Turkey's Islamist prime minister, barred from seeking a fourth term, is exploring ways to create a strongman presidency and run for the powerful new office next year, but critics fear his political engineering could undermine the country's secular democratic tradition.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent years building his reputation as a macho, athletic leader able to tackle any crisis, but continued rumors about his health have threatened to shatter his carefully constructed image.
Iran has found a willing accomplice to surreptitiously work at skirting the sanctions imposed by our rightfully agitated and fed-up world community -- Turkey.
While debating Mitt Romney this fall, President Obama declared that he had decided to embrace the term "Obamacare" -- a name originally coined and used by its detractors to tie the president firmly to the health care fiasco he had spawned.
An Israeli rocket launched Sunday killed a senior Hamas leader in charge of the terrorist movement's missile operations, as fighting between the Jewish state and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip entered its fifth day and foreign leaders scrambled to prevent the conflict from escalating.
Police detained a man who fired three blanks outside Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office on Monday, news reports said.
Germany's foreign minister has called for a fresh effort to restart stalled talks on Turkey joining the European Union.
Police used tear gas and water cannons against a demonstration by tens of thousands of pro-secular protesters, but Monday's march to mark the founding of the Turkish republic went on in defiance of a government ban.
A top Turkish pianist and composer appeared in court on Thursday to defend himself against charges of offending Muslims and insulting Islam in comments he made on Twitter.