Cyprus’ top diplomat: Turkey is creating new Ottoman empire

The foreign minister of the divided island of Cyprus is accusing Turkey’s president of attempting to promote a new Ottoman empire in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East — and says such an approach to geopolitics could adversely impact regional security. Nikos Christodoulides, whose Mediterranean island nation is divided into a breakaway Turkish CypriotContinue reading “Cyprus’ top diplomat: Turkey is creating new Ottoman empire”

Australian mathematician discovers applied geometry engraved on 3,700-year-old tablet

Old Babylonian tablet likely used for surveying uses Pythagorean triples at least 1,000 years before Pythagoras An Australian mathematician has discovered what may be the oldest known example of applied geometry, on a 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet. Known as Si.427, the tablet bears a field plan measuring the boundaries of some land. The tablet datesContinue reading “Australian mathematician discovers applied geometry engraved on 3,700-year-old tablet”

Israeli companies aided Saudi spying despite Jamal Khashoggi killing

After the murder of Khashoggi in 2018, one of the firms, NSO Group, canceled its contracts with Saudi Arabia amid accusations that its hacking tools were being misused to abet heinous crimes. Israel secretly authorized a group of cyber-surveillance firms to work for the government of Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of the kingdom’s abuseContinue reading “Israeli companies aided Saudi spying despite Jamal Khashoggi killing”

Breaking: Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.

The training, approved by the State Department, underscores the perils of military partnerships with repressive governments. Four Saudis who participated in the 2018 killing of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary training in the United States the previous year under a contract approved by the State Department, according to documents and people familiarContinue reading “Breaking: Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.”

Women protest Erdogan’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention on gender-based violence

Women in Istanbul took to the streets on Saturday to protest Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, effective July 1. Established by the Council of Europe in 2011, the convention targets violence against women and domestic violence. Protesters gathered on the streets of Istanbul on Saturday to voice their anger atContinue reading “Women protest Erdogan’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention on gender-based violence”

Around 1,000 women gather in Istanbul to protest against femicides

Around 1,000 women gathered near Istanbul’s main Taksim Square on Monday, protesting what they see as a lack of action by authorities to prevent and punish violence against women, in a country where femicide rates have surged in recent years. The protesters, mostly women carrying purple flags with women and LGBTI+ signs and wearing purpleContinue reading “Around 1,000 women gather in Istanbul to protest against femicides”

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