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Azerbaijan clears mines from areas freed in Karabakh

ANKARA Azerbaijani experts continue demining the territories in Karabakh that were recently liberated from Armenian forces, officials said on Sunday.  Since Sept. 27 at least 750 unexploded missiles and rockets, 4,500...

Kenya university attack abettor commits suicide

NAIROBI, Kenya Tanzanian citizen Rashid Charles Mbereso, who was handed down a life sentence for his role in the 2015 Garrisa University attack that claimed the lives of more than...

Iran: Growing calls for revenge over scientist killing

TEHRAN Calls for revenge over the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist are growing louder with a series of demonstrations held across the country, including in the capital. The protesters in...

Egypt: Countries must reach binding deal on Nile dam

KHARTOUM, Sudan Amid regional tension over the project, countries along the Nile must reach a legally binding agreement on the filling and operations of the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD),...

Afghanistan: At least 30 dead in 2 suicide attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan Two back-to-back suicide attacks in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 30 people, including both soldiers and civilians, officials confirmed. Naseer Ahmad, head of the provincial council in...

Police brutality protests turn violent in Paris

PARIS Saturday marked a day of widespread protest in France as "The March of Freedoms" saw thousands decry police brutality and a new global security bill that favors protecting police...

Iranian scientists top targets for assassins since 2010

ANKARA The latest assassination of Iran's top nuclear scientist has brought to the forefront a string of similar attacks over the last decade. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed by unidentified gunmen on...

Israeli missions on alert after Fakhrizadeh's murder

JERUSALEM Israel on Saturday placed its embassies around the world on high alert amid fears of possible retaliation by Iran over the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.  Fakhrizadeh was killed...

Retaliate or not?: Iran's media on scientist's murder

TEHRAN The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist dominated the front pages of all prominent Iranian newspapers on Saturday. The headlines reflected the popular mood in the country in the wake...

'Killing of Iranian scientist was act of terrorism'

ANKARA The killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist by unknown assailants was a terrorist act, Turkey’s parliament speaker said on Saturday. "The assassination of the Iranian scientist was an act of...

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Boko Haram attack killed at least 110 in Nigeria: UN

ABUJA, Nigeria The death toll has risen to at least 110 in a recent attack by Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria, a UN official...

Pakistan's 'loneliest' elephant airlifted to Cambodia

KARACHI, Pakistan Animal lovers, artists, and government officials joined an emotional moment Monday in Pakistan’s capital to see off the country’s "loneliest" elephant as it...

Israelis visit Sudan's defense industry facilities

KHARTOUM, Sudan A delegation from Israel visited Sudan’s capital Khartoum and held talks on military matters, the spokesperson for the transitional government said Sunday. Speaking to...

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases top 787,000

ISTANBUL South Africa recorded 2,563 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s tally to 787,702, the Health Ministry said Sunday. Thirty-eight additional people died from the virus,...

WorldBiden to require walking boot after spraining foot

WASHINGTON US President-elect Joe Biden sprained his foot while playing with one of his dogs and will likely be in a walking boot "for several...