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2014-05-20 08:31:54

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced today that it initiated a Phase 1 clinical study of ISIS-PKK(Rx). ISIS-PKK(Rx) is an antisense drug in development to treat patients with hereditary angioedemia (HAE). HAE is a rare genetic disease that is characterized by rapid and painful attacks of inflammation in the hands, feet, limbs, face, abdomen, larynx and trachea. HAE affects approximately 20,000 patients in the United...

2010-08-15 13:57:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee urged Prime Minister Erdogan to investigate claims that Turkey recently used chemical weapons against Kurdish separatists. "Turkey owes the world a clarification of the photographs of corpses whose injuries are consistent with chemical weapons use," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Since chemical weapons are proscribed under international law, it is imperative that Turkey take credible steps to allay the...

2008-10-11 09:00:10

Turkish warplanes continued to strike separatist Kurdish rebel targets inside northern Iraq Saturday, military officials said. Fighter jets bombed 31 targets in the Hakurk region and "successfully completed the operation safely returned to their bases," the sixth time in seven days Turkey has attacked positions held by the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, officials told CNN. The airstrikes have come in response to last week's attack by PKK rebels inside Turkey that killed at least 15...

2008-10-04 09:00:08

Fifteen Turkish soldiers have been slain by Kurdish separatist rebels in the country's restive southeast, officials said Saturday. The soldiers were killed during an attack by the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which launched a raid from northern Iraq, the BBC reported. Turkish military officials told the broadcaster that their troops managed to kill 23 rebels during the confrontation, which was described as a surprise strike on a military outpost by guerrillas using heavy weapons....

2008-08-15 00:00:34

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived Thursday in Istanbul for his first visit to Turkey as president of Iran. During a meeting, Ahmadinejad and his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gul, failed to agree on the details of a proposed pipeline to carry natural gas from Iran to Turkey, Hurriyet reported. The visit was moved to Istanbul because Ahmadinejad angered many Turks by refusing to visit the mausoleum in Ankara of Kemal Ataturk, the founding father of the secular Turkish state. Turkish leaders also...

2008-08-12 06:01:00

Text of report in English by Turkish privately-owned, mass- circulation daily Hurriyet website on 12 August [Commentary by Fatih Cekirge: "PKK's attacks in eastern Turkey part of international energy wars"] The attack, which killed nine Turkish soldiers, cannot be seen as a simple terror act and should be evaluated from a wider perspective which includes international war on energy security and Russia- Georgia conflict. I had witnessed the high-security measures taken on the motorway...

2008-07-27 09:00:29

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia Semdinli, 27 July: Three people died on Sunday [27 July] when a land-mine, planted by the PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party] terrorists, exploded when a truck passing by hit it in Semdinli town of south- eastern province of Hakkari. The three people were reported to be from the same family. Originally published by Anatolia news agency, Ankara, in English 1044 27 Jul 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-07-25 12:01:00

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia ["MINE BLAST: 2 SOLDIERS KILLED" - AA headline] SIRNAK (A.A) -Two Turkish soldiers were killed when a land mine planted by PKK terrorists exploded in the south-eastern province of Sirnak's Guclukonak town on Friday. A wide scale operation has begun in the region against the terrorists. Originally published by Anatolia news agency, Ankara, in English 1305 25 Jul 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-07-23 06:00:34

Text of press release in English by Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists on 23 July The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today criticised the Turkish authorities over censorship of Hayat TV, a Turkish satellite television network supporting workers' rights. The network was suspended from broadcasting last week on the orders of the High Council for Turkish Broadcasting (RTUK) for allegedly providing film of the Kurdish New Year celebrations to Roj TV, a...

2008-07-17 15:00:49

A minibus transporting 15 students was struck by a land mine in an eastern province of Turkey, leaving two people injured, officials said. The two injured people were taken to a hospital after the explosion took place in the Eruh district of Siirt province, Hurriyet reported Thursday. Officials said the land mine was put in place by Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, separatists, who often plant remote-control explosives with the intent of bombing Turkish security soldiers, the report said....


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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