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Work starts on high-speed metro to Istanbul Airport

ISTANBUL Construction began Saturday on a new high-speed metro line connecting the heart of Istanbul to the new mega-Istanbul Airport. The new line, set to be finished in August...

S. Africa reports 7 coronavirus deaths, cases top 1,500

JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s top doctor announced Friday two more people have died from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to seven, with cases of those infected...

Israel coronavirus cases top 9,400, death toll at 71

JERUSALEM The number of coronavirus cases in Israel now tops 9,400 and the death toll stands at 71, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday.The ministry said six people...

Over 3,900 judges, prosecutors dismissed since 2016

Turkish justice minister announces number of dismissed judges, prosecutors since defeated terrorist coup of 2016

Pakistan observes 143rd birthday of country's founder

KARACHI, Pakistan  A smartly turned contingent of the Pakistani army took guard at the sprawling mausoleum of the country's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah -- commonly known as Quaid-i-Azam (the...

Turkey's unemployment rate at 13.7% in 2019

ANKARA  Turkey's unemployment rate stood at 13.7% in 2019, the country’s statistical authority said on Friday. The figure marked a 2.7% rise compared to the previous year. According to...

Sivasspor's youth team bus crashes, injuring 6 players

ANKARA Six football players were injured in a run-off-road crash of Sivasspor U-14-U-15 team's bus due to heavy snow in the central Turkish province of Sivas, the club said...

Clean diet, exercise inevitable for healthy lifestyle

ANKARA  Although many of us might get motivated quickly to begin physical training in order to have a healthy lifestyle, workout on a regular basis often seems to be difficult...

How are South American countries coping with COVID-19?

BOGOTA, Colombia With the number of coronavirus cases in South America multiplying daily, governments in the region continue to tighten measures to restrict physical contact and prevent the spread...

US: Troop deal made with Iraqi govt, not parliament

WASHINGTON The agreement to station U.S. forces in Iraq was made with the Iraqi government, not its parliament, the U.S. said Thursday after lawmakers called for American forces to...

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African Muslims celebrate virtual Eid under lockdown

JOHANNESBURG Millions of Muslims in Africa began celebrating Eid al-Fitr holidays Sunday under tight coronavirus restrictions including bans on congregational prayers at mosques as well...

Bayern Munich keep up 4-point gap at top of Bundesliga

ANKARA Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this weekend kept their four-point lead at the top of Bundesliga after hammering Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2. Bayern Munich collected 61...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterparts

In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Iran, Oman and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterpart

ISTANBUL In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Iran, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday following the...

Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss fight against COVID-19

ISTANBUL In a Sunday phone call, the presidents of Turkey and Iran discussed cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, plus bilateral ties and regional issues,...

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