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Coronavirus cases, deaths rise in Arab countries

ISTANBUL  Authorities in Arab countries confirmed more cases and deaths Sunday from the novel coronavirus outbreak. Kuwait At least three deaths and 385 new infections were reported in Kuwait over the past...

UN: Closure of Yemen’s airport delays virus supplies

ANKARA  The UN said Sunday the suspension of flights since early this month at Sana’a International Airport has led to a delay in the arrival of 207 tons of medical...

Death toll from US wildfires hits 33

At least 33 people have been killed in wildfires that are raging along the US West Coast, according to multiple reports Sunday.  In California, where 3.3 million acres have burned...

Qatar affirms its position on Palestinian issue

ANKARA  Qatar on Sunday said it stands by Palestinians and that the long-standing conflict with Israel should be resolved by addressing its root causes, according to the country's official news...

6 bodies recovered from river in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda  At least six bodies of people who drowned in Sezibwa River, Central Uganda when their boat capsized were retrieved on Sunday. Among the deceased is a mother and her...

Espionage charges against Indian journalist 'false'

NEW DELHI  An Indian journalist held for spying for China is innocent, his lawyer said Sunday, claiming that evidence against him was manufactured after the arrest. Advocate Adish Aggarwal, the lawyer...

UK Health Secretary: Britain at 'tipping point'

LONDON  British Health Secretary Matt Hancock told local media on Sunday that the UK as a whole was at a “tipping point”, and that London specifically could see further measures...

Iran speaker slams Rouhani’s gov’t over US sanctions

TEHRAN  Iran’s Parliament Speaker Baqer Ghalibaf has criticized the “passive” reactions of the Hassan Rouhani’s government to the US move to re-impose sanctions on Tehran. Speaking during a plenary session of...

UAE's Habtoor Group plans to open office in Israel

ABU DHABI, UAE  Dubai conglomerate Al-Habtoor Group said Sunday it plans to open a representative office in Israel, days after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed an agreement...

Railway to be built between Iraq's Mosul, Turkey

BAGHDAD  A railway will be built between Iraq's Mosul and Turkey, according to the governor of Mosul on Sunday. A team of engineers with the support of Turkish companies will start...

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2 far-left DHKP-C terror suspects arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish police arrested two people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group, a security source said on Monday. The suspects,...

Yemeni minister accuses Iran of destabilizing region

SANAA A Yemeni minister on Monday accused Iran of exporting terrorism and chaos in the region. The accusation by Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani followed the US...

Make polluters pay, trends in Africa

YAOUNDE, Cameroon/ANKARA Many civil society groups in Africa have joined their global counterparts demanding that governments should put costs on polluting industries, responsible for damaging...

‘Digital learning faces hurdles amid pandemic’

ANKARA  With the novel coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of abating, homes have turned into classrooms and parents have taken on the role of teaching...

Turkish video conferencing app passes first test

ANKARA Turkey's new domestically developed video conferencing application passed its first test as the platform for an international security and defense event in the capital...