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'Kenya records low turnout in mass coronavirus testing'

NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyans are not turning up for a nationwide mass testing campaign launched by the country’s Health Ministry, a health official has said. COVID-19 testing has so far been a...

Doctors in Kashmir protest police ‘manhandling’

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir  More than 100 doctors in Indian-administered Kashmir held a token protest Tuesday against alleged harassment of health care professionals by regional police. Syed Maqbool, an interventional cardiologist...

COVID-19: Forced cremations in Sri Lanka take flak

ANKARA Sri Lanka has been asked to cease a nation-wide order for the bodies of victims of the novel coronavirus to be cremated irrespective of their faith.  The Buddhist-majority island country...

Aliyev, Macron discuss Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

BAKU  The presidents of Azerbaijan and France on Monday discussed escalating hostilities after the Armenian forces shelled Azerbaijani military and civilian positions in the occupied Upper Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh region. Emmanuel...

Democrats to lay out rules for Trump impeachment

NEW YORK The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a Democratic resolution that will lay out the next steps in the impeachment inquiry of President...

US restarts peace talks with Afghan Taliban in Qatar

KABUL, Afghanistan  The Taliban on Saturday resumed formal peace talks with the U.S. in the Qatari capital, Doha, the group confirmed in a statement. Suhail Shaheen, the insurgents’ Qatar office spokesman,...

EU condemns warlord Haftar shelling of Libyan civilians

BRUSSELS The EU on Friday condemned the latest attacks on Libyan civilians by the forces of warlord Khalifa Haftar. “Any kind of indiscriminate strikes targeted at heavily populated areas are unacceptable...

3 charged in US after security guard killed in mask row

WASHINGTON  A prosecutor in the US state of Michigan charged three people Monday in connection with the murder of a security guard due to a dispute over a face mask.   Genesee...

Ethiopia to unveil ambitious job creation plan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopian government said on Wednesday it plans to create 3 million jobs this budget year which began on July 8. This came at a joint press conference by...

California fires tear into LA as Sonoma inferno rages

WASHINGTON Emergency responders are seeking to contain a raging wildfire on the west side of Los Angeles that is threatening the historic Getty Center museum, and has already forced thousands...

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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,...