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Azerbaijani president marks Nowruz in liberated Shusha

ANKARA  Azerbaijan's president on Saturday lit the Nowruz fire in Shusha, the symbol city of Karabakh liberated last year from the Armenian occupation. Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation during his visit...

Biden 'proud' of top envoy after clash with Chinese FM

WASHINGTONUS President Joe Biden voiced strong confidence in his top diplomat Friday after Secretary of State Antony Blinken engaged in a fiery exchange with his Chinese counterpart.“I’m very proud...

3 dead after Greece dumped asylum seekers into Aegean

IZMIR, Turkey At least three people died and one more is missing after the Greek Coast Guard robbed a group of asylum seekers and dumped them into the Aegean Sea,...

Putin wishes Biden 'good health' in response to criticism

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to the critical remarks of his US counterpart Joe Biden on Thursday. Asked what he would answer to Biden's accusations, Putin said he wishes him...

Libya PM says optimistic about relations with Egypt

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh said Sunday he is optimistic about his country's future relations with neighboring Egypt. On Saturday, Dbeibeh received a phone call from Egyptian President...

Kremlin 'concerned' about possible US cyberattacks

MOSCOW Reports about possible US attacks against Russia's government systems provoke serious concern, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. Commenting on an article in the New York Times saying the...

Magnitude 8.1 earthquake hits northeastern New Zealand

ANKARA A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck the northeastern coast of New Zealand on Friday, triggering a tsunami alert for the region.  The quake hit the Kermadec Islands at 7.28 p.m. (0628GMT)...

US line on Khashoggi report disappoints UN experts

GENEVA UN special investigator Agnes Callamard said Monday it is "dangerous" and "problematic" for a US intelligence report about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi to formally blame the Saudi crown...

Saudi rejects report submitted to US congress on Khashoggi murder

ANKARA Saudi Arabia rejected a report submitted to the US Congress regarding the murder of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi, according to a foreign ministry statement Friday.  The statement said the Kingdom’s...

Azerbaijan marks 29th anniversary of Khojaly massacre

BAKU, Azerbaijan The Azerbaijani capital Baku on Friday commemorated the anniversary of the Khojaly massacre, in which hundreds of Azerbaijani citizens were killed by Armenian forces 29 years ago. On Feb....

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Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss Israeli attacks on Palestine

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday discussed ongoing Israel's attacks on Palestine on phone. According to a statement...

Palestinian women lead resistance against Israeli occupation

JERUSALEM Palestinian women are leading the resistance against Israel's forced migration and threats of displacement in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. While the...

Bosniak leader says his country does not support Israel

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina A Bosniak member of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Presidential Council on Sunday reacted to the Israeli premier's tweet thanking nations for supporting Israel against...

Violence returns to Afghanistan after brief truce

KABUL, Afghanistan Fighting resumed in Afghanistan on Sunday on the heels of a brief three-day truce declared by the Taliban and reciprocated by the Afghan...

Israel hits health center in Gaza

GAZA, Palestine Continuing with its airstrikes, Israel on Sunday bombarded a health facility in Gaza with two missiles, an official statement said. According to the Palestinian...