Erdogan accuses the West of backing the IS group

Erdogan accuses the West of backing the IS group

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said the West was breaking promises in Syria, accusing Ankara’s partners of backing “terror groups” including IS jihadists in the country. At least 37 Turkish soldiers have died in Turkey’s major incursion inside Syria since it was launched in August to back pro-Ankara Syrian fighters battling IS and […]

Egypt accuses Muslim Brotherhood over church attack

Egypt accuses Muslim Brotherhood over church attack

Egypt’s interior ministry Monday accused fugitive Muslim Brotherhood leaders who have fled to Qatar of training and financing the perpetrators of the bomb attack on a Cairo church that killed 25 people. The ministry said investigations revealed the group was led by a suspect who received financial and logistical support and instructions to carry out […]

Pakistan accuses India of deadly bus shelling in Kashmir

Pakistan accuses India of deadly bus shelling in Kashmir

At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded in cross-border fire which hit a Pakistani bus in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest deadly skirmish between India and Pakistan. The incident came a day after India said three of its soldiers had been killed by Pakistani troops and threatened “retribution”, […]

Amnesty accuses Sudan of ‘horrific’ Darfur chemical weapons attacks

Amnesty accuses Sudan of ‘horrific’ Darfur chemical weapons attacks

  Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday accused Sudanese government forces of killing scores of civilians, including many children, in suspected chemical weapons attacks in a mountainous area of war-torn Darfur. More than 30 such attacks are believed to have been carried out on several villages as part of a massive military campaign against rebels […]

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo accuses EU poll observers of bias

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo accuses EU poll observers of bias

Gabon’s embattled President Ali Bongo on Wednesday accused the EU observers that criticised his country’s election of overlooking irregularities in his rival Jean Ping’s camp. On Tuesday, the observer team reported a “clear anomaly” in voting in Haut-Ogooue province, Bongo’s heartland. “I would also have liked them to have noted some anomalies in the fiefdom […]

Putin accuses Ukraine of Crimea ‘terror’ campaign

Putin accuses Ukraine of Crimea ‘terror’ campaign

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused Ukraine of waging “terror” over alleged attempted incursions into annexed Crimea that Kiev has fiercely denied. Russia’s security agency announced it had thwarted “terrorist attacks” in Crimea by Ukrainian military intelligence and beaten back an armed assault, claims that have ratcheted up tensions first sparked by Moscow’s 2014 […]

Erdogan accuses West of protecting coup plotters, ‘supporting terror’

Erdogan accuses West of protecting coup plotters, ‘supporting terror’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday launched his most bitter attack yet on Turkey’s Western allies over the July 15 attempted putsch, accusing them of supporting both “terror” and the coup plotters who tried to unseat him. Erdogan, who blames the plot on the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, also described the coup as a “scenario […]

British Prime Minister David Cameron accuses pro-Brexit campaign of lying

British Prime Minister David Cameron accuses pro-Brexit campaign of lying

Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday accused those backing a British exit from the European Union of lying to voters – and insisted he is not worried that the “remain” side is losing ground in the battle for votes. British voters are deciding in a referendum June 23 on whether to leave the 28-nation bloc […]