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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,...

Death toll rises to 19 in Chile protests

ANKARA The death toll in Chile rose to 19 on Thursday as violent demonstrations continued despite the government’s decision to cancel a subway fare increase. A prosecutor's office in the capital,...

US two-thirds of way to 'edge of civil a war': poll

WASHINGTON The U.S. is two-thirds of the way to the "edge of a civil war," according to a poll. Released by Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service on Wednesday, voters...

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,...

Mexico takes hands-off approach to Bolivia elections

QUERETARO, Mexico Mexico’s representative at the Organization of American States (OAS) meeting Wednesday said the group should respect Bolivia’s election process. “Mexico … is staying prudent and respects the development of...

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...

UN to investigate alleged rights violations in Chile

WASHINGTON The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Thursday she is sending a mission to probe alleged human rights violations in Chile. For the past week, the South...

US senator urges defeat of Trump Syria-censure motion

WASHINGTON A Senate resolution that would censure U.S. President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw American forces from Iraq must be defeated, accordoing to Senator Rand Paul. Paul is one...

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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,...