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US to reinforce position in Syria to protect oil fields

WASHINGTON  The U.S. will reinforce its position in Syria to protect oil fields from being retaken by the Daesh terror group, a defense official said Thursday.  Speaking on condition of anonymity,...

US: Vaping death toll rises to 34

WASHINGTON The death toll from mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping has risen to 34, health officials confirmed Thursday. The deaths span a wide swath of the U.S. including 24 states,...

US: Hundreds evacuated as California wildfires spread

WASHINGTON Authorities have ordered residents of a small town in the state of California's wine country to evacuate as strong winds fuel roaring wildfires in the north of the U.S.'s...

Half of Americans back impeachment, removing Trump

WASHINGTON Half of Americans said U.S. President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office, according to a poll Tuesday. The CNN poll found 43% do not feel the same...

Trump releases photo of dog that chased Baghdadi

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump released Monday a photo of what he says is the dog who chased Daesh/ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during his final moments. The dog, who has...

US resumes patrol at oil reservoir in NE Syria

QAMISHLI, Syria / ANKARA After a pause in Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria, U.S. troops on Friday resumed military patrols around oil reservoirs in northeastern Syria. They patrolled the 40-kilometer...

Syria among top agenda items in Erdogan-Trump meeting

WASHINGTON Turkey's counterterror operation in northern Syria, which determines the recent direction of bilateral relations, is expected to be a top agenda item Wednesday in a meeting between the presidents...

New social platform for Turkish Americans founded in NY

NEW YORK A new social platform for Turkish-American communities was established in New York to provide common ground for all Turkish American NGOs. Turkish American Communities Platform was founded by volunteers...

Iran hits Iraqi military bases housing US troops

Ankara By Erdogan Cagatay Zontur Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said Wednesday that it targeted Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq, a facility jointly operated by U.S. and Iraqi forces, with...

US intelligence community says COVID-19 not 'manmade'

WASHINGTON  The US intelligence community does not believe the coronavirus is "manmade or genetically modified," the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) said Thursday.  In a statement, the top...

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S. Africa to probe COVID-19 unemployment funds fraud

By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s will begin an investigation into claims that employers have been claiming funds from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and not...

Turkey decries Egypt’s condemnation of anti-terror ops

‘Such irresponsible statements are attempts to serve agenda of bloody PKK terror group,’ says Turkish FM spokesman

Senegal bans EU nationals after being blacklisted

Action comes after Dakar not included on EU’s list of states deemed ‘safe’ for coronavirus

Father of MMA champion Nurmagomedov dies from COVID-19

ANKARA  The father and coach of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion Khabib Nurmagomedov died Friday from the coronavirus.  Manager Ali Abdelaziz confirmed Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, 57, died...

Football: Atletico Madrid ease past Mallorca

ANKARA  Atletico Madrid blanked Real Mallorca at home Friday in a Spanish La Liga match. The home team led 2-0 at the half at Wanda Metropolitano...

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