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Malaysia to sign AstraZeneca vaccine deal on Monday

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia will sign a deal on Monday to purchase the COVID-19 vaccine from British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Addressing media on Saturday Malaysian Health Minister Adham Baba said the...

‘Indian forces target UN officials near Kashmir border’

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has claimed that Indian forces “specifically targeted” the officials of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) along the Line of Control (LoC) dividing...

Bangladesh inks vaccine contract with Indian pharma

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh on Sunday signed a procurement contract with Serum Institute of India, which is producing doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, an official said. Bangladesh will get five million shots...

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...

Afghanistan: At least 30 dead in 2 suicide attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan Two back-to-back suicide attacks in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 30 people, including both soldiers and civilians, officials confirmed. Naseer Ahmad, head of the provincial council in...

3 soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan, says India

NEW DELHI Three Indian army soldiers were killed in an “unprovoked ceasefire violation” by Pakistan at two places along the Line of Control in the Jammu region in the last...

China demands probe into Aussies’ crimes in Afghanistan


ANKARA China on Friday termed alleged war crimes by special Australian forces in war-torn Afghanistan a “hypocrisy” of those “who consider themselves as guardians of human rights and freedom”. 
“We are...

India: New law to control interfaith marriages trigger fears

New Delhi, India For D. Ahmed, 35, a resident of India’s northern Uttar Pradesh province, it was not easy to convince his family three years ago to allow him to...

China imposes heavy tariffs on Australian wine

ANKARA China on Friday announced tariffs of over 200% on Australian wine imports starting Nov. 28, according to local media. In a statement, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Australian exporters...

‘Shutting door on opposition triggered Thai protests’

ANKARA The Thai bureaucracy has become “more centralized” and Bangkok-centric triggering a movement in provinces for participation in the country’s decision-making process, a Thai scholar said. “Provincial politicians and authorities want...

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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,...