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Israel: Thousands gather in anti-Netanyahu protest

Protesters slam Netanyahu for move to center power on management of COVID-19

Afghan president picks former foe as foreign minister

KABUL, Afghanistan In a surprise move, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday assigned his former rival candidate Mohammad Haneef Atmar as foreign minister. As per the...

US lawmakers slam Trump's 'anti-peace' plan

ANKARA American lawmakers accused the so-called peace plan unveiled Tuesday by U.S. President Donald Trump as a "one-sided proposal" and "anti-peace plan." Reactions came after the...

Trump denies Ukraine claims in former official's memoir

ANKARA U.S. President Donald Trump early on Monday denied claims in a book by former National Security Advisor John Bolton that he ordered aid to...

Netanyahu clings to power as corruption cases loom

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became the first leader in his country's history to be accused of corruption during his tenure. Netanyahu, however, unlike former...

North Macedonia's prime minister resigns

BELGRADE, Serbia North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced his resignation on Friday morning. The country is receiving a technical, the so-called "caretaker", government on Saturday,...

Pro- and anti-Brexit campaigners call for unity in 2020

LONDON  Public figures including the heads of the pro- and anti-Brexit campaigns released an open letter calling on the U.K. to unite and reconnect following...

Turkish parliament ratifies Libya troops motion

ANKARA The Turkish parliament on Thursday ratified a motion authorizing the government on sending troops to Libya. A total of 509 lawmakers attended the ballot in...

Afghan President Ghani secures 2nd term in office

KABUL, Afghanistan Much-awaited and long-delayed preliminary results for the landmark presidential elections in Afghanistan were announced on Sunday. According to the country's Independent Election Commission (IEC),...

Trump signs into law 2020 defense spending bill

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law Friday the 2020 defense spending bill. The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorizes a top-line budget of...

US Senate passes Armenia resolution

WASHINGTON  The U.S. Senate unanimously passed Thursday a resolution that recognizes the so-called Armenian genocide. "Our resolution to recognize and commemorate the #ArmenianGenocide just passed the...

US Senate committee advances Turkey sanctions bill

WASHINGTON  A U.S. Senate committee voted Wednesday to advance a sanctions bill against Turkey for its anti-terror operation in northeastern Syria and purchase of a...