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3 UN peacekeepers killed, 6 wounded in Mali attack

LOME, Togo Three UN peacekeepers were killed and six wounded while repelling an attack in the Timbuktu region Wednesday, the international body said in a statement obtained by Anadolu Agency. A...

Ugandans brace for election marred by uncertainty

KAMPALA, Uganda As Ugandans brace for Thursday's presidential election, the regime is coming up with more repressive measures to hold its grip onto power, targeting Bobi Wine, the main challenger...

US bans cotton, tomato imports from China’s Xinjiang

ANKARA The US banned certain products imported from China’s Xinjiang province, home to the Uighur minority community, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said...

Clashes erupt as Netanyahu visits Nazareth city

JERUSALEM, Palestine/ANKARA, Turkey Clashes erupted Wednesday between Israeli security forces and Israeli Palestinians when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in a northern city. Hundreds of Palestinians, including members of a coalition...

Former Ethiopian FM, 3 others killed in shootout

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Former Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin, was killed in a shootout Wednesday, according to a local news agency. Defunct Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) members Asmelash Woldeselassie, Abbay...

Spain shatters record for new coronavirus infections

OVIEDO, Spain Spain’s Health Ministry registered a record spike in new coronavirus infections on Wednesday with 38,869 new cases. Spain’s previous one-day record was set on Oct. 30 with 25,595 infections. Wednesday’s...

Belgium: Protesters, police clash in immigrant's death

BRUSSELS Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Wednesday in Brussels to protest the death of Ibrahima Barrie, who was killed in police custody.  Police intervened as protesters shouted: “Black Lives Matter,” and “Murderers!,”...

US: 20K soldiers expected in Biden's inauguration

ANKARA More than 20,000 National Guard members are expected to arrive in Washington, D.C. next week for US President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, DC Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday. The number...

US Capitol riot organizer says 3 lawmakers aided plot

WASHINGTON A man who organized the "Stop the Steal" movement of US President Donald Trump's supporters said he worked in collaboration with three Republicans in the House of Representatives to...

UN condemns rebel attack in Central African Republic

YAOUNDE, Cameroon The UN mission in the Central African Republic condemned a rebel attack on the outskirts of the capital Bangui on Wednesday morning. The Central African Republic's Prime Minister Firmin...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...