. I

Turkey Orders Detention of 118 People over Gulen Links

Turkey Orders Detention of 118 People over Gulen Links

Turkey issued detention warrants for 118 people, mostly members of the military and security forces, suspected of links to the network that Ankara says was behind a 2016 coup attempt, the Istanbul prosecutor's office said on Tuesday. Authorities have carried out a sustained crackdown on alleged f

Grand Bazaar, Cafes Open and Flights Resume as Turkey Eases up

Grand Bazaar, Cafes Open and Flights Resume as Turkey Eases up

Flights and car travel resumed between Turkey’s big cities on Monday and cafes, restaurants and Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar reopened in the country’s biggest step to ease restrictions taken to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Traffic levels jumped in the commercial hub of Istanbul, with many Turks r

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