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Premier Tatar wins presidential runoff in N.Cyprus

Prime Minister Ersin Tatar won Sunday's presidential runoff in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with 51.74% of the votes, according to unofficial results. Narin Ferdi Sefik, the head of...

Azerbaijan raises flag on historic bridge: President

ANKARA The Azerbaijani president on Sunday announced that the nation’s flag was raised on a historic bridge connecting the country with Iran, as its conflict with Armenia over the Karabakh...

Azerbaijan marks Independence Day with pride, sorrow

ANKARA Azerbaijan on Sunday is marking the 29th anniversary of its independence with both pride and sorrow, as it comes in the wake of deadly attacks on civilian settlements by...

Azerbaijan downs another Armenian SU-25 fighter jet

ANKARA Azerbaijan on Sunday shot down another Armenian Su-25 fighter jet, according to the country's Defense Ministry – the second Su-25 to be downed in as many days. In a statement,...

Azerbaijan: Armenia already violated new cease-fire

ANKARA Armenian forces have already "grossly violated" a new humanitarian cease-fire only hours old, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Sunday. "During the night, the enemy fired at the vicinity of the city...

Turkish Cypriots voting in presidential runoff

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Voters in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Sunday have started casting ballots in the second round of presidential elections. Turkish Cypriots are...

France: Horrific decapitation unfolds as act of terror

PARIS - France's National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office (PNAT) Attorney General Jean-Francois Ricard said Saturday that the decapitation of a college teacher was the tragedy of the loss of the...

UN arms embargo ends against Iran

ANKARA - An arms embargo imposed since 2007 by the UN Security Council (UNSC) ended Sunday, according to Iran’s foreign ministry. All restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities...

Iranian politician asks parliament to dismiss president

ANKARA  - The head of the Iranian Commission of National-Security and Foreign-Policy, Mojtaba Zonnour, asked support from members of parliament to begin a dismissal investigation of President Hassan Rouhani. Zonnour...

Lebanese mark first anniversary of Oct. 17 protests

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Protesters in Lebanon on Saturday marked the first anniversary of months-long Oct. 17 anti-government demonstrations. Lebanese held demonstrations in cities to commemorate protests that began against tax...

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Ireland to enter highest level of COVID-19 restrictions

LONDON Ireland will impose Level 5 coronavirus restrictions nationwide for six weeks, Prime Minister Micheal Martin said Monday, becoming the first EU country to return...

Thai anti-government rallies widen beyond Bangkok

JAKARTA, Indonesia Thousands of people across Thailand joined protests Monday demanding that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha step down.    The rallies, organized by the pro-democracy group...

Boat accidents kill over 70 in DR Congo in 2 weeks

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo More than 70 people have died in boat accidents in two weeks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local...

US imposes Iran sanctions on Chinese firms, individuals

WASHINGTON The US imposed Monday sanctions on six Chinese entities and two individuals for doing business with Iran's Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines.   "The international...

Somali premier announces new cabinet

GAROWE, Somalia  Somalia's new prime minister announced his new Cabinet on Monday evening in the capital Mogadishu.  Speaking at the presidential palace flanked by his new...