US freezes US$125 million funds for Palestinian refugees

US freezes US$125 million funds for Palestinian refugees

The United States has frozen US$125 million (£92.1 million) in funding for a U.N. agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees, Axios news site reported on Friday, days after President Donald Trump threatened to withhold future aid payments to Palestinians.

Severe storm batters western Europe, British Isles

Severe storm batters western Europe, British Isles

A violent storm packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour battered parts of western Europe Wednesday, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes across France, Britain and Ireland without power and causing damage to trains and roads in Germany,

Mogherini: 2018 key year for Balkans

Mogherini: 2018 key year for Balkans

European Commission High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said Monday that 2018 will be a key year for the Balkans to make the path of European integration and reforms irreversible.

China's Shanghai to battle 'big city disease' by limiting population to 25 million

China's Shanghai to battle 'big city disease' by limiting population to 25 million

China’s financial hub of Shanghai will limit its population to 25 million people by 2035 as part of a quest to manage “big city disease”, the cabinet has said, Reuters reports.

Report: 5,822 academics dismissed by Turkish gov’t so far

Report: 5,822 academics dismissed by Turkish gov’t so far

Following the dismissal of 105 academics by means of a recent state of emergency decree, the number of academics fired by decree-laws issued by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has reached 5,822, bianet reported on Monday.

Erdoğan calls on people to show no mercy to Gülen movement

Erdoğan calls on people to show no mercy to Gülen movement

Amid an ongoing witch-hunt targeting the faith-based Gülen movement, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday called on people to not show mercy to the movement, saying the pitiful will be pitied, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

UN relief office warns of increasing famine in Yemen

UN relief office warns of increasing famine in Yemen

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is concerned by the increasing number of districts in Yemen that are at risk of famine, a UN spokesman said on Thursday, Xinhua reports.

Turkish teachers linked to Gülen movement detained in Afghanistan

Turkish teachers linked to Gülen movement detained in Afghanistan

One Afghan and three Turkish teachers linked to the faith-based Gülen movement were detained by Afghan intelligence officials on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

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