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Oman pardons 332 prisoners, including foreigners

MUSCAT Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman on Sunday issued a royal pardon for 332 prisoners, including 142 foreigners, according to the official news agency. The pardon coincides with the Gulf...

Israeli army injures 6 Palestinians in West Bank

RAMALLAH, Palestine  Israeli army injured six Palestinians during a solidarity march in West Bank on Saturday.  A group of students from Birzeit University in Ramallah, an occupied West Bank city, convened...

Russian airstrikes kill 3 civilians in Idlib, Syria

IDLIB, Syria  At least three civilians were killed in Russian airstrikes in the Idlib de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria, a local civil defense agency said on Saturday.  The Russian warplanes carried...

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...

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...

Syria: Turkey rebuilding roads in northern Syria

ANKARA Turkey is busy rebuilding roads in regions of northeastern Syria liberated by its anti-terror operation launched last month, said Turkish officials on Saturday. On Twitter, Turkey's National Defense Ministry posted...

Bomb attack kills 18 in northern Syria

The YPG/PKK was behind an attack in northern Syria Saturday which killed at least 18 civilians and wounded 27, said Turkey’s National Defense Ministry. "Inhumane and uncivilized PKK/YPG terrorists continue...

Turkey, Russia complete 7th joint patrols in N.Syria

ANKARA Turkish and Russian troops have completed the seventh round of joint ground patrols in northern Syria under a deal reached last month, in an area of a Turkish anti-terror...

Russian-Turkish joint patrols in N.Syria serve as check: Experts

ANKARA Joint ground patrols by Russia and Turkey in northern Syria serve as a control mechanism to see whether YPG/PKK terrorists withdrew from the region, according to analysts. Meeting in Sochi,...

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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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