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Turkey's security council advises extending state of emergency – statement

ANKARA: The Turkish National Security Council said in a statement on Monday that it had advised the cabinet of ministers to extend the country’s state of emergency by three months. The cabinet will convene later on Monday and is expected to announce its decision on the matter. Turkey declared a state of emergency soon after… Read More »

Isinbayeva to head RUSADA Supervisory Council

MOSCOW: Twice Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva was named on Wednesday as head of a new Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Supevisory Council which will control the actions undertaken by the organisation. The 34-year-old Isinbayeva, who retired after Russia’s track and field team were banned from competing at this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro,… Read More »

Syrian government, allies advance before UN council votes

BEIRUT: Syrian government forces recaptured territory from insurgents in several western areas on Saturday as the U.N. Security Council prepares to vote on rival French and Russian draft resolutions urging an immediate ceasefire. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, backed by Russian air power and Iranian, Lebanese and Iraqi fighters on the ground, hold the upper hand… Read More »