Erdogan has signed into law constitutional amendments aimed at giving him sweeping new powers
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Payments to top politicians were used to secure a UAE military base in controversial Somaliland-UAE deal
The stupidity of Trump’s showy, spiteful, move is more than geographic, it’s awful on legal and even efficacy grounds as well, and more complicated than it seems.
Thousands of people turned out to say “No” to Trump’s Executive Order to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Even those who are legal citizens and Green Card holders were detained for hours or not allowed to return.
Erdogan wins in years long push for a Turkish presidential system likely to solidify his continued rule
Being citizens of a fantastically rich petro-state, Qataris do not have to work or innovate for money in the way other countries do: they are the ultimate rentiers whose tiny population has won the geological lottery.
The Egyptian dictatorship froze the assets of several NGOs and activists this week
While the United States is not openly involved in attacks, there is evidence that the weaponry being used indeed originates from the U.S., which creates an unfortunate direct link to the unlawful engagements being committed.
Ten jailed Turkish journalists from paper critical of government face media blackout in worrying trend
“Harry Potter” author JK Rowling continued her support for those affected by the Syrian war