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India’s premier takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Monday as the country kicked off the second phase of a vaccination drive. Announcing the news...

US special envoy to visit Pakistan amid Afghan talks

 US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is arriving in Islamabad Monday to discuss the latest developments in intra-Afghan peace talks with Pakistani officials, local media reported. Khalilzad will meet...

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano erupts

JAKARTA, Indonesia Anak Krakatau volcano erupted on Friday night in Indonesia, said the authorities. The volcano in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands in Lampung province erupted at 10.35...

China slams UK residency offer to Hong Kong citizens

LONDON  China on Thursday told the UK to stop “interfering” in its affairs, warning it would “bear all consequences” of its actions after Britain offered residency to millions of Hong...

Pakistan blasts magazine reprinting Muhammad cartoons

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan on Tuesday denounced a French magazine’s decision to republish offensive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. "Pakistan condemns in the strongest terms the decision by the French magazine, Charlie...

Northern India: 8 policemen killed in shootout

NEW DELHI  Eight policemen including a deputy superintendent were killed in northern India on Friday in a shootout with criminals, said a police official. The incident took place in a village...

Indian firing injures several Kashmiri mourners

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir Several Kashmiris were injured on Saturday when Indian police dispersed a procession with disproportionate force, eye witnesses said. Nazir Ahmad, an eye witness, said hundreds of mourners...

Bangladesh vows retribution for founder's assassination

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Vows for retribution for his fugitive killers rang out across Bangladesh on Saturday as the country marked the 45th anniversary of the assassination of its founder Sheikh Mujibur...

Pakistan condemns 'extra-judicial' killing of Kashmiris

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the "extra-judicial killing" of 13 Kashmiris in a single day in a military operation in Indian-administered Kashmir. "Pakistan is deeply concerned over unabated extra-judicial killings...

Kashmir, Pakistan observe self determination day

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Kashmiris on Sunday commemorated the right to self-determination across both Pakistani and Indian-administered sides of Jammu and Kashmir.   A rally was organized in Muzaffarabad, the capital city of Pakistan-administered...

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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...