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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...

Brazil lifts visa necessity for Indians, Chinese

ANKARA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday the country will lift visa necessity for Chinese and Indian tourists and businesses. The expected announcement came during his official visit to China...

Brazil's Lula blames elites for 'coup' in Bolivia

ANKARA Former Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has blamed the elites of Bolivia for the resignation of its president Evo Morales. "I just heard that there was...

US Justice Department sides with virus-defying church

ANKARA The US Justice Department has defended a Virginia church that violated the coronavirus measures according to state officials, saying there should be "a balance" between safety and freedom. The decision...

HRW urge police reform in Chile after shooting

SAO PAULO, Brazil Police cannot kill someone for resisting an ID check, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, in the wake of the killing of a young performer by Chilean police. “A...

Footage captures site of Daesh/ISIS supremo’s death

ANKARA Footage captured by an Anadolu Agency drone in northern Syria depicts the location where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of terrorist group Daesh, or ISIS, was killed by the...

Divided US House formalizes Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON  The House of Representatives voted largely along party lines Thursday to formalize its impeachment investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump, taking one of the most significant steps in the...

Grieving family sues UK, US over son's killer roaming free

LONDON On the evening of Aug. 27, Harry Dunn, a young Englishman riding his motorbike near an air force base, had no idea that a middle-aged American woman driving on...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...