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20 troops killed in Mali attack, militants suspected

JOHANNESBURG At least 20 Malian soldiers were killed during a pre-dawn assault on Sunday when armed men, suspected to be militants, attacked an army base in Sokolo, near the border...

Row over killings at Bangladesh-India border

NEW DELHI/ DHAKA, Bangladesh The recent spike in the killings of civilians along the India-Bangladesh border has created a row between the border guards of two countries. A meeting conducted last...

Ethiopian government silent as hate crimes flourish

ANKARA In Ethiopia, an environment of fear prevails amid ongoing religious and ethnic conflicts. Political experts and residents of the East African country told Anadolu Agency the government has remained silent...

Erdogan, Putin meet in Istanbul ahead of launch of TurkStream

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Istanbul. The Wednesday's meeting is being held ahead of the launch ceremony of TurkStream natural gas...

Iran targets Iraqi airbase with 'tens of missiles'

Ankara By Erdogan Cagatay Zontur Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said Wednesday that it targeted Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq, a facility jointly operated by U.S. and Iraqi forces, with...

Trump says Iran will not attain nuke after deal exit

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said Monday Iran will not develop a nuclear weapon, one day after Tehran announced it would no longer abide by the terms of a comprehensive nuclear...

Turkish FM held talks on killing of Qasem Soleimani

Turkey's foreign minister on Sunday spoke with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his Qatari counterpart over the phone, diplomatic sources said late Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu, in separate phone conversations...

UK urges Iran to 'take diplomatic route'

LONDON British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Sunday urged Iran to "take a diplomatic route" to de-escalate rising tensions following the killing of Iranian general Qasem Suleimani by a U.S....

Libya gov't calls for halting Haftar attacks in Tripoli

TRIPOLI Libya's UN-recognized government on Sunday called for international action to halt attacks by eastern Libyan forces on civilians in the capital Tripoli. At least 30 students were killed and dozens...

Prominent Indonesian Muslim cleric Yunahar Ilyas dies

JAKARTA, Indonesia Prominent Indonesian Muslim cleric Yunahar Ilyas died due to kidney failure on the southern island of Java. Ilyas, an influential scholar from the Muhammadiyah organization -- a major Islamic...

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Military chopper crashes into Adriatic Sea in Croatia

BELGRADE, Serbia A military helicopter crashed into the Adriatic Sea in Croatia, according to the police. The Ministry of Defense said the casualties are still unknown. "The...

Somali woman promotes peace through art

MOGADISHU, Somalia  A famous young female Somali painter is speaking through her paintings across Somalia, and people are noticing. Nujuum Hashi Ahmed’s paintings are about the...

Turkey to build shelter areas in quake-hit Elazig

ANKARA Turkey is set to build temporary shelters to host 1,000 families affected by a deadly earthquake in eastern Turkey, the country's interior minister said...

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