Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales review a guard of honour in Ankara on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party suffered a major upset on Monday after local election results showed it lost the capital Ankara and Istanbul after a decade and half in power.
Turkey’s main opposition candidate in Sunday’s Istanbul local elections said on Friday he remained ahead by 18,742 votes after a recount of invalid votes in 17 of the city’s 39 districts.
The 86-year-old was undergoing treatment for a lung ailment since his admission to the hospital last week.
Hundreds of Sudanese demonstrated in state capitals on Thursday, putting pressure on the ruling military council to cede power to civilians in ongoing tumult since the overthrow of former president Omar Al Bashir more than two months ago.
The UAE and Jordan on Thursday started joint military drills in demonstration of the robust cooperation ties between the two countries.
The region’s much awaited edutainment family destination, Modhesh World, kicks off on Friday at 11am to offer families and kids endless fun with its themed zones including The Wheels, Arcadium, Little Adventure and Showtime Zones. The official opening of Modhesh World will be attended by the popular radio talk show presenter Kris Fade and his family.
Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn Quintana on Wednesday evening said Manila will participate in the Expo 2020 Dubai and its pavilion will be reflective of who the Filipino is not only in these modern times but through the ages and beyond.