The EU moved Tuesday to prolong border controls in the passport-free Schengen area for three months, missing an end-of-year deadline to scrap the emergency measures adopted to cope with last year's massive migrant influx.
The Contemporary Journalists Association (ÇGD) has said although a military coup attempt was foiled in Turkey, freedom of the press in the country has been sustaining blow after blow since the failed coup.
A small plane carrying at least five people working for the European Union's Frontex border control mission crashed near the Maltese capital of La Valletta, with all on board presumed dead.
A huge cleansing of Turkey’s state and other institutions is continuing as people from all walks of life find themselves hunted down and taken into custody.
Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43% in the past year, United Nations officials have said, BBC reports.
Vladimir Putin has said Russia was ready to extend the humanitarian pause in Aleppo, Syria's second largest city already badly damaged by bombing, "as far as possible".
Turkey’s Human Rights Association (İHD) stated on Wednesday that 40,573 rights violations occurred in the first nine months of 2016 in Turkey, the Cumhuriyet daily reported.
Ayşenur Parıldak, a former reporter from the now-closed Zaman daily who is among dozens of journalists jailed after a failed military coup attempt in Turkey, said she has been subjected to physical violence and sexual harassment in prison.