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Blast at police headquarters in Indonesia’s Medan

JAKARTA A suspected suicide bomb attack early Wednesday at police headquarters in the Indonesian city of Medan in North Sumatra has left at least one dead. Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo, head...

COVID-19: New Zealand, Australia widen restrictions

New Zealand decided to lockdown country from Wednesday night

'Bangladesh should take in stranded Rohingya boats'

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday urged Bangladeshi authorities to allow Rohingya refugees stranded in the Bay of Bengal for weeks to come ashore. “The Bangladesh government should immediately...

Indian stimulus package based on self-reliance

NEW DELHI, India  Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman provided a breakdown Thursday of a $270 billion stimulus package announced earlier in the week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which sets...

Asia-Pacific health workers hit hard by COVID-19

LAHORE, Pakistan  With their numbers increasing daily, thousands of health workers across the Asia-Pacific region are risking their lives while curbing the spread of COVID-19. According to data compiled by Anadolu...

New Zealand mosque gunman to represent himself in court

ANKARA The gunman behind the 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand sacked his lawyers and chose to represent himself for sentencing next month, state media reported on Monday. Brenton Tarrant,...

India's GDP shrinks by nearly one-fourth

NEW DELHI  India's economy contracted by nearly a quarter from April to June, when the country went into complete lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to...

Two earthquakes jolt northeastern Japan

TOKYO, Japan Two earthquakes of magnitudes 6.1 and 5 struck Saturday off Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture, the country's meteorological agency reported. The agency said the quakes occurred around 11.44 a.m. and 11.50...

Vietnam enters third wave of business reforms

JAKARTA, Indonesia  A Vietnamese top official said his country was entering the third wave of reform to slash at least 20% of business regulations in the next five years, local...

Afghan health minister ‘resigns’ amid corruption charges

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan's health minister has resigned in connection with a corruption scandal involving his brother and a number of other relatives, the country’s presidency said on Thursday. Dawa Khan Menapal,...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...