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Afghan Rights group alarmed by surge in assassinations

KABUL, Afghanistan At least four prominent individuals were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday as the country's rights commission expressed anxiety over a surge in targeted assassinations. The Defense Ministry confirmed that...

Afghanistan: Over 600 Daesh/ISIS affiliates surrendered

KABUL, Afghanistan Over 600 Daesh/ISIS affiliates, including Pakistanis, Central Asians and Iranians, surrendered over the past two weeks in Afghanistan, said the country’s Defense Ministry on Saturday. Days after Afghan officials...

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...

US backs Philippines, Vietnam over China's sea actions

ANKARA  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced support for the Philippines and Vietnam on Friday over China's "highly provocative" military drills in the South China Sea. "America agrees with our...

UN adopts int’l prize after Bangladesh founding leader

DHAKA, Bangladesh  The UN has adopted an international prize named after the Bangladeshi founding father in the field of creative economy, the Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. "Bangladesh's proposal for the...

Taiwan set to hold presidential inauguration next week

ANKARA  Taiwan is set to hold the presidential inauguration of Tsai Ing-wen for the second consecutive term on May 20. She is Taiwan’s first female but seventh president who won the...

India arrests journalist, Chinese woman for 'espionage'

NEW DELHI, India A senior Indian journalist based in the capital New Delhi has been arrested for passing “sensitive information to Chinese intelligence,” local police confirmed late on Friday. A case...

Afghanistan: Release of Taliban prisoners said halted

KABUL, Afghanistan The Afghan government has halted the release of three top Taliban prisoners amid the insurgents’ alleged failure to meet the conditions attached to the swap deal, a well-placed...

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...

Bangladesh attorney general dies at 71

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh’s Attorney General Mahbubey Alam died on Sunday while undergoing treatment in the capital Dhaka, officials confirmed. He was 71. The government's chief law officer was first admitted to...

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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...