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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...

Turkey donates kitchen tools to orphanage in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh Turkey's state-run aid agency donated kitchen appliances and cleaning equipment to an orphanage in Bangladesh, the charity said on Monday. Addressing the handover ceremony, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency...

Blast at police headquarters kills 1 in Indonesia

A suspected suicide bombing outside police headquarters in the Indonesian city of Medan killed one perpetrator and injured several officers on Wednesday morning. The Chief of the Public Information Bureau of...

New Zealand confirms first death from COVID-19

By Recep SakarMELBOURNE New Zealand confirmed “devastating news” Sunday of its first death from to novel coronavirus.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said a woman, 70, initially diagnosed with influenza, later...

Australia pushes back against boycott threat from China

ANKARA  Australia on Tuesday called China's envoy to the country to explain recent comments seen as threats of economic boycott if Canberra insists on an international investigation into the origins...

Taiwan set to hold presidential inauguration next week

ANKARA  Taiwan is set to hold the presidential inauguration of Tsai Ing-wen for the second consecutive term on May 20. She is Taiwan’s first female but seventh president who won the...

ASEAN annual summit to be held virtually amid pandemic

JAKARTA, Indonesia Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to hold their annual summit virtually, as the novel coronavirus pandemic in the region is far...

New Zealand minister sacked over improper relationship

ANKARA  New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sacked a Cabinet minister Wednesday over an inappropriate relationship with one of his staffers, local media reported According to the New Zealand Herald, Iain...

Afghan peace bid in limbo amid political wrangling

KABUL, Afghanistan Cracks have emerged in the Afghan government's negotiating team for proposed peace talks with the Taliban, just a day after the country's president issued a decree finalizing 48...

'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...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...