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Relatives of China's oppressed Muslim minority are getting blocked online by their own family members, who are terrified to even tell them how bad their lives are

China's Uighur community — a mostly-Muslim ethnic group in the western region of Xinjiang — is living through extreme repression by the Chinese government. Chinese authorities have forbidden them from contacting relatives outside the region. Uighurs who break the rules often vanish, or are held captive in prison-like camps. Four Uighurs living in the US and Turkey told INSIDER that their family members blocked them on instant messaging apps and social media as a way of protecting themselves. T...
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Infantino ‘happy’ about refugee footballer’s return to Australia

Istanbul (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday expressed joy over refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi’s return to Australia after a two-month ordeal saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return to his... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Australia, Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Fifa, Istanbul, Afp, Gianni Infantino, Infantino, Hakeem Al Araibi


FIFA president ‘optimistic’ about 48-team Qatar World Cup

Istanbul (AFP) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday he was “optimistic” about organising the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with 48 teams instead of 32 but warned that it would be “not easy”.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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Malmo 1-2 Chelsea - Apocalypse Now.

Right now my brain is reeling. I never thought that I would hear myself say “Michael Owen has made me feel better.” If he is the voice of reason, then the rest of the world must really have gone to sh*t.  Them: There was a Dahlin, which allows for all sorts of Blackadder inspired jokes. And a Safari, which is novelty. Other than that there was a bloke who played about twice for West Brom and a former Greenock Morton star.  Us: We couldn’t even beat our youth team in training appare...
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How Shamima Begum and two other schoolgirls from Bethnal Green became jihadi brides living under a deadly regime

According to her older sister Sahima, Shamima Begum was like any other 15-year-old girl, with the same hobbies, the same worries and infatuations which preoccupy the minds of most British teens. “She was into normal teenage things,” Sahima said. “She used to watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” At 15, Shamima’s young mind was filled with much more than the affairs of the most famous family in Hollywood. Four months before she was due to sit her GCSEs, Shamima — the daughter of Bangladeshi imm...
Tags: UK, London, News, Scotland, Isil, US, Syria, Britain, Gatwick, The Times, Cctv, Anjem Choudary, Times, Tunisia, Istanbul, Gatwick Airport


Let’s talk about Paris

There are only so many times Emmet Ryan can use the term déjà vu in a tone that is both serious and dad jokey but looking at Paris as a potential Euroleague city certainly fits the bill. The French capital has a lot of promise and that, well, is the problem After London dominated the conversation for years as the sounds good with a giant BUT city for Euroleague, Paris has slotted in nicely as the new ‘well maybe, if, etc’ via an interview by Euroleague chief executive Jordi Bertomeu earlier thi...
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Shahima Begum tells of fate of friends who joined Isis during half-term

Teenager left London school with friends to go to Syria in 2015 but now wants to returnIn the half-term break of February 2015, three pupils at Bethnal Green academy followed their friend in travelling to Syria to join Isis.Shamima Begum, Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase, aged between 15 and 16 at the time, took a Turkish Airlines flight from Gatwick to Istanbul before crossing into Syria – the same route taken by Sharmeena Begum three months earlier. Continue reading...
Tags: Isis, London, Islamic State, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Gatwick, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Bethnal Green Academy, Shahima Begum, Isis Shamima Begum Kadiza Sultana, Sharmeena Begum


Report: Khashoggi’s fiancee could also have been a victim

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency is quoting a police report suggesting that the Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have escaped being a second victim of the killing. Citing an annual report by Istanbul police on Thursday, Anadolu says Khashoggi’s killers were most likely not informed that his fiancee Hatice Cengiz […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Ap, Nation, Istanbul, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz


Turkey: 4 detained over deadly building collapse

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have detained four people in connection with the collapse of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul that killed 21. Anadolu Agency said the building’s project officer, construction engineer, safety inspector and a technical officer were taken into custody. They face possible charges of negligence. The building […]
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New Careem Insurance Would Cover Drivers and Passengers, Too

Careem launched an accident insurance program for passengers as well as drivers in Turkey and is planning to soon expand the service to other countries in the region, said Ibrahim Manna, managing director for emerging markets. The company has signed a deal with global insurance broker Price Forbes for policies that would pay up to $20,000 to cover expenses related to deaths or serious injuries caused by an accident during Careem rides. Uber only offers insurance for its drivers in Istanbul, le...
Tags: Science, Turkey, Istanbul, Careem, Ibrahim Manna


Pakistan expects 8 investment deals during Saudi prince's visit

The investment is welcome in Pakistan, which is facing sharply slowing economic growth this year, a ballooning budget deficit and foreign currency reserves dwindling to less than $8 billion or two months' of imports. Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, is looking to diversify its economy beyond oil exports and also needs allies in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. While Islamabad has begun talks over a possible bailout with the...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, International Monetary Fund, Istanbul, Islamabad, Jamal Khashoggi


Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Joins IHG®

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is bursting with news: it has become part of the IHG family of brands. (IHG®) (InterContinental Hotels Group) is one of the world's leading global hotel companies with a growing number of luxury brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.IHG purchased the award-winning hospitality and wellness company from private equity fund Pegasus Capital Advisors for USD 300 million. The sale includes the ...
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The global tide is turning against Mohammed bin Salman | Financial Times

The global tide is turning against Mohammed bin Salman | Financial Times:The savage murder last year of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, dismembered by Saudi Arabia’s agents in its consulate in Istanbul, surprised in the way it accelerated into the worst crisis between the kingdom and the west since September 11 2001, when 15 of the 19 hijackers who attacked the US turned out to be Saudis. It seems just as surprising that, as 2019 progresses, there is little let-up in the pressure on the Saudi leader...
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Fenerbahce beats Zenit in 1st leg of Europa League last 32

ISTANBUL (AP) — Fenerbahce will take a 1-0 lead to Zenit St. Petersburg in the Europa League last 32 after Islam Slimani scored the only goal of the first leg on Tuesday. Slimani struck in the 21st minute after being set up by Victor Moses, who is on loan at the Istanbul club from Premier […]
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Pakistan, India hope to reap investment from Saudi prince's visit

The prince, known as MBS, is also expected to visit China, Malaysia and Indonesia during a tour that will be his first through the region since the storm over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October. Prince Mohammed is due in visit Pakistan this weekend, when he is expected to ink agreements, mainly linked to a refinery and the power sector, Pakistani officials said. Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan was among a handfu...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Washington Post, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Istanbul, Mohammed, Riyadh, Pakistan India, China Malaysia, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


U.S. will keep investigating journalist Khashoggi's murder: Pompeo

"America is not covering up for a murder," Pompeo said during a visit to Hungary, adding that the United States would take more action to hold accountable all those responsible for the U.S.-based journalist's death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. After initially denying his death, Saudi Arabia has confirmed that its agents killed Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of the Saudi government. U.S. lawmakers, Democrats and some of Trump's fellow Republicans, have s...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, America, Iran, Hungary, United States, Yemen, Istanbul, Trump, Pompeo, Khashoggi


Underperforming Turkey sack coach Lucescu

Istanbul (AFP) – The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) announced on Monday the immediate departure of Romanian Mircea Lucescu as coach of the national team, who has overseen a slump since taking up the job in... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Istanbul, Afp, Mircea Lucescu, Lucescu, Turkish Football Federation TFF


Military helicopter crashes in Istanbul: 4 soldiers hurt

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish official says a military helicopter has crashed in Istanbul while trying to make an emergency landing, injuring four soldiers. Gov. Ali Yerlikaya says the helicopter went down Monday in a residential area on the Asian side of the city. It was not clear if anyone was hurt on the ground. […]
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Saudi Arabia denies role in Jeff Bezos affair, as the National Enquirer's attorney let slip details about its source

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Sunday that the kingdom had nothing to do with leaking Jeff Bezos' texts to the National Enquirer, and that the whole saga sounds like a "soap opera." In his explosive blog last week, Bezos pointed to links between the National Enquirer and the Saudis, as well as to his own publication the Washington Post's coverage of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. An attorney for AMI — the Enquirer's publisher — also denied that Saudi Arabia had anything to do wi...
Tags: Post, Congress, Abc, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Trends, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Istanbul, Trump, Bezos, Sánchez, Adel al Jubeir, Al Jubeir


Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is: official

The dissident journalist was dismembered after his murder October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul but his remains have yet to be found
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#Saudi Named in Report on Khashoggi Murder Becomes #UAE Envoy - Bloomberg

Saudi Named in Report on Khashoggi Murder Becomes U.A.E. Envoy - Bloomberg:The former head of a Saudi-owned broadcaster has been sworn in as the kingdom’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, days after the New York Times reported that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had told him he might use “a bullet” on Jamal Khashoggi.Turki Aldakhil, who was previously general manager of Al Arabiya television, was sworn in by King Salman along with other new ambassadors, state-run SPA news agency reporte...
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Death toll at Istanbul building collapse reaches 21

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s interior minister says the death toll from a collapsed apartment building in Istanbul has risen to 21. Minister Suleyman Soylu spoke late Saturday, saying those who made “mistakes” would be held accountable. The eight-story building in the city’s Kartal district collapsed on Wednesday. Rescue workers remain at the site and it […]
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Death toll rises in Istanbul building collapse

The number of people confirmed dead after a multistory residential building collapsed in Istanbul has climbed to 16, Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported Saturday.
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Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close camps

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has called China's treatment of its minority Uighurs "a great cause of shame for humanity."
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120 People Stranded in KLIA After Getting Scammed by Online Travel Agency

Yesterday, 120 people left stranded in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) after getting scammed by online travel agent according to Kosmo! Online. They were left stranded in the airport as none of their names are listed in the airlines. ( = || []).push({}); They purchased tour packages to Europe to places like Turkey, Paris and Santorini. The accumulated losses are estimated more than RM 810,000. There was no representative from t...
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Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close camps

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign ministry has called China’s treatment of its minority Uighurs “a great cause of shame for humanity.” In a statement Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said it’s “no longer a secret” that China has arbitrarily detained more than a million Uighurs in “concentration camps.” He said the Turkic Muslim population […]
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Death toll rises in Istanbul building collapse

The number of people confirmed dead after a multistory residential building collapsed in Istanbul has climbed to 16, Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported Saturday.
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Turkey leader attends funeral, visits building collapse site

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president was among hundreds of mourners who attended the funeral Saturday for nine members of a family killed in the apartment building collapse in Istanbul as the overall death toll increased to 17. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials joined the funeral prayers for the Alemdar family following the president’s first […]
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Death toll rises to 16 In Istanbul building collapse

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s interior minister has said the death toll in the collapse of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul has risen to 16. Suleyman Soylu said early Saturday that another body had been found in the rubble. The building in Istanbul’s mostly-residential Kartal district collapsed on Wednesday. The cause is under investigation but […]
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Erdogan visits site of Turkey building collapse; toll at 17

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president on Saturday visited the scene of the apartment building collapse in Istanbul for the first time, saying there were “many lessons to learn” as the death toll increased to 17. The cause of Wednesday’s tragedy is under investigation but officials have said the top three floors of the eight-story building […]
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