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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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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...