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UN extremely concerned at rights deprivation in Kashmir

GENEVA  The UN Human Rights office says it is extremely concerned that the population of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir continues to be deprived of a wide range of human rights. “We...

Pakistan, Afghanistan to boost border coordination

KABUL, Afghanistan  Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed on Monday to enhance coordination among border forces amid growing incidents of deadly cross-border shelling, an Afghan official said. Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais Naab told...

China sanctions US officials, rights group over Hong Kong

ANKARA  Upping the ante, China on Monday imposed sanctions on 11 US officials and several US-based NGOs, including global rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW), over "interference" in Hong Kong. "...

No separation of powers in Hong Kong: Chief executive

ANKARA Hong Kong's top official on Tuesday said there was no "separation of powers" in the semi-autonomous region's constitution.  "A high degree of autonomy does not equate to full autonomy," said...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts Japan

TOKYO, Japan A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan early Monday, the country's meteorological agency reported. According to a statement, the epicenter of the quake was in the eastern part...

Malaysia, Singapore cancel high-speed railway project

KUALA LUMPUR  Singapore and Malaysia terminated a multibillion dollar high-speed rail project Friday due to a dispute between the two countries. The administrations of the two countries could not reach an...

New Zealand: Economy restarts as virus measures ease

ANKARA New Zealand has resumed three quarters of its economic activities as of Tuesday after easing lockdown measures against the novel coronavirus, local media reported. With fewer COVID-19 cases reported, Wellington...

Afghanistan: violence surges amid peace talks

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan is witnessing intense clashes between government forces and Taliban insurgents, even as various countries are trying to reinvigorate peace talks in different world capitals. In a major security...

Espionage charges against Indian journalist 'false'

NEW DELHI  An Indian journalist held for spying for China is innocent, his lawyer said Sunday, claiming that evidence against him was manufactured after the arrest. Advocate Adish Aggarwal, the lawyer...

COVID-19: New Zealand warns subsidized businesses

ANKARA As New Zealand moves towards a nation-wide four-week lockdown from Wednesday mid-night triggered by coronavirus pandemic, local authorities warned businesses which received wage subsidy and still fired employees,...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...