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Haftar losing ground despite UAE spending fortune

ANKARA  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has spent a fortune supporting Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar -- despite his failures -- against his country's UN-recognized government.  Despite the international arms embargo on...

Trump says taking anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump said Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug he has repeatedly touted for the treatment of coronavirus patients.  "A lot of good things...

Afghan president inks power-sharing deal with rival

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday inked a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate, the presidential spokesman said. Sediq Sediqqi, a...

EU warns against Israel’s unilateral actions

BRUSSELS  The EU should reach out to Israel and discourage the annexation of the West Bank, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said on Friday. Josep Borrell was speaking at a news...

72 years on, Palestinians observe virtual Nakba Day

RAMALLAH, Palestine  On May 15 each year, Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day to reaffirm the right of return to ancestral lands that are now part of Israel. However, the outbreak of the...

US Justice Dept dropping case against Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON The Justice Department moved Thursday to dismiss the case against US President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pled guilty to lying to the FBI.  Flynn has...

Baby Boris: British prime minister has new son

LONDON UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a new son as his fiance gave birth on Wednesday. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to...

US: 2 died from COVID-19 before first known death

WASHINGTON Recent autopsies confirmed two people in the state of California died from the novel coronavirus one month before what was thought to be the first confirmed fatality from the...

Colombia thanks Turkey for 250 hospital beds amid virus

ANKARA Colombia thanked Turkey on Monday for donating 250 hospital beds to the country in efforts to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak.  "Thanks to the Turkish Embassy and TIKA Colombia, the...

Magnitude 4.7 quake strikes western Iran

ANKARA  Iran was struck early Sunday by a magnitude-4.7 earthquake in Khoy, West Azerbaijan province. The quake was recorded at 5.23 local time (0053GMT) at a depth of 6.75 kilometers (4...

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African Muslims celebrate virtual Eid under lockdown

JOHANNESBURG Millions of Muslims in Africa began celebrating Eid al-Fitr holidays Sunday under tight coronavirus restrictions including bans on congregational prayers at mosques as well...

Bayern Munich keep up 4-point gap at top of Bundesliga

ANKARA Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this weekend kept their four-point lead at the top of Bundesliga after hammering Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2. Bayern Munich collected 61...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterparts

In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Iran, Oman and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterpart

ISTANBUL In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Iran, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday following the...

Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss fight against COVID-19

ISTANBUL In a Sunday phone call, the presidents of Turkey and Iran discussed cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, plus bilateral ties and regional issues,...

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