Campaigning wraps up for critical Turkey vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) at a ceremony marking the 92nd anniversary of Republic Day on October 29, 2015 at the Ataturk Cultural Center in AnkaraOpinion polls are predicting a replay Sunday of the shock June election which stripped the Justice and Development Party (AKP) of its majority after 13 years of single-party rule, leaving the country without a government after coalition talks failed. Turkey goes into the election more polarised than ever on ethnic and sectarian lines, and deeply on edge after the Ankara bombings blamed on Islamic State jihadists that killed 102 people, the worst in the country’s modern history. The AKP of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is tipped to win between 40 and 43 percent of the vote, paving the way either for a shaky coalition that many analysts say will not last long — or yet another election.

Campaigning wraps up for Turkey vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) at a ceremony marking the 92nd anniversary of Republic Day on October 29, 2015 at the Ataturk Cultural Center in AnkaraOpinion polls are predicting a replay Sunday of the shock June election which stripped the Justice and Development Party (AKP) of its majority after 13 years of single-party rule, leaving the country without a government after coalition talks failed. Turkey goes into the election more polarised than ever on ethnic and sectarian lines, and deeply on edge after the October 10 bombings in Ankara that killed 102 people, the worst in the country’s modern history. The AKP of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is tipped to win between 40 and 43 percent of the vote, paving the way either for a shaky coalition that many analysts say will not last long — or yet another election.

Davutoglu: Turkey's bookish PM battling for political future

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu pictured in Ankara on October 28, 2015Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s mild-mannered demeanour belies his abilities as a tough negotiator and strategic thinker who has been at the heart of government since Recep Tayyip Erdogan first came to power in 2003. Often branded a “puppet” prime minister with strongman Erdogan pulling the strings, Davutoglu has been under pressure as leader of the once-insurmountable AKP to show a political vigour that can match the shrewd and dogged charisma of the premier-turned president. Under the 56-year-old Davutoglu, the AKP for the first time in 13 years failed to win a majority in parliament in the June election.

Palestinian wielding knife shot dead: Israeli police

Israeli border policemen beat a Palestinian journalist during clashes with Palestinian protesters near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of RamallahIsraeli security forces shot and killed a Palestinian who ran at them with a knife in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, police said, as a month-long wave of violence showed no signs of abating. An Israeli police spokeswoman said that at a checkpoint in the northern West Bank a Palestinian holding a knife ran toward a security officer who called on him to stop. A growing number of visits by religious Jews to the al-Aqsa plaza – Islam’s holiest site outside Saudi Arabia and revered in Judaism as the location of two destroyed biblical temples – have stirred Palestinian allegations that Israel is violating a “status quo” under which non-Muslim prayer there is banned.

داعش ينشر فيديو لآثار عملية الحويجة وتحرير قوات كردية وأمريكية لـ70 رهينة

نشر ما يعرف بتنظيم “الدولة الإسلامية” والمسمى إعلاميا بـ “داعش” فيديو يزعم إظهار آثار المداهمة التي قامت بها قوات كردية وأمريكية لتحرير 70 رهينة من سجن يديره التنظيم في حويجة، بمحافظة كركوك شمال العراق. كما يظهر في الفيديو أحد مقاتلي داعش وهو يحصي ما يبدو أنها إمدادات طبية أمريكية تُرِكت أثناء المداهمة.

تحطم طائرة روسية في سيناء.. رئاسة وزراء مصر: على متنها 217 راكبا و7 من أفراد الطاقم

أعلن وزير الطيران المدني المصري، حسام كمال في تصريح لـCNN عن فقدان الاتصال بطائرة مدنية روسية، فوق سيناء، في الوقت الذي قال فيه رئيس سلطة الطيران المدني، محمود الزناتي أن على متن الطائرة 217 راكبا بجانب 7 من الطاقم، وأنها من طراز ايرباص A-321.