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UK appeals for 'respect' from EU over Northern Ireland

LONDONBritain on Sunday appealed for respect from the EU leaders, saying they speak of Northern Ireland as if it was not in the UK.“We have serially seen senior EU...

Turkey's machinery exports reach $9.2B in 5 months

ISTANBUL Turkey’s machinery exports reached $9.2 billion in the first five months of this year, according to figures released by a sector association on Sunday.The sector's exports increased by 37%...

Turkish president stresses importance of alliance ahead of NATO summit

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Sunday stressed the importance of alliance ahead of Monday’s NATO summit.“We will participate in an important summit where decisions will be taken regarding the NATO...

Hamas slams UAE foreign minister over terrorism label

GAZA CITY, Palestine Palestinian resistance group Hamas has rejected statements by United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed linking the group to terrorism.“Bin Zayed’s call for the...

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 5 more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

ANKARA Turkish forces "neutralized" five more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Sunday.The terrorists were "neutralized" as part of the Operations Pence-Simsek and Pence-Yildirim,...

Latin American countries register more COVID-19 cases, deaths

BOGOTA, Colombia Countries across Latin America reported new COVID-19 infections and fatalities on late Saturday, according to official data.BrazilA total of 2,037 people lost their lives to the coronavirus...

Voter turnout reaches 30% in Algeria parliamentary elections

ALGIERS, Algeria Only 30% of voters turned out in Algeria’s parliamentary elections on Saturday, according to the country’s election commission.“Voter turnout in the polls reached 30.2%,” Mohamed Chorfi, chairman...

Turkish artists put artwork up for sale to benefit COVID-19-related causes

ISTANBUL Five Turkish artists will donate proceeds from the sale of their artwork to coronavirus-related causes after holding their first in-person show in Istanbul since pandemic restrictions in the...

Global rights groups call for release of veteran journalist arrested in Egypt

ANKARA  Global rights watchdogs have called for the release of journalist Tawfiq Ghanem, a former regional director of Anadolu Agency who was arrested in May. “#Egypt: authorities arrested Toufic Ghanem, 66,...

Bangladesh seeks Saudi Arabia's help in repatriation of Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh has sought cooperation of Saudi Arabia for a sustainable repatriation of Rohingya Muslims to their home country, Myanmar.Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A. K. Abdul Momen made the...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...