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Former Iraqi PM recommends election government

IRAQ  Former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday advocated for the establishment of an independent election government in preparation for early elections.  “Main task of the independent government is to...

Israeli group urges EU to ban goods from settlements

LONDON A group of “concerned” former Israeli ambassadors, politicians and award winners urged the European Union on Friday to “ban the import of settlement goods in order to support a...

4 killed in bomb attack in Iraq’s Tahrir square

BAGHDAD  At least four people were killed and 20 injured after a car bomb Friday targeted Tahrir Square in the city amid anti-government protests ongoing since October, according to security...

Syria: Russia deploys in bases east of Euphrates River

JARABULUS, Syria/ANKARA Russia, supporting Assad regime in Syria, settled in two bases in Ayn al-Arab previously emptied by the U.S. soldiers, according to local sources. Russia deployed in Sarrin and Sabit...

Israel bombards Islamic Jihad positions in Gaza

GAZA, Palestine  Israel bombed positions of Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad, early Friday in the cities of Khan Younis and Rafah in the southern...

Turks protest Israel's attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Scores of people and representatives of non-governmental organizations convened in front of Israel's embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday to protest against Israel's attacks on Palestinians. Ahmet Sanver,...

US envoy says Turkey correct on Kurds who fled NE Syria

WASHINGTON Turkey "correctly" notes a significant number of Kurds fled northeastern Syria fearing Daesh/ISIS and the YPG/PYD, the U.S. special envoy to the anti-Daesh coalition said Thursday. "The Turks also point...

Russia to apply Syrian law for Daesh/ISIS return

MOSCOW Moscow plans to apply Syrian legal procedures while addressing former Daesh/ISIS terror group fighters’ return to their countries of origins, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Thursday. Maria Zakharova characterized...

Russia: Euphrates regions normalize in Syria

MOSCOW The Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday that the situation in Syrian provinces near the Euphrates River normalized thanks to the implementation of the Russian-Turkish memorandum on Syria. Economic activities...

Turkey slams YPG/PKK attack killing Armenian cleric

ANKARA Turkey Thursday strongly condemned the YPG/PKK terrorist attack which claimed the life of a cleric belonging to Syria’s Armenian community. “We are deeply saddened by the news that a cleric...

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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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