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Trump supporters force US Senate to recess, lockdown

ANKARA  The US Senate recessed an Electoral College debate Wednesday after angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building, forcing a lockdown by police. Protestors broke glass windows to...

Pence rejects Trump's demand to interfere in vote count

WASHINGTON  US Vice President Mike Pence rejected outgoing President Donald Trump's demand Wednesday that he interfere in Congress's counting of Electoral College votes, just minutes before lawmakers were set to...

Qatar's ruler to attend Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

DOHA, Qatar Qatar’s ruler will attend the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council summit starting in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, his first appearance at the meeting since 2017.  Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani...

Qatar, Saudi Arabia agree to reopen airspace, borders

DOHA, Qatar After a feud of more than three years, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have agreed to reopen their airspace and borders starting tonight, Kuwait’s foreign minister announced on Monday. Kuwait’s...

US senators to dispute Electoral College certification

WASHINGTON  Eleven Republican senators are planning to object to the Electoral College results this week, calling for an emergency audit in disputed states. In a statement, senators and senator-elects, led by...

Suicide attack kills 4 outside Somalian capital

MOGADISHU/ANKARA At least four people including two Turkish nationals were killed and more than 14 people wounded when a suicide bomber targeted road-construction workers just outside Somalia's capital Mogadishu on...

Netherlands bans flights from UK over new virus variant

THE HAGUE The Netherlands on Sunday banned air travel from the UK due to fears over the emergence of a new variant of coronavirus. According to a statement by the Dutch...

Electoral College affirms Biden's presidential victory

WASHINGTON The US Electoral College on Monday affirmed President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory over outgoing President Donald Trump. Biden surpassed the necessary 270-vote threshold as electors met in all 50 states...

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...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...