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Appointment of new OIC chief okayed

Appointment of new OIC chief okayed

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday approved the appointment of Dr Yusuf Ahmad Al-Othaimeen as its new secretary general during an emergency meeting in Makkah. He has replaced Iyad Ameen Madani, who resigned from the position on Oct 31 for health reasons.

18-11-2016 WEST ASIA

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Turkey: 10,000 More Civil Servants Sacked, Media Outlets Shu…

Turkey: 10,000 More Civil Servants Sacked, Media Outlets Shut in Latest Crackdown

TRANS ASIA NEWS Istanbul: Turkey said it had dismissed a further 10,000 civil servants and closed 15 more media outlets over suspected links with terrorist organisations and US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup in July.

31-10-2016 Turkey

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Saudi admits bombing Yemen funeral

Saudi admits bombing Yemen funeral

TRANS ASIA NEWSRiyadh:- Saudi Arabia has admitted that it bombed a funeral in the Yemeni capital that killed more than 140 people last week after initially denying it. A statement by a Saudi investigative body said on Saturday the kingdom carried out the strike based on what it called bad...

15-10-2016 WEST ASIA

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Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in Turkish capital

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in Turkish capital

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA: Two militants believed to be preparing a car bomb attack detonated explosives, killing themselves in a remote area near Ankara on Saturday after Turkish police told them to surrender, the provincial governor said.

08-10-2016 Turkey

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

TRANS ASIA NEWSTel Aviv :- Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, known as the regime’s “last remaining founding father,” has died almost two weeks after suffering a stroke.The Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv pronounced the 93-year-old dead at 0000 GMT on Wednesday.

28-09-2016 WEST ASIA

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Turkey dismisses 87 spy agency staff over failed coup

Turkey dismisses 87 spy agency staff over failed coup

TRANS ASIA NEWSISTANBUL: Turkey has dismissed 87 staff from its spy agency over alleged links to the failed July 15 coup which sought to oust the government, state media reported on Tuesday.Eighty-seven out of 141 personnel suspended in an internal probe have been expelled from the National Intelligence Organisation, Anadolu...

27-09-2016 Turkey

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Kurdish rebel attacks on soldiers in Turkey kill 10

Kurdish rebel attacks on soldiers in Turkey kill 10

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA: Kurdish rebels staged two attacks against security forces in southeast Turkey on Monday, killing 10 security force members and wounding eight others, the country's state-run news agency reported.

26-09-2016 Turkey

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Al Azhar Cleric Terms Salafists as Non-Sunnis

Al Azhar Cleric Terms Salafists as Non-Sunnis

TRANS ASIA NEWSCairo:- In a speech to Muslims worldwide and the West, Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb had renounced all radical takfiri-inspired actions, saying that such deeds are in no way related to the teachings of Islam’s fundamental Sunni sect.Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov, accompanied by a...

10-09-2016 WEST ASIA

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Iran wants Saudi punished for Mina tragedy

Iran wants Saudi punished for Mina tragedy

Piled up bodies of pilgrims in a Mina street after stampede last year- File Pic TRANS ASIA NEWS TEHRAN– Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Saudi authorities of “bigoted extremism” late Tuesday in an increasingly bitter war of words over Iran’s exclusion from this year’s hajj pilgrimage.Javad Zarif was responding to...

07-09-2016 WEST ASIA

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Another 10,000 sacked in post-coup purge in Turkey

Another 10,000 sacked in post-coup purge in Turkey

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA:- Turkey has sacked another 10,000 police officers, judges, prosecutors and academics, according to a decree published on Friday, as the state continued a purge within public services following July’s failed coup.A total of 7,669 police were dismissed in the latest swoop on suspected coup plotters or supporters,...

02-09-2016 Turkey

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Turkish interior minister quits amid turmoil

Turkish interior minister quits amid turmoil

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA:- Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala has quit his post in the wake of apparent intelligence failures and public criticism over a string of militant attacks as well as the failed July 15 coup attempt.

01-09-2016 Turkey

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Yemeni missiles hit Saudi oil facilities

Yemeni missiles hit Saudi oil facilities

TRANS ASIA NEWSSanna:- Yemeni Houthi rebels have reportedly fired missiles targeting Saudi Aramco, allegedly damaging the oil giant’s facilities in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Friday, according to local Houthi-affiliated media, with no confirmation from Saudi officials or Aramco itself.

27-08-2016 WEST ASIA

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Turkey 'planned Syria operation for over 2 years'

Turkey 'planned Syria operation for over 2 years'

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA: Turkey had been planning a Syria ground operation for over two years before launching an offensive this week, but it was stalled by the military and various international disputes, an official said Thursday.

26-08-2016 Turkey

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Israel’s supreme court shuns plea to unchain Palestinian hun…

Israel’s supreme court shuns plea to unchain Palestinian hunger striker

TRANS ASIA NEWSJERUSALEM: A rights group on Wednesday said Israel’s Supreme Court was perpetuating abuses by failing to order that a Palestinian hunger striker shackled to his hospital bed be unchained.Bilal Kayed has been on hunger strike for 71 days in protest against his detention without charge by Israel and...

25-08-2016 WEST ASIA

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'No clue' who bombed Gaziantep wedding:Turkish PM

'No clue' who bombed Gaziantep wedding:Turkish PM

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA:-Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Ankara has no clue about who was behind the recent deadly wedding bombing in the southeastern province of Gaziantep. "We do not have a clue about who the perpetrators behind the attack were. Early information on who did the attack, in what...

23-08-2016 Turkey

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Turkey to release 38,000 from jail; frees space for plotters

Turkey to release 38,000 from jail; frees space for plotters

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA:- Turkey issued a decree Wednesday paving the way for the conditional release of 38,000 prisoners, the justice minister said — an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for thousands of people who have been arrested as part of an investigation into last month’s...

17-08-2016 Turkey

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Saudi bombs Yemen again,9 killed

Saudi bombs Yemen again,9 killed

TRANS ASIA NEWSSanna:- At least nine people, including two children, have been killed in the latest Saudi military airstrikes against residential neighborhoods in Yemen.Saudi fighter jets struck a vehicle on Tuesday morning as it was traveling along a road in the Abs district of the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah,...

16-08-2016 WEST ASIA

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Turkey suspends 2,500 more from religion agency

Turkey suspends 2,500 more from religion agency

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA: Turkey suspended over 2,500 more staff from the powerful religious affairs state agency on Tuesday in the latest purge after last month's failed coup blamed on US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. The religious affairs directorate, Diyanet, said in a statement that 2,560 people have been suspended in the...

10-08-2016 Turkey

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Turkish court issues arrest warrant for Fethullah Gulen

Turkish court issues arrest warrant for Fethullah Gulen

TRANS ASIA NEWS ANKARA: A court in Turkey issued a formal warrant on Thursday for the arrest of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who the government accuses of being behind the failed July 15 coup that left more than 270 people dead.

05-08-2016 Turkey

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Yemen govt delegates quit talks

Yemen govt delegates quit talks

TRANS ASIA NEWSKUWAIT CITY: Yemen’s government delegation to peace talks were leaving Kuwait on Monday after the rebel side rejected a draft peace plan proposed by the United Nations, its representatives said.“We now leave Kuwait ... but are not quitting the consultations and not ending them before Aug 7,” said...

02-08-2016 WEST ASIA

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Erdogan culls nearly 1,400 from army, overhauls top military…

Erdogan culls nearly 1,400 from army, overhauls top military council

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA: Turkey dismissed nearly 1,400 more members of its armed forces and stacked the top military council with government ministers on Sunday, moves designed by President Tayyip Erdogan to put him in full control of the military after a failed coup.

01-08-2016 Turkey

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Turkey kills 35 militants after they try to storm base

Turkey kills 35 militants after they try to storm base

TRANS ASIA NEWSDIYARBAKIR: Turkey's army killed 35 Kurdish militants after they attempted to storm a base in the southeastern Hakkari province early on Saturday, military officials said. The overnight attack came hours after clashes in Hakkari's Cukurca district between soldiers and militants from theKurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that left eight soldiers...

30-07-2016 Turkey

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Turkish military promotes 99 colonels in shake-up, top brass…

Turkish military promotes 99 colonels in shake-up, top brass little changed

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA:- Turkey’s top military council promoted 99 colonels to the rank of general or admiral and put 48 generals into retirement in its annual shake-up, the military said on Friday, although the top brass was little changed after this month’s failed coup attempt.President Tayyip Erdogan approved the council’s...

29-07-2016 Turkey

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Turkey coup plot:16,000 detained, 50,000 fired

Turkey coup plot:16,000 detained, 50,000 fired

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA:- Turkey has launched a wide-ranging purge of the army and civilian state institutions following the failed coup aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Ankara blames the rebellion on his arch-foe, the US-based Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen, accusing him of running the "Fethullah Terror Organisation" (FETO). He strongly...

28-07-2016 Turkey

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