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Uganda: Labor minister arrested for shooting into crowd

KAMPALA,Uganda A minister in Uganda was arrested late Saturday for shooting into a post-election crowd and injuring three people. "Mwesigwa Rukutana has been arrested with three of his bodyguards,” said deputy...

US: Death toll in Darfur tribal clashes rises to 65

KHARTOUM, Sudan The death toll and the number of those injured from tribal clashes in West Darfur continues to rise, the UN peace keeping mission in the troubled region said...

Libya, Qatar agree to enhance cooperation

ISTANBUL Libya and Qatar agreed Thursday to boost bilateral cooperation, according to the communications office of Libyan prime ministry.  Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Qatari Foreign Minister Muhammad bin Abdurrahman...

UN-recognized Libyan leader denies presence of Syrians

TRIPOLI  Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Sunday hit back at social media allegations on the presence of “Syrian elements” in the military headquarters in the capital. According to...

Libya cease-fire hinges on Haftar withdrawal: Cavusoglu

LONDON Libya’s UN-recognized government will agree to a cease-fire only if warlord Khalifa Haftar withdraws his forces from country’s central and western regions, the Turkish foreign minister said. Speaking to British...

African Union calls for conclusion of Nile dam pact

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The African Union (AU) has called on Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt to “work expeditiously” for a binding agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian...

Mali military junta agrees to release ousted president

BAMAKO, Mali / ANKARA  The Malian military junta that seized power last week has agreed to release ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, local media reported.  The announcement was made late Sunday...

Haftar on side of war, not peace: Top Turkish diplomat

ANKARA Renegade Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar targets civilians indiscriminately and favors war over peace in war-weary country, Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday. “Coup plotter Haftar continues to attack civilians indiscriminately,...

COVID-19: Nigeria reopens houses of worship in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria  Nigeria announced Saturday the immediate reopenings of worship centers, cinemas and gyms in Lagos. The move comes six months after they were shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Governor...

Russian, Turkish diplomats to discuss Libya in Moscow

MOSCOW  Russian and Turkish diplomats will hold the third round of consultations on Libya in Moscow in the near future, a Russian official said on Thursday. Speaking at a news conference...

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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...