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Myanmar: Minorities slam biased campaign ahead of polls

YANGON, Myanmar Coronavirus fatalities in Myanmar continue to rise steadily, reaching 75 as of Saturday after dozens of patients have died in recent weeks. More than 4,200 new cases have also...

Vietnam begins agricultural exports to EU

JAKARTA, Indonesia Vietnam has started exporting its agricultural products to European markets under a trade agreement with the EU The country's Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry said the exports include dragon...

China's Xi stresses on multilateralism at EU summit

ANKARA  In a major virtual summit with EU leaders on Monday, the Chinese president offered a four-point agenda for development of relations with the 27-nation bloc. “China and the EU should...

'Girl killed in Indian firing at Kashmir border'

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  Pakistan on Monday summoned a senior Indian diplomat and lodged a protest over "unprovoked" firing along the border of the disputed Kashmir region, which, it claimed, killed a...

US special envoy meets with Pakistan Army chief

KARACHI, Pakistan  US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Pakistan Army chief on Monday to discuss the ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks. The meeting with Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa...

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...

Two earthquakes jolt northeastern Japan

TOKYO, Japan Two earthquakes of magnitudes 6.1 and 5 struck Saturday off Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture, the country's meteorological agency reported. The agency said the quakes occurred around 11.44 a.m. and 11.50...

Pakistan condemns Indian Army chief's remarks

By Islamuddin Sajid ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday strongly condemned recent "provocative" remarks by Indian Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat against Pakistan. "This is not the first time...

Rights body urges Myanmar to free detained students

By Md. Kamruzzaman DHAKA, Bangladesh A UK-based rights group demanded Myanmar authorities immediately release three student leaders Thursday who were protesting ongoing unrest in Rakhine State. Myanmar police on Wednesday arrested Rakhine...

Pompeo heading to Doha for intra-Afghan talks: Trump

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will depart later Thursday for Doha, Qatar to begin intra-Afghan peace talks. "I got a report this morning there has...

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Turkey ready for talks with Greece: Ruling party

ANKARA Turkey is ready for talks with Greece amid ongoing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday. “There is no problem for...

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

PARIS France reported 10,008 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, reaching 468,069 in total. It registered 78 new fatalities taking the death toll to 31,416. In...

Egypt supports political settlement in Libya: Sisi

ANKARA Egypt's interest in upholding international peace and security includes protecting people from the scourge of armed conflict through launching comprehensive political processes based on...

Turkish Cyprus hails Turkey-EU talks on Eastern Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cyprus on Tuesday praised talks between Turkey and the European Union on recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – September 23, 2020

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...