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French parliament approves vaccine pass

By Shweta Desai PARIS France’s parliament gave final approval Sunday to a contentious vaccine pass bill aimed at restricting the movement of unvaccinated people in public places as part of...

FBI identifies Texas synagogue hostage-taker

WASHINGTON The FBI on Sunday identified the gunman who held hostages at a Texas synagogue as British national Malik Faisal Akram, 44. Matthew DeSarno, special agent in charge of the FBI's...

US Muslim groups condemn hostage-taking at Texas synagogue

WASHINGTON US Muslim groups have condemned Saturday's hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in the US state of Texas. Four people including a rabbi were held by a gunman who entered the...

Lebanon denies deal to buy gas from Israel

BEIRUT The Lebanese government on Sunday denied media reports about an agreement to be supplied with gas from Israel. Israeli media earlier reported Israel will provide gas to Lebanon from the...

Drug ringleader known as 'Spanish Pablo Escobar of heroin' arrested

MADRID In one of the major drug busts in recent years, Spain's National Police on Sunday announced the arrest of a leading importer of heroin known by the nickname "Spanish...

UAE, Algeria hold talks on regional developments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The top diplomats of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Algeria held talks Sunday on bilateral relations and regional developments. UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin...

Iraq, Lithuania seek to end crisis of stranded migrants on EU borders

BAGHDAD Iraq and Lithuania held talks on Sunday to discuss ways of ending the crisis of Iraqi migrants stranded on Belarusian-Lithuanian border. Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met with his Lithuanian...

Scores of Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa complex in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM Scores of Israeli settlers on Sunday forced their way into the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, according to a Palestinian agency. In a statement, the Jordan-run Islamic...

US reportedly allows Israel to supply gas to Lebanon

JERUSALEM The US has reportedly allowed Israel to supply cash-strapped Lebanon with gas via Jordan, according to Israeli media. Israeli Channel 12 said an agreement was reached between Washington and Tel...

UK premier attended ‘booze’ party during COVID lockdown

LONDON  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his then fiancé Carrie Symonds attended a drinks party in the garden of No. 10 Downing Street during the UK’s first national coronavirus...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Jan. 22, 2022

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkiye and around the world.   Coronavirus...

Smuggled Turkish historical artifacts in US returning home

NEW YORK Twenty-eight Turkish cultural artifacts confiscated in the US were handed over Friday to Turkiye's Consulate General in New York.  The seized historical artifacts, including...

NATO rejects Russian demand to withdraw from Bulgaria, Romania

BRUSSELS NATO on Friday rejected Russia’s demand to withdraw its troops from Bulgaria and Romania. “NATO will not renounce our ability to protect and defend each...

Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia after being deported from Australia

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Monday returned to Serbia after being deported from Australia. Djokovic, the top men’s tennis player, on Jan. 4...

Australia, New Zealand send aircraft to assess damage after Tonga eruption

ANKARA Australia and New Zealand deployed surveillance aircraft on Monday to assess the damage caused by a massive underwater volcano in the Pacific nation of...