In Saudi Arabia, calls for a boycott of French supermarket chain Carrefour have been trending on social media platforms. Meanwhile, the Riyadh regime on Tuesday condemned cartoons offending the Prophet Mohammad and any attempts to link Islam with terrorism.
Turkey announced late Saturday that it is extending by one week a gas exploration mission in the Eastern Mediterranean. In a fresh notice to shipping in the area, Turkey said the Oruç Reis seismic survey vessel, accompanied by two support ships, will operate in the area south of the Greek island of Rhodes until Nov. 4.
Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, who transformed the South Korean firm into a global tech titan, died at the age of 78 on Sunday, the company said. Under Lee's leadership, Samsung rose to become the world's largest producer of smartphones and memory chips.