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India: New law to control interfaith marriages trigger fears

New Delhi, India For D. Ahmed, 35, a resident of India’s northern Uttar Pradesh province, it was not easy to convince his family three years ago to allow him to...

China imposes heavy tariffs on Australian wine

ANKARA China on Friday announced tariffs of over 200% on Australian wine imports starting Nov. 28, according to local media. In a statement, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Australian exporters...

‘Shutting door on opposition triggered Thai protests’

ANKARA The Thai bureaucracy has become “more centralized” and Bangkok-centric triggering a movement in provinces for participation in the country’s decision-making process, a Thai scholar said. “Provincial politicians and authorities want...

Afghanistan conference co-chair calls for cease-fire

GENEVA The Finnish foreign minister and co-chair of a high-level pledging conference on Afghanistan to drive a peace process involving the Taliban called for an immediate, comprehensive, and nationwide ceasefire...

Pakistan protesters end anti-France sit-in

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  Thousands of protesters led by a religious party in the Pakistani capital have called off their anti-France sit-in after successful negotiations with the government, a spokesperson confirmed on...

Pakistan: Protesters decrying France clash with police

KARACHI, Pakistan  Security forces have sealed off Pakistan's capital Islamabad to contain thousands of protesters gathered outside the city to protest against the republication of caricatures in France insulting Prophet...

Pakistan censures Macron's anti-Islam posture

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan on Monday summoned the French ambassador to Islamabad and conveyed deep concern over republication of blasphemous caricatures and "irresponsible" statements of French President Emmanuel Macron against Islam. In...

India gives nod for Russian virus vaccine trials

CHANDIGARH, India India has given a go-ahead for clinical trials of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the country. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, a pharmaceutical firm based in the southern Hyderabad city,...

Malaysia: Anwar says ‘political pressure’ behind order

JAKARTA, Indonesia  Malaysian opposition leaders Ibrahim said Friday that support from parliamentarians for his desire to become prime minister was not a police matter.  That was after he was summoned by...

Kyrgyz parliament accepts president’s resignation

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan's parliament on Friday lifted the state of emergency in the capital Bishkek after the demonstrations turned violent and accepted the resignation of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov. Under the chairmanship...

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Greek Cypriots alarmed over increase in virus cases

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Hospitals in the Greek Cypriot administration have been alarmed over the drastic increase of coronavirus cases. Local Phileleftheros daily reported...

US: Online sales on Thanksgiving Day hit record $5.1B

ANKARA US consumers have turned to online shopping on this year's Thanksgiving Day when internet-based sales hit an all-time highest level of $5.1 billion, according...

Super Lig: Trabzonspor seal season's first away win

ANKARA Trabzonspor secured a 1-0 win against Ankaragucu to record their second consecutive victory in the Turkish Super Lig on Friday. Lewis Baker’s powerful free kick...

Syrian graffiti artist pays tribute to Maradona

IDLIB, Syria A Syrian graffiti artist residing in northwestern Idlib city of Syria paid tribute to the legendary football player Maradona, who recently died of...

Over 150 Ghanaians return from Libya: IOM

ANKARA More than 150 Ghanaian migrants have been brought back from Libya through the first charter flight of its kind since COVID-19-related border closures, the...