Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu talks to US counterpart over phone ahead of Mideast tour

Turkey’s newly-assigned Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has held a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart, Secretary of State John Kerry, amid Washington-led efforts to forge an international coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

The Young War Criminal Speaks

Whatever else you may say about the “young war criminal” (as British journalist Alan Watkins used to call former prime minister Tony Blair), he certainly fights his corner with great determination. He is condemned to spend his life defending his part in the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and last weekend he was at it again.

Bulgaria's Air Pollution Levels Remain Highest in Europe – WHO

Bulgaria remains the leader in the European Union in terms of air pollution, according to the World Health Organization.

The highest concentration of the two main types of particulates has been measured in Bulgaria, the WHO latest data has showed. Poland and Romania rank second and third in the negative rating.

Scorpions Drummer Jailed in Dubai

James Kottak, drummer of the German rock stars Scorpions, was jailed in Dubai for indecent behaviour and being drunk, reports Gulf News. 

According to the website, Kottak was arrested at the Dubai airport on April for getting drunk, cursing Muslims, making an indecent gesture to a group of passengers and removing his pants at the airport. He also insulted policemen.

Greeks in Qatar contributing to the great boom

 Opportunities for highly skilled labor abound in the 2022 World Cup host A general view of Doha city, capital of Qatar, with buildings under construction is seen in a file photo. Some 3,000 Greeks – many of them civil and mechanical engineers – live in Qatar, making them a sizable community.

By Ioanna Fotiadi

Milica Mandic takes gold at Bahrain Open

MANAMA - Milica Mandic, Serbia's Olympic champion in taekwondo, claimed a gold medal in the women's under 73 kg event at the Bahrain Open on Saturday.

The tournament in Bahrain, which brought together around 500 athletes from 28 countries, brings points for the world's ranking and direct qualification to the Olympic Games that will be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.