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"24.01.2017 00:57:13" trtworld.com The notorious Erik Prince set to make a comeback under Trump The former head of private security firm Blackwater is reportedly advising US President Donald Trump from behind the scenes. We look at Prince's controversies, past and present. Erik Prince, the former CEO of notorious military contractor Blackwater CEO and US Navy SEAL veteran, may seem like a relic of the past. But he could be set to make a comeback under the Trump administration.
"23.01.2017 20:01:12" trtworld.com Did Trump steal lines from Hollywood movies in his inaugural speech? Social media is buzzing with claims President Donald Trump plagiarised parts of his speech from the Bee Movie, Avatar and Batman supervillain Bane. But this time, not all the allegations can stick. Did President Trump steal lines from Hollywood movies for his inaugural speech?
We've all seen the hilarious memes from the Bee Movie and videos with Bane. But this time, social media got it mostly wrong.
"23.01.2017 18:42:26" trtworld.com Reporter's Notebook: Astana talks Day 1 — As it happened No longer able to ignore the elephant in the room, tensions erupt as discussion of Syria's failing ceasefire is a non-starter. First day of the Syria peace talks in Astana got off to a rough start after discussion broke down over failure to establish common ground on the strengthening of a ceasefire agreement brokered by Turkey and Russia. We bring you an insider's account from
"23.01.2017 16:00:36" trtworld.com Syrian rebels and the regime have started peace talks. What's next? The talks brokered by Russia and Turkey have brought the Syrian regime and rebel fighters to the table. But will they be able to bring lasting peace?
"23.01.2017 13:35:44" Why is this elephant kicking her baby? Is this elephant trampling her newborn?
"23.01.2017 11:12:32" Syrians need bread, not bullets "The Syrian people do not need bullets. They don't need bombs. They need bread. They need medicine. They need shelters."
Shaykh Muhammad al Yaqoubi has a message of charity for Syrian refugees.
"23.01.2017 08:20:32" trtworld.com Turkey launched an investment for citizenship programme. Why? The plan is to boost investment as Ankara joins a host of countries that are selling their nationality to rich foreigners. Turkey is offering economic citizenship to foreign investors in a bid to shore up its dollar currency reserves. Economist Emre Alkin believes it is not a bad idea.
"23.01.2017 01:30:00" Heating Up: Global warming Donald Trump has been filling his cabinet with climate change sceptics and people with close ties to the fossil fuel industry. The #Newsmakers visited affected communities in Colorado to investigate what impact his presidency could have on the
"22.01.2017 21:00:00" trtworld.com Chapecoense returns to pitch two months after air crash Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense played its first game in memory of those who died in the plane crash two months ago while en route to Colombia. Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense has played its first game after recruiting 22 new players following the loss 19 players and staff members in a plane crash, two month ago.
"22.01.2017 20:17:06" trtworld.com Far-right leaders meet to discuss 'free Europe' vision Donald Trump's victory gives hope to far-right leaders of European Union parties to score their political points at home. Far-right leaders from Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands met in the German city of Koblenz on Saturday to discuss how they might work together.
"22.01.2017 14:30:00" trtworld.com Trump slams "dishonest" media over size of inauguration crowd During his visit to CIA headquarters, the US president denied any feud with the intelligence agency and reiterated his resolve to "eradicate" terrorism from the face of this earth. US President Donald Trump has come down hard on the media, accusing them of deliberate misreporting of the facts as regards the size of the crowd that attended his inauguration on Friday.
"22.01.2017 12:00:00" Toxic gadget trash is piling up in Asia Asia's booming middle class drives mountains of 'e-waste' and it's getting out of control
"22.01.2017 09:52:50" trtworld.com Millions around the world rally against Donald Trump More than two million people flooded US cities, as women opposed to Donald Trump led a peaceful, stunning rebuke against the new US president. "Sister marches" were also staged in other cities across Europe and Asia. Millions of demonstrators around world were united in their concerns about social and economic justice issues as well as President Donald Trump, his plans for America and for women in particular.
"22.01.2017 07:03:51" trtworld.com At least 32 dead and 50 injured as train derails in India Nine coaches of the express train, en route to Bhubaneswar from Jagdalpur, derailed near Kuneri station, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The cause of derailment appears to be a technical fault, said police. At least 32 people were killed and 50 others injured when a passenger train derailed in eastern India on Saturday night.
"22.01.2017 01:00:00" How Trump's presidency will shape America and the world? Famed political forecaster, George Friedman, offers his predictions.
"21.01.2017 21:00:00" trtworld.com 16 dead as bus carrying Hungarian students crashes in Italy The bus was returning from a skiing trip in France when it ploughed into a bridge pillar and burst into flames on a motorway in Italy. The bus was returning from a skiing trip in France when it ploughed into a bridge pillar and burst into flames on a motorway in Italy.
"21.01.2017 20:30:00" trtworld.com Anti-Trump women's rallies held around the world A series of protests were held throughout the US and major international cities against President Donald Trump's often angry, populist rhetoric. A series of protests were held throughout the US and major international cities against President Donald Trump's often angry, populist rhetoric.
"21.01.2017 19:30:00" Trump has the money, the lifestyle, the empire, and now he's the leader of the so called free world. The Newsmakers' Imran Garda asks if he'll thrive or wilt? And will journalists resist the temptation to only cover him negatively, and give credit where
"21.01.2017 18:00:45" El Chapo extradited to the US Is El Chapo's unexpected extradition to the US politically motivated?
"21.01.2017 16:30:00" How do comedians feel about Donald Trump's presidency? The #Newsmakers speaks with political comedian, Jeremy McLellan Comedy, about whether he's a boost for the industry.
"21.01.2017 14:00:01" trtworld.com Can Turkey shut down Incirlik Air Base? Experts and academics say if Turkey takes the base offline it will have consequences for relations between Ankara and Washington. Ties are already strained over US support for the YPG. Tensions between Turkey and the US-led coalition have risen due to what Turkey says is a lack of anti-Daesh support from the coalition. The first casualty of a poor relationship could be the Incirlik airbase.
"21.01.2017 12:00:00" The unexpected world traveller Meet Ayse Teyze (Aunt), the 60-year-old hitchhiker whose travels went viral after she forgot her camera in a young couple's car. This is the story of their journey to find her.
"21.01.2017 10:18:23" trtworld.com Turkish parliament approves constitutional reform bill The Turkish parliament has approved a constitutional reform bill that would allow the country to adopt a presidential form of government.
"21.01.2017 08:51:13" First speech as US President "America first." said Donald Trump in his first speech as US President, but this motto is a bit problematic. Here is why.
"21.01.2017 08:16:20" Protesters in the street for Trump's inauguration As President Trump gave his inauguration speech, riots shook Washington DC.
"21.01.2017 01:00:00" Trump's economic policy Donald Trump has filled his cabinet with billionaire executives and investment bankers. Is he going to live up to his promise to drain the swamp? #Newsmakers spent time in New York, at the heart of US capitalism.
"21.01.2017 00:06:03" trtworld.com Chelsea Manning: A free woman in four months Chelsea Manning became one of the most well-known whistleblowers in US history after releasing hundreds of thousands of classified documents. Now, freedom is in sight, after Obama commuted her sentence during his final days in office. Chelsea Manning, now 29, was sentenced to stay in prison until 2045 for releasing hundreds of thousands of classified documents. But on January 17, outgoing US President Barack Obama commuted her sentence to seven years, most of which she has served.
"20.01.2017 22:43:04" trtworld.com Why two Muslim girls are causing a stir in Australia? An Australia Day billboard featuring two girls in hijabs was taken down after the company that put it up was threatened. After fierce online debate, a crowdfunding campaign has raised money to bring it back and put up more. A billboard promoting an Australia Day event, caused furious debate among social media users. Here is what happened.
"20.01.2017 21:32:37" What will Trump's top priority be? The Newsmakers asks Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim US soldier killed in Iraq, if he believed Donald Trump when he promised to defend the constitution in his inaugural address.
"20.01.2017 18:56:33" Donald Trump is America's new Commander-in-Chief The Newsmakers LIVE: Donald Trump is America's new Commander-in-Chief. He promised to make America great again. What will that mean? Watch our special coverage now, as we discuss with Khizr Khan and a Trump supporter #Inauguration
"20.01.2017 13:16:46" Did Obama deliver on his campaign promises? "Yes we can. Yes we did." Obama made many promises over his two campaigns. Now, as he leaves office, we have to ask...did he really?
"20.01.2017 09:17:47" Was the car-ramming incident in Umm al Hiran deliberate? Was this a deliberate car attack or did the driver lose control after being shot dead by Israeli forces?
"20.01.2017 01:00:01" trtworld.com What the Trump presidency means for police reforms In the wake of the protests over Freddy Gray's death, residents of Baltimore's poorest neighbourhood were granted some changes in the way their community is policed. Now they worry Trump's praise of more hardline policing will jeopardise reforms. “Police are the most mistreated people in this country,” President-elect Donald Trump said during his primary campaign. “At the same time, we have to give power back to the police, because crime is rampant.” What does a Trump White House mean for police
"19.01.2017 23:00:00" Under Obama's administration, the US has recovered from a financial crisis. #Newsmakers visited an under resourced community in Washington, DC to ask if Obama lived up to his promise of change.
"19.01.2017 21:01:48" Trump writing speech Twitter users roasted Trump after he posted a staged picture while writing his 'inaugural speech'
"19.01.2017 19:33:46" trtworld.com Adama Barrow sworn in as Gambia's new president The UN Security Council is set to vote later on Thursday on a draft resolution endorsing the West African regional force's efforts to remove outgoing president Yahya Jammeh who has refused to step down. Adama Barrow, who won the December presidential elections, has been sworn in as Gambia's new president on Thursday at Gambia's embassy in Senegal despite Yahya Jammeh's refusal to step down. Newly sworn-in President Barrow calls upon all Gambians and the
"19.01.2017 18:29:14" trtworld.com Former Guantanamo detainee has a message for Trump "If you endorse torture and if you endorse criminality then it will come back upon you."
We spoke to a former Guantanamo detainee, Moazzam Begg, who said there was no reason for the facility to exist.
"19.01.2017 15:10:08" Turks pay tribute to assassinated journalist Hrant Dink Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink was killed on this day 10 years ago. Turkey is still investigating the assassination. Authorities claim FETO was behind it.
"19.01.2017 11:00:00" trtworld.com Is Algeria heading for a late Arab Spring? Algeria may have the right ingredients for a full-blown popular uprising, but the newly healed scars of the last civil war make Algerians think twice about revolting. Algeria has been immune to the Arab Spring so far. But is that set to change?
"19.01.2017 06:53:49" trtworld.com Five things Obama said in his final White House press briefing Chelsea Manning, Cuba, Russia, fake news and cordial terms with Donald Trump - the press corps put US President Barack Obama on the briefing room hot seat for one last time. Chelsea Manning, Cuba, Russia, fake news and Trump... Here are five things Obama said in his last press briefing.
"19.01.2017 00:00:01" trtworld.com “Scared to death”: homeless in Washington react to the rise of Trump As inauguration day approaches, people who live on the streets of the nation's capital wait, watch and worry about the risk of social and healthcare cuts. "What would you tell Trump if you could?"
"Don't forget the 99 percent."
Like millions of other Americans, the homeless in DC rely on social welfare to survive. But many think Trump will care more about the rich than about them after he is sworn in.
"18.01.2017 21:00:01" trtworld.com On The Line: Home Internet Means Power in Cuba Not since the U.S. government's initiation of Radio Martí in 1980 has such a broad opportunity for uncensored information been available to Cubans. The difference now is that instead of attempting to prohibit access, the government is increasing it. Opinion: Like the proverbial crack in the dam, increased access to the Internet in Cuba is inevitable. And that can only be a good thing when it comes to instigating political reforms in Cuba.
"18.01.2017 19:13:04" The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh won't step down "No election, no military, or no foreign power can take me out of office unless Allah says so." Gambian President Yahya Jammeh isn't stepping down after losing his first election in 22 years. Who is this polarising president and what has he done for The
"18.01.2017 17:01:00" Pakistani pop star rescues female fan from harassment at concert Pakistani singer Atif Aslam stopped his concert to call out sexual harassment
"18.01.2017 15:00:01" Will Julian Assange hand himself in? Is Julian Assange going to turn himself in to the US after whistleblower Chelsea Manning's sentence was commuted?
"18.01.2017 12:43:49" trtworld.com How a train nearly brought Kosovo and Serbia to the brink of war A Serbian passenger train that departed from the country's capital Belgrade for Mitrovica, a disputed city in the youngest country in the Balkans, Kosovo, has escalated tensions in the region again. The renewed tension between Kosovo and Serbia is a reminder that the break up of Yugoslavia has left many micro-conflicts unresolved.
Analysts say political elites in both countries need to stop nationalist posturing, and provocative declarations, or
"18.01.2017 09:00:00" A solidarity walk for refugees "I just wanted to show what happens when one Christian man walks through a Muslim country [Jordan] and the experience is great.”
Goran Blazevic wants to reverse negative stereotypes and prejudice against Muslim refugees."
"18.01.2017 06:35:51" trtworld.com Obama commutes whistleblower Chelsea Manning's sentence The former US army intelligence analyst is one of 209 prisoners whose jail term was cut short by outgoing US President Barack Obama. Chelsea Manning, who leaked classified US documents to WikiLeaks, will be released in May
"18.01.2017 01:00:00" Australia Day billboard featuring girls in hijab removed An Australia Day billboard featuring two girls wearing hijab was removed after the company behind it received complaints.
"17.01.2017 21:30:35" trtworld.com Trump's CIA pick: from the Tea Party to spy chief nominee Mike Pompeo is the US president-elect's pick to take over the CIA. We examine his controversial views on a range of the thorniest issues, including... Mike Pompeo is Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA and that's raising some eyebrows. Pompeo is a Tea Party Republican who favours increasing domestic surveillance and has said he views Islam as a threat to the United States, and that waterboarding isn't
"17.01.2017 20:00:00" Angus can sniff out deadly bacteria C. difficile Angus the dog is trained to sniff out superbug Clostridium difficile and works at Vancouver Coastal Health Hospital.
"17.01.2017 19:11:06" medium.com Turkey's new constitution has its critics. Is the nation heading for one-man rule? – TRT World We ask the man at the helm of Turkey's constitutional commission, Mustafa Sentop, if the country is heading towards an authoritarian state. “Sovereignty belongs to the nation. We need to create a direct connection between lawmakers and the people.”
We ask Mustafa Sentop, the man at the helm of Turkey's constitutional changes if the nation is heading towards authoritarian rule.
"17.01.2017 17:13:37" trtworld.com Turkey says Istanbul nightclub attacker was "well-trained" Police identified the suspect as Abdulgadir Masharipov, who is believed to be responsible for killing 39 people at Reina nightclub in Istanbul. Abdulgadir Masharipov, the prime suspect in Reina nightclub massacre in which 39 people lost their lives on New Year's Day, was arrested by Turkish security forces late Monday night. The suspect nabbed in an apartment in Istanbul's Esenyurt district with
"17.01.2017 16:09:45" Newsmakers: Clone wars 19 years ago, 19 nations officially banned human cloning. So, where is cloning now? Can it be done? And even if it could be - do we want it to be?
"17.01.2017 14:20:10" Suspected Istanbul nightclub attacker arrested Who is the main suspect in the Istanbul nightclub attack? Police have just arrested Abdulgadir Masharipov.
"17.01.2017 12:42:04" trtworld.com Fifteen years on, why is Guantanamo still open? US President Barack Obama vowed to shut down the prison soon after taking office. But it's a decision that needed the support of the Congress, something he could never get. US President Barack Obama vowed to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention facility after taking office. But it's a decision that needed the support of the Congress, something he could never get.
"17.01.2017 08:21:21" trtworld.com Why is the Chinese media calling Trump's Taiwan remarks 'despicable' ? US president-elect Donald Trump says the One China policy is "under negotiation". The Chinese are angry because it means that the US may recognise China and Taiwan as separate entities. Since winning the November election, US president-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly said that he would review the 'one-China' policy. Why has the Chinese media called his comments 'despicable'?
"17.01.2017 04:00:01" trtworld.com Theresa May to confirm clean break from EU single market The prime minister is ready to announce UK's complete exit rather than being 'half in, half out' of the European Union, according to excerpts released by her office before her highly-anticipated Brexit speech on Tuesday. In UK Prime Minister Theresa May's much-awaited speech on Tuesday, she will set out her twelve priorities for upcoming divorce talks with the European Union.
"16.01.2017 21:47:51" Timeline Photos #BREAKING: Suspected Reina gunman identified as Abdulgadir Masharipov has been captured from Esenyurt district of Istanbul: police sources
More details: http://www.trtworld.com/turkey/police-capture-suspected-reina-gunman-in-istanbul-276745
"16.01.2017 20:30:00" Trump slammed for attacking civil rights legend John Lewis US President-elect Trump picks fight with civil rights legend John Lewis because he won't attend his inauguration.
"16.01.2017 16:46:27" 8 men as rich as half the world Eight men in the world are as rich as half of the world's population according to a report by Oxfam. Can you guess who these billionaires are?
"16.01.2017 14:00:00" Winter wonderland in Beijing stuns visitors Did ice turn this little-known valley into winter's greatest masterpiece?
"16.01.2017 10:31:02" Turkish cargo crash A Turkish cargo jet crashed in a Kyrgyz village, killing at least 37 people including 6 children and destroying dozens of homes.
"16.01.2017 07:01:51" trtworld.com Cargo plane crash kills at least 32 in Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz officials say the plane struck 15 buildings in a village, near the capital city Bishkek, when it crashed on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul. An ACT Airlines cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 32 people, most of them local villagers.
"16.01.2017 00:00:00" trtworld.com Obama says his Hawaiian roots shaped his outlook as president Hawaiians say Obama helped put the state back on the map and his visits make people more aware of the small island state. Outgoing President Barack Obama is the first US leader born in Hawaii. Obama says the multicultural nature of Hawaii helped him relate to people of different backgrounds. TRT World tracks his Hawaiian roots and how it shaped his presidency.
"15.01.2017 20:00:00" trtworld.com UK set to approve world's first tidal lagoon project Britain needs to invest in major new infrastructure to replace ageing coal and nuclear plants set to close in the 2020s. The British government is set to approve what's being called a revolutionary new power generator. Tidal lagoon generator will harness the energy of the tides coming up the coast of Wales. The 1.5 billion dollar project is expected to meet UK's energy
"15.01.2017 17:00:01" trtworld.com Iraqi forces take Mosul University from Daesh after fierce fighting Iraqi forces say they are close to recapturing the entire eastern bank of the Tigris river, bringing them in full control of eastern Mosul, and thus half of Daesh's last major stronghold in Iraq. Iraqi special forces said on Sunday they took full control of Mosul University complex after two days of fierce fighting with Daesh. The development is seen as an important gain towards retaking the entire eastern half of the city, which is Daesh's last
"15.01.2017 14:07:41" trtworld.com Turkey says US will be invited to Astana talks on Syria Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey, Russia and Iran have agreed to invite the US to the talks which are set to promote a political solution in war-torn Syria. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey, Russia and Iran have agreed to invite the US to the talks in Astana, Kazakhstan on January 23 to discuss peace in war-ravaged Syria. The meeting in Astana follows last month's ceasefire deal brokered
"15.01.2017 10:30:52" trtworld.com Palestinian president officially opens embassy in Vatican A meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Pope Francis will also take place ahead of an international conference where the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is scheduled to be discussed. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas unveiled a plaque and raised the Palestinian flag at a new Palestinian embassy in the Vatican on Saturday. President Abbas also met Pope Francis. The meeting took place ahead of an international conference in Paris on
"15.01.2017 03:00:00" trtworld.com Bird flu-plagued South Korea imports eggs from US to tackle shortage The import comes ahead of Lunar New Year holiday season when South Koreans cook traditional dishes that require the use of eggs. South Korea has received its first shipment of eggs from the United States to help it tackle a nationwide shortage caused by a bird flu outbreak.
"14.01.2017 23:00:00" trtworld.com Trump may lift sanctions against Russia if it helps US fight terror The outgoing Obama administration imposed sanctions on Russia in response to Moscow's alleged cyber attacks on the US presidential elections. US President-elect Donald Trump suggested on Friday that he may end sanctions against Russia if it helps Washington's fight against terror.
"14.01.2017 19:00:01" trtworld.com Turkey begins process to give citizenship to eligible Syrian refugees Syrian refugees who can offer a skill set in exchange for citizenship, say life will now get much easier for them in Turkey. Turkey has begun the process of giving citizenship to eligible Syrian refugees living on its soil
"14.01.2017 15:02:07" trtworld.com 2 arrested and charged for assisting Istanbul nightclub shooter Two Chinese nationals have been arrested and charged for assisting the shooter who killed at least 39 people at a popular nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's Day. Two Uighurs have been arrested and charged as accomplices in a terror attack on an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's.
"14.01.2017 11:00:00" Meet Sudan's first auto mechanic boss Who says women can't fix cars?
Meet Sondos Mostafa, a mechanic from Sudan who fixes dents like a boss.
"14.01.2017 07:21:23" trtworld.com Tunisia marks sixth year since Arab Spring victory Tunisia's former leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali stepped down, ending his 23-year grip on the country after finally giving into weeks of protests against his rule. Six years ago today, the Arab Spring burst into life in Tunisia after a wave of relentless pressure ousted leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power.
Today, many regard Tunisia's revolution as a case of the more things change, the more they stay the
"14.01.2017 01:00:00" Biden & Obama's bromantic relationship Joe Biden and Barack Obama's bromance came to a crescendo after Obama surprised him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
"13.01.2017 18:30:00" Turkey raises concerns over SDF links to PKK Turkey is concerned that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are linked to the PKK.
"13.01.2017 16:00:01" trtworld.com What's happening to activists in Pakistan? At least four men known for being vocal against religious fundamentalists and state repression have been missing since January 4. Many are pointing fingers at state security agencies for the disappearances. Rights group urges Pakistan to investigate the disappearances of 5 secular activists who were known for being vocal critics of militant religious groups and Pakistan's military.
"13.01.2017 13:31:00" Top anti-doping investigator speaks to TRT World Do you know how many athletes dope? The World Anti-Doping Agency's investigator, Richard McLaren, believes at least 1 in 5 athletes around the world takes prohibited substances.
"13.01.2017 11:30:00" trtworld.com Militias fighting for Mosul accused of abuses in battle against Daesh The US-backed Iraqi army has made major advances against Daesh in recent months. But according to a new report, some of the militias fighting under the army's umbrella are themselves committing serious abuses. The US-backed Iraqi army has made major advances against Daesh in recent months. But according to a new report, some of the militias fighting under the army's umbrella are themselves committing serious abuses.
"13.01.2017 09:30:01" Micro-drones Swarms of micro-drones are a real thing and they're much more than meets the eye
"13.01.2017 06:43:42" Doormat featuring Indian flag sparks fury Amazon has stopped selling Indian flag doormats after India's external affairs minister threatened to rescind the visas of its employees, saying the mats were an "insult."
"13.01.2017 01:00:00" trtworld.com Is Ban Ki-moon's South Korean presidential bid in trouble? The former UN chief is expected to run for president in his home country. But after his relatives were charged with bribery, it may not be that easy as South Korea is still reeling from a corruption scandal involving the current leader. The former UN chief Ban Ki-moon faces an uphill battle in his bid for South Korea's presidency, after his relatives were charged with bribery.
"12.01.2017 23:00:00" The Newsmakers - Off Script: Buzzfeed's epic fail? BuzzFeed dumped documents from an unnamed intelligence source, without verifying the information. The Newsmakers goes #OffScript about whether the Trump dossier was really in the public's interest.
"12.01.2017 21:00:00" Muhammad al Yaqoubi has a dream for Syria "I have a vision that Syria will be rebuilt again, that people will come back to Syria and will enjoy freedom, democracy, dignity."
Syrian Islamic scholar Muhammad al Yaqoubi has a dream for his homeland.
"12.01.2017 19:30:00" trtworld.com Unpaid workers are left in the lurch as multinationals leave Yemen The energy firm Total and security company G4S left the country in 2015 as conflict between the Houthis and the government escalated, leaving over 200 local employees in the lurch. Over 200 Yemeni unpaid workers have been caught between the French energy giant Total, one of the world's largest security firms, G4S — and a fake entity operating under the name 'G4S Yemen' under the patronage of powerful locals. Who's to blame?
"12.01.2017 18:10:00" medium.com Syrian refugees navigate Istanbul snow storm – TRT World In Pictures: For some, Istanbul was transformed into a winter wonderland. For the vulnerable, including the many homeless Syrian refugees, however, the snow storm was a very different experience.
"12.01.2017 16:40:01" trtworld.com How did a natural water spring end up at the centre of the Syrian war? Fighting in the Barada Valley might jeopardise the peace process, Syrian rebels say If Damascus' water supply is cut off, the situation in Syria could go from bad to worse.
"12.01.2017 15:30:00" Pakistan's missing activists "First they pushed us out of the streets, then they pushed us off the newspapers and now they want to push us off online platforms."
Five Pakistani activists have been abducted over the last few days and people are pointing fingers at the state.
"12.01.2017 12:00:00" medium.com How 6 Eastern European nations have hunted down refugees—in policy, and in practice – TRT World The European Union prides itself on being a bloc of fairness, justice and equality. But is it ignoring abuses against refugees in Eastern… The European Union prides itself on being a bloc of fairness, justice and equality. But is it ignoring abuses against refugees in Eastern Europe?
"11.01.2017 21:00:00" trtworld.com Forget social media, rhinos get their news from poo piles A new study suggests that rhinos communicate about their gender, age and sexual availability through communal dung heaps. A new study suggests that rhinos communicate about their gender, age and sexual availability through communal dung heaps.
"11.01.2017 19:41:53" Tintin's first adventure gets colourful makeover Tintin fans can now read his adventures in the 'Land of the Soviets' in colour. Out of the 24 cartoon stories, 'Land of the Soviets' was the only one to solely be published in black and white.
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"11.01.2017 16:59:06" Indian soldier's claims of maltreatment goes viral This Indian soldier's videos have gone viral, claiming he was served sub-standard food while working in difficult conditions. His posts have triggered an investigation by the Indian government.
"11.01.2017 15:30:04" Barack Obama's emotional farewell speech "Yes we can, Yes we did" - Barack Obama
President Obama's final address to the nation was very emotional.
"11.01.2017 13:00:10" medium.com Five African elections that could shake up the continent in 2017 – TRT World The international footballer, George Weah might become president. And that's not the half of it. The international footballer, George Weah might become president this year. And that's not the half of it. Here are five African elections that could shake up the continent in 2017.
"11.01.2017 11:22:12" trtworld.com Why is Norway switching off its FM radio? Switching to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) offers better sound quality and more radio channels. Scrapping FM will also save the government about 250 million kronners (29 million USD) a year. Norway becomes the first country in the world to switch off its FM radio to Digital Audio Broadcasting receivers. But are Norwegians happy with this decision?
"11.01.2017 08:00:00" trtworld.com Syrian refugees seek sanctuary in Italy As Syrian families forced to flee the war find increasing hostility in Lebanon, a handful have been offered a new home in northern Italy. The charities behind the “humanitarian corridor” initiative hope it will inspire similar projects in Europe. “If it were not for the Italian humanitarian visas, I would have been one of the thousands of refugees on rafts. I would have risked my life with my family, paying a smuggler, to seek a better life,” Evan Ahmed Deeb told TRT World. His family is among
"11.01.2017 05:00:00" trtworld.com Who was Iran's Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani? A former president and a key figure in the Iranian Revolution, Rafsanjani was regarded as a pragmatic conservative and a friend to moderates. He died on Sunday at the age of 82. Who was Iran's Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani?
A former president and a key figure in the Iranian Revolution, Rafsanjani was regarded as a pragmatic conservative and a friend to moderates. He died on Sunday at the age of 82.
"11.01.2017 01:00:01" trtworld.com Why is Canada's Ktunaxa tribe protesting against a ski resort? The Supreme Court has reserved a judgement in a landmark case that has pitted Ktunaxa tribe against a ski resort in British Columbia. The case's outcome will determine the rights of First Nation people in Canada, lawyers say. "The warm and fuzzy things that our leader says on the international stage — and the policies pursued at home are in complete contrast": a Canadian lawyer takes aim at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's policies towards First Nations.
"10.01.2017 22:00:00" Donald Trump appoints son-in-law to top job in White House Donald Trump has caused a stir after appointing his son-in-law Jared Kushner to the role of senior White House Advisor. Does his appointment violate anti-nepotism laws?
"10.01.2017 20:30:00" SaltBae's seductive sprinkles Have you heard of #SaltBae? Chef Nusret Gokce of Istanbul's Nusr-Et Steakhouse became an internet meme after videos he posted of himself preparing steak went viral.
"10.01.2017 19:30:00" Thousands of migrants and refugees freeze “Nobody can stay here, but we have to stay here."
The freezing temperatures in Europe have killed dozens of migrants and refugees. Thousands of others are left out in the cold.
"10.01.2017 18:20:32" Omran Daqneesh inspires Major Lazer Major Lazer's latest music video, 'Believer,' is inspired by the story of Omran Daqneesh, the little Syrian boy who became a symbol of the war.
We talked to the director of the music video, Christopher Louie.
"10.01.2017 13:05:01" Another powerful image of a little boy who drowned while fleeing violence. But will it get the world's attention like Alan Kurdi did? The Newsmakers goes #OffScript about what it will take for people to care about Myanmar's displaced Rohingya.
"10.01.2017 10:00:01" Timeline Photos Muhammad al Yaqoubi has a dream for Syria.
"10.01.2017 07:08:29" trtworld.com Sanders vows to defend minority rights, talk to Trump on trade US Senator Bernie Sanders said at a town hall forum on Monday that he would be willing to work with Trump "on any issue that is sensible" In a town hall forum on Monday night, US Senator Bernie Sanders said he was willing to work with Republican president-elect Donald Trump on trade issues, but drew a sharp line on rolling back civil rights
"10.01.2017 03:00:00" trtworld.com Russia dismisses US hacking allegation as a "witch-hunt" Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said no new evidence had been produced in a US intelligence report to show that Russian officials were involved. The Kremlin on Monday rejected as a "witch-hunt" US allegations that Russia tried to influence the US presidential election in favour of Donald Trump.
"10.01.2017 01:00:00" trtworld.com Frigid weather kills dozen across central Europe Deep freeze in the region threatens migrants and homeless people as temperatures have plunged to below -30 in some places Deadly cold has taken the lives of dozens of people across southeastern Europe, with the homeless and migrants the hardest hit
"09.01.2017 23:00:00" A Golden Globes to remember The inspiring women who made waves at the Golden Globes
"09.01.2017 20:01:05" trtworld.com Syrian scholar Muhammad al Yaqoubi on how Daesh exploits religion A chat with Muhammad al Yaqoubi, a prominent Syrian Islamic scholar who taught at Damascus' Grand Umayyad Mosque. Self-exiled, wanted by the Assad... Self-exiled and now wanted by both the Assad regime and Daesh, Shaykh Muhammad al Yaqoubi is on a mission. The prominent Syrian Islamic scholar is travelling the world countering extremism and spreading orthodox Sunni Islam teachings. He says Syrians
"09.01.2017 18:00:00" trtworld.com Why has Zimbabwe banned street food? The government is trying to control a typhoid outbreak caused by poor sanitation and unregulated water supplies. The ban on street food has been put in place to prevent the water-borne disease from spreading. Zimbabwe bans street food in a bid to quell the spread of typhoid
"09.01.2017 16:30:00" trtworld.com Can Syria talks in Astana achieve peace? The date has been set for the latest Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana. But will it break new ground? The latest round of Syria peace talks is set to take place in Astana, Kazakhstan on January 23.
Brokered by Russia and Turkey with the tacit buy-in of Iran, Assad and the Syrian opposition, many hope they can break new ground where past talks have
"09.01.2017 14:58:24" Killers of Syria Assad's regime, Russia, Daesh and armed rebels. Who's to blame for all the death in Syria?
"09.01.2017 01:00:00" trtworld.com US deploys tanks to eastern Europe amid strained relations with Russia The move came as relations between Washington and Moscow dropped to a new low after US national security agencies accused Russia of using cyber attacks to influence the November 8 presidential election. Hundreds of US tanks and other heavy military equipment arrived at a seaport in northern Germany on Friday to be shipped to Poland and eastern Europe as part of a NATO build-up which has alarmed Russia.
"08.01.2017 20:30:00" trtworld.com Mutinous soldiers free Ivory Coast's defence minister Ivory Coast has been rocked by two days of unrest after soldiers seized control of the country's second largest city Bouake early on Friday. Mutinous soldiers released Ivory Coast's Defence Minister Alain Richard Donwahi late on Saturday after detaining him for two hours in a tense standoff over pay.
"08.01.2017 16:30:00" trtworld.com Four Israelis killed after truck rams into soldiers in Jerusalem Israeli police say they are treating the incident as an attack, with security officials stating the driver of the truck was a Palestinian. A truck driven by a Palestinian rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four people and injuring 15 others, Israeli police said.
"08.01.2017 12:25:01" trtworld.com Turkish Army rejects claims it harmed civilians in Syria The Turkish Army has said that not harming civilians is one of its "basic principles" in response to allegations regarding its ongoing operation in northern Syria to push Daesh and other terror groups away from Turkey's southern border.
"08.01.2017 08:39:28" trtworld.com Vinyl records return to popularity in Britain Vinyl sales in Britain hit a 25-year high in 2016, increasing 53 percent from last year.
"08.01.2017 00:00:00" Fleeing the poverty and devastation of the 2010 earthquake, more than 12,000 Haitians reached the US-Mexico border city of Tijuana last year and the Mexican government is allowing them to stay there until the US decides whether to admit them or not.
"07.01.2017 20:00:00" Mohammed Abu Khdeir was kidnapped and burned alive by three ultra-orthodox Israeli settlers in 2014. Mohammed's killing still haunts his family.
"07.01.2017 17:00:00" trtworld.com Blizzard paralyses transportation in southeastern Europe, Istanbul Weather conditions have forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights in Istanbul's airports A major snowstorm descended on Istanbul and southeastern Europe on Saturday, paralysing transportation across the region, grounding hundreds of flights and cancelling ferry services between the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus.
"07.01.2017 15:50:38" India sex assaults This woman in India was molested on New Year's Eve, on the streets of Bangalore and in front of onlookers and they did nothing.
"07.01.2017 11:00:39" medium.com Rebuilding Bosnia – TRT World Has Bosnia's heritage recovered twenty years after the war? "Sarajevans would repair the damage to their houses after every shelling. You can't let your enemy see you down.” Over two decades have passed since the Bosnian war. But can the nation heal its scars?
"07.01.2017 07:43:25" trtworld.com Scientists warn massive ice shelf could break away from Antarctica In a sign of the effect of global warming, scientists believe a massive ice shelf is due to break away from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf within the next few months.
"06.01.2017 23:00:01" medium.com Is New Zealand at war with Israel now? – TRT World New Zealand's vote at the UN against Israeli settlements has been called a “declaration of war” by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin… Israel has called New Zealand's vote at the UN, a "declaration of war". But why are they singling out New Zealand?
"06.01.2017 19:00:00" medium.com Eight things to know about the Cyprus peace talks – TRT World Turkish and Greek Cypriots are set to engage in important talks that could change the dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean. Are Cypriots on the verge of ending a 40-year political deadlock? Here are some key points about the upcoming peace talks
"06.01.2017 17:00:00" Reina massacre memorial The memorial at Reina nightclub in Istanbul is being regularly visited after the attack on New Year's Day.
"06.01.2017 14:08:31" Tukey's new hero Turkish people are paying tribute to a Kurdish police officer and praising his act of bravery during the Izmir attack. Fethi Sekin shot an attacker before being killed in the clash.
"06.01.2017 11:39:41" The history of ISIS (Daesh) The history of Daesh (ISIS) in 6 minutes
"06.01.2017 09:00:00" medium.com Tunisia's persecuted women are shattering the country's progressive image – TRT World The Truth and Dignity Commission's public hearings of victims of state abuse mark another historic event in Tunisia's post-revolution… Opinion: Tunisia has long cultivated an image as a beacon for women's rights in the region. It turns out that was a myth.
"06.01.2017 07:00:01" BBC's sketch "The Real Housewives of ISIS" goes viral A BBC sketch about British women joining Daesh is prompting heated debate. Some people accuse the channel of being insensitive.
"06.01.2017 05:00:00" Pakistan inducts first female bomb disposal officer “A Pakistani woman was neither fragile yesterday, nor is she weak today and she will also not become weak in the future.”
Meet Rafia Qaseem Baig, Pakistan's first woman bomb disposal officer.
"06.01.2017 02:13:30" trtworld.com "Resolute" US spy chief differs with Trump on Russia cyber attack The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee on Russia's alleged hacking of the US presidential election.
"05.01.2017 23:00:00" Facebook Live assault “F*** Donald Trump, f*** white people.” A disabled man was allegedly beaten and tortured by four people in Chicago. The assault was streamed live on Facebook.
"05.01.2017 19:30:00" Police in Cologne under fire for calling North Africans 'Nafris' German police in Cologne apologise after referring to North Africans as "Nafris" in a tweet. The police department has, however, defended racially profiling them during New Year festivities.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian man in Hebron should be pardoned. Why are so many Israelis rallying around the convicted sergeant? Plus, we speak with a former
"05.01.2017 17:23:44" trtworld.com Car bomb attack in Turkey's Izmir kills policeman, court official Explosion occurred near a courthouse in the city. At least seven people were injured including two policemen. A car bomb exploded outside a courthouse in the Turkish city of Izmir killing one policeman and a court official. Seven other people, including two policemen, were also injured. The blast was followed by a gunfight during which police shot dead two of the
"05.01.2017 15:44:04" Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter Israeli court finds soldier guilty of manslaughter while PM Benjamin Netanyahu calls for officer's pardon.
"05.01.2017 12:00:00" trtworld.com Teen refugees struggle to make their future in Germany Beyond the challenges of adjusting to a new country and language without their families, many Arab or Muslim teenagers are trying to overcome a backlash in the wake of recent attacks. TRT World speaks with unaccompanied teenage refugees. “Syria is my home country, but Germany is my adopted country.”
Beyond the challenges of adjusting to a new country and language, Middle Eastern teenagers are trying to overcome an anti-Muslim backlash in the wake of recent attacks on Berlin.
"05.01.2017 08:03:30" trtworld.com Sexual assault in Bangalore, what happened on New Year's Eve? A mob of men attacked women who were celebrating New Year's Eve in the southern Indian city. Women reported being groped and molested during New Year's Eve celebrations in Bangalore when a mob of men sexually harassed and assaulted them.
So, what happened? Have any arrests been made?
"05.01.2017 01:44:09" trtworld.com More than 100 hurt in New York train derailment The train was carrying 600 to 700 people when it derailed and the first two cars were seriously damaged, according to fire department officials, who added that all injuries are non-life threatening.
"04.01.2017 20:15:00" China on alert over polluted fog Chinese residents are urged to stay indoors as smog hit Beijing and is now battling with polluted fog.
"04.01.2017 15:58:16" trtworld.com Israeli soldier guilty in killing of injured Palestinian attacker Cell phone video caught Israeli soldier Sgt. Elor Azaria shooting and killing Palestinian man Abd Fatah al-Sharif in Hebron in March, even though Sharif was injured and lying on the ground. An Israeli soldier who shot and killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant has been found guilty of manslaughter
"04.01.2017 11:05:12" trtworld.com Top 6 tech trends to follow in 2017 Get ready for a tech-packed year ahead that includes self-driving cars, voice assistants on more devices, killer robots and human free grocery stores all on the horizon. Get ready for a tech-packed year that includes self-driving cars, voice assistants on more devices, killer robots and human-free grocery stores.
"04.01.2017 08:00:00" Istanbul community centre holds tasty fundraiser for Syrian re... “A lot of [Syrian children] don't know how to hold a pencil. We started off by teaching them how to hold a pencil.”
Shahla Raza, a filmmaker from India, started Yusra Community Center in the Balat neighbourhood of Istanbul to serve Syrian refugee
"04.01.2017 05:00:00" Rohingya beaten by Myanmar police Dozens of Rohingya villagers were beaten and tortured for two days by Myanmar police, according to an activist. An officer recorded part of the beatings.
"04.01.2017 00:00:01" trtworld.com Republican-controlled US Congress has Obama's legacy in its sights Given a boost by Donald Trump's victory in the November 8 presidential election, Republicans hope to dismantle the Obama administration's healthcare policies as well as environmental and financial industry regulations. The Republican-led US Congress begins a new session on Tuesday. With the victory of Donald Trump in the November 8 US presidential election, the Republicans have been empowered to pursue tax cuts as well as rolling back the Obama administration's
"03.01.2017 21:30:00" trtworld.com 2017: Welcome to the new world order Russia is antagonising the EU, while Putin and Trump are best friends. From Europe to the US to Israel, the far-right is now a formidable force. And Turkey, a US ally and NATO member, participated in a summit with Russia and Iran to discuss Syria. Allegations about Putin's support of far-right parties in Europe abound, while Moscow and Washington relations are tense over accusations of Russia meddling with US presidential elections.
Meanwhile Russia holds a summit on Syria in Moscow with Iran and
"03.01.2017 19:54:55" trtworld.com Q&A: The absence of a tribunal in Syria is a blow to international law A conversation with the international law expert Dapo Akande about the Syrian war. He argues that competing global powers are protecting war criminals in the strife-torn country — and undermining international human rights mechanisms in the process. Why hasn't there been a war crimes tribunal in Syria?
In a conversation with TRT World the international law expert Dapo Akande said clashing interests of global powers have delayed the sanction of war tribunal in Syria. "While the conflict is going on,
"03.01.2017 18:00:00" The Newsmakers - Live on Facebook at 18:00GMT
Abuse against Myanmar's Muslim minority has been revealed in a leaked video showing police officers beating Rohingya men.
The Newsmakers asks what it will take to end Rohingya oppression, and if Aung San
"03.01.2017 16:29:20" trtworld.com What do we know so far about the Istanbul nightclub attacker? The shooter is alleged to have arrived in Istanbul in November. Police have released a video of the suspect and said they have fingerprints that link him to the deaths of 39 revellers at the Reina nightclub. The New Year's attack in Istanbul was claimed by Daesh. Turkey has launched a massive manhunt. This is what we know about the shooter so far.
"03.01.2017 14:33:04" trtworld.com Istanbul nightclub attack survivor said goodbye on Snapchat Fikri Tosun, 21, luckily survived after he was hit in the leg and the arm by the Reina shooter who killed 39 people and injured dozens more. “Brother, I love you. I'm going to die,” Fikri Tosun Snapchatted his brother during the Istanbul nightclub attack.
"03.01.2017 11:59:47" trtworld.com The US changed its tune on Israel relations. But is it too late? Following a UN Security Council resolution denouncing Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal under international law, tensions have risen among traditional allies. “When Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2018, the Palestinians will mark a very different anniversary: 70 years since what they call the Nakba, or catastrophe.”
US Secretary of State, John Kerry had some strong words for Israeli politicians. But
"03.01.2017 09:54:59" Picture This: Remembering Reina's victims A gunman shot his way into the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, killing dozens of people celebrating the New Year – threatening a side of the city many Turks and foreigners cherish.
"03.01.2017 08:01:16" Bee Queens of Afghanistan These Afghan women are queens of the bee industry. Through the art of beekeeping, they've gained financial security and are closing the gender gap.
"03.01.2017 05:24:23" trtworld.com Syrian opposition announces freeze of talks on Astana peace conference About 10 Syrian opposition groups announced they were suspending talks about participating in planned peace negotiations this month in the Kazakh capital Astana, due to ceasefire "violations" by the regime.
"02.01.2017 17:51:48" Mogadishu Bomb Blasts Al Shabab claimed deadly suicide car bombs targeted Mogadishu International airport and nearby Hotel Peace in Somalia.
"02.01.2017 14:31:58" Yemen's child labour "“I work at schools, in streets. I stopped going to school. I earn our living.”
11-year-old Omar Taher is a street vendor in Yemen."
"02.01.2017 13:27:48" trtworld.com A year of tragedy in Turkey 2016 for Turkey was a year marred by attacks that targeted security forces and civilians alike. The country had barely entered 2017 when another attacks suggested that this year won't be much different. Turkey is at the heart of a struggle against terrorism after a year of deadly attacks which have killed dozens of security personnel and civilians alike.
"02.01.2017 10:23:53" Man wounded in Istanbul nightclub attack tells his story "I acted dead so he didn't continue shooting me."
Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack at Reina nightclub in Istanbul early New Year's morning. A gunman killed 39 people and injured 69 others. Francois al Asmar is one of the survivors.
"02.01.2017 08:44:01" #BREAKING: Daesh claims responsibility for New Year's eve nightclub attack that killed 39 in Istanbul, Turkey
"02.01.2017 06:47:46" trtworld.com New UN chief Guterres stresses “peace first” as he assumes office As the world's top diplomat begins his five-year term facing worldwide conflicts and crises from terrorism to climate change, US support for the UN remains a question mark. The new Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, assumed office on New Year's Day with an "appeal for peace", urging the people across the world to “put peace first.”
"01.01.2017 21:30:00" trtworld.com New UN chief Guterres stresses “peace first” as he assumes office As the world's top diplomat begins his five-year term facing worldwide conflicts and crises from terrorism to climate change, US support for the UN remains a question mark. Antonio Guterres issues appeal to the world to “put peace first” as he takes over as UN Secretary General on New Year's Day from outgoing Ban Ki Moon.
"01.01.2017 18:20:00" trtworld.com Turkey will "stand together" against terrorism, Erdogan vows President Erdogan says Turkey will fight to the end against armed, economic, political and social attacks and the forces behind them. Turkey's President Erdogan vows to fight against terrorism and the forces behind it after Istanbul nightclub attack kills at least 39.
"01.01.2017 15:15:00" trtworld.com Istanbul nightclub attack: What do we know so far? A manhunt continues for a lone gunman who stormed the Reina nightclub while it was packed with revellers celebrating the New Year, killing at least 39 people. Manhunt continues for the lone gunman who stormed Reina nightclub in Istanbul, killing at least 39 including 16 foreigners. Here is what we know so far.
"01.01.2017 12:06:39" Reina Attack Turkish security forces are still searching for the gunman who killed at least 39 people including 15 foreigners in an Istanbul nightclub. Meanwhile people are #PrayingForTurkey.
"01.01.2017 10:00:00" Temporary school for Mosul children Temporary schools have been set up in the east of Mosul, allowing children to go back to school. The city has been under the control of Daesh for two years.
"01.01.2017 08:21:25" trtworld.com Fighting continues in Syria despite endorsed resolution The move comes as Syrian rebels threaten to pull out of a newly agreed truce, complaining of violations by the regime.
"01.01.2017 02:44:54" trtworld.com At least 35 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack - Istanbul governor The assailant shot a police officer and a civilian as he entered the Reina nightclub before opening fire at random inside.
"01.01.2017 00:30:43" Timeline Photos #BREAKING: At least 35 people have been killed after a gunman opened fire on a popular Istanbul nightclub, Vasip Şahin, Istanbul governor, told local media after the attack. At least 40 others have been injured.
Hundreds were reported to be inside the
"31.12.2016 19:30:00" The good news of 2016 Here are some of the best moments of 2016.
"31.12.2016 17:30:00" trtworld.com 20 surprising people who shook the world in 2016 A murderer, a venture capitalist out for vengeance, outspoken politicians, a president's daughter, a Kashmiri rebel and a rapper refusing to play by music industry rules... these are the men and women who forced the world to take notice in 2016. Outspoken politicians, a rapper who refuses to play by industry rules, a hijabi Olympian and a Kashmiri rebel... these are the 20 most surprising people who shot to the global stage for the first time in 2016. Love them or hate them, each in their own way
"31.12.2016 15:30:00" trtworld.com 2016 was disastrous for Syria Aleppo, the capital of Syria, became the symbol of a humanitarian catastrophe as all efforts to end the conflict in the country failed. After more than five years of bloodshed, the conflict in Syria is still taking lives. For the residents of the city of Aleppo, 2016 will be remembered as a year of great humanitarian tragedy.
World powers were forced to look on, hampered by their own
"31.12.2016 13:30:00" trtworld.com Incredible people the world lost in 2016 The number and frequency of notable deaths in 2016 has led some to label the year an especially disastrous one. From Muhammad Ali to Fidel Castro to Leonard Cohen, we look back at the amazing people who died this year.
"31.12.2016 10:00:00" Fuenlabrada Coca-Cola Christmas without Coca-Cola? This ad, made by employees who were laid off from the company's Fuenlabrada factory, criticises working conditions in the plant.
"31.12.2016 08:55:06" trtworld.com Two blasts kill at least 27 people in Iraq's Baghdad One blast was caused by a suicide bomber and the other by a planted explosive, an Interior Ministry official said
"30.12.2016 21:45:00" trtworld.com This is not about Hamza Yusuf Prominent Islamic scholar Hamza Yusuf's comments on Black Lives Matter and white privilege have angered many within the global Muslim community. His views are neither new, nor are they unique in the community. OPINION: Prominent Islamic scholar Hamza Yusuf's remarks point to a larger issue that needs attention. Do black lives matter in the Muslim community?
"30.12.2016 19:57:11" Awesome women who died in 2016 2016 took some of our favourite icons from us, but it also took some away of the world's most greatest women.
"30.12.2016 16:59:16" Is 2016 over yet? This year has had its fair share of bad news and most people want it to end. Have you had enough of 2016?
"30.12.2016 13:08:36" Saudi music video promotes women's rights “May all men disappear for making us mentally ill”
These song lyrics are going viral in Saudi Arabia and the women singing them are breaking stereotypes in their music video.
"30.12.2016 09:31:08" trtworld.com Russia promises to retaliate against US-imposed sanctions US President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and the closure of two Russian compounds in retaliation to alleged hacking by Russia during the presidential elections. Russia has vowed retaliation after the US slapped a series of sanctions against Russian individuals & agencies.
"30.12.2016 04:00:00" trtworld.com New Zealanders stand up to Israeli aggression Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recalled Israel's ambassador from Wellington and even threatened economic sanctions against New Zealand after they co-sponsored a UN resolution against illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian lands. Israel may have threatened New Zealand for co-sponsoring a UN Security Council resolution barring any further developments of illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian lands, but New Zealanders are standing by their vote.
"30.12.2016 01:39:19" trtworld.com Syrian ceasefire breaks with renewed clashes - Monitor Rebels and the Syrian regime are blaming each other for violating a ceasefire in Syria less than two hours after it came into effect. Clashes erupted in Hama province after regime shelling had commenced in neighbouring Idlib province.
"30.12.2016 01:00:00" Flooding in Melbourne, Australia Welcome to Melbourne, one minute it's so hot, the next it's flooding. What!?
"29.12.2016 22:10:01" trtworld.com US slaps sanctions on Russia over alleged hacking during elections Donald Trump takes office on January 20 and has called for better relations with Russia. It is not clear if he will be able to immediately overturn the measures announced on Thursday. Russia has vowed retaliation after US President Barack Obama announced a series of sanctions against Russian individuals & agencies in response to the Kremlin allegedly hacking the US presidential election.
35 Russian officials are being expelled from the
"29.12.2016 19:30:00" Cow farts and climate change Cows release a lot of methane by burping and farting and it's impacting climate change. One Canadian farmer made an "udderly" unexpected discovery and may have a solution to this gassy problem.
"29.12.2016 17:58:07" US denial of backing terror groups contradicts previous statement The following exchange weakens the US government's denial of Turkey's latest accusation—that Washington backed anti-Turkish terror groups.
"So Turkey is okay with that [the US arming terror groups]?" Senator Graham asks Ashton Carter, the US defence
"29.12.2016 12:45:47" trtworld.com Nationwide ceasefire reached in Syria Russia, Turkey, the Syrian regime and opposition forces confirm that a nationwide ceasefire will take effect on midnight December 30. The deal will exclude Daesh and ex-Nusra Front. A Syrian ceasefire starts midnight on December 30. It might herald a new year for the nation. Here's the deal in four questions
"29.12.2016 10:00:18" Philippines president threatens corrupt officials "I will definitely kill you." Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to throw corrupt officials off a helicopter mid-flight.
"29.12.2016 07:00:22" trtworld.com Colombia approves amnesty for FARC rebels and military Amnesty for FARC rebels and military as Colombia reaches a controversial deal to protect guerrilla fighters from prosecution. Colombia's Congress has approved an amnesty law to protect thousands of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels and members of the military from prosecution.
"28.12.2016 21:00:00" Carrie Fisher: 1956-2016 Actress Carrie Fisher has died at age 60. She has inspired many by speaking out about her mental illness and drug addiction. She's most notably recognised for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars.
"28.12.2016 19:00:00" Berlin to Aleppo March “I want to go to Aleppo.”
This Polish journalist started a civil march from Berlin to Aleppo. Anna Alboth will walk more than 3000km to raise awareness of the humanitarian tragedy in Syria.
"28.12.2016 17:00:00" trtworld.com Indian tribal group among first Americans displaced by climate change Rising temperatures and erosion have forced the Quinault Indian Nation of Washington state to relocate from their centuries-old home. The Quinault Indian Nation is one of the few tribal groups in the United States not to have been completely dislocated from their original lands by European settlers. Now, they are being forced off their land — by climate change.
"28.12.2016 13:30:00" What does the fall of Aleppo mean for the future of Syria? “It is not just the end of Aleppo; it is the end of the democratic structure [of Syria].”
What does the fall of Aleppo mean for Syria? We asked human rights experts and journalists to shed light on what the future holds for the war-torn country.
"28.12.2016 11:00:00" Does Wikileaks pose a threat to civil rights? Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has been revealing secret documents for 10 years. But does it know where to draw the line?
"28.12.2016 09:05:44" trtworld.com Russia and Turkey agree on Syria ceasefire plan – media report The proposal could bring the Syrian regime and opposition forces closer to ending a conflict which has claimed over 400,000 lives. Turkey and Russia have agreed on a nationwide ceasefire for Syria that could bring Bashar al Assad's regime and Syrian opposition forces closer to ending a five year conflict that has displaced millions and killed over 400,000 people.
"28.12.2016 06:50:41" TRT World Romania will have its first female prime minister- and she's Muslim. Sevil Shhaideh still needs to get the presidential approval and pass a parliamentary vote of confidence. Update: Romania's president has refused the nomination of the country's first-ever female and Muslim candidate for prime minister.
"27.12.2016 19:30:00" trtworld.com Quiz: How well do you remember 2016? 2016 packed a punch — it was a rollercoaster of a year. But were you paying attention? Quiz: How well do you remember 2016?
"27.12.2016 18:31:28" trtworld.com "Star Wars" actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60 Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday, People magazine cited her family's publicist. "Star Wars" actor Carrie Fisher dies aged 60 after suffering a heart attack last week during a flight from London to Los Angeles.
"27.12.2016 17:30:00" trtworld.com Alleged Berlin attacker's family in disbelief at son's transformation The man allegedly responsible for the Berlin Christmas market attack came from a small impoverished Tunisian town. His family and neighbours say the young man who left for Europe as a teenage delinquent was changed by his time in an Italian prison. “My brother went to Italy because of poverty, he couldn't find work here. He was not a terrorist, he was a delinquent, he drank alcohol and smoked weed.”
The man allegedly responsible for the Berlin Christmas market attack came from a small impoverished
"27.12.2016 16:00:00" Nazi-themed performance by Taiwanese High School A Taiwanese high school sparks outrage after its Christmas parade features a mock Nazi rally.
"27.12.2016 12:36:13" Afghan fighter pilot seeks asylum in US Afghanistan's first female fighter pilot, Niloofar Rahmani, is seeking asylum in the US, after claiming that her life is in danger if she returns home. But not everyone is happy with her decision.
"27.12.2016 08:25:16" trtworld.com Policemen accused of plotting Turkey's attempted coup begin trial They are charged with trying to overthrow the government in a bloody coup attempt. The trial of 29 policemen involved in a bloody attempted coup that killed 240 people and injured 2,000 begins on Tuesday.
"27.12.2016 06:14:24" 2016 Review: Turkey #YearInReview2016: How did Turkey cope with a turbulent 2016?
"26.12.2016 20:00:00" A Syrian refugee mother's wish to reunite with her family “I want to see my family together once again before I die.”
65-year-old refugee mother Nofa Mitar lives in the 'container city' in Kahramanmaras, Turkey. She escaped from Syria five years ago.
"26.12.2016 17:30:00" trtworld.com How Iran helped keep Assad in power Since the overthrow of Iraq's Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iran has positioned itself as an important political actor in the Middle East. Iranian-backed forces have played a determining role in Syria and Iraq. Since the overthrow of Iraq's Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iran has positioned itself as an increasingly important political actor in the Middle East. Iranian-backed forces have played a determining role in recent key battles in Syria and Iraq, cementing
"26.12.2016 16:00:01" Make America Kittens Again- YES, PLEASE A Chrome extension that replaces Trump's face with kittens? Awww.
"26.12.2016 13:21:52" Money Talks: Zimbabwe's economic crisis hits holiday season "There's no cash. There's nothing to celebrate this Christmas.” Many Zimbabweans are struggling to celebrate their holiday season.
"26.12.2016 08:58:05" British pop superstar George Michael dies aged 53 "You gotta have faith!” British pop superstar George Michael dies aged 53. He experienced huge fame with Wham! in the 1980s — and huge success as a solo performer.
"26.12.2016 01:00:00" trtworld.com Syrians begin to return to regime-controlled Aleppo Many civilians started are returning to the city for the first time in five years after the regime pushed out the rebels from eastern part of the city. Syrian civilians have begun returning to bombed-out neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo for the first time in five years after the regime retook the city from rebels.
"25.12.2016 21:00:00" trtworld.com Russia intensifies raids on rebel-held Idlib and rural Aleppo in Syria Airstrikes hammer the cities two days after residents of east Aleppo were cast out of their homes. Russian jets ramped up air strikes on several towns in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province and rural Aleppo, two days after the Assad regime took full control of Syria's largest city of Aleppo.
"25.12.2016 18:00:00" The choir in Turkey's ancient city of Antioch are bringing unity by sound. They are crossing cultural and religious lines to keep their history alive. It consists of a cultural mosaic of residents from Antioch, among them Armenians, Assyrian, Sunnis,
"25.12.2016 14:30:00" trtworld.com Regime resumes strikes outside Aleppo as rebels vow to fight on The strikes come after the last opposition fighters and civilians were evacuated from the city's eastern districts this week. The Syrian regime has resumed air strikes and shelling in the countryside near Aleppo in a bid to drive out the rebels from their last compounds around the city.
The rebels, however, vow to fight on.
"25.12.2016 11:35:47" 2016 Review: Africa #YearInReview2016: Africa witnessed many remarkable moments in 2016. But Africans also experienced trauma and loss.
Was 2016 a bleak year for the continent?
"25.12.2016 09:00:00" Sex slaves under Daesh rule Libyan forces have cleared Daesh holdouts in Sirte, and rescued dozens of women, some of whom are pregnant.
"25.12.2016 06:44:22" trtworld.com Russian military plane with 91 aboard crashes over Black Sea The aircraft was found near the coast of the Sochi and was on its way to Latakia in Syria, the ministry said. A Russian military plane has crashed near the Black Sea, carrying 91 passengers. The aircraft was on its way to Latakia in Syria, the defence ministry said.
"24.12.2016 23:00:00" Doll doctor of Bagota Meet Dilia Casas, the Colombian 'doll doctor' who spreads Christmas cheers by repairing damaged dolls
"24.12.2016 19:30:00" trtworld.com Tech Brief | Dec 16-23 Russian hackers strike again, the voice of Morgan Freeman, boring tunnels and more. This week in Tech: Elon Musk gets stuck in traffic and decides to build a tunnel-boring machine, Hyundai is making exoskeleton suits and more.
"24.12.2016 18:00:00" #YearInReview2016: This could be a defining one for Iraq as its security forces fight to push Daesh out of its last strongholds.
"24.12.2016 16:00:00" Needle felting in Palestine Meet a Muslim-Christian duo from the West Bank who are promoting interfaith friendship by making Christmas figures
"24.12.2016 13:51:38" trtworld.com Nigeria topples last Boko Haram stronghold in Sambisa Forest Nigeria's army capturing Boko Haram's last remaining camp in the northeastern Sambisa forest.
"24.12.2016 11:14:52" trtworld.com Regime resumes strikes outside Aleppo as rebels vow to fight on The Syrian regime has resumed airstrikes and shelling in the countryside of Aleppo to eliminate rebels out from their last few enclaves. The strikes follow the evacuation of civilians and other rebels from eastern Aleppo.
"24.12.2016 08:55:44" trtworld.com Palestinian leadership praises historic UN resolution A historic UN Security Council resolution to stop Israel from illegally building settlements on Palestinian land was passed by a majority vote late on Friday.
Palestinian's representative to the UN Riyad Mansour welcomed the vote, but urged the council
"24.12.2016 07:00:01" medium.com 19 ways people are saying 'goodbye' to Aleppo – TRT World Expelled from battered Aleppo, residents leave behind their mark on their city. Emerging defiant from war and siege, Aleppo's residents bid farewell to the city they call home. Here are 19 ways that show how:
"23.12.2016 22:00:00" Latin America in 2016: Latin America has witnessed some joyous... #YearInReview2016: From the Rio Olympics to the FARC peace accord, 2016 was a memorable year in Latin America. Here are the highlights.
"23.12.2016 20:30:00" Welcoming Syrian refugees at the border “I thank the Turkish people for opening their borders and homes to us.”
Thousands of people in Hatay marched to welcome Syrian people fleeing war. We were there when they crossed the border.
"23.12.2016 19:56:32" Timeline Photos #BREAKING: UN Security Council demands end to Israeli settlements after US abstains.
"23.12.2016 19:00:00" Main suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack is dead “He travelled in order to find work, to help our family. He didn't go to do things like this (attack), we don't do things like this.”
The main suspect of the Berlin Christmas market attack was killed in Italy, but his family doesn't believe he could
"23.12.2016 17:30:00" See rare footage of colourful marine life under Antarctica's i... Take a dive below the frozen Arctic sea, where colourful marine life is flourishing. Australian scientists sent a robotic submarine beneath the ice-- this is what they found.
"23.12.2016 14:00:00" trtworld.com Q & A: Does populism really endanger democracy? John B Judis, an American political analyst, suggests that populism poses no threat to electoral politics but rather it expands democracy. "Populism poses no threat to democracy. It rather includes both right-wing figures like Donald Trump and the left-leaning Bernie Sanders in the US, and the reactionary National Front in France and anti-austerity Podemos in Spain.”
We spoke to John B
"23.12.2016 12:02:07" The Newsmakers of the Year 2016 was eventful, to say the least. And we were there to cover all the top stories. Our flagship show, The Newsmakers, discussed, argued and explored a number of stories from the year that was.
Join us as we look back at the Newsmakers of the Year.
"23.12.2016 11:00:13" Saying goodbye to Aleppo "The cold is unbearable. We have been waiting for 14 hours. The Syrian regime is trying to increase the suffering of the Syrian people," one of the last residents to flee eastern Aleppo recalled.
"23.12.2016 09:04:49" Refugee Crisis: Number of people crossing to Europe decreased #YearInReview2016: This year was the worst on record for migrant deaths, despite fewer refugees reaching the EU via Turkey & Greece. Here's why.
"23.12.2016 06:00:00" Romania to name Muslim woman prime minister Romania will have its first female Muslim prime minister if Sevil Shhaideh gets presidential approval and passes a parliamentary vote of confidence.
"23.12.2016 04:21:43" trtworld.com Turkey calls upon Assad regime to come to negotiating table During an emergency meeting of the OIC in Saudi Arabia, Ankara reiterates its demand for a nationwide ceasefire in Syria.
"23.12.2016 01:35:37" trtworld.com UN Security Council postpones Israeli settlement vote Draft resolution urging that Israel halt construction of settlements was met with protest from Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu.
"22.12.2016 23:00:00" Taliban hostages plead for help “My children have seen their mother defiled.” This American mother gave birth to her children while in captivity. Caitlan Coleman and her husband were captured by Taliban in 2012. They are now begging for help from their governments.
"22.12.2016 21:00:00" Sexual abuse in US gymnastics Hundreds of children have been sexually abused within US gymnastics. An investigation by Indy Star has shed some light on the scale of the abuse.
"22.12.2016 20:00:00" Final phase of Aleppo evacuation in freezing conditions The evacuation of eastern Aleppo has entered its final phase. For the thousands who were waiting to leave, it's hard to say goodbye.
"22.12.2016 19:00:32" trtworld.com Report reveals how PKK-affiliated groups are using child soldiers The report documents 29 cases in northern Iraq that show how children under the age of 15 are being forced to become child soldiers for PKK-affiliated terror groups. Human Rights Watch has found evidence that groups affiliated with the PKK have been actively recruiting boys and girls as young as nine to fight for them in northern Iraq and in Syria. Speaking to TRT World, HRW said that if the PKK and their affiliates
"22.12.2016 18:08:33" The Newsmakers – Off-Script: Questioning #BoycottDelta We watched the clip of Adam Saleh getting kicked off a plane for speaking Arabic, too. If this wasn't a clear case of racism and islamophobia then nothing is. But then some of us thought: hang on...haven't we seen this guy before? He's a YouTube
"22.12.2016 17:00:08" How Sarin gas is killing civilians in Syria Here's what happened to people hit by Sarin gas. A chemical weapon used by the Syrian regime against civilians according to the UN
"22.12.2016 15:00:02" Aleppo refugees settle in camps in northern Syria We travelled to Idlib province in northern Syria to see the aid effort underway to house people fleeing the fighting in Aleppo.
"22.12.2016 13:33:00" Turkey confirms 16 of its soldiers have now been killed in al-Bab, Syria. The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army has also been pushed out of the city by Daesh.
Read more: http://trtworld.com/mea/16-turkish-soldiers-killed-in-battle-for-syrias-al-bab-257079
"22.12.2016 12:05:22" TRT World's exclusive coverage of Aleppo evacuation TRT World brings you exclusive coverage from Syria on the evacuation of civilians from Aleppo
"22.12.2016 11:00:00" trtworld.com First enslaved by Daesh, now imprisoned by Libyan forces Daesh has been eliminated from its Libyan stronghold of Sirte, but left behind are dozens of traumatised women, some of whom are pregnant. They are desperate to go home. Daesh has been eliminated from its Libyan stronghold of Sirte, but left behind are dozens of traumatised women, some of whom are pregnant. They are desperate to go home.
"22.12.2016 09:05:38" trtworld.com Syrian voices are being drowned out in the debate over Syrian lives The “trends” on social media will change, but the pain and anger of the people saying their final good-byes will grow day by day. OPINION: "At the end of the day, Syrian voices do not matter. The lives of ordinary Syrians have become a political plaything for Facebook and Twitter debates." Loubna Mrie argues that politics is overshadowing humanity in the Syrian conflict.
"22.12.2016 04:00:00" “Untouchable beings”: Nepali girl banished for menstruation dies Nepali teenager Roshani Tiruwa died after being banished during her period. The centuries-old Hindu practice is outlawed, but is still widely practiced in villages. Will her death change things?
"22.12.2016 00:00:00" Lena Dunham abortion comment sparks outrage “Now I can say that I still haven't had an abortion, but I wish I had” - Lena Dunham
The star and creator of the American TV show 'Girls' has apologised following a controversial abortion comment during her Women of the Hour podcast.
"21.12.2016 20:30:00" Reunion's Stolen Children: Victims still await for compensation The French government removed more than 2,000 children from their families on La Reunion, an island in the Indian Ocean, between 1963 and 1982. The purpose of the relocation was to repopulate rural areas of post-World War ll France. Those children want
"21.12.2016 19:30:00" Social media stars removed from Delta flight Delta Airlines kicked YouTube stars off a flight “for speaking Arabic.”
"21.12.2016 18:26:48" Miss France 2017 faces racist backlash Newly crowned Miss France 2017 is facing racist comments online for being black and from a French territory in South America.
"21.12.2016 16:45:00" trtworld.com 9 questions that show why Saudi Arabia has a radical plan to ditch oil Faced with falling oil prices, Saudi Arabia has come out with a radical plan to tackle its ailing economy. But for the conservative Kingdom, livelihoods, communities and the very nature of society are at stake. 9 questions that show why Saudi Arabia has a radical plan to ditch oil
"21.12.2016 15:42:34" 7-year-old Syrian activist Bana Alabed met Turkish President E... After 7-year-old Bana Alabed and her family were safely evacuated from the besieged city of Aleppo, they were welcomed into Turkey by President Erdogan
"21.12.2016 14:43:00" Mexico's largest firework market, San Pablito, explodes “We heard like three explosions and suddenly just fireworks and we all ran. Everyone ran outside.” An explosion has destroyed Mexico's largest firework market.
"21.12.2016 13:40:05" trtworld.com Where is Palestinian resistance today? The Palestinian youth deeply distrust the Palestinian Authority, and this can be linked to why today, most resistance is demonstrated through what are termed as “lone-wolf” attacks and individual acts of protest. OPINION: Where is the Palestinian resistance today and why has it transfomed from a "struggle" to a "resistance"?
"21.12.2016 10:15:01" trtworld.com Was Putin involved in hacking the DNC? US officials say the Russian president knew about efforts by hackers known as “the Dukes” to infiltrate the Democratic Party's network in a bid to interfere with election results. Did Russia's Putin really hack the Democrats?
"21.12.2016 08:26:07" The Newsmakers: Russia's Ambassador Will the killing of Ambassador Andrey Karlov bring Turkey and Russia closer together, or further apart? Imran Garda goes back in time to similar incidents and the events they triggered. What do you think?
"21.12.2016 06:00:00" China smog alert Liu Bolin, known as the 'Invisible Man,' aims to raise awareness of China's air pollution by live streaming scenes of smog through 24 smartphones strapped to his vest.
"20.12.2016 23:00:00" trtworld.com Q & A: Brazil's Lula da Silva condemns “coup” and calls for election In an interview with TRT World, the former president of Brazil defends Dilma Rousseff, his protege, who was impeached in August. He also questions the elevation of Michel Temer to the presidency – and hints that he may run for another term. In an interview with TRT World, the former president of Brazil defends Dilma Rouseff, his protege, who was impeached in August. He also questions the elevation of Michel Temer to the presidency – and hints that he might may run for another term.
"20.12.2016 19:30:00" trtworld.com Slain Russian envoy remembered as "perfect diplomat" Andrey Karlov is remembered as bringing Ankara and Moscow closer after a particularly bleak period in 2015. “He was the architect of the normalisation process."
Slain Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, is remembered as bringing Ankara and Moscow closer after a particularly difficult period in 2015.
"20.12.2016 18:30:31" trtworld.com Investigators probe possible FETO link to Russian ambassador's murder The family of the assassin and his roommate were detained for questioning as investigators are looking for possible links to the Fethullah Gulen Terrorist… Police are investigating whether the killer of Russia's ambassador to Turkey had links to the Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organisation (FETO). Authorities detained six people with links to the off-duty police officer, Mevlut Mert Altintas, who shot dead
"20.12.2016 17:07:09" Who was the man who killed the Russian ambassador? “Don't forget Syria!” yelled an off-duty police officer, after shooting Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov. Who is this gunman and why did he do it?
"20.12.2016 15:40:05" Berlin terror attack A truck drove into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing at least 12 people. Angela Merkel has called it a terror attack.
"20.12.2016 14:10:24" trtworld.com Trump's cabinet clan stands out with wealth, war and white supremacy The real estate mogul plans to cut out Washington corruption with a crew of nominees who share the type of insider connections he decried on the campaign trail. Trump is officially president-elect after Monday's Electoral College vote. The nominees for positions in his White House are poster children for wealth, war and the white supremacy movement, critics charge.
"20.12.2016 12:18:37" trtworld.com Suspected Mossad assassination of Hamas drone chief in Tunisia After a Tunisian aviation engineer was executed in his car, Hamas has accused Israeli intelligence of killing the man who was discretely overseeing the development of its fledgling drone programme. After a Tunisian aviation engineer was executed in his car, Hamas accuses Israeli intelligence of assassinating the man who was discretely running the development of its fledgling drone programme.
"20.12.2016 10:45:00" trtworld.com The betrayal of Syria's people goes beyond Aleppo Syrians who revolted against Bashar al Assad stood for values they believed the west shared. The revolutionaries were abandoned, and in turn so were those principles. OPINION: Those titans of democracy and freedom allowed those who so bravely stood against tyranny to be crushed in the most unimaginably brutal ways.
"20.12.2016 09:06:40" Road tunnel connecting Europe to Asia opens Istanbul opens underwater Eurasia Tunnel, which lets you drive from Europe to Asia in under 5 minutes!
"20.12.2016 06:10:58" trtworld.com Several killed, dozens injured in Berlin as truck ploughs into crowd At least 12 people were killed and 48 injured when a truck ploughed into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin. The suspected driver of the truck has been arrested.
"19.12.2016 23:30:22" trtworld.com Scoring Obama's counter-terrorism legacy When outgoing US President Barak Obama came into office, many believed he would turn the page on the "war on terror." Yet the reality has been different. We score him on how effective his approach to counter-terrorism has been. From the death of Osama bin Laden to the rise of Daesh, we scored Obama's counter-terrorism legacy. (Spoiler: He failed)
"19.12.2016 20:29:52" Bana Alabed evacuates east Aleppo Remember Bana Alabed?
The 7-year-old tweeted about life inside the besieged city of Aleppo. Now, she and her family are safely out of the city.
"19.12.2016 19:13:58" BREAKING NEWS: Russian ambassador, Andrey Karlov, killed in Ankara shooting. Watch live for the latest updates from Turkey.
"19.12.2016 18:07:12" Live coverage BREAKING NEWS: Russian ambassador to Turkey killed in Ankara gun attack
"19.12.2016 17:51:32" trtworld.com Russian envoy shot dead in Ankara Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was attending a photo exhibition in Ankara when he was attacked. BREAKING NEWS: Russian Ambassador to Turkey killed in Ankara gun attack.
"19.12.2016 16:49:42" BREAKING NEWS: Russian Ambassador to Turkey seriously wounded in Ankara gun attack.
"19.12.2016 16:31:33" Timeline Photos #BREAKING: Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov wounded in an armed assault in Ankara.
"19.12.2016 16:00:37" Interview with Lina Al Shamy, from east Aleppo “Really, there is a lot of concern and worry about what is going to happen in Idlib. The Regime is planning to apply a genocide there.”
A Syrian activist, Lina Al Shamy, from eastern Aleppo, speaks to TRT World.
"19.12.2016 14:56:32" Taking selfies amid the ruins of Aleppo Visitors take selfies amid the ruins of western Aleppo's historical sites as evacuations on the eastern side continue.
"19.12.2016 13:03:44" TRT World Voters in the US aren't the ones who decide who becomes president...So who does? Wait. The US Election isn't over yet?
Members of the Electoral College are casting their votes today, which means that Donald Trump's position as the 45th US president isn't secure yet.
So, what exactly is the Electoral College? We explained it a
"19.12.2016 10:00:00" Syrian refugee named valedictorian in Australia “My English at that time was very basic. And they were very patient with me.”
This Syrian refugee just graduated top of his class from one of Australia's most prestigious high schools.
"19.12.2016 08:19:13" A message from Rami Zien, Aleppo evacuee Rami Zien was one of 500 people evacuated from eastern Aleppo early on Monday. Hear his account of the rescue.
"19.12.2016 03:00:00" trtworld.com US demands return of underwater drone seized by China China has seized an unmanned submarine in the disputed South China Sea. US officials say the vessel was collecting scientific data near a naval base in the Philippines.
"19.12.2016 01:00:00" trtworld.com Suicide bomber kills more than 23 soldiers in Yemen's Aden The attack came just a week after Daesh killed 50 Yemeni soldiers at a base in the city.
"18.12.2016 23:00:00" trtworld.com Indonesian air force plane crashes in Papua, killing 13 Indonesian air force plane crashes in Papua, killing 13
Rescuers rushed the scene following the incident and removed bodies of crashed helicopter victims.
"18.12.2016 22:00:00" trtworld.com Yazidis make pilgrimage to Lalesh Temple after surviving Daesh threat Adherents of one of the world's oldest religions have been subject to mass killings and kidnappings under Daesh rule in Iraq.
"18.12.2016 20:46:32" trtworld.com Attack on rescue convoy headed for Syrian village Several buses have been set ablaze by unknown attackers as they were making their way to take civilians out of Shia villages loyal to the Assad regime. Several buses were set ablaze by unknown attackers as they make their way to take sick and injured civilians out of villages loyal to the Assad regime. It is not clear who is responsible for the attack.
"18.12.2016 19:00:00" trtworld.com Humanitarian deal between Syrian regime and rebels faces hurdles Opposition forces have agreed to allow people to leave villages they surround in return for Assad allowing more civilians to leave Aleppo. Opposition forces have agreed to allow people to leave villages if Assad allows more citizens to leave Aleppo.
"18.12.2016 17:00:04" trtworld.com Thousands of people trapped in Mosul suffer from supply shortages As a military offensive to retake Iraq's second city gathers momentum, residents are seeking to escape the fighting. More Iraqi families have been displaced by the ongoing military operation against the Daesh terrorist organisation in Iraq's second largest city, Mosul. Residents of the city are now without food or shelter and are seeking to escape the violence.
"18.12.2016 15:24:50" trtworld.com Exclusive: Syrian civilians set to leave east Aleppo, Shia villages TRT World's Ediz Tiyansan reports live from the frontlines outside besieged Aleppo, where a fragile ceasefire between regime and rebels is still holding and busses are rolling in to take civilians to safety. A resident in the area told Reuters it was not carried out by the group formerly known as the Nusra Front, which had previously said it had not agreed to the evacuation of the two villages.
The evacuation of the villages comes as a part of a deal that
"18.12.2016 14:23:33" Yazidis in Iraq struggled under Daesh Followers of one of the world's oldest religions are returning to their most holy site, the Lalesh Temple in Nineveh Valley in northern Iraq. They believe it is where creation began. But the Yazidis have also been victims of dozens of attempts to
"18.12.2016 12:25:01" trtworld.com Exclusive: Syrian civilians set to leave east Aleppo, Shia villages TRT World's Ediz Tiyansan reports live from the frontlines outside besieged Aleppo, where a fragile ceasefire between regime and rebels is still holding and busses are rolling in to take civilians to safety. The deal aims at the evacuation of a proportional number of people from each side. The ruins of east Aleppo are still home to as many as 50,000 civilians, and there are perhaps 4,000 Syrians in Foua and Kfarya, surrounded by rebel fighters.
"18.12.2016 06:00:00" 'Chubby' Japanese girl group “We're really heavy, but we want to use that to shake up the idol world.” Japanese pop band Pottya is chubby and they're not afraid to show it.
"17.12.2016 21:00:00" Venezuelan mothers give kids away ''I handed her over to that family because there were times where we wouldn't eat for up to two days.” This Venezuelan mother gave away one of her children because of the economic crisis
"17.12.2016 19:00:27" trtworld.com Syrian regime and opposition reportedly secure new deal for Aleppo New deal includes evacuation of civilians and rebels from the remaining pockets of eastern Aleppo as well as evacuation of four other besieged towns in Syria.
"17.12.2016 17:05:07" trtworld.com Magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes off the coast of Papua New Guinea Several aftershocks have been felt in the region while a tsunami warning has been issued for the coastal areas of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Nauru and other islands in the vicinity.
"17.12.2016 15:04:35" trtworld.com The five Augusts of Obama's Syria policy The US remains a spectator as another massive humanitarian tragedy unfolds in the Syrian conflict. The Syrian regime's siege of Aleppo is likely the last nail in the coffin for US strategy in Syria. OPINION: The humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo is a death knell for President Obama's inconsistent and failed Syria policy.
"17.12.2016 11:47:15" Step inside the mind of a whirling dervish “Each time, it's like another reunion story, another love story, another story of convergence.”
Ever wonder what goes through a whirling dervish's mind as they twirl? Abdurrahman Tevruz, who leads whirling ceremonies across Istanbul, tells us.
"17.12.2016 10:18:54" TRT World War correspondent Clarissa Ward spoke at the UN Security Council and gave one of rare accounts of what happened inside of #Aleppo during the Assad regime's siege on the city A few months ago war correspondent Clarissa Ward, speaking at the UN Security Council, shared her thoughts about the dire situation in Aleppo.
"There are no winners in Aleppo"
"17.12.2016 07:36:53" trtworld.com Explosion strikes bus in Turkey's Kayseri province Local media reports that several people have been wounded after the bus was hit by an explosion as it passed by a vehicle that is believed to be laden with explosives.
"17.12.2016 06:32:21" trtworld.com Why was an Ahmadiyya mosque attacked in Pakistan? The Ahmadiyya community identifies as Muslim, but it has been targeted in Pakistan for years because of beliefs that conflict with more Orthodox sects.
"17.12.2016 04:12:12" trtworld.com Civilians left stranded in Aleppo after evacuations halted At least 40,000 civilians have been left trapped in eastern Aleppo as the opposition and the Syrian regime forces which include Russia and Iranian-backed shia militia, are blaming each other for breaching a ceasefire deal. The evacuation of civilians from the last opposition-held areas of Aleppo was suspended on Friday leaving at least 40,000 civilians trapped after a ceasefire deal was breached.
"17.12.2016 02:00:20" Humans of Wars “Syria was once a heaven ... they separated me from it.”
Singing about the golden past of his country, Samir Al–Omar dreams of going home to see Syria rebuilt.
"17.12.2016 00:00:00" trtworld.com The science and tech fix you need We bring you the winners and losers of the week, from underwater airports and robots writing symphonies to ginormous buses and driverless cars We bring you the winners and losers of business this week, from underwater airports to driverless cars.
"16.12.2016 22:00:00" trtworld.com Coping with loss of limb and life in the shadow of Syria's war A father remembers the day his five-year-old daughter lost her leg in a Russian airstrike. As many as 20,000 Syrians are estimated to have lost arms or legs in the Syrian war, and many of them are children. Anas remembers the day his five-year-old daughter, Reem, lost her leg in a Russian airstrike. Now she walks assisted by crutches and a nurse to get used to her new left leg. As many as 20,000 Syrians are estimated to have lost arms or legs in the Syrian
"16.12.2016 20:00:00" PKK is in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran The recent attack in Istanbul was claimed by TAK. Who are they? What is their relationship with PKK, which is recognised as a terrorist group by the US, EU, and Turkey?
"16.12.2016 16:30:00" trtworld.com The five Augusts of Obama's Syria policy The US remains a spectator as another massive humanitarian tragedy unfolds in the Syrian conflict. The Syrian regime's siege of Aleppo is likely the last nail in the coffin for US strategy in Syria. OPINION: The US remains a spectator as another massive humanitarian tragedy unfolds in the Syrian conflict. The Syrian regime's siege of Aleppo is likely the last nail in the coffin for US strategy in Syria.
"16.12.2016 13:50:00" Why has the UN failed to protect Syria? The UN hasn't implemented the Responsibility to Protect in Syria. The R2P is a global political commitment to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. What will it take for the international community to protect Syria?
"16.12.2016 11:49:00" trtworld.com Evacuation in Aleppo suspended amid reports of blasts, shooting Regime and opposition forces traded accusations of ceasefire deal violations. Witnesses say there were at least four blasts from where buses were departing with civilians. The evacuation of civilians from Aleppo has been suspended as each side accuses the other of breaking the ceasefire deal. Iran-backed militia have blocked a convoy on the road out of the city, demanding the evacuation of two predominantly Shia villages.
"16.12.2016 10:01:15" BREAKING NEWS: We're live from Syria as the evacuation was suspended due to bomb blasts heard at the departure point in the east of Aleppo.
"16.12.2016 07:46:31" 5 questions for George Sabra, member of Syrian opposition “[N]o one in the world can push Bashar al Assad out of power except the Syrian people.”
As Aleppo falls apart, TRT World sat down with George Sabra, president of the Syrian National Council, to talk about Assad, the future of Syria, and why no clear
"16.12.2016 02:18:49" trtworld.com Winter arrives in Iraq's Mosul as civilians continue to flee The United Nations says 35,000 children have fled the city since the battle against Daesh began in October.
"15.12.2016 23:56:02" Syria timeline: 1971 to today From Bashar al Assad's rise to power and crackdown on protest to the formation of the Free Syrian Army and emergence of Daesh… Here's a look at key events leading up to the civil war in Syria.
"15.12.2016 23:29:08" trtworld.com US blames Assad's regime for Aleppo carnage US Secretary of State John Kerry says if Bashar Assad's regime and its allies, Russia and Iran, do not return to the negotiating table, the bloodshed would only spread.
"15.12.2016 20:30:00" How can you help Aleppo? Here are 5 things you can do to help the people of Aleppo as the Syrian regime takes full control of the city.
"15.12.2016 19:30:00" medium.com Aleppo has been ravaged more ruthlessly than Baghdad was by the Mongols – TRT World Inside eastern Aleppo, a terrorized population awaits its fate, praying for a miracle but preparing for death — and hoping that it is… OPINION: Inside eastern Aleppo, a terrorized population awaits its fate, praying for a miracle but preparing for death — and hoping that it is sudden. Here, in this purgatory, it seems there is no why. Why this cruelty? Why this sadism?
"15.12.2016 18:30:00" Leaving Aleppo after years of fighting Aleppo evacuation didn't go so smoothly. The ceasefire was violated by pro-regime forces, at least one civilian was killed.
"15.12.2016 17:30:00" trtworld.com Syrian refugees protest Aleppo "until the end" TRT World follows a Syrian refugee in Berlin as he protests the tragic events in his hometown of Aleppo. Once again, protest is the only way to show his opposition, but this time he knows it is likely in vain. “We realise that us protesting this won't change anything. We came here to put out the fire of our anger, then we'll go home, lay our heads down, and sleep.”
Anas al Basha, a young Syrian forced into exile after opposing the Assad regime, once again
"15.12.2016 16:00:01" trtworld.com Evacuation begins as convoy leaves eastern Aleppo A convoy of ambulances, followed by a long line of green buses carrying evacuees, drove from the Ramousah district as it moved out of an opposition-held area. A convoy of almost 1,000 women, children and injured civilians and opposition fighters has left eastern Aleppo. Syrian regime television reported that the convoy of ambulances and buses had reached opposition-held al-Rashideen, outside the city.
"15.12.2016 14:00:00" Why are Rohingya Muslims persecuted? “It's like a big crime in Myanmar to be Muslim. They are terrorising us to wipe out the population.”
Myanmar's Rohingya are one of the most persecuted minorities on the planet, according to the UN. But who are the Rohingya and why do they live in
"15.12.2016 08:00:00" trtworld.com As Aleppo bleeds, Syrians in Istanbul still hope to return home Assad regime forces close in on complete control over the ancient Syrian city, and refugees who have fled Syria for Istanbul can only watch “It is the worst feeling. Not just for Aleppo but for humanity.”
The fall of Aleppo doesn't change much for Syrian refugees in Istanbul, but news from the frontlines is a reminder of the nightmare that they have escaped.
"15.12.2016 07:00:00" "Aleppo's Tragedy" Special coverage on "Aleppo's Tragedy"
"15.12.2016 06:06:45" What makes 'dumb' barrel bombs such deadly weapons? Barrel bombs are cheap and easy to make: Just fill an old oil drum with scrap metal, rebar, ball bearings and explosives. So how have they killed so many Syrians in Aleppo?
"15.12.2016 04:44:07" trtworld.com Rebels say new deal to evacuate civilians from Aleppo is back on Syrian regime shelling and air strikes shattered a previous ceasefire agreement in east Aleppo but a new one was struck late Wednesday night.
"15.12.2016 00:06:11" trtworld.com Safe evacuation of civilians from east Aleppo in jeopardy A new ground offensive launched by the Iranian-backed Shia militia who are fighting for the Syrian regime, leaves the possibility of a new ceasefire deal and the safe evacuation of civilians in doubt.
"14.12.2016 20:30:33" The Newsmakers OffScript: The Fall of Aleppo US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power had tough words for Syria, Russia and Iran. But is she just compensating with words for what the US has lacked in action? The Newsmakers host Imran Garda goes #OffScript about the UN Security Council's response to
"14.12.2016 20:00:02" A 10-year-old Syrian child, speaking on behalf 47 other children trapped in an orphanage in Aleppo, pleads for safety. “These 47 children are my brothers and sisters. We want peace,” the child says.
"14.12.2016 19:37:37" Where were you when Aleppo was attacked?
"14.12.2016 18:04:53" Live on Facebook: From siege, to slaughter, to silence. The Syrian regime has retaken Aleppo after years of rebel resistance. We look into what's next in Syria's war. We speak to the UN, a former adviser to the Kremlin, and the former president of the
"14.12.2016 12:02:06" trtworld.com Clashes erupt as evacuation of Aleppo is delayed The Syrian regime shelled eastern Aleppo on Wednesday. Turkey has accused Assad forces and their allies of hampering the ceasefire deal. The ceasefire in eastern Aleppo was violated on Wednesday morning, and the evacuation of civilians is on hold. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will discuss the situation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Wednesday.
"14.12.2016 08:04:43" Who helps the regime in Syria? Russia, Iran and Hezbollah are backing the Assad regime in Syria. This is how.
"14.12.2016 05:01:43" People have caused this Aleppo, Srebrenica, Auschwitz. Humans are responsible for many of the last century's worst tragedies. Could we have prevented them?
"14.12.2016 00:30:00" Protests against atrocities in Aleppo continue Protesters worldwide are gathering outside Russian embassies to protest against the killings in Aleppo. But is it too late?
"13.12.2016 23:30:00" trtworld.com Who are the forces closing in on Aleppo? Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad has mobilised a coalition of forces backed by Russia and Iran to retake Aleppo, which fell to opposition forces in 2012. The Assad regime has retaken Aleppo, one of the oldest cities in the world.
But they had help from a large group of domestic and international groups. Here's the breakdown of the forces who is assisting the Assad regime
"13.12.2016 22:30:17" trtworld.com What is happening to the people of Aleppo? The eastern part of Aleppo has been besieged by regime forces for months. Now aid agencies fear that thousands of families are at risk of losing their lives. The brutality of Assad's regime against civilians has left many wondering what will happen to the people of Aleppo now that the Syrian city has fallen?
"13.12.2016 22:02:46" trtworld.com Istanbul blasts trigger anger towards perceived Western hypocrisy In the aftermath of Saturday's twin blasts, there is a growing perception among Turks that foreign powers have ignored Turkey's security concerns in the Middle East and emboldened anti-state terror groups. “We don't believe in their friendship. Terror is going to stay here as long as foreign powers are supporting it."
The recent bombings in Istanbul have angered many Turkish people, who suspect that the West is strengthening the anti-Turkey terror groups.
"13.12.2016 21:33:25" medium.com Last night in Aleppo – TRT World On the night Aleppo fell, the voices of it's residents rose up. At 12:23 AM, Lina Shamy posted an impassioned message from Aleppo that began: “To everyone who can hear me – this may be my last video.”
Last night in Aleppo, one of the biggest atrocities of our generation was being carried out. But on the night that
"13.12.2016 20:27:20" medium.com Q & A: In conversation with the Free Syrian Army about Aleppo – TRT World Injured civilians have been massacred inside treatment centers, bodies are lying in the streets, and civilians are trapped with no way out… Q&A: Injured civilians have been massacred inside treatment centers, bodies are lying in the streets, and civilians are trapped with no way out.
In a conversation with TRT World the Free Syrian Army's Asaad Hanna says the global community is complicit
"13.12.2016 19:57:53" medium.com Live Blog | Battle for Aleppo – TRT World TRT World is following the latest developments in Aleppo where Bashar al Assad's regime forces are on the verge of completing a takeover of… Follow our live blog for the latest developments as Syrian regime forces are about to take over Aleppo completely.
"13.12.2016 19:18:51" trtworld.com Ceasefire reached in Aleppo to evacuate civilians, opposition fighters Turkey brokered the ceasefire with Russia. The deal will allow evacuations from the devastated Syrian city. Turkey brokered a ceasefire with Russia that will allow the evacuation of civilians and opposition fighters from devastated eastern Aleppo beginning early Wednesday morning.
The deal was agreed despite Iranian and Hezbollah opposition, a Turkish official
"13.12.2016 17:54:52" Farewell from Aleppo “This is my last moment to either live or die.” - Bana Alabed, 7
People are sharing their heartbreaking final messages from Aleppo as Syrian regime forces retake the besieged city.
"13.12.2016 16:21:21" Aleppo is in ruins Once described as “jewel of Syria”, the ancient city of Aleppo, a UNESCO world heritage site, is now the country's biggest graveyard. http://trtworld.com/mea/the-worlds-oldest-city-is-in-ruins-251215
"13.12.2016 14:41:15" trtworld.com UN calls Aleppo's plight a “complete meltdown of humanity” Turkey said it was "horrified and outraged" by reports of the massacre of civilians by the Syrian regime and its supporters. The United Nations on Tuesday called Aleppo's plight a “complete meltdown of humanity," as thousands fled the last pockets of fighting in the Syrian city.
"The reports we had are of people being shot in the street trying to flee and shot in their homes,"
"13.12.2016 11:04:03" The Newsmakers: Off Script What's your reaction when news of an atrocity just breaks? Imran Garda, the host of our flagship programme, The Newsmakers goes #OffScript about the Istanbul attack.
"13.12.2016 05:35:31" trtworld.com "Doomsday" for eastern Aleppo as reports of regime atrocities emerge People still inside eastern Aleppo are reporting the killing of hundreds of civilians by advancing Syrian regime forces backed by Russia and Iran.
"12.12.2016 20:00:00" Journalist who insulted Algerian president dies on hunger strike A British-Algerian journalist who was imprisoned for criticising Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika died after being on hunger strike for over 90 days.
"12.12.2016 18:00:44" trtworld.com Life after Daesh in the northern Iraqi town of Bashiqa TRT World visits Bashiqa, an Iraqi town freed in the broad offensive against Daesh. Civilians are starting to slowly return, only to find there is... Civilians are starting to slowly return, only to find there is little left of the place where they grew up.
TRT World visits Bashiqa, an Iraqi town freed in the broad offensive against Daesh.
"12.12.2016 16:00:38" trtworld.com Q & A: The rise of dark populism and Donald Trump A conversation with Dale Maharidge, who has covered American poverty since the early 1980s. In “Someplace like America,” he predicted that anger... “The Republicans were malicious and the Democrats were stupid.”
We spoke with Dale Maharidge, a journalism professor who has covered American poverty since the early 1980s. We asked him why "dark populism" rose and how he had managed to predict it 5
"12.12.2016 14:03:19" 4 million toys confiscated by Venezuelan government Venezuelan government confiscated overpriced toys from distributor and is now selling them to poor families at discount prices.
"12.12.2016 11:35:40" Meet the self-trained all-Turkish Indian dance troupe that's taking Istanbul by storm. Named after a Hindu goddess, Durga has been performing to hundreds of people across the city and its popularity is growing by the day.
"12.12.2016 09:25:01" trtworld.com Death toll rises to 44 from Istanbul terror attacks PKK-affiliate, TAK, says it carried out the attacks at the Vodafone Arena in Istanbul on Saturday evening, killing 36 police and 8 civilians. Turkey's Health Minister: Death toll rises to 44 from Saturday's Istanbul attacks, 36 police and 8 civilians.
"12.12.2016 05:00:00" Wild elephants torment villagers in rural India This Indian family sleeps in a tree because they say wild elephants are terrorising their village
"11.12.2016 20:09:51" Who's who in Yemen's war? We look at the different sides fighting in the country, as the UN's path to peace hits a roadblock.
"11.12.2016 17:20:00" Cambodia wants to show women that athleticism is beautiful too “People think sport isn't good for women, and that if they do it they'll start to look like men.”
Cambodian Olympic Committee tries to fight beauty stereotypes and encourage more women to be athletes.
"11.12.2016 14:29:22" trtworld.com Turkey declares day of mourning after Istanbul blasts Turkey declared Sunday a day of mourning after Saturday's deadly attacks in Istanbul that killed 38 people and injured dozens.
"11.12.2016 11:38:36" trtworld.com Timeline of bomb attacks in Turkey during 2016 This year Turkey witnessed a wave of bomb blasts in which dozens of people lost their lives.
Here is a list of major bombings in Turkey during 2016.
"11.12.2016 09:48:26" trtworld.com Istanbul blasts death toll rises to 38 The death toll from twin bombings outside the Besiktas football stadium in central Istanbul on Saturday has risen to 38, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Sunday.
"11.12.2016 03:00:00" Twin blasts outside Istanbul football stadium Twin blasts outside Istanbul's Besiktas football stadium killed 29 people and wounded 166. 'The attack specifically targeted riot police,' official says.
"11.12.2016 01:41:41" trtworld.com 29 killed in blasts near Istanbul football stadium Turkey's Interior Ministry Suleyman Soylu said the attacks killed 27 police officers and two civilians while 166 were left injured. #BREAKING | Turkish Interior Minister says “The terror attack that occurred in Istanbul on Saturday night killed 29, wounded 166. "
He also confirmed that 10 people had been detained in connection with the attacks.
"10.12.2016 22:16:32" Blast in Istanbul near Macka park: TRT World's Managing Editor Resul Serdar Atas discusses who might be the possible perpetrators.
"10.12.2016 21:23:52" trtworld.com Casualties confirmed in blasts near Istanbul football stadium Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attacks were timed to "maximise casualities." The two blasts near the Vodafone Arena in central Istanbul followed a game between two of the country's top teams. Two blasts hit central Istanbul injuring at least 20 police officers
"10.12.2016 21:06:45" Timeline Photos Follow our livestream for more coverage:
"10.12.2016 20:28:39" Timeline Photos BREAKING NEWS: A bomb went off outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul.
Several Turkish police officers were seriously injured in a blast near a soccer stadium in Istanbul. The explosion occurred around 10:20 pm on Saturday, about two hours after a soccer
"10.12.2016 19:00:13" Dora is stepping up their game with their door to door shisha ... With the threat of bombings targeting cafes and other busy areas, residents of a Baghdad neighbourhood are embracing a special delivery service that brings shisha pipes straight to their doors.
"10.12.2016 17:00:01" Afghanistan's first freestyle cycling club "We are tired of war and we want to practice new things in our lives like this sport."
On the outskirts of Kabul, young Afghans mount rickety bikes and perform tricks learned from online videos.
"10.12.2016 15:00:00" Eastern Aleppo: Lost loved ones What's the most valuable thing you've lost in five years of war? We asked residents of eastern Aleppo. Their response – their loved ones.
"10.12.2016 13:00:00" trtworld.com Turkey finalising plans for presidential system Turkey will vote in a referendum on switching from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency.
"10.12.2016 11:00:00" Thousands of civilians are fleeing eastern Aleppo Hundreds of families are escaping east Aleppo into regime-controlled west Aleppo.
"10.12.2016 09:32:00" trtworld.com Opposition leader wins Ghana presidential election Ghana is seen as a model of democracy in West Africa, a region historically plagued by coups and strongman rule. Gambia's ruler of more than 22 years announces he no longer accepts defeat in the country's presidential election.
"10.12.2016 07:32:00" trtworld.com Germany builds wall to separate refugees Just a few weeks after a wall was built in a Munich suburb to separate a refugee centre from a housing estate, there are calls for it to be knocked down.
"10.12.2016 05:27:52" trtworld.com Obama orders "full review" of 2016 election cyber attacks Intelligence agencies are set to deliver a report before Obama leaves office on January 20.
"09.12.2016 22:01:18" Interview with Andrew Steele on Russian doping scandal So how must it feel to have all your hard work ruined by a doping athlete?
Years of training and sacrifice, to find out the person who beat you had cheated...
We asked Andrew Steele he's a British runner who competed in the 2008 Olympic Games.
"09.12.2016 18:02:06" trtworld.com Turks are trying to help their currency in extraordinary ways Can patriotism save the Turkish lira?
"09.12.2016 16:18:05" trtworld.com Nine things that happened this week that may shape your life There is no boring day in the tech world. This week we learned that the NSA has been hacking our phones in the air, a global cybercrime ring was taken down, and AI is inching closer to stealing our jobs. Also, Audi cars will save you from red lights.
"09.12.2016 13:59:52" medium.com Hunting Daesh in Libya: There are no prisoners here, only corpses – TRT World In the rubbles of what remains of Sirte, Libyan soldiers hunt down any Daesh militants still alive. They have toppled the so-called… After months of fighting, pro-government Libyan soldiers have finally eliminated Daesh from their Libyan stronghold of Sirte.
Embedded with the forces, we witnessed the hunt for the last Daesh militants in the coastal town.
"09.12.2016 09:55:00" Pakistanis point to corruption to explain fatal airline crash Pakistanis are blaming airline corruption and mismanagement for the crash that killed 47, including ex-pop star Junaid Jamshed.
"09.12.2016 07:55:39" trtworld.com South Korean parliament votes to impeach president 234 lawmakers voted to impeach Park Geun-hye for alleged influence peddling. Park is under pressure to reign, but could take the issue to the Constitutional Court. South Korea's parliament has voted to impeach Park Geun-hye as president for alleged influence peddling. 234 lawmakers in the 300-seat National Assembly voted to oust the 64-year-old Park, who has the option to resign or take the fight to the
"09.12.2016 03:30:01" trtworld.com UN envoy says Syria peace talks should restart Staffan de Mistura also plans to hold meetings with US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.
"09.12.2016 00:30:00" trtworld.com US space legend John Glenn dead at 95 John Glenn made history twice, first as the first American to orbit the Earth and then as the first senior citizen to venture into space.
"08.12.2016 21:30:05" trtworld.com Regret voting for Trump? Blame the media Journalists failed the public this year by ignoring clear signals that Trump had a chance at winning the election. In 2017, we can serve our readers and regain our relevance by making the public a part of the news gathering process OPINION: Journalists failed the public this year by ignoring clear signals that Trump had a chance at winning the election. In 2017, we can serve our readers and regain our relevance by making the public a part of the process.
"08.12.2016 19:33:10" Lebanese women came out to protest against rape law Rapists are exonerated in Lebanon if they marry their victim and these women came out on street to stop it.
"08.12.2016 17:30:20" medium.com What's happening in Aleppo? – TRT World Rebels are rapidly losing ground as the Syrian regime looks to reconquer the “capital of the revolution.” Will this mean the end of the… The message to Aleppo's residents has the precision of an assassin. Printed on thin pieces of paper and airdropped over the city, it reads: “Leave, or be annihilated.” What is happening in the last stronghold of Syria's rebels?
"08.12.2016 15:33:57" Israeli bill passed to legalise illegal settlements Israel just legalised 4000 settlers home that were built on private Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank
"08.12.2016 12:24:33" The Fight For Mosul: Iraqi Turkmen flee advancing Shia militias Thousands of Turkmen are now in squalid camps in Syria, after fleeing fighting near Mosul across the border in Iraq.
"08.12.2016 07:30:00" trtworld.com Trump announces new cabinet picks Nominations include head the Environmental Protection Agency, homeland security chief, head the Small Business Administration and the US ambassador to China.
"08.12.2016 05:30:00" trtworld.com Ankara summons German envoy over incident involving Turkish lawmaker German police at Cologne airport stopped the deputy speaker of the Turkish Parliament Ayse Nur Bahcekapili from proceeding towards her flight over travel documents on Monday.
"08.12.2016 03:30:00" trtworld.com World leaders call for truce in Aleppo as regime continues advances A UN Security Council resolution to implement a seven-day ceasefire in Aleppo was vetoed by Russia and China earlier during the week.
"08.12.2016 00:30:34" trtworld.com Italian Prime Minister Renzi resigns President Sergio Mattarella says he will consult with political parties to decide the next steps and has asked Renzi to carry on in a caretaker capacity until a solution is found.
"07.12.2016 21:40:35" trtworld.com Donald Trump is named Time's Person of the Year The magazine said that the US president-elect beat Democrat Hillary Clinton and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the cover of the annual special issue. Time Magazine on Wednesday named US President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year, citing the upheaval in American politics brought about by the election campaign and victory of the New York businessman.
"07.12.2016 18:44:45" trtworld.com Pakistan celebrity Junaid Jamshed dies in plane crash Jamshed became famous in the 1980s as the lead vocalist for the Pakistani rock group Vital Signs, but retired from music in 2001 to focus on his religious duties. Famous Pakistani celebrity Junaid Jamshed died at the age of 52 in a plane crash in northern Pakistan on Wednesday.
"07.12.2016 16:35:23" 5 things to know about Jayalalithaa Millions are mourning Indian politician and actress Jayalalithaa. Here are 5 things to know about her.
"07.12.2016 14:40:35" trtworld.com Pakistan plane with at least 40 people on board crashes Local area officials say the plane came down near the northern city of Abbottabad. A domestic flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with at least 40 passengers and crew on board crashed on Wednesday en route to Islamabad from the northern city of Chitral.
"07.12.2016 12:00:00" trtworld.com Turks sceptical about whether the EU matters More than 50 years after Turkey signed the agreement that put the country on the path to European Union membership, relations are once again on the rocks. TRT World spoke with ordinary Turks to see if they still care about joining the bloc. What do ordinary Turks think about the European Parliament voting to suspend Turkey's accession talks? Do they even care anymore?
“It doesn't affect my future because my future doesn't include that time period,” said 23-year-old Kaan Sari, when asked
"07.12.2016 10:15:00" 'Butcher of Bosnia' trial comes to end Called the 'Butcher of Bosnia' by international media, Ratko Mladic is now 74 and waiting for the verdict on the rest of his life.
"07.12.2016 08:15:07" trtworld.com No milk for Iraq's youngest displaced A baby born at a time when Mosul was occupied by the terrorist group Daesh is now one of 40,000 displaced Iraqis forced into poorly equipped camps... “Every time we go to (the camp) organisers to ask for more milk powder for the baby, they ask us for proper documentation.”
The baby was born on the day Iraqi forces freed Mosul from the grip of Daesh terrorists but now he is one of 40,000 displaced
"07.12.2016 06:45:00" trtworld.com Donald Trump lays out plan for US military President-elect repeats his call for the US not to be involved in the toppling of foreign governments and says his administration's focus will be on fighting global terrorism and defeating Daesh.
"07.12.2016 05:18:00" trtworld.com Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes Indonesia's Aceh Mosques, stores and houses collapse in Pidie Jaya where heavy equipment has been deployed for the effort to search for survivors. Tremors cause panic among residents of Aceh. "We are now evacuating to Tijue because we are afraid of a tsunami," said Nilawati, one of those heading several kilometres inland.
"07.12.2016 03:15:00" trtworld.com Web giants to cooperate on eliminating "terror content" online The move comes as social media companies also face increasing scrutiny over their role in the explosion of so-called "fake news", as well as online bullying and hate speech.
"07.12.2016 00:11:00" trtworld.com Syrian regime seizes controls of new rebel-held districts in Aleppo The gains leave rebels scrambling to defend a shrinking enclave they still control in Aleppo's southeastern districts.
"06.12.2016 20:53:02" NYPD officer allegedly victim of hate crime “This is Officer Elsokary's country. She is an American. She is a New Yorker.”
NYC mayor Bill de Blasio stands up for NYPD officer who says she was harassed for being Muslim. He pointed to Donald Trump's victory to explain the rise in hate crimes in city.
"06.12.2016 19:00:50" trtworld.com Greece to extradite three fugitive soldiers to Turkey The decision comes a day after another court granted asylum to three other soldiers who fled to Greece after the failed July 15 coup.
"06.12.2016 17:31:38" There have been more Daesh attacks in France than in any other European country. Most of them carried by sons of the Republic who turned away from it. TRT World went to find out why the French Republic is broken
Watch the documentary here:
"06.12.2016 16:00:36" trtworld.com Water becomes precious commodity in opposition-held eastern Aleppo Muhammed al Halabi, a delivery man, fetches water from the few operational tanks left in the Syrian opposition-controlled districts of eastern... Civilians in Syria's Aleppo are facing severe water shortages as the Assad regime, backed by Russian air strikes, continues its assault.
Muhammed Al Halabi is one of those who delivers the precious cargo across eastern Aleppo to the families who can still
"06.12.2016 14:15:00" For Congolese orphans, survival is a lifelong battle For Congolese orphans, survival is a lifelong battle. 4 million children are orphaned in DR Congo due to the decades-long conflict
"06.12.2016 13:11:07" trtworld.com Can the EmDrive make space travel possible without fuel? Scientists have long dreamt of traveling through space without bulky rockets. Now NASA says that the EmDrive, a new propulsion system, might allow... A new Star Trek-like propulsion system called EmDrive seems to break the laws of physics by creating thrust without burning fuel. Is this discovery a quantum-leap for space travel?
"06.12.2016 11:26:53" Rare weather triggers outbreak of 'thunderstorm asthma' in Mel... Hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, are getting a flood of patients struggling to breathe because of a weather-related illness called thunderstorm asthma. Here's what causes it.
"06.12.2016 08:00:22" trtworld.com Iraq's abandoned schools speak of a lost generation TRT World visits ghost schools surrounding Mosul, where Daesh militants tried to mould young minds. From honours students to refugees, a lost generation of Iraqi children are being deprived of an education. When Daesh invaded his city, Fathi Abdullah became one of the million and a half Mosul residents subject to the terrorist group's harsh
"06.12.2016 05:57:00" trtworld.com Turkey launches Gokturk-1 military surveillance satellite The Gokturk-1 will gather intelligence for the Turkish Armed Forces and provide high resolution images to support Turkey's fight against terrorism.
"06.12.2016 04:35:36" trtworld.com Sepp Blatter loses appeal against six-year FIFA ban The Court of Arbitration for Sport verdict ends Blatter's hopes of becoming an honorary president of the football body he left in disgrace.
"06.12.2016 03:20:04" “They're burning kids”: Air strikes on Idlib kill more than 70 With eastern Aleppo in ruins, warplanes are now targeting rural areas of Idlib in northwest Syria, killing at least 73 people. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights suspects Russian air strikes.
"06.12.2016 01:57:46" trtworld.com Airstrikes kill and injure dozens in Syria Most of the victims of the strikes, allegedly carried out by the Assad regime, were in the towns of Kafr Nabl and Maarat al Numan in the north-west of the country, activists said.
"06.12.2016 00:34:40" Tattoos to say stop to child abuse David Beckham has covered his body with animated tattoos showing scenes of child abuse in a campaign for UNICEF
"05.12.2016 22:58:56" trtworld.com Forces loyal to Libyan government retake Sirte from Daesh The capture of Sirte is a major boost for the UN-backed unity government which was formed in Tripoli last year.
"05.12.2016 21:30:01" trtworld.com California warehouse where fire killed dozens was "death trap" As investigators turn towards a possible lack of fire safety equipment, police describe the grisly process of recovery, asking families to save DNA of the missing for identification of victims.
"05.12.2016 19:30:00" trtworld.com Greece grants asylum to three fugitive Turkish soldiers A total of eight soldiers who were involved in the failed coup bid in Turkey had fled to Greece to seek asylum. All were charged with treason by Ankara who had requested them to be extradited to face trial.
"05.12.2016 17:48:23" Steve Martin is a Native American mechanical engineer and a member of North Dakota's Chippewe nation tribe. He explains the difficulties in finding a solution for the Dakota Pipeline project that will appease all sides.
"05.12.2016 15:36:03" Iranian artist draws coup attempt in Turkey “This picture is saying you can come and try or may want to crush us with your boots, but you can't.”
Meet Reza Hemmatirad, an Iranian artist turned Turkish patriot who draws stories from the July 15 failed coup in Turkey.
"05.12.2016 14:04:10" North Dakota Access Pipeline to be rerouted Victory for the Native peoples at Standing Rock! The US Army Corps of Engineers announces it will look for alternative routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline
"05.12.2016 12:19:36" “I started to see these images pouring in from news sources and I couldn't get them out of my brain.”
Illinois artist Marc Nelson uses his drawings to illustrate the horror in Aleppo.
"05.12.2016 10:45:33" trtworld.com Sisi takes the ultimate step to avoid another Egyptian uprising Is the harsh new law restricting human rights organisations an attempt to silence civil society once and for all? Five years after the people revolted against Mubarak's oppressive rule, Egypt is facing an even harsher authoritarian regime. President el Sisi's allies in parliament have introduced a law to regulate NGOs that are seen as too critical of the
"05.12.2016 08:22:13" TRT World Meet Bana Alabed, the 7-year-old Twitter activist who just survived an air strike in eastern Aleppo. The account of Syrian Twitter activist, Bana Alabed, disappeared and we don't know where she is.
“We will see each other another day dear world,” was the last tweet on Bana's account, reporting that regime soldiers captured her neighbourhood.
"04.12.2016 17:07:55" trtworld.com How will the presidential election change Uzbekistan's future? Established in 1989 following the breakup of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan is on the verge of electing its second president since its independence.
"04.12.2016 14:45:02" trtworld.com Germany detains senior DHKP-C member wanted by Turkey The suspect had a price of more than 1 million dollars put on his head.
"04.12.2016 12:22:41" trtworld.com What is Italy's constitutional reforms about? Italians are heading to polling stations on Sunday to vote on a constitutional reform, with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promising to resign if he loses the ballot.
"04.12.2016 10:32:17" trtworld.com Fire at California rave party kills nine At least nine people are killed and 15 others missing following a massive fire at a rave party in a warehouse in Oakland, California. Blaze causes roof of the building to collapse, complicating efforts to recover bodies.
"04.12.2016 09:00:48" trtworld.com Apprehensions in Europe ahead of Italian constitutional referendum Despite strong calls from Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to back the proposed changes, which would centralise power in Italy's lower house of parliament, polls predict a majority of Italians will vote "No" this Sunday.
"04.12.2016 07:21:21" trtworld.com US warns crackdown in Myanmar could inspire violence Myanmar's de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi says international attention to the plight of the Rohinya fuels resentment between Buddhists and Muslims in the country's northwest.
"03.12.2016 14:02:16" Press rewind! Cassette tapes are coming back Cassette tapes are back! Are you on the nostalgia bandwagon? (Or are you asking yourself what a tape player is?)
"03.12.2016 13:06:24" trtworld.com UN says over 3.5M face severe hunger in South Sudan The latest report from the World Food Programme says the number of people facing severe hunger is expected to rise to 4.6 million between January and April next year and increase even more from May to July unless aid is scaled up.
"03.12.2016 11:47:56" Munich's Neuperlach builds wall to separate refugees and locals A wall taller than the Berlin Wall goes up in suburban Munich to separate refugees from locals.
"03.12.2016 11:38:31" trtworld.com Syrian regime captures another district in east Aleppo More than 300 civilians have been killed in east Aleppo since the Syrian regime backed by Russian air strikes resumed its offensive to oust opposition forces on November 15.
"03.12.2016 10:37:50" medium.com Meet Cairo's Dark Knight Meet Qahera, the hijab-clad Egyptian superhero, named after Cairo - the city she's meant to defend. She takes on everything; from harassment of women to petty criminals, and even FEMEN activists.
We talked to her creator, Deena Mohamed, and asked what
"03.12.2016 06:06:37" trtworld.com South Korea opposition introduces bill to impeach president The opposition parties say they will hold a parliamentary impeachment vote on President Park Geun-hye on December 9.
"03.12.2016 04:46:06" trtworld.com Trump defends historic phone call with Taiwan's president The call was significant because it was the first such contact with Taiwan by a US president-elect or president since the US adopted a one-China policy in 1979.
"03.12.2016 03:04:17" trtworld.com How did Gambia's president lose his marbles? The West African nation just held a landmark presidential election, but instead of ballots, they cast their votes with marbles. Here's how they did it, in seven photos.
"02.12.2016 23:25:20" trtworld.com Is the Iran nuclear deal in jeopardy? Tehran says US Senate's vote extending their president's authority to impose sanctions on Iran for another decade is a violation of the nuclear deal signed in 2015.
"02.12.2016 21:03:43" trtworld.com Has Gambia's gamble paid off? All opposition parties have backed the same presidential candidate and after 22 years, the country now has a new president-elect.
"02.12.2016 19:57:29" trtworld.com Syrian civilians suffer as regime bombards east Aleppo The violence in east Aleppo has sparked outrage from across the world, with the UN slamming the Syrian regime and its ally Moscow for its continuous bombardment of the area.
"02.12.2016 18:39:34" trtworld.com UN chief apologises for organisation's role in Haiti cholera outbreak The cholera epidemic has killed at least 9,300 people since 2010, when UN peacekeepers sent in the aftermath of Haiti's devastating earthquake dumped infected sewage into a river.
"02.12.2016 17:57:46" Why do Japanese children ride unicycles? Japan loves their unicycles. The one-wheelers have been part of the national physical education program since 1989, teaching kids stability and independence.
"02.12.2016 16:53:58" trtworld.com Seven major innovations that happened in tech this week We bring you the latest news from the Tech: Tank commanders are getting helmets with Hololens, the Internet Archive is moving to Canada, Google Translate got a major update and Europe is getting its own charging stations.
"02.12.2016 16:01:40" Australian teens make $2 malaria pill Australian teens make Daraprim, the life-saving malaria drug, for a fraction of the cost 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli was charging.
"02.12.2016 15:11:59" trtworld.com Fidel Castro: a life – and death – in context OPINION: The temptation to conflate the complexities of historical outcomes with the will of one man must be resisted. The biography of Fidel Castro is not the history of Cuba.
"02.12.2016 13:51:37" Tomi Lahren knows how to make her political rants go viral Who is Tomi Lahren? The 24-year-old conservative commentator is the rising political star you haven't yet heard of.
"02.12.2016 13:10:00" trtworld.com Faziliyah: An escape from Daesh in Mosul The village of Faziliyah has become a place of safety for many people who risked their lives fleeing from Daesh in Mosul.
"02.12.2016 12:34:41" trtworld.com Trump to nominate General James "Mad Dog" Mattis as Pentagon chief Mattis served as a marine in Iraq and Afghanistan and has been vocal in airing his opposition to President Barack Obama's foreign policy on the Middle East, particularly Iran.
"02.12.2016 11:48:33" trtworld.com Crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand's new king Thailand has been without a monarch since King Bhumibol's death, with the head of the king's advisory council, Prem Tinsulanonda, 96, serving as regent.
"02.12.2016 10:15:01" trtworld.com Exclusive: Commander of Syrian rebel group speaks on east Aleppo Commander Diyab Al Halabi of Shaam Front, one of the main rebel groups in eastern Aleppo, spoke exclusively to TRT World about the situation on the ground in the besieged city. Speaking exclusively to TRT World, the commander of the Shaam Front, one the main rebel groups in eastern Aleppo, said Assad's forces are using all types of heavy artillery against innocent people in besieged neighbourhoods.
"02.12.2016 08:55:00" trtworld.com Thousands of Muslims demand governor's arrest in Indonesia Police officials estimate that at least 150,000 people, including those who travelled from towns and cities across the island of Java, have gathered to protest.
"02.12.2016 08:04:52" What is the Alt-Right? Donald Trump disavowed the Alt-Right, but appointed one of its biggest champions as his chief strategist. Who is the Alt-Right and what do they really believe?
"02.12.2016 04:14:23" trtworld.com France's president will not seek re-election President Francois Hollande said he did not want "France to be exposed to risks which would cost it dear".
"02.12.2016 02:04:01" trtworld.com US Congress passes bill to extend sanctions against Iran The bill, if approved by US President Barack Obama, would grant a 10-year extension of the Iran Sanctions Act.
"01.12.2016 20:55:41" trtworld.com Is ethnic cleansing taking place in South Sudan? The stage is set for a repeat of the Rwandan genocide, according to the UN commission of human rights in the country.
"01.12.2016 20:11:00" trtworld.com Spanish police arrest 34 in tennis match-fixing probe Enquiry concerns 17 lower-tier tournaments with estimated takings of over half a million euros. Some players were promised 500 euros but paid only 50 euros in the end.
"01.12.2016 19:38:00" Football clubs accused of covering up child abuse allegations ... It's been two weeks since the first football players came forward with fresh allegations of historic child abuse in the English game. Since then, more players have come forward, more investigations have been opened, and the scale of the scandal is only
"01.12.2016 18:43:00" trtworld.com Russian foreign minister visits Turkey to discuss regional problems The meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in the southern city of Alanya comes following discussions between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the situation in Syria.
"01.12.2016 18:10:54" Dorm fire in Adana sparks anger that #KidsAreBurning A blaze at a dormitory in Adana in southern Turkey killed 12 people, mostly girls from surrounding villages where there are no schools. Now people are asking why the buildings were not inspected for fire safety.
"01.12.2016 17:32:04" trtworld.com What is World Aids day and why are we commemorating it? Since its creation in 1988, the day is commemorated every year on December 1.
"01.12.2016 16:41:03" trtworld.com Israeli ambassador arrives in Turkey as countries mend relations Tensions between the two countries began to ease in June after Israel offered $20 million in compensation and an apology for the 2010 raid of the Gaza-bound ship Mavi Marmara.
"01.12.2016 15:55:39" The UK's 'New Fiver' is made with a special ingredient Would you like fries with that? The UK may change its new five-pound note after vegans, vegetarians, Hindus, and Sikhs found out it contained animal fat.
"01.12.2016 15:27:31" trtworld.com The Syrian rebellion will continue no matter what happens in Aleppo The Free Syrian Army's Asaad Haana writes that it's too early to declare the fall of Aleppo, and while they are disillusioned by the lack of support from allies, they started the rebellion without support, and can go on without it. If Aleppo falls, is the rebellion in Syria over? The Syrian opposition says that they have lost cities before, only to recapture them months later.
"01.12.2016 14:39:00" Bashiqa residents return home after Daesh kicked out Displaced residents of Bashiqa are going home. The town in the Mosul District of Iraq was freed from Daesh in early November.
"01.12.2016 14:18:08" trtworld.com Castro's ashes begin journey across Cuba Fidel Castro's ashes will be interred on Sunday morning in Santiago de Cuba, where he launched his revolutionary movement in 1953.
"01.12.2016 12:47:19" Football teams torn apart by air tragedies throughout the years The Chapecoense air disaster isn't the first one in footballing history. Other sporting clubs have been torn apart by similar tragedies throughout the years.
"01.12.2016 12:16:42" trtworld.com Oil prices rise after OPEC strikes deal to cut output OPEC has agreed to cap the group's total production at 32.5 million barrels per day, down from 33.64 million in October.
"01.12.2016 11:28:17" Colombia Plane Crash: Brazil mourns victims of Chapecoense foo... Brazil is in mourning after a plane carrying the Chapecoense football squad crashed in the mountains of Meddellin earlier this week. Families will never be the same again. Brothers and sons will never come home from a football match that was supposed to
"01.12.2016 10:26:35" trtworld.com New UK surveillance law dubbed "most extreme" in western world The controversial Investigatory Powers Bill, nicknamed the "Snoopers' Charter," has formally passed into law. An official petition calling for the act to be repealed has attracted over 140,000 signatures.
"01.12.2016 09:38:00" trtworld.com Millenials trust democracy less than their parents Attitudes towards the value of elections and virtue of authoritarianism finds younger people in developed countries have less faith in democracy than their parents and grandparents, a study has found.
"01.12.2016 08:53:14" trtworld.com Syrian regime aims to retake Aleppo before Trump becomes president As the advancement continues, a regime official cited a previous timetable believed to have been drawn up to guard against any change of policy by incoming US president, Donald Trump.
"01.12.2016 07:34:40" trtworld.com Mosul faces "humanitarian catastrophe" Aid workers say around 1.5 million Mosul residents will be left without water, electricity, food and medicine as the offensive to retake the city intensifies.
"01.12.2016 06:02:10" trtworld.com Colombia's congress approves peace deal with FARC rebels The revised peace deal was put through Congress after voters shocked the world by rejecting an earlier version in a referendum last month.
"01.12.2016 04:28:40" trtworld.com CIA chief warns Trump against scrapping Iran nuclear deal CIA director John Brennan said the move would be "disastrous".
"01.12.2016 02:28:48" trtworld.com North Korea hit with toughest-ever sanctions The sanctions, imposed by the UN Security Council, would strip the country of more than $700 million.
"30.11.2016 23:30:12" trtworld.com Time for women to drive, says Saudi prince Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is a longtime advocate of women's rights in Saudi Arabia. The kingdom is the only country where women are not allowed to drive.
"30.11.2016 21:45:46" trtworld.com Six-year-old girl among 12 killed in dormitory fire in Turkey At least 14 people, including three teachers, two caretakers and the hostel manager, have been detained for questioning.
"30.11.2016 20:00:00" trtworld.com Gun owners in the US are no longer just old white men Firearm lobbyists exploit fears — new and old — to develop a new customer base across the country. Even with gun-friendly Trump set to become president, their market looks more promising than ever. Before Obama presidency, gun enthusiasm was largely attributed to old-white-men. That's no longer the case. Firearm manufacturers have successfully expanded their market to include more young men, women and children as young as nine.
We spoke to gun shop
"30.11.2016 19:13:00" NASA's Space Poop Challenge Ever wonder how astronauts go to the bathroom in outer space? It's complicated, and so NASA is asking for your help.
"30.11.2016 18:30:01" trtworld.com Does an ICC investigation into US abuses in Afghanistan matter? The International Criminal Court is willing to pursue claims of war crimes committed by US forces during their 15-year involvement in Afghanistan. But will it affect the US-Afghan ties? The International Criminal Court is set to decide whether or not it will pursue claims of war crimes committed by US forces during their 15-year involvement in Afghanistan. But with the US not being a party to the ICC, and Afghanistan reliant on US aid,
"30.11.2016 17:25:22" Massacre of Jubb al Qubbah, Aleppo This is what a massacre looks like. At least 45 people were killed today in (Jubb) al Qubbah, eastern Aleppo. According to the UN Special Envoy, the Syrian regime may be closing in on Aleppo before Trump's inauguration.
"30.11.2016 16:12:18" Art against corruption and oppression in South Sudan This South Sudanese group is using art as a conversation starter to promote self-expression and reconciliation #AnaTaban
"30.11.2016 14:45:58" trtworld.com Mosul faces "humanitarian catastrophe" Aid workers say around 1.5 million Mosul residents will be left without water, electricity, food and medicine as the offensive to retake the city intensifies.
"30.11.2016 14:04:13" Daesh leaves blanket of smoke and uncertainty over Qayyarah In Iraq, Daesh set oil refineries on fire, darkening skies and leaving hundreds jobless
"30.11.2016 13:20:01" trtworld.com What we know about the Colombia plane crash A chartered plane that was carrying a Brazilian football team to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, officials said on Tuesday.
"30.11.2016 12:45:00" trtworld.com Syrian regime aims to retake Aleppo before Trump becomes president As the siege of Aleppo continues, a regime official cited a previous timetable believed to have been drawn up to guard against any change of policy by the incoming US president, Donald Trump.
"30.11.2016 12:08:25" trtworld.com Colombia's Senate backs revised peace deal with FARC rebels The deal that aims to end 52-year-old armed conflict in Colombia will be taken up by the lower house of the Colombian Congress.
"30.11.2016 11:26:40" trtworld.com Life under Daesh: Executions, fear and despair Captives describe horrors of Daesh rule as coalition forces free towns and villages and move towards the city of Mosul. Some Mosul residents who've been liberated are now finding the courage to speak about life under Daesh, and their stories are gruesome.
In an alleged Daesh video, members talk about which female slaves to take, including underage teenagers and children.
"30.11.2016 07:38:27" Beyond the Game: Chapecoense tragedy In the late hours of Monday night, flight 2933 was bound for the Colombian city of Medellin.
There were 81 people on board, including crew, journalists and the Chapecoense football team.
A look at the story behind the football team, that's now cruelly
"30.11.2016 03:47:25" trtworld.com UN says Myanmar's reputation at stake over Rohingya crisis Myanmar's security forces are alleged to have committed widespread human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims in recent months.
"29.11.2016 22:40:24" trtworld.com 12 people killed as fire engulfs student dormitory in Turkey The girls dormitory in the town of Aladag housed 34 secondary school students.
"29.11.2016 20:13:00" trtworld.com Cow farts and climate change A Canadian farmer's discovery may have a far reaching impact on our environment, similar to removing hundreds of millions of cars from the road.
"29.11.2016 19:29:55" A tailor on wheels from Damascus Meet Mazen Shaheen, a tailor on wheels from Damascus, who started his life all over in camper van
"29.11.2016 19:08:05" trtworld.com What can we expect after the fall of Aleppo? Opinion: "The fall of Aleppo would solidify Assad militarily and confirm that Moscow was now the go-to actor for much of the region. Political rehabilitation for Assad is more difficult because of the scale of his crimes."
"29.11.2016 17:27:55" trtworld.com Football world reacts to Brazil's Chapecoense plane crash Clubs, players and fans from around the globe send tributes and support to Brazilian side #Chapecoense.
"29.11.2016 15:49:02" trtworld.com Muslim students fear for future after knife attack at Ohio State A Somali American student rammed a car into a crowd and slashed victims before police fatally shot him.
"29.11.2016 14:25:39" trtworld.com Iraqi army fights its way towards Mosul airport Scores of people have fled the area on the southern front of Mosul as Iraqi Armed Forces move closer to the centre of the city.
"29.11.2016 12:45:02" trtworld.com The many shades of Fidel Castro A much maligned figure seen by some as a dictator, and loved by many others who referred to him endearingly as Fidel. He is remarkable for his very survival in a world that sought to eliminate young black, indigenous, and third world revolutionaries OPINION: A much maligned figure seen by some as a dictator, and loved by many others who referred to him endearingly as Fidel. He is remarkable for his very survival in a world that sought to eliminate young black, indigenous, and third world
"29.11.2016 11:45:00" trtworld.com South Korea's Park is willing to resign as impeachment looms President Park Geun-Hye has been rocked by allegations that an old friend used her influence to meddle in state affairs and financially benefited from the relationship.
"29.11.2016 11:00:00" Giant arch to contain Chernobyl Nuclear Plant is finished 30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, the nuclear plant will be sealed off with this giant arch
"29.11.2016 09:59:00" Station apologises after TV segment on 'covering up' domestic ... A segment on Moroccan state TV about how to conceal bruises of domestic violence with makeup has sparked outrage. The channel says it was merely a result of the show's error of judgment.
"29.11.2016 09:02:54" trtworld.com At least 30 killed in Syrian regime air strikes on Aleppo The air strikes come after forces took over a large portion of eastern Aleppo from rebels.