After a string of bombings and attacks blamed on ISIS and Kurdish insurgents that prompted public criticism, Efkan Ala's position is filled by the labor minister.
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The Iranian report did not name the suspect, but said he was arrested in the northern city of Gorgan in July, and so appeared to be referring to Robin Shahini. Authorities did not announce any allegations when Shahini was detained on July 24.
Moscow, a close ally of Syria that has previously protected the Syrian government from council action, says the report is not enough to impose sanctions on the war-torn country.
Since launching crackdown, Turkey detained a total of 5,803 people, of which about 2,200 were foreigners, interior minister says.
Lake Urmia, once the largest lake in the Middle East, shrunk to 10 percent of its size in recent years, causing it to morph from murky green to blood red. But that hasn't deterred locals from enjoying its stunning waters.
Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, one of the jihadist group's longest-serving officials, was killed near Aleppo, the group says; U.S. official confirms airstrike targeted his vehicle on Tuesday.
Iranian news agency Fars says S-300 defense systems stationed in Fordo uranium enrichment facility.
Claiming that al-Obeidi's firing was 'a political issue and not a military one,' the Ministry of Defense spokesman said that it will not interrupt the operation.
King Abdullah vows to maintain status quo at the holy compound, criticizes Israeli policies in Jerusalem.
The Islamic State is currently being defeated by modest forces, showing the errors made by the West, Russia and even Iran when in 2014 they didn’t launch a major offensive.