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Pakistan: Death toll from train fire climbs to 74

ISLAMABAD The death toll from a fire on a passenger train traveling through northeast Pakistan has risen to 74, a local official said late Thursday. Yasmin Rashid, the health minister of...

Turkey concerned over North Korea's nuclear move

ANKARA Turkey on Friday expressed concern over North Korea's statement on ending moratorium on nuclear missile tests. "We are concerned by the statement of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)...

US backs NATO call for Afghan cease-fire over pandemic

KABUL, Afghanistan The US’ special envoy on Saturday backed NATO’s call for a humanitarian cease-fire in Afghanistan to help the country deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and move towards lasting...

Singapore's Muslims to skip Hajj pilgrimage this year

ANKARA Singapore on Friday announced its citizens will not perform the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS)...

Turkish agency helps dam disaster victims in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan  Turkey's state-run aid agency on Monday delivered humanitarian aid to the victims of a dam collapse in Uzbekistan last month. Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) distributed 4,000 beds,...

Turkey: Event marks Jammu and Kashmir's 'Black Day'

ANKARA Dozens of Turkish representatives Saturday held an event marking India's annexation of the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir 72 years ago today. Speaking at the event organized by the...

Indonesian tsunami victims recount painful memories

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia As the world observes the Tsunami Awareness Day on Tuesday, relatives of those killed in 2004 disaster in northern Indonesia’s Aceh region, recount painful memories. Within seconds, a...

Bangladesh: Road crash claims 15 lives

DHAKA, Bangladesh The death toll from a head-on collision late Saturday between a truck and van in southeastern Bangladesh rose to 15 when three more wounded succumbed to their injuries. “12...

Daniel Pearl's parents challenge acquittal of accused

KARACHI, Pakistan The parents of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl filed an appeal in Pakistan’s Supreme Court against the acquittal of four men earlier convicted of their son’s murder. Four men...

Trump says US will not police Afghanistan any longer

ANKARA US President Donald Trump said Wednesday his country should no longer be a police force in Afghanistan after 19 years, calling for a withdrawal of troops. "We are acting as...

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Libya: Mine planted by Haftar forces wounds three

TRIPOLI, Libya Three members of a family in Libya suffered injuries Tuesday when a landmine planted by forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar exploded.  The blast...

UN warns of more animal-to-human viruses

WASHINGTON Further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active measures to prevent other zoonotic diseases from crossing into the human population, according to a UN...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 7, 2020

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.  Let's...

Argentina reports more COVID-19 deaths

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  The death toll in Argentina from the novel coronavirus rose to 1,582 Monday as the pandemic continued to spread in Latin America.  The...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Indonesia

ANKARA  A magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted Indonesia's Central Java province early Tuesday, according to the country's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG).  BMKG said the quake...

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