June 25, 2018

Turkey’s Erdogan renews hold on power with election victory

Mustafa Kirazli/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrated a sweeping re-election victory after a hard-fought campaign that proved to be his most challenging political battle after nearly 15 years in power. Erdogan declared victory overnight, just a few hours after polls closed on Sunday evening. "The winner of this election is each and every individual among my 81 million citizens," he said. According to official results, Erdogan took 53 percent of the vote,..
June 25, 2018

In a royal first, Prince William visiting Israel and ‘occupied Palestinian territories’

Arthur Edwards - Pool/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- The Duke of Cambridge will land in Israel Monday evening for the first official visit to the Holy Land by a member of the British royal family. During his three-day trip, Prince William will visit Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Jerusalem and Ramallah, also marking the first visit to the West Bank, which is occupied by Israel, by a member of the royal family at the invitation of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Israeli officials have long expressed frustr..
June 25, 2018

Prince Harry makes emotional, ‘private visit’ to charity in South Africa

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry has returned to Lesotho -- without his new wife, American Meghan Markle -- for an emotional trip to his charity. The journey to the charity, Sentebale, which was set up to honor his late mother, Diana, the Princess of Wales, was a "private visit," according to Kensington Palace. The Duke of Sussex was on hand to support his charity and the vulnerable children of Lesotho for the opening of a new dining hall at the Phelisanong Children’s Centre..
June 24, 2018

Turkey heads to polls for 2nd time since Erdogan imposed emergency rule

iStock/Thinkstock(ANKARA, Turkey) -- Turkey's voters will go to the polls Sunday for the country's second election since emergency rule was imposed after the 2016 attempted coup. President Recep Erdogan has since the attempted coup acted to reassert his position and his power, including through the imposition of emergency law that enables him to pass legislation without parliamentary scrutiny or intervention from the judiciary. In addition, the government has imprisoned more than 140 j..