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Turkish president praises his Croatian counterpart for solidarity amid wildfires

By Zafer Fatih Beyaz ANKARA (AA) – In a phone call Monday, the Turkish and Croatian presidents discussed the challenges of wildfires in addition to bilateral relations, according to Turkey’s...

Number of COVID-19 vaccine jabs given in Turkey nears 73.82M

ANKARA Turkey has administered nearly 73.82 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released on Monday.The country continues its...

Afghan forces claim to have killed 455 Taliban fighters

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghan forces on Monday claimed to have killed 455 Taliban fighters in counter-terrorism offensives.They were killed in operations by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in...

Most COVID-19 deaths in Indonesia now among unvaccinated

JAKARTA, IndonesiaIndonesia's health minister said on Monday that most coronavirus-related deaths in the provinces of West Java and the capital Jakarta were of people who had not been vaccinated.The...

Zambian farmers demand stable farm policies, cut in import

LUSAKA, ZambiaCommemorating Farmers’ Day in Zambia on Monday, farmers urged the government to formulate stable policies and cut imports to support the local agriculture sector.In a statement, the Zambia...

Tunisia arrests another MP for allegedly insulting activist

TUNIS, TunisiaTunisian security forces reportedly detained lawmaker Faycal Tebbini on Monday for allegedly insulting an activist on social media.Tebbini, a member of the Farmers’ Voice Party, said on Facebook...

Ugandan flag carrier to start flights to Dubai in UAE

KAMPALA, UgandaUganda Airlines will soon make its maiden flight to Dubai in UAE, the flag carrier announced on Monday.Addressing a press conference in Uganda's capital Kampala, Uganda Airlines' CEO,...

Tunisia's parliament speaker in ‘good health’: Adviser

TUNIS, TunisiaTunisia’s Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi is in good health after being discharged from hospital, his political adviser said on Monday.“Ghannouchi is in his home and his health condition...

'No significant progress' on Myanmar as ASEAN diplomats meet

JAKARTA, IndonesiaThe Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers met online on Monday, with the Myanmar crisis high on the agenda.The 54th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting includes a...

Fugitive Kyrgyz leader Akayev brought back to Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan A former president of Kyrgyzstan has been brought back to his home country from Russia, where he fled 16 years ago after a revolution ended his rule,...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 3, 2021

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey, coronavirus...

Lebanese authorities 'obstructing justice' in Beirut port probes: Amnesty

BEIRUT Rights watchdog Amnesty International said Monday that Lebanese authorities are "obstructing" justice in the investigations into the massive explosion in the port of Beirut...

White House pleads with states to prevent evictions

CHICAGO, US The White House implored state and local governments Monday to use their financial and legal authority to prevent renters from being evicted now...

Turkish president praises his Croatian counterpart for solidarity amid wildfires

By Zafer Fatih Beyaz ANKARA (AA) – In a phone call Monday, the Turkish and Croatian presidents discussed the challenges of wildfires in addition to...

Tunisian president sacks 2 more ministers

TUNIS, Tunisia A week after dismissing the government, Tunisia’s President  Kais Saied on Monday issued presidential orders to sack and replace two more ministers. According to...