Middle East


US Consulate employee charged with espionage

Author:  Fri, 2019-02-01 23:28 ANKARA: A Turkish court on Friday accepted an indictment charging a local employee of the US Consulate in Istanbul with espionage and attempting to overthrow the government, state media reported. Metin Topuz, who liaised with the … read more

US Senate wants troops to stay in Syria, Afghanistan

Author:  Fri, 2019-02-01 22:52 WASHINGTON: The Republican-led US Senate advanced largely symbolic legislation on Thursday opposing plans for any abrupt withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan. The Senate voted 68-23 in favor of a non-binding amendment, drafted by Republican … read more

Sudan police fire tear gas on protest after prayers

Author:  AFP ID:  1549026467614490200 Fri, 2019-02-01 13:02 KHARTOUM: Sudanese police fired tear gas on Friday at worshippers leaving a mosque in the metropolis chanting “freedom, freedom” in an anti-government protest after the main weekly Muslim prayers, witnesses said. Worshippers have … read more