Tayyip Erdogan poised to win Turkey`s first popular presidential vote

Tayyip Erdogan is set to secure his place in history as Turkey`s first popularly-elected president on Sunday, but his tightening grip on power has polarised the nation, worried Western allies and raised fears of creeping authoritarianism.

OIC offers Syria violence victims $70 mn aid

The United Nations estimates more than 9,000 civilians have been killed in Bashar al-Assad`s crackdown on protests against him.

No military intervention in Syria: OIC

A spokesman for Organisation of Islamic Cooperation says the international community must rule out military intervention in Syria.