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14 students killed in northwestern Burkina Faso

KIGALI, Rwanda At least 14 students were killed on Saturday morning in northwestern Burkina Faso after a bus they were traveling in stepped on a mine, authorities said. “A transport vehicle...

Somali: Plane with medical supplies crashes, 6 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia At least six people, including two Somali citizens and four foreigners, were killed when a plane carrying medical supplies to fight coronavirus crashed in southern Somalia on Monday,...

2 Nigerian security personnel appear executed in video

An armed group split up from the terror group Boko Haram, dubbed ISWAP, has released a video showing a claimed execution of two Nigerian security personnel, local media reported...

Mali: Coup leaders pledge 'credible' elections

ANKARA Leaders of a military coup in Mali vowed to hold “credible” elections in a statement announced on national television on Wednesday. The coup leaders, who pushed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita...

Who is Rwanda’s Paul Rusesabagina?

KIGALI, Rwanda The arrest last week of Rwandan dissident Paul Rusesabagina on charges of terrorism, arson, kidnapping and murder was long overdue, according to analysts. Alleged crimes According to the Rwanda Investigation...

Africa: Virus cases top 2.1M, deaths near 51,000

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa now stands at 2,120,967, according to the Africa CDC’s update on Friday. At least 50,924 people have died of coronavirus-related complications...

Ebola resurfaces in eastern Democratic Republic Congo

YAOUNDE, Cameroon  The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced Sunday a reappearance of the Ebola virus in the eastern part of the Central African country, more than two months after...

UN court holds maritime case hearing without Kenya

MOGADISHU, Somalia The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Monday held a hearing on the maritime delimitation case between Somalia and Kenya at The Hague without Kenyan presence. “We are deeply concerned...

Turkey's FM briefs main opposition party on Libya

ANKARA Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday met the main opposition party leader to discuss the upcoming parliament session on possible military deployment in Libya. Cavusoglu informed Kemal Kilicdaroglu of...

Haftar militias attack field hospital in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI  Forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar carried out a rocket attack early Wednesday on a field hospital in Libya’s capital.   The militias attacked the hospital, located on the airport road...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 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...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...