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Gunmen kill two prosecutors in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan Unidentified gunmen killed two prosecutors in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and injured two others on Saturday, an official confirmed. Jamshed Rasuli, spokesman for the office of attorney general, told...

Turkey destroys hundreds of mines, IEDs in Syria operation

ANKARA Turkish security forces have destroyed 442 mines and 988 improvised explosive devices during their anti-terror operation in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday. "In order to ensure...

Sri Lanka polls ‘peaceful’ despite violations: Monitor

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka  As Saturday’s polls have closed for the presidential vote in Sri Lanka, monitors called it one of the “most peaceful” elections in the country amid isolated incidents...

US lawmakers host 2nd hearing on Kashmir

ANKARA The U.S. Congress has held a second hearing on the situation in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir with testimony from at least seven witnesses, including the U.S. commissioner on international...

Global number of electric cars hits 5 mln. in 2018: IEA

ANKARA The global electric car fleet now stands at well over five million vehicles, helped by two million new sales in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) report...

Afghanistan: Release of Taliban prisoners said halted

KABUL, Afghanistan The Afghan government has halted the release of three top Taliban prisoners amid the insurgents’ alleged failure to meet the conditions attached to the swap deal, a well-placed...

Iraq closes border crossings with protest-hit Iran

BAGHDAD Iraq closed two border crossings with Iran to travellers amid protests in the Islamic Republic, the Iraqi Border Ports Commission said on Saturday. In a statement, the commission said the...

One killed in petrol protests in Iran

TEHRAN  One person was killed on Saturday in demonstrations against a government decision to hike petrol prices, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. Protesters attempted to set fire to a...

Turkish center offers new way to settle trade disputes

ANKARA A dispute resolution center in the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul on Friday released rules governing Mediation-Arbitration (Med-Arb), an alternative procedure combining characteristics of both methods. The new dispute settlement mechanism...

Ex-army contractor vows to overthrow Egypt's Sisi

BARCELONA Almost two months after prompting rare demonstrations in Egypt, former army contractor Mohamed Ali says he will leave no stone unturned to push for the departure of President Abdel-Fattah...

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Turkish FM slams hypocrisy of EU Parliament head

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister slammed EU Parliament's President David Sassoli over his claim about the content of their meeting on Wednesday. The two met in Brussels. After...

Syria: YPG/PKK supporters attack Russian army vehicle

AYN AL-ARAB, Syria/ANKARA Supporters of the YPG/PKK terror group on Monday assaulted Russian military vehicles conducting joint patrols with the Turkish military in northern Syria. YPG/PKK...

US no longer has role in peace process: Palestinians

RAMALLAH, Palestine The Palestinian Authority condemned an announcement Monday by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Israeli settlements in the West Bank will no...

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