Turkish artillery fired on Syrian targets Wednesday after shelling from Syria struck a border village in Turkey, killing five civilians, sharply escalating tensions between the two neighbors and prompting NATO to convene an emergency meeting.
The state-run news agency says a hospital in southern Turkey is performing the world's first triple limb transplant.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to authorize the 130,000-strong NATO-led force in Afghanistan for another year, expressing serious concern over ongoing terrorist and criminal activities in the country and the increase in civilian casualties.
Turkey's prime minister said Monday that Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last year was "cause for war" but added that his country showed "patience" and refrained from taking any action.
Police have detained 15 suspected al Qaeda militants who allegedly were planning to attack the U.S. Embassy in Turkey's capital, the nation's state-run news agency said Wednesday.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher paid tribute to Ronald Reagan on Monday as a statue of the U.S. president was unveiled in London, even though frailty prevented her from attending.
Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have released all 23 people detained in a police sweep against alleged computer hackers linked to an international activist group.
A bomb mounted on a bicycle near a bus stop exploded during the morning rush hour in Istanbul on Thursday, wounding eight people, including a police officer. The government said the attack resembled a Kurdish rebel operation.
Nine Vietnamese fishermen detained by China near disputed islands in September who were set free last week and then lost at sea have been located and taken to safety, the Vietnamese government said.