Feature

Al Qaida gets a reprieve

The week's news at a glance.

Istanbul

The trial of 69 suspected al Qaida members in Turkey was abruptly canceled this week, on its opening day, after the court realized it had no authority to hear the case. Legal changes made last month to bring Turkey’s judicial system in line with E.U. norms abolished the system of “political courts,” which were originally set up in the 1980s to try Kurdish militants. The trial has been postponed until new tribunals are established. The 69 men are suspected of involvement in the near-simultaneous bombing of two synagogues and two British targets in Istanbul last November, in which 61 people died and more than 600 were injured.

Recommended

Does Ukraine have a chance of reclaiming lost territory?
Volodymr Zelensky.
Briefing

Does Ukraine have a chance of reclaiming lost territory?

Ukraine: Explosions at air base in Crimea destroyed 9 Russian warplanes
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
world news

Ukraine: Explosions at air base in Crimea destroyed 9 Russian warplanes

Iranian charged in alleged plot to assassinate John Bolton
Jon Bolton
Murder-for-hire

Iranian charged in alleged plot to assassinate John Bolton

Ukraine bombed key Russian air base in Crimea, official says
Blast at Russian air base in Crimea
Whodunnit

Ukraine bombed key Russian air base in Crimea, official says

Most Popular

Axios revives Trump toilet scoop ... with photos
Donald Trump.
toiletgate

Axios revives Trump toilet scoop ... with photos

The Daily Show cleverly illustrates Fox News double standard on FBI raids
Trevor Noah
Last Night on Late Night

The Daily Show cleverly illustrates Fox News double standard on FBI raids

Trump reportedly wanted generals like Hitler's 'German generals in World War II'
Trevor Noah
Don't Know Much about History....

Trump reportedly wanted generals like Hitler's 'German generals in World War II'