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Taliban supreme leader desires peaceful settlement to Afghanistan conflict

KABUL, Afghanistan Amid the resumption of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha, the Taliban supreme leader on Sunday expressed his desire for a peaceful settlement of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. In his...

Afghanistan lauds Iran for hosting intra-Afghan peace meet

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan on Thursday welcomed Iran’s hosting of intra-Afghan peace talks in Tehran as the raging conflict displaced over 30,000 more families in the war-ravaged country.  A day after Iran...

US forces transfer their main Bagram Airfield to Afghans

ISTANBUL With US forces ahead of schedule on their withdrawal from Afghanistan, Bagram Airfield, the biggest US military station in the country, has been transferred to Afghan forces, according to...

Facing suspension, TikTok says its continues to work with Pakistani regulators

ANKARA Responding to its suspension in Pakistan, Chinese social media app TikTok said Thursday it continues to work with regulators to serve its millions of users and creators in the...

Turkish plane with materials to rebuild hospital departs for Cox’s Bazar

ANKARA A Turkish military cargo plane departed for Bangladesh on Thursday carrying materials for the reconstruction of a Turkish field hospital in Cox's Bazar district. On March 22, a deadly blaze...

4 more dead in Bangladesh anti-Modi protests

DHAKA, BangladeshAt least 14 people have died and over 100 others injured in three days of violence in Bangladesh as security forces cracked down on protesters demonstrating against Indian...

Several injured in church suicide bombing in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia A suicide attack targeted a Catholic church on Indonesia’s South Sulawesi Island on Sunday.The suicide bomb exploded at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral at 10.28 a.m. local...

India: Virus concerns over largest religious festival

NEW DELHI  India’s Health Ministry on Sunday called for stringent COVID-19 measures during a Hindu religious festival expected to draw millions of people to the northern Uttarakhand state next month. The...

Afghanistan inching closer to revive forest cover

KABUL, Afghanistan With a renewed devotion to the deep-rooted tradition of tree planting and preservative measures, Afghanistan is inching closer to reviving most of its lost forest cover.In recent...

Local militia shot down army chopper: Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A local militia commander was responsible for the downing of a military helicopter that killed nine security personnel earlier this week, Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday.A...

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Turkey attaches importance to development of ties with both Russia, Islamic countries: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey attaches great importance to the development of economic, commercial, defense, tourism, and investment cooperation with both Russia and Islamic countries on a win-win...

Turkey has administered over 71.18M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 71.18 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

Troika Plus to meet on Afghanistan in Qatar next month

MOSCOW Russia, the US, China, and Pakistan, also known as the Troika Plus on Afghanistan, will meet next month in Qatar to discuss recent developments...

Turkey fights forest fires raging through country's south

ANKARA Turkey is battling wildfires that have broken out in 41 different areas recently, with 31 of them successfully brought under control so far. The...

Turkish Central Bank reserves rise to $97.7B in June

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank announced on Wednesday that its official reserves amounted to $97.7 billion as of the end of June. Total reserve assets increased...