Thursday, August 13, 2020
18 February 1949 letter. Einstein reply to Dr Alton R. Chapple.
JERUSALEM, Israel (ViaNews) - Several letters written by Albert Einstein are on sale by an auction house based in Jerusalem, Israel. In one of those letters, written seven months prior to the first atomic bombing attack in history, Einstein foresees that a nuclear weapon will decide the fate of war. In another letter, Albert Einstein warns that without a supranational...
Ali Abdullah Saleh.
CAIRO, Egypt (ViaNews) - The situation in Yemen is a complex one. A civil war has been ongoing for over 2 years, but the death of Ali Abdullah Saleh this week changes a lot not just in Yemen, but also in the entire region. Let’s go back a few years in order to adequately capture the situation and get a...
Sifting in front from some of the earth containing finds from the Temple Mount in Israel.
According to a Jerusalem Post article, on August 25, by David M. Weinberg, “One of the most important archaeological projects in the Land of Israel of our times—the Temple Mount Sifting Project—has run out of money and been temporarily shut down.” Given the recent UNESCO decision...
AKP presidential candidate, Erdogan holding his last rally in İstanbul before the 2018 election. Photo by VOA.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - Following the tensions between both countries, Erdoğan said he wants to expand trade with China, Russia, Iran, Ukraine and wishes to trade in Turkish Liras. He goes even further by inviting the EU to do the same. "Who does Mr. Trump think he is dealing with? This is Turkey! We are not your servants. We are...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo by: Kremlin.ru
ISTAMBUL, Turkey (ViaNews) – In the latest Justice and Development Party Congress, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that “Some people are trying to threaten us by manipulating our economy, enforcing sanctions, devaluing our currency, distorting the exchange rates, and increasing the inflation rate in our country but we see their malicious intent and we challenge them.” He also added...
Kibbuz Ginosar: "Jesus boat" at the Yigal Allon Center. Photo by: Berthold Werner
Jerusalem, Israel (VIAnews) - At the foot of the Sea of Galilee, 76 miles north of Jerusalem, is the Yigal Allon Center, also known as the Man in the Galilee Museum. It was named for one of the founders of the kibbutz (communal settlement) who was Minister of Education and Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister. In January 1986, two...
Egyptair plane
(Updated as new facts arrive) 6 Jul France's BEA aircraft accident agency repaired the flight deck recorder. Recordings reveal an attempt to put out a fire on board the plane before it crashed into the Mediterranean. 29 Jun EgyptAir black box recovered. Evidence suggests fire on board, consistent with SCARS messages of avionics smoke. The second black box, containing cockpit audio recordings, is still...
Erdogan, President of Turkey. Photo: Public Domain.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - On Jan. 20, Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” along with the FSA (Free Syrian Army) to clear YPG militants (Kurdish defence forces) from the Afrin district. Subsequently, a group of students opened a stand on the campus of Bosphorus University, one of Turkey’s top universities, distributing sweets dubbed “Afrin delight” to commemorate fallen soldiers in...
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - On Wednesday, Turkey’s presidency held an emergency meeting with top economic advisors and said that they would take measures to reduce interest and exchange rate pressures and prevent the Turkish lira’s record low slide after losing its value against other currencies, a wake up call for high inflation. FT writer Laura Pitel in relation to...
Airport ballot box in Ataturk, Turkey. Photo by: Sakhalinio.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - The Supreme Electoral Council (SEC) of Turkey had recently confirmed the use of tactile ballot papers for the June 24 election but later denied the budget request for the process. Engin Yilmaz, the head of Engelsiz Erişim Derneği (Barrier-free Access Association), a charity organisation that supports disabled people, stated to the Turkish news publication, Bianet, that...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, on April 20, 2016. Photo by: US State Department (Public Domain)
CAIRO, Egypt (ViaNews) - As the deadline for applying to become a presidential candidate approaches, current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi barely has any competition. There were three other potential contenders for the presidency but one by one they all dropped out of the race. The first strong potential candidate was Ahmed Shafik: a former military man and a very successful...
Women in Turkey. Photo by: Shahram Sharif.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - Only 33.6 percent of women in Turkey are in the labour pool. A recent report, conducted by Bahcesehir University Center for Economic and Social Research (BETAM), shows that women, once they have children, quit their jobs and become housewives. But in most cases, Turkish women are not in search of a job as they believe...

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