Gulf Times - Turkey-elections
Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan

Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan

Turks began voting on Sunday for a new president and parliament in elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.

Israel freezes work on 'Armenian genocide' bill

Israel freezes work on 'Armenian genocide' bill

Israel's government postponed voting on a bill to recognise the "Armenian genocide" over concern its advancement could benefit Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in upcoming poll, an official said Sunday.

Busy at home

Busy at home

Afghan women and children weave a carpet at their house on the outskirts of Herat yesterday.