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Indonesia: Rights group urges release of Rohingya man

JAKARTA An Indonesian rights group on Tuesday urged for the release of a Rohingya man who has been in detention for the last seven years. Iman Husein, 54, was arrested in...

'Turkey's humanitarian efforts to go on in 2020'

ANKARA Turkey's conscientious, moral humanitarian efforts will continue in 2020, Turkey’s parliament speaker said on Tuesday. "I hope the New Year brings peace, tranquility, and safety to our region and the...

Indonesia files protest over Chinese vessel trespassing

JAKARTA Indonesia issued a protest against China over violations of its territory by a Chinese coastguard vessel around the disputed Natuna waters, said the country’s Foreign Ministry. The Ministry of Foreign...

Iraqi protesters try to storm US Embassy in Baghdad

BAGHDAD Outraged Iraqi protesters on Tuesday tried to storm the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, protesting Washington's attacks on armed battalions belong to Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi forces. At least 25 people were...

Iraqi protesters storm US Embassy in Baghdad

BAGHDAD Outraged Iraqi protesters on Tuesday stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad, protesting Washington's attacks on armed battalions belong to Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi forces. At least 25 people were killed...

S.Korea’s ex-justice minister faces multiple charges

ANKARA South Korea's former Justice Minister Cho Kuk was indicted Tuesday on multiple charges, including bribery, according to local media reports. Prosecutors in the capital Seoul charged Cho, once a senior...

Turkey foiled plot in E. Mediterranean: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey's latest steps completely foiled the plots to exclude the country from the Eastern Mediterranean, the Turkish president said Tuesday. “The project to exclude Turkey from the Mediterranean has been...

Turkish Airlines, Boeing reach compensation deal

ANKARA  Turkish Airlines and U.S. aircraft maker Boeing have agreed on compensation for losses from grounded and undelivered aircraft, Turkey's flag carrier announced in a statement on Tuesday. "Boeing will cover...

US: Hecklers interrupt Biden speech, calling him names

ANKARA Democratic Party presidential hopeful Joe Biden faced interruptions from several hecklers while campaigning in New England in the U.S. northeast, according to media reports. Some hecklers called the former vice...

Iran seizes oil tanker in Gulf: Iranian TV

TEHRAN Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Monday announced it had seized an oil tanker near the island of Abu Musa in the Persian Gulf, according to Iranian television. The oil tanker was...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...