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Iran, world powers hold tough talks


Iran and world powers sat down on Saturday for their first meeting in 15 months hoping to ease tensions over Tehran's nuclear programme, but with mutual mistrust and tough talk making a major breakthr

Syria's 'friends' try to twist screw on Assad


Western and Arab nations stepped up verbal pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday, mistrusting his acceptance of a plan to end a year of bloodshed, but stopped short of arming rebels o

Turkish ferry hijacker dead, hostages free: governor


A Kurdish rebel who hijacked a Turkish ferry with 24 people aboard was killed today and all his hostages brought to safety after an ordeal of more than 12 hours, authorities said. "Soon after the begi

138 bodies found after Turkey quake


At least 138 bodies have been found after a magnitude-7.2 earthquake hit Turkey's southeastern Van province on Sunday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said early Monday.

More than 350 people were

Syrian refugees in Turkey down to 10,700

The number of Syrian refugees taking shelter in tent cities in Turkey has decreased to 10,757 after several hundred people turned back home, Turkish officials said on Tuesday.

Bomb attack in Istanbul wounds seven: Officials


A bomb blast at a bus stop in central Istanbul on Thursday left seven people injured including a police officer, officials said.

Vettel excited to race before sold out crowd in India


More than anything else, the prospect of racing before a crowd, exceeding one lakh people, is what makes World Champion Sebastian Vettel wait excitingly for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in October.

Vettel poles apart as he equals Hakkinen's feat


Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel bounced back from his crash in practice on Friday to claim pole position in an all Red Bull front row on Saturday for Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix.

His four

Sublime Vettel leads home Red Bull 1-2


Defending drivers world champion Sebastian Vettel consolidated his lead in this year's title race with a near-flawless drive to victory for Red Bull in Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix.

The 23-year-old Ge

Turkey busts Al Qaeda cell, arrests 41


Turkish security forces on Tuesday busted an Al Qaeda cell in Istanbul and arrested 41 militants, including a rebel leader, Xinhua reported. Raids were conducted simultaneously in 50 different locations across the country, including Istanbul's Bagcilar, Esenler and Kartal districts.

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