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Erdogan seeks to urge Muslim leaders into Jerusalem action

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday chairs an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body, seeking to marshal Muslim leaders towards a coordinated response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Erdogan, whose country holds the rotating chairmanship of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will …

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‘Feminism’ is US dictionary ‘Word of the Year’

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In the year that Donald Trump’s inauguration triggered nationwide women’s protests and powerful men were toppled by a firestorm of sexual misconduct allegations, the leading US dictionary named “feminism” its word of 2017. Merriam-Webster bestows the “Word of the Year” honor on the word or term with the sharpest spike …

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Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

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US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars. “This time we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint,” Trump said at a White House ceremony as …

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Afghan forces to launch operation against IS in the north

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– Afghanistan’s military plans to launch a major operation to stop the Islamic State group making inroads into the country’s northern provinces, officials said Tuesday, after AFP reported that fighters including French nationals were present there. “(The) ministry of defence is planning to launch an operation against Daesh in northern …

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