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Anti-government protesters call off Islamabad sit-in

KARACHI, Pakistan Thousands of anti-government protesters sitting in capital Islamabad to seek resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan for over two weeks, called off their sit-in on Wednesday. The development followed...

Afghan president picks former foe as foreign minister

KABUL, Afghanistan In a surprise move, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday assigned his former rival candidate Mohammad Haneef Atmar as foreign minister. As per the presidential decree, Haneef Atmar would...

Signs of bitter political feud in Afghanistan near end

KABUL, Afghanistan  In a major political development, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani's main rival Abdullah Abdullah on Friday claimed reaching a "tentative" agreement to end the lingering electoral crisis. In a series...

Pakistan hails OIC’s reaction to Kashmir residency law

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed the Organization of Islamic Conference's (OIC) rejection of a new residency law introduced in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. In a Twitter post, Aisha Farooqui, the...

Doctors Without Borders closes doors in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) on Monday said it will cease operations in the Afghan capital Kabul. The Geneva-based international humanitarian group made the announcement after an attack...

Blast kills 5 in southwestern Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan  At least five people were killed and another ten injured in an explosion in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, police and local media reported. The explosion -- the latest in...

Thailand marks 100 days without local COVID-19 case

ANKARA Thailand has not recorded a locally transmitted coronavirus infection for 100 days in a row, authorities said on Wednesday. According to the Health Ministry, eight more COVID-19 cases were detected...

Bangladesh, India agree to curb border killings

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh and India on Saturday agreed to launch joint border patrols to curb killings and crimes. "Both sides have agreed to extend joint border patrolling, mass awareness programs and...

India gives nod for Russian virus vaccine trials

CHANDIGARH, India India has given a go-ahead for clinical trials of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the country. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, a pharmaceutical firm based in the southern Hyderabad city,...

Farmer protests: Indian climate activist granted bail

NEW DELHI, India A Delhi court in India on Tuesday granted bail to 22-year-old Disha Ravi, a climate activist arrested for sedition in connection with a "toolkit" to help protesting...

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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...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 28, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey,...

Tunisian president dismisses some top state officials

Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed some top state officials Tuesday, according to a state bulletin. The bulletin included the president’s latest decisions on the dismissal...

Turkish foreign minister expresses support to Tunisian people following coup attempt

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister expressed Tuesday Turkey's support to the Tunisian people following Sunday’s coup attempt. Mevlut Cavusoglu held a phone conversation with his Tunisian...

Turkey condemns EU’s stance on partial opening of Northern Cyprus’ ‘ghost town’

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday dismissed remarks made by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on the partial reopening of the Maras region in the Turkish...