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13 killed in fuel tanker explosion in western Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya Thirteen people were killed Sunday in a fuel tanker explosion in western Kenya, in an apparent accident, officials confirmed. According to Moreso Chacha, chief of police in Gem,...

Taliban supreme leader desires peaceful settlement to Afghanistan conflict

KABUL, Afghanistan Amid the resumption of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha, the Taliban supreme leader on Sunday expressed his desire for a peaceful settlement of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. In his...

Greek Cypriots must address Turkish Cypriots as counterparts, says Northern Cyprus

ANKARA In efforts to solve the Cyprus dispute, the proper place for the Greek Cypriot administration to address itself is the neighboring Turkish Cypriot state, not Turkey, said the Turkish...

Death toll surges to 42 in floods in Germany

The death toll in Germany's worst flood in more than 200 years rose to at least 42 as dozens of people remain missing, Munich-based weekly FOCUS news magazine reported Thursday.At...

Death toll from fire in COVID ward of Iraqi hospital rises to 92

BAGHDAD With 28 more fatalities recorded on Tuesday, the death toll from a fire that engulfed Monday evening the COVID-19 isolation ward of a hospital in southern Iraq reached 92,...

Witness to 1995 genocide, Srebrenica struggles to survive

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's small town of Srebrenica which was subject to genocide in 1995, struggles for its existence as its young people migrate and elderly slowly die out.  Situated...

Afghanistan lauds Iran for hosting intra-Afghan peace meet

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan on Thursday welcomed Iran’s hosting of intra-Afghan peace talks in Tehran as the raging conflict displaced over 30,000 more families in the war-ravaged country.  A day after Iran...

Pentagon report says 135,000 service members sexually assaulted

WASHINGTON Roughly 135,000 active duty US service members have been the victim of sexual assault since 2010, a Pentagon report released on Friday said as US President Joe Biden called...

From war, to Turkey, to top student: Young Syrian grabs top scores on high...

ANKARA After fleeing the horrors of war in Syria, a young refugee taking shelter in neighboring Turkey has achieved remarkable successes and now has distinguished himself as one of the...

US forces transfer their main Bagram Airfield to Afghans

ISTANBUL With US forces ahead of schedule on their withdrawal from Afghanistan, Bagram Airfield, the biggest US military station in the country, has been transferred to Afghan forces, according to...

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Tourism picks up in Kenya amid COVID-19

NAIROBI, Kenya The tourism industry in Kenya, which is the second-largest source of foreign exchange earnings after agriculture, is finally picking up after being brought...

Yemeni gov’t, Houthi rebels swap prisoners, dead bodies

SANAA, Yemen The Yemeni government and Houthi rebels on Sunday carried out a new prisoner swap in the central Al-Bayda province, a military spokesman...

Tunisian parliament speaker makes call for unity

TUNIS, Tunisia Tunisian Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi on Sunday called on his countrymen to unite their ranks, avoid divisions, and collectively face the coronavirus...

Lockdown ineffective as fifth COVID-19 wave peaks in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran As the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic driven by the Delta variant peaks in Iran, top health officials have criticized the current...

'Many G7 member countries polluting Earth'

ANKARA Turkey’s environment and urbanization minister on Sunday said that urgent measures to reduce the amount of emission and carbon footprint were discussed at a...