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Kyrgyz parliament accepts president’s resignation

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan's parliament on Friday lifted the state of emergency in the capital Bishkek after the demonstrations turned violent and accepted the resignation of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov. Under the chairmanship...

Widespread food shortages in N.Korea: UN expert

ANKARA North Korea is facing "widespread food shortages and malnutrition" which have been "exacerbated" due to measures taken against the coronavirus pandemic, a UN expert said Tuesday. Tomas Ojea Quintana, special...

Philippines: More virus cases in Muslim-majority region

ANKARA The Philippines’ self-governing Muslim-majority Bangsamoro region has seen one additional case of coronavirus, bringing the total to nine, according to a top health official. Three people have also so far...

Australia: Teenage boy charged with starting bushfire

ANKARA A teenage boy was charged with starting a bushfire in Australia as firefighters engage in all-out rescue efforts, local media reported Thursday. Police accused the boy,16, of starting a fire...

Nearly 300 Rohingya come ashore in Indonesia’s Aceh

JAKARTA, Indonesia Nearly 300 Rohingya refugees were found on a beach in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Monday, a humanitarian group said. “At least 295 Rohingyas arrived at Lhokseumawe Beach by one...

Pompeo: US told Taliban not to attack Americans

WASHINGTON US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo had a video conference with Taliban Deputy and chief negotiator Mullah Baradar, the State Department said Tuesday.  The two men discussed Monday the implementation...

Taliban to remain outside Afghan capital as talks continue with gov't

KABUL, Afghanistan The Taliban announced on Sunday that it would remain on the outskirts of Afghanistan's capital Kabul amid talks with the government to transfer power, while it claimed that...

Taliban supreme leader desires peaceful settlement to Afghanistan conflict

KABUL, Afghanistan Amid the resumption of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha, the Taliban supreme leader on Sunday expressed his desire for a peaceful settlement of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. In his...

New Zealand military to oversee quarantine measures

ANKARA New Zealand on Wednesday called in military to oversee the quarantine measures after new cases of the coronavirus were reported. Addressing a news conference in Auckland, aired live, Prime Minister...

Malaysia: Anwar says ‘political pressure’ behind order

JAKARTA, Indonesia  Malaysian opposition leaders Ibrahim said Friday that support from parliamentarians for his desire to become prime minister was not a police matter.  That was after he was summoned by...

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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...