Turkey looks increasingly likely to face an early election as its air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Islamic State in Syria stir nationalist sentiment and coalition talks make little apparent progress. 693 more words
At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group’s new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest. 849 more words
Beijing, the Chinese capital, has won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games that follow.
The decision was announced Friday by the International Olympic Committee after a final runoff against Almaty, Kazakhstan. 256 more words