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Turkey to allow female soldiers to wear headscarves – ministry officials

ANKARA: Turkey will allow female soldiers to wear a headscarf with their uniforms, defence ministry officials said on Wednesday, marking a symbolic shift for a military that has traditionally seen itself as a guardian of state secularism. The change also reflects the influence of President Tayyip Erdogan and the AK Party he founded. Since coming… Read More »

UN chief: little action on South Sudan pledge to allow more peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS: A pledge by South Sudan’s government to allow the deployment of more U.N. peacekeepers and to improve access for U.N. troops already on the ground in a bid to avoid an arms embargo is yet to translate into action, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. President Salva Kiir agreed during a U.N.… Read More »