Queen Loveth wins Modelslink Best Model Nigeria 2018
After a keenly contested grand finale, the organisers of the prestigious modelling competition, Best Model Nigeria, have crowned Miss Loveth Akpan winner of Best Model Nigeria 2018. The ceremony was held recently in Lagos to the delight of guests and members of the press, who turned out for the show. The president and co-founder of…
160 workers freed after Istanbul airport protest
Turkey has freed 160 workers out of almost 600 who were arrested following a protest over work-related deaths and poor conditions at the construction site for Istanbul's third airport. Hundreds of labourers were arrested late on Friday as the security forces sought to break up a demonstration outside Istanbul Grand Airport, a huge development which…
Peacock unveils discounted fares, incentives for summer travels
As the summer travels season kicks into high gear, Peacock Travels Limited, in collaboration with some of the world’s leading airlines, has announced a package of promotional fares and incentives to ensure hassle-free travels. The heavily discounted fares, some as low as N319, 999 for return trips, have been carefully selected to cover a wide…
Istanbul building in spectacular collapse after heavy rains
A four-storey residential building in central Istanbul on Tuesday collapsed into a cloud of dust in front of watching media, after several hours perching on a ledge following heavy rains that destroyed its foundation.
Istanbul attacker 'fought for IS in Syria'
The gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub had fought in Syria for Islamic State jihadists, a report said on Tuesday, as Turkish authorities intensified their hunt for the attacker.
2016: the year in review
Aleppo, migrant crises, Muhammad Ali's death and persistent terror attacks on Turkey capital Istanbul all left sad landmarks on 2016.
Double Istanbul bombings kill 29 after football game
Twenty-nine people, mainly police, were killed and 166 wounded in Istanbul on Saturday when twin bombings struck the heart of the city close to the stadium of top flight football giants Besiktas after a major game. A car bomb detonated outside the Vodafone Arena football stadium on the shores of the Bosphorus after the Super…
Turkish border guards fire on fleeing Syrians, 8 dead
Eight displaced Syrians, including four children, were killed by Turkish border guards while trying to flee their war-torn country Sunday morning, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Bomb attack on police kills 11 in Istanbul
A bomb ripped through a Turkish police bus near Istanbul's historic centre Tuesday, killing seven officers and four civilians in the latest of a string of attacks in Turkey's biggest city.