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Japan: Panel to work on imperial succession

ANKARA Besides battling an ageing population, Japan now faces issues concerning its male-only succession rule in the imperial household, for which the government announced on Tuesday that it would form...

Kyrgyzstan’s president receives head of Turkic Council

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadir Caparov on Monday received Baghdad Amreyev, the secretary-general of the Turkic Council. At a reception for Amreyev, Caparov said Kyrgyzstan will continue its efforts to strengthen...

Pakistan observes 'Int'l Day to Combat Islamophobia'

ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Monday joined the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states to observe for the first time the "International Day to Combat Islamophobia," the Foreign Ministry said. In a...

Myanmar: Martial law declared in Yangon’s industrial areas

YANGON, Myanmar Myanmar’s coup-installed regime has imposed martial law in two more densely populated Yangon townships on Monday, a day after security forces gunned down nearly 40 protesters demanding the...

9 more towns put under martial law in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar  Myanmar’s coup regime imposed martial law in nine more townships in Yangon and Mandalay cities on Monday, a day after security forces shot down nearly 40 protesters demanding...
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Bangladesh: Suicide claims more lives than coronavirus

By SM Najmus Sakib DHAKA, Bangladesh More people in Bangladesh died from suicide in the last year than those who were killed by the coronavirus, according to a new study on...

Will attend peace talks in Turkey, Russia: Afghan gov't

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan’s government will send official delegations to Turkey and Russia for the proposed peace talks in both countries, a top official said on Saturday. Hamdullah Mohib, the country’s national...

Farmer protests: Indian climate activist granted bail

NEW DELHI, India A Delhi court in India on Tuesday granted bail to 22-year-old Disha Ravi, a climate activist arrested for sedition in connection with a "toolkit" to help protesting...

Pakistan Army kills 4 key terrorists in Waziristan

Pakistani security forces conducted two separate operations Sunday in North and South Waziristan near the Afghan border. While conducting the intelligence-based operations in Datakhel, North Waziristan and Zoida, South Waziristan,...

OPINION – Joe Biden needs to walk the democracy walk in Myanmar

*The writer is the Burmese coordinator of the UK-based Free Rohingya Coalition and a fellow of the Genocide Documentation Center in Cambodia LONDON  “Ben Rhodes’ fairy tale went up in smoke,”...

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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...