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US, Russian top diplomats discuss Syria in phone call

MOSCOW The top diplomats of Russia and the U.S. discussed the current situation in Syria in a phone call on Saturday, Moscow said. During the call between Sergey Lavrov and Mike...

US dispatches reinforcements to oil fields in Syria

ANKARA The U.S has dispatched more military reinforcements to oil fields in eastern Syria, local sources told Anadolu Agency on Saturday. After sending 30 military units to the al-Omar oil field...

Turkish opposition party slams US stance on terror head

ANKARA A Turkish opposition party leader on Saturday blasted U.S. praise for the leader of a terrorist group Turkey has targeted in its anti-terror operation in northern Syria. “It is shameful,...

US: California utility says line broke near fire origin

WASHINGTON California's largest utility company told state regulators Friday that one of its power jumpers broke within minutes of the start of an ongoing inferno tearing through the state's wine...

Turkey: US support for terrorists in Syria ‘tragedy’

ANKARA The U.S.’ supporting, arming, and financing a terrorist network in Syria since the Obama administration period is the real “tragedy”, said Turkey's presidential spokesman. In an interview with CNN's Becky...

Turkish, US top diplomats speak over phone

ANKARA Turkey’s top diplomat held a phone conversation with his U.S. counterpart, according to Turkish diplomatic sources on Friday. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Mike Pompeo discussed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned...

US Muslim teen says disqualified from race over hijab

WASHINGTON A Muslim-American teenager says she was disqualified from a race she ran in earlier this month because she said officials told her the hijab she was wearing did not...

US House panels subpoena White House, State officials

WASHINGTON The three House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump subpoenaed Friday three White House and State Department officials. Two of the officials work in the White...

US hunter killed by deer he thought was dead

WASHINGTON A hunter in the U.S. state of Arkansas died this week after he approached a deer he shot, thinking it was dead. Thomas Alexander, 66, was an experienced hunter. He...

NBA: Clippers beat Warriors 141-122

ANKARA The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 141-122 in the Warriors' first game at the Chase Center late Thursday. Lou Williams and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard...

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Bangsamoro: Community transmission worsens pandemic

ANKARA  The top official of the Bangsamoro autonomous region in the southern Philippines said cases of the novel coronavirus had substantially risen after "local community...

No return to 'good old days' for German-US ties

BERLIN When it comes to German-American relations, things could hardly get much worse, as they reached a new post-World War II low in the wake...

Nigeria registers 423 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

ANKARA Nigeria has confirmed 423 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 47,290. In its daily update,...

Turkey arrests 3 suspects for FETO terror links

ADANA, Turkey Turkish forces arrested three more people for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, security...

Lillard scores 61, leads Blazers victory over Mavericks

ANKARA Damian Lillard tied a career-high 61 points in the Portland Trail Blazers 134-131 win against the Dallas Mavericks late Tuesday. Veteran forward Carmelo Anthony produced...