THE American pastor at the centre of a fierce diplomatic row was today freed after pronouncing: "I love Jesus, I love Turkey." Andrew Brunson was imprisoned for two years on terror charges but is finally a free man. Here's what we know about the 50-year-old and his lengthy period of detention. Who is Andrew Brunson? The 50-year-old is an evangelical Presbyterian pastor from North Carolina. Prior to his arrest he was based in the Western province of Izmir on Turkey's Aegean coast, where he worked as a pastor at the Izmir Resurrection Church with a tiny congregation of around two dozen. He is said to have lived in Turkey for more than 23 years with his wife Norine and their three children. How long was the American detained in Turkey? Brunson was arrested in October 2016, several months after a failed coup attempt in Turkey. The Turkish government accused him of plotting to overthrow the Turkish government and he was charged with espionage. They also charging him with having links to … [Read more...] about Who is pastor Andrew Brunson, how long was the American detained in Turkey and what has Mike Pence said about it?
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THE thought of rustling up an Indian meal may sound daunting but making your favourite takeaway yourself is easier than you think. There are lots of advantages of a home-cooked curry. It can often be a lot healthier and cheaper, you can make it as hot or mild as you like and you can experiment and add in whatever meat, fish or vegetables you prefer. Plus you can impress your family and friends.Chicken makhani £1.97 per person Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 25 mins YOU NEED: 1 onion 2 garlic cloves 1 red chilli 1 green chilli 750g chicken breast 2 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp ginger, ground 3 tsp turmeric, ground 3 tsp cumin, ground 3 tsp coriander, ground 50g butter 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 chicken stock cube 175ml double cream 2 tbsp fresh coriander 1 lemon METHOD: Chop the onion, crush the garlic and slice the chilli. Dice the chicken breasts into chunks (around 25mm long). Blend the spices – the ginger, chilli, turmeric, cumin and coriander … [Read more...] about How to cook your own tasty Indian takeaway and impress your friends with Mrs Crunch’s money-saving tips
In late June, the Dostuk crossing on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan was a suffocating crush of human activity. People carrying box-loads of goods waited for hours in vast lines under the punishing sun. The scene would have been unimaginable even a year ago. Dostuk (“Friendship”), which lies next to the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, has been working around the clock since the fall of 2017. Until recently, Uzbek border officials were allowing only people with hard-to-obtain permits to cross there. Other than for funerals and weddings or similarly occasional events, getting the authorization was almost impossible. Now, any Uzbek or Kyrgyz citizen with a valid passport can pass. This ease of movement is the outcome of Uzbekistan’s eagerly embraced good-neighbor policy. And communities in both countries were quick to seize the opportunity. Families reunited Once a month, 61-year-old Adinahon Mamadinova travels from Uzbekistan into Kyrgyzstan to visit her … [Read more...] about Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan shuttle trade booms, but for how long?
0 Have your say I decided to take a break from social media and have gone cold turkey. How long will I last? I was finding it was taking over my life. Head down, thumb constantly scrolling though update after update. I knew more about other peoples lives than my own.It was also affecting how I felt. Some posts would annoy me, some would anger me.One friend who we always made the effort to visit up north but didn’t reciprocate, posted a photo of themselves on the seafront at Lee-on-the-Solent, five minutes from our house, but didn’t contact us.The final straw came when I found myself getting annoyed when scrolling Facebook. Annoyed at my children for needing my attention while I checked other people’s updates.It was becoming a bad habit, checking Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, posting, liking, commenting. Some of my friends live out their whole lives on social media.On the positive side, I really enjoy the local nostalgia pages and if you have an interest … [Read more...] about RICK JACKSON: I’ve switched off social media and gone cold turkey
PRINCE William had a historic meeting with the Palestinian President as the first royal to visit the occupied West Bank. He shook hands with Mahmoud Abbas on June 27, 2018, as he expressed a desire for "lasting peace" between Israelis and Palestinians. Who is Mahmoud Abbas? Mahmoud Abbas is the Palestinian president. He has been president since January 2005, and is a member of the Fatah party. Initially the rival political party, Hamas, announced it wouldn't recognise the 82-year-old. But he has been recognised in the years that have followed. His family fled to Syria during the 1948 Palestine war, and he studied law at the University of Damascus. He later studied for the Soviet equivalent of a PhD at a Moscow university - his dissertation was titled "The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism". He is married to Amina Abbas, with whom he had three sons. His net worth is $100m, according to an aide. How long has Abbas been president? He has been president since … [Read more...] about What is Mahmoud Abbas’ net worth, how long has he been President of the Palestinian Authority and who are his children?