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NATO welcomes 3-day holiday truce in Afghanistan

ANKARA NATO has welcomed the announcement of a three-day cease-fire in Afghanistan during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.  “I welcome the statements by the government of Afghanistan & the Taliban...

Africa records nearly 3,500 virus cases in a single day

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Coronavirus cases in Africa jumped to nearly 107,500 on Sunday after some 3,500 people contracted the contagious virus across the continent in the last 24 hours. The latest...

EU ambassador urges Eid cease-fire in Libya

ANKARA The EU ambassador to Libya has called on warring parties to stop clashes and mark Eid al-Fitr, holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in peace. Alan...

Turkey: Opposition DBP members remanded in terror probe

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Turkish police remanded in custody Mehmet Arslan and Gulcihan Simsek, the former co-chairs of Democratic Regions Party (DBP), and 10 others in southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Sunday...

COVID-19 numbers, ratios reflect different realities

ANKARA Even if coronavirus numbers announced by authorities are correct, doubts have arisen about whether they reflect the real situation in various nations. More than 5.3 million people around the world...

Turkey’s defense chief decries harassments in Aegean

TURKISH FRIGATE BARBAROS  Turkey’s defense chief denounced the recent harassments in the Aegean Sea on Sunday. “Despite all our attempts, understanding and patience for good neighborly relations, it is not possible...

Turkish lawyers group wants funds, support for Bangsamoro

ANKARA A Turkey-based lawyers group wants wider support to rebuilding Bangsamoro Muslim autonomous region in the southern Philippines. As the region received autonomous status following decades of armed struggle with a...

Turkish aid agency distributes food in Ghana

ABUJA, Nigeria Turkey’s state-run aid agency on Sunday distributed food to needy families in Ghana, a West African country. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) delivered 1,000 packages to institutions...

Arab media tries to defame Tunisia's Ghannouchi on Libya

DOHA, Qatar Media outlets in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt have launched a systematic campaign against Rached Ghannouchi, the intellectual leader of Tunisia's Ennahda Movement, to...

Kashmir gunfight fallout: 2 civilians die

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir Two civilians injured in a house collapse at a Srinagar gunfight site in India-administered Kashmir last week succumbed to their injuries on Sunday, a medical official...

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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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