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Russia, Iran discuss anti-virus cooperation

MOSCOW Russian and Iranian foreign ministers discussed cooperation in combatting the coronavirus pandemic in a phone talk on Monday, according to an official statement. Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad...

Collapsed bridges in Italy raises safety concerns

ROME Five bridge collapses in the last three years, including one last week, have raised questions about safety and control of Italy’s roads. The Italian government and private sector have failed...

EU urges Israel not to deport human rights activist

ANKARA The EU on Monday called on Israel to reverse its decision to deport the Jerusalem-based director of Human Rights Watch (HRW). "Support for human rights defenders is an integral part...

Trump says Soleimani killed to stop war, not start one

WASHINGTON The U.S. killed a top Iranian general responsible for orchestrating Tehran's regional operations "to stop a war," not start one, President Donald Trump said Friday. Trump accused Qasem Soleimani of...

$4 billion withdrawn from Lebanon banks over unrest

BEIRUT Nearly $4 billion have been withdrawn from banks since September amid protests against economic woes, the country's caretaker economy minister said. "The bank withdrawals were prompted by fears of the...

Colombia: Narco groups kill 5 Indigenous people

ANKARA Colombia's President Ivan Duque said five Indigenous people were killed and six injured by narco-trafficking groups in the country's southwest. Those responsible for the deaths in Cauca province are drug...

Latin American countries ease coronavirus restrictions

BOGOTA, Colombia  After several weeks of social isolation in most countries of Latin America, some governments are planning on lifting social and economic restrictions to allow a revamp of the...

Anti-Muslim letter sent to mosque in German capital

BERLIN An anti-Muslim letter was recently sent to a mosque affiliated with the Islamic Federation of Berlin, the organization’s president said Monday. The letter, which contained abusive language towards Islam, was...

COVID-19 claims 8,000 lives in Latin America, Caribbean

BOGOTA, Colombia Coronavirus cases topped 170,000 in Latin America and the Caribbean and caused the death of more than 8,000 people in the region, according to data from the US-based...

Yemeni government forces take control in Socotra Island

SOCOTRA, Yemen  Yemeni government forces took back control Saturday of a military camp in the strategic Socotra island that was previously seized by UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) separatists, according...

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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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