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Iraq parliament fails to meet to discuss protests

BAGHDAD Falling short of a quorum, Iraq's Parliament failed to meet on Saturday to discuss the demands of protests that have been rocking the country.  "Saturday's session has been cancelled due...

Iraq seeks arrest of 'assaulters' amid protests

BAGHDAD Iraq's Interior Ministry on Saturday issued arrest warrants for protesters involved in attacks on government buildings and property during protests that rocked several provinces a day earlier.  In a statement,...

Iraq: 12 burnt bodies extracted in protest-hit province

BAGHDAD Iraqi authorities said Saturday 12 burnt corpses were extracted in Dewaniya, one day after mass protests against unemployment and corruption in the southern province.  The Dewaniya health circle said the...

YPG/PKK terrorists digging trenches, tunnels in N.Syria

AYN AL-ARAB / ANKARA Despite the agreement between Turkey and Russia for the pullout of YPG/PKK terrorists from northern Syria, they still occupy Ayn al-Arab, or Kobani, and continue to...

Turkey: US support for terrorists in Syria ‘tragedy’

ANKARA The U.S.’ supporting, arming, and financing a terrorist network in Syria since the Obama administration period is the real “tragedy”, said Turkey's presidential spokesman. In an interview with CNN's Becky...

UN sleuth to ‘never give up’ on Khashoggi probe

UNITED NATIONS The UN investigator on Jamal Khashoggi says she will “never give up” on her ongoing probe into the murder of the Saudi journalist and criticized those heading to...

Gaza Strip: Israeli army injures 77 Palestinians

GAZA CITY The Palestinian Health Ministry announced that 77 Palestinians were injured on Friday evening as a result of the Israeli army assault on the weekly marches in the eastern...

24 killed, hundreds injured in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD At least 24 people were killed and over 2,000 others injured in Iraq on Friday in anti-government protests that erupted on Friday near Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, according to...

30 killed, hundreds injured in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD At least 30 people were killed and over 2,300 others injured in Iraq on Friday during anti-government protests that erupted on Friday near Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, according to Iraq’s...

UN chief calls for ‘endgame’ talks in Syria

UNITED NATIONS UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Friday lauded a recent reduction in fighting in northeastern Syria and urged the countries involved to “start seriously discussing the endgame” to an...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing

ANKARA  Here is Anadolu Agency’s rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. The...

Bangladesh reports 112 new cases of COVID-19

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Bangladesh reported 112 new cases of the novel coronavirus Thursday -- a single-day record that brought the country’s total number of infections...

EU grants €71M in aid to Palestine to fight COVID-19

JERUSALEM  The European Union announced a 71 million euro ($77 million) financial aid package Thursday for Palestine to fight the novel coronavirus.   The EU...

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