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Blair calls on West to confront 'radical Islam' not Russia

Tony BlairIn a speech to be delivered in London today, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will urge the West to forget Russian President Vladimir Putin's stance on the Ukraine and join him in the fight against "radical Islam". Blair will say in his speech that Europe and the US must cooperate with Russia in the face of a common goal "whatever our differences".


Turkey launches polio vaccination campaign in Syria

Syrian child receiving the polio vaccinationThe Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has launched a polio vaccination campaign in Syria in collaboration with the International Federation of Physicians (AID) and the Turkish Waqf Youth.


Erdogan criticises International silence on death sentences in Egypt

Tayyip ErdoganTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised the international community over its silence on the death sentences being issued against supporters of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.


ICC confirms Egypt complaint still under consideration

ITN SolicitorsThe International Criminal Court (ICC) has confirmed that the complaint filed by the Freedom & Justice Party last year on behalf of the constitutional Government of Egypt is still under consideration by the Chief Prosecutor Mrs Fatou Bensouda despite untrue press reports to the contrary.


Turkey to boost bilateral trade with Qatar, says minister

Turkish FlagTurkey's Minister of Economic Affairs Nihat Zeybekci said his country is willing to boost trade ties with Qatar to $1.5bn by the end of 2015.