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Russia expelling 10 US diplomats in retaliation for sanctions

MOSCOW In a tit-for-tat response to the US sanctions, Russia on Friday said it will ask 10 US diplomats to leave the country and take other retaliatory moves. Moscow will also...

Jordan says prince involved in attempts to 'harm security'

AMMAN, Jordan Jordan said on Sunday that former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein was involved in “attempts to destabilize the country's security" with foreign parties. "Preliminary investigations detected movements and activities...

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...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...