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Islam, Secularism and the Battle for Turkey's Future

An intense internal power struggle in Turkey influences virtually every decision reached in Ankara's halls of power. Though the country's identity crisis will not be resolved by this power struggle, the battle lines will define how the country operates for many years. Read more…

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A Coup as Audacious as Turkey's Future

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Germany: Munich Shooter Identified

German authorities have identified the gunman in the July 22 shooting as an 18-year-old German-Iranian dual citizen, Police Chief Hubertus Andrae said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Germany: Police Find Munich Shooter Dead

The shooter in the Munich attack has been found dead after having committed suicide, Munich police said, Reuters reported July 22. Read more…

Germany: 6 Killed In Munich Shooting

Six people have been killed in the ongoing July 22 shooting that started at a McDonald's across the street from Munich's Olympia-Einkaufszentrum (OEZ) Shopping Center, and Germany's elite counterterrorism unit, Border Protection Group 9, is in the city, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Bild reported. Read more…

Germany: Shots Fired At Munich Shopping Center

Reports are emerging of a potential shooting attack at a shopping center in the German city of Munich, BBC reported. Read more…

Mali: 2 Days Of Clashes Leave Many Dead

Up to 20 people were killed and dozens of others were injured in two days of fighting between pro-government militiamen and Tuareg rebels in the northern Malian city of Kidal, medical workers said July 22, Reuters reported. Read more…

Syria: Tunnel Blast Kills Dozens Of Government Forces In Aleppo

A July 21 explosion in Aleppo city killed nearly 40 government combatants, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said July 22, BBC reported. Read more…

Colombia: Government, Truckers Reach Deal To End Strike

Colombia's government and truckers agreed on July 22 to end a 45-day strike, Transport Minister Jorge Eduardo Rojas said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Armenia: Hostage Situation In Capital Continues

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian called on July 22 for gunmen holding several hostages in a Yerevan police station to surrender, Reuters reported. Read more…

India: Air Force Plane Missing In Bay Of Bengal

An Indian air force plane with 29 people onboard went missing July 22 en route from Chennai to Port Blair, capital of India's Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal, India's Defense Ministry said, Reuters reported. Read more…

U.S., Mexico: Presidents To Meet In Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama will host Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House on July 23, Bloomberg reported. Read more…

China: World Finance Ministers Set To Gather For G-20 Meeting

Finance ministers and central bank heads from the G-20, an international grouping of the world's leading economies, will meet in the Chinese city of Chengdu on July 23 and July 24, Reuters reported. Read more…

Turkey: Gunfight With PKK Kills 3 Police Officers In Southeast

Three police officers were killed and two more were wounded during a gunfight with militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party in the Ergani district of the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir on July 22, Hurriyet Daily News reported. Read more…

Turkey: Ruling Party To Join Opposition-Led Anti-Coup Rally

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will join an anti-coup rally to be held by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Istanbul on July 24, an unnamed senior party official said July 22, Hurriyet reported. Read more…

Malaysia, China, Australia: Search For MH370 To Be Suspended

Malaysia, China and Australia on July 22 decided to suspend the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 after it has scoured the current search area, Channel News Asia reported. Read more…

France: Truck Attacker Had 5 Accomplices, Prosecutor Says

The man who carried out the July 14 truck attack in Nice had five accomplices and had planned the attack for months, French prosecutor Francois Molins said July 21, Reuters reported. Read more…

Saudi Arabia: U.S. Embassy Warns Of Imminent Threat In Jeddah

The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia issued a warning on its official website on July 21 of a potential, imminent threat against U.S. citizens in the western Saudi city of Jeddah. Read more…

Mali: Fighting Between Pro-Government Militiamen, Tuareg Rebels In North

Clashes broke out between pro-government militiamen and Tuareg rebels in the northern Malian town of Kidal on July 21, residents said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Nigeria: Government In Talks With Niger Delta Militants

Nigeria's government is negotiating with militants from the oil-rich Niger Delta region, President Muhammadu Buhari said July 21, Reuters reported. Read more…