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Trump on lifting Iran sanctions: 'No thanks!'

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump rejected Iran's proposal to lift sanctions against Tehran Saturday. "Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran wants to negotiate with The United States, but wants sanctions removed....

US thanks Turkey for medical aid to fight coronavirus

ANKARA  The United States thanked Turkey for the medical aid it sent to combat the country’s novel coronavirus outbreak, which has already claimed at least 63,000 lives, Turkey's health minister...

Trump inquiry hears new evidence of Ukraine dealings

NEW YORK The impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine reached a dramatic new phase Wednesday with two senior officials testifying in the first public hearings on...

Venezuela’s Maduro grants pardons to opposition leaders

BOGOTA, Colombia Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has decided to pardon more than 100 leaders of the opposition, including 26 deputies, as the country heads toward parliamentary elections scheduled for December. "The...

Trump says Soleimani killed to stop war, not start one

WASHINGTON The U.S. killed a top Iranian general responsible for orchestrating Tehran's regional operations "to stop a war," not start one, President Donald Trump said Friday. Trump accused Qasem Soleimani of...

US will work to improve status of women, democracy: VP

WASHINGTON  The first female ever to hold the post of US vice president said on Tuesday that the status of women is the status of democracy, and the country would...

US: Farm bankruptcies at 8-year high

ANKARA U.S. farm bankruptcies in September jumped 24% amid damage from President Donald Trump's trade war with China and Europe as well as a year of unfavorable weather. According to a...

US partially lifts arms embargo on Southern Cyprus

WASHINGTON  The US is partially lifting its arms embargo on Southern Cyprus, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informed Southern Greek Cypriot administration leader Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday. Pompeo and Anastasiades discussed...

US: Pompeo claims Iraqis thankful for Soleimani's death

ANKARA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Iraqis were "thankful" for the airstrike that killed one of Iran's top generals in Baghdad. "Iraqis — Iraqis — dancing in the street...

Trump launches 'Operation Warp Speed' virus vaccine push

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump announced Friday the launch of "Operation Warp Speed," a public-private partnership meant to hurry the development and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine and experts say...

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Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss Israeli attacks on Palestine

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday discussed ongoing Israel's attacks on Palestine on phone. According to a statement...

Palestinian women lead resistance against Israeli occupation

JERUSALEM Palestinian women are leading the resistance against Israel's forced migration and threats of displacement in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. While the...

Bosniak leader says his country does not support Israel

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina A Bosniak member of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Presidential Council on Sunday reacted to the Israeli premier's tweet thanking nations for supporting Israel against...

Violence returns to Afghanistan after brief truce

KABUL, Afghanistan Fighting resumed in Afghanistan on Sunday on the heels of a brief three-day truce declared by the Taliban and reciprocated by the Afghan...

Israel hits health center in Gaza

GAZA, Palestine Continuing with its airstrikes, Israel on Sunday bombarded a health facility in Gaza with two missiles, an official statement said. According to the Palestinian...