Saturday 22 October 2016
state of emergency

Erdogan declares three-month state of emergency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup. Erdogan


Iraq MPs fail to vote on state of emergency

Iraq's parliament failed to reach a quorum on Thursday for a vote on declaring a nationwide state of emergency as Sunni insurgents advanced on Baghdad. Most of those boycotting parliament were from Iraq's Sunni and Kurdish


Iraq mulls state of emergency after Mosul seize

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Sunni Islamist insurgents seized control of most of the country's second largest city, Mosul. Militants from the Islamic State


Algeria to end state of emergency soon

The 19-year-old state of emergency in Algeria will end within days, Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci said on Monday, brushing off concerns that recent protests in the country could escalate as in Tunisia and Egypt. A state of emergency has

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