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Hindu right-wing claims on monuments, historic mosques raise fears in India

NEW DELHI A campaign by the Hindu right-wing groups to claim Mughal era monuments and historic mosques has raised a wave of concern among minorities, historians, and archaeologists across...

Representatives of 5 countries walk away APEC meeting to protest Russia

KUALA LUMPUR Representatives from five countries, including the US and Japan, walked out of an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting Saturday in protest of Russia's war against Ukraine, accorroding...

Labor wins Australia election, Anthony Albanese to be next prime minister

ANKARA Prime Minister Scott Morrison has conceded defeat in Saturday’s elections as the opposition Labor Party stormed to power in Australia after almost a decade. With 90% of votes counted, Labor...

Japan seeks close regional coordination with new Philippines leader

ISTANBUL Aiming to further strengthen bilateral relations, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday urged the incoming leader of the Philippines to ensure “close coordination” on regional issues. During a 15-minute...

Australia imposes fresh sanctions on Russian journalists, officials

ANKARA Australia imposed new sanctions Wednesday on Russian journalists and officials as Russia’s war against Ukraine continues. Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said four journalists and officials, including...

Dollar hits all time high against Pakistani rupee

KARACHI, Pakistan The US dollar hit an all-time high against an already debilitated Pakistani rupee on Wednesday, rising past 200 in the open market. The greenback that began its streak against...

Suicide blast kills 6, including 3 children, in NW Pakistan: Army

KARACHI, Pakistan  At least six people, including three children, were killed in a suspected suicide attack on an army convoy in northwest Pakistan, near Afghanistan border, the military said on...

Philippines to receive 32 Black Hawk helicopters from Poland

MANILA, The Philippines The US firm Lockheed Martin announced Tuesday that an agreement was reached with a Polish aerospace company to purchase 32 Black Hawk helicopters. Lockheed Martin Europe said on...

Myanmar junta allows ASEAN envoy to meet opposition party

ISTANBUL The military junta in Myanmar has allowed a special envoy from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to meet members of the opposition party, local media reported on...

Australia to reopen borders for fully vaccinated tourists, visa holders

ANKARA Australia on Monday announced the reopening of its borders for fully vaccinated tourists from Feb. 21. A statement issued from the Prime Minister's Office said the country will reopen to...

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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...