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Thailand to welcome ASEAN leaders, partner countries

BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand is all set to welcome the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and partner countries at the regional bloc's 35th summit in the capital...

New Zealand rugby star joins Ozil in criticizing China

ISTANBUL New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams on Monday joined Arsenal football player Mesut Ozil in speaking out against violations of the human rights of Uighurs in China's...

New Zealand goes for 20% pay cuts amid COVID-19

ANKARA New Zealand on Wednesday announced pay cuts for top public officials including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for a period of six months to cushion the economic fallout of...

African swine flu kills 2,260 pigs in India’s northeast

NEW DELHI, India Amid the coronavirus outbreak, an Indian northeastern state is fearing another threat as thousands of pigs died after being infected with African swine flu, an official said. Atul...

Kashmir movement in ‘final phase’: scholar

ANKARA The Kashmir “movement” has entered its "final phase," but it is difficult to “predict the duration of this phase,” according to a Pakistani scholar.       Prof. Khursheed Ahmad, an...

20 Indian soldiers killed in India-China face-off

NEW DELHI, India A total of 20 Indian soldiers died on Tuesday as a result of border clashes with Chinese troops in the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh, according to...

Sentencing of New Zealand mosque gunman begins

The four-day sentencing hearing of the terrorist responsible for the Christchurch mosque attacks, the worst mass shooting in New Zealand's modern history, began Monday morning, according to a local...

Indonesia uses fake coffin to punish COVID-19 violators

JAKARTA, Indonesia Indonesian authorities have imposed sanctions for people who violate health protocols imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus in the capital Jakarta, and there was a fake coffin...

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...

3 soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan, says India

NEW DELHI Three Indian army soldiers were killed in an “unprovoked ceasefire violation” by Pakistan at two places along the Line of Control in the Jammu region in the last...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...