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Lebanon’s president says ammonium nitrate caused blast

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Lebanon Lebanese President Michel Aoun cited ammonium nitrate as the source of a massive explosion Tuesday at the Port of Beirut which killed more than 60 people and injured...

Massive explosions reported in Beirut, Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon/ANKARA  A fire at a warehouse with explosives at the Port of Beirut led to massive blasts, Lebanon's official news agency reported on Tuesday. A large number of people were...

Iran: Fire breaks out in industrial zone near capital

TEHRAN  A massive fire broke out in an industrial area near the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday, according to state television. The fire erupted in the Jajrud industrial area, while the...

Erdogan takes revenge on Treaty of Sevres: French daily

PARIS An article in France’s Le Monde newspaper said the Turkish president and Libyan prime minister need a glorious and historical place to sign an agreement on an alliance that...

Kosovo PM tests positive for COVID-19

BELGRADE, Serbia Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti announced Sunday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Hoti said in a post on his Facebook account that he has no...

US says F-15 jet performed ‘inspection' of Iran plane

WASHINGTON  A US F-15 jet came close to a commercial Iranian passenger plane in Syrian airspace, which forced the pilot to make an emergency landing, according to an American official...

Libyan, Turkish squads clearing Tripoli of mines, IEDs

TRIPOLI  The Turkish Armed Forces’ bomb squads deployed in response to the request of the Libyan government continue to clear southern Tripoli of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mines left...

Jerusalem governor arrested in Israel raid

JERUSALEM   Israeli police detained Jerusalem governor Adnan Ghaith on Sunday in a raid on his home, according to a local NGO. Police raided Ghaith’s home in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem and...

Iran: ‘Mysterious’ new explosion rocks power plant

TEHRAN  In another in a series of seemingly mysterious incidents, a fire broke out at a power plant in Iran’s central Isfahan province on Sunday, according to local officials. No casualties...

Germany: Missing ammunition raises alarm

BERLIN More than 100 weapons and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition have disappeared from the inventory of the German armed forces and police, the daily WELT newspaper reported...

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Raed Salah warns of Israeli plans against Al-Aqsa

ANKARA  - Palestinian resistance icon Sheikh Raed Salah warned Sunday against the dangers that surround Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem from plans by Israeli...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – August 10, 2020

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

Macron hosts donor conference for Beirut, raises €250M

PARIS - France’s President Emmanuel Macron led a virtual international donors conference Sunday to rush aid to Lebanon's capital city of Beirut, which suffered...

Israel strikes Hamas observation post in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine - Israeli warplanes struck an observation post in the northern Gaza Strip late Sunday belonging to Palestinian resistance group Hamas, according...

Atletico Madrid reports two positive cases of COVID-19

ANKARA - Atletico Madrid reported two positive cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday following testing yesterday. "Among the results revealed today are two positive tests....