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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...

Colombia: Narco groups kill 5 Indigenous people

ANKARA Colombia's President Ivan Duque said five Indigenous people were killed and six injured by narco-trafficking groups in the country's southwest. Those responsible for the deaths in Cauca province are drug...

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...

Fires in Brazil burn part of world's largest wetland

BOGOTA, Colombia  Fires are raging in the wetlands of west-central Brazil, leaving behind a vast swath of charred ruins in a paradise of biodiversity.     The enormous fires have destroyed nearly...

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...

Top general's killing puts US, Iran on collision course

TEHRAN  "Order coffins for your soldiers," wrote an Iranian Twitter user underneath U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet in the wee hours of Friday as news about the killing of Iran’s...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...