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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...

Nigeria: 14 kidnapped sailors rescued in Gulf of Guinea

Fourteen sailors kidnapped by pirates were rescued Saturday in the Gulf of Guinea. Nigeria's army spokesman Mohammed Yerim said 10 foreign crew members and four Nigerians who were taken hostage...
Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio

Italian FM holds phone call with DRC counterpart

ROME Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio held a phone call Monday with his counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Marie Tumba Nzeza, on the attack on a UN...

Ethiopian peacekeepers in S.Sudan resist going home

JUBA, South Sudan Several UN peacekeepers were injured during an internal brawl when 15 peacekeepers in South Sudan, originally from Ethiopia’s restive Tigray region, refused to return to Ethiopia on...

Niger: Bazoum wins presidential election runoff

LOME, Togo Mohamed Bazoum was elected Niger's president in the second round of polls, the election authority of the West African nation said Tuesday. Bazoum, the ruling party's chairman, won Sunday's...

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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...