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  World   Middle East  01 May 2017

World, Middle east, 01 May 2017

German chancellor Merkel visits UAE, discusses diplomatic support for Yemen

While in Saudi Arabia, Angela Merkel had said she does not believe there can be a military solution to the war.

01 May 2017 7:00 PM

Turkish police fire tear gas at May Day demonstrators in Istanbul, detain 200

Protests were expected to be more subdued this year after unions said they would not attempt to march on Taksim Square.

01 May 2017 5:09 PM

German chancellor Merkel avoids headscarf during Saudi Arabia visit

Angela Merkel had also called for the burqa to be banned in Germany, saying it was ‘not acceptable in our county’.

01 May 2017 3:46 PM

Turkey expels more than 4,000 civil servants, bans TV dating programs

More than 47,000 people have been arrested and 100,000 have been purged for alleged connections to terror organisations.

01 May 2017 8:17 AM