79.3 F
Ankara
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Somalia: Gov't says 2.5M people need humanitarian aid

MOGADISHU, Somalia More than 2.5 million people in Somalia are in need of humanitarian assistance due to natural disasters, conflict, and the coronavirus pandemic, a top official said on Sunday. “Water...

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...

Airstrikes target Libya’s southern city of Ubari

TRIPOLI, Libya Four airstrikes have targeted the southern Libyan city of Ubari early Sunday, according to a local official. The attacks targeted various points close to the city center, said the...

Nigeria: 19 killed in Boko Haram terror attack

By Adam Abu-bashal ABUJA, Nigeria Nineteen people were killed in the attack by the Boko Haram terror organization in the northeastern state of Borno in Nigeria, according to media reports on...

Tributes pour in after death of S. Africa’s Zulu king

JOHANNESBURG  South Africans are mourning the death of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini who passed away Friday after weeks of hospitalization. He was 72. The king was admitted to hospital last month...

Agreement with Turkey in interest of Libya: Dbeibah

TRIPOLI, Libya Libya's Prime Minister-designate Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh on Tuesday said the Turkish-Libyan maritime agreement in the Eastern Mediterranean is in the interest of his country. This came in response to...

Fire engulfs religious center in Somaliland, 49 injured

At least 49 people were injured late Sunday when a fire broke out at an Islamic learning center in Hargeisa, the capital of Somalia’s breakaway Somaliland region. The wounded include...

African Union condemns violence, looting in Senegal

The chairperson of the African Union Commission expressed concern Sunday over the recent unrest in Senegal, which has resulted in loss of life and material damage. In a statement, Moussa...

Nigerian security forces arrest 56 armed gang members

Nigerian security forces have arrested 56 people in operations against armed gangs in Lagos due to escalating violence in the state, an official said Sunday. Speaking to the local press,...

Nigeria: Leaders get COVID-19 jab to encourage citizens

KANO, Nigeria All eligible Nigerians must enlist for COVID-19 vaccinations, the country’s president has said after taking the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab live on television. President Muhammadu Buhari and...

Latest article

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...