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380 whales dead in Australia's biggest stranding

ANKARA Australian authorities on Wednesday said some 380 pilot whales stranded in southern island state of Tasmania have died while 50 others are saved by rescuers, local media reported. Rescuers have...

US troops pull out of 5 bases in Afghanistan: official

WASHINGTON  The US shut down five military bases in Afghanistan as part of an agreement with the Taliban, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. The official, who wanted to remain anonymous, confirmed...

Clashes, standoffs between Chinese and Indian armies: Timeline

ANKARA India-China border tensions turned deadly on Monday, killing twenty Indian personnel, including a commanding officer. Both countries reported the first such violent clash since 1975, even though over the...

Top US diplomat tells Congress Hong Kong not autonomous

WASHINGTON US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified to Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from mainland China, opening the door to changes of its treatment...

Pakistan: Passenger aircraft crashes in Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan A Pakistan Airlines International aircraft with over 90 passengers onboard crashed in the southern port city of Karachi on Friday, officials and local media reported. The aircraft crashed in...

Afghan president inks power-sharing deal with rival

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday inked a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate, the presidential spokesman said. Sediq Sediqqi, a...

Taliban ‘crush’ Daesh/ISIS with US 'limited support'

WASHINGTON The Taliban crushed the Daesh/ISIS terror group in eastern Afghanistan with "limited support" from Washington, according to a U.S. general Tuesday. U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Frank McKenzie told the...

End unrest, restore order in Hong Kong, says China

ANKARA China has asked Hong Kong administration to deal strictly with protesters in order to restore normal life in the global financial hub, said media reports. Normal life remained hit on...

62 killed in train fire in northeast Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan At least 62 people were killed and over two dozen injured when a fire broke out Thursday morning on a passenger train in northeast Pakistan, an official confirmed. The...

Russia urges US to return to talks with Taliban

MOSCOW Russia on Friday called on the U.S. to return to talks with the Taliban movement in Afghanistan. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Deputy Foreign Minister Igor...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. Coronavirus...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...