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US 'disappointed' by NKorea cutting dialogue with South

WASHINGTON The US said Tuesday it is "disappointed" by North Korea's decision to sever communications with the South, urging Pyongyang to return to negotiations.  "The United States has always supported progress...

Turkey begins constructing modern warship for Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan The steel-cutting or the ground-breaking ceremony to begin construction of the MILGEM Ada class corvette by Turkey for Pakistan was held in the southern port city of Karachi,...

Widespread food shortages in N.Korea: UN expert

ANKARA North Korea is facing "widespread food shortages and malnutrition" which have been "exacerbated" due to measures taken against the coronavirus pandemic, a UN expert said Tuesday. Tomas Ojea Quintana, special...

Pakistan's military, intelligence chiefs visit Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan Ahead of crucial intra-Afghan talks between the Taliban and Afghan government, Pakistan’s military and intelligence chiefs landed in Kabul on an unannounced visit on Tuesday, officials confirmed. According to...

New Zealanders celebrate freedom from COVID-19

ANKARA New Zealand on Monday celebrated the defeat of the novel coronavirus after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the country no longer has active cases of COVID-19. The news made...

Afghanistan: Turkey-trained female cop gets senior post

KABUL, Afghanistan In a first, a Turkish-trained Afghan female police officer has taken charge at anti-crime branch in Afghanistan's remote Khost province. The young Zala Zazai got training at Turkey's police...

New Zealand announces lifting COVID-19 restrictions

ANKARA  New Zealand prime minister on Monday announced her country had no active cases of the novel coronavirus and that the country is moving to lift almost all restrictive measures...

With new life, Afghan peace push a race against time

KABUL, Afghanistan A continuing cessation of hostilities and an uptick in exchange of Taliban and government prisoners has given the Afghan peace process, often fragile and near collapse at times,...

India, China agree to resolve border dispute peacefully

New Delhi, India  India and China have agreed to resolve dispute over their shared border in the Ladakh region through dialogue, a day after military-level talks were held between the...

Bangladesh’s minister tests positive for coronavirus

DHAKA, Bangladesh  A Bangladeshi minister tested positive for the novel coronavirus, an official said on Sunday. Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing, the Chittagong hill tracts affairs minister, is the first in the...

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Turkey to maintain humanitarian foreign policy in 2021

ANKARA Turkey will continue to implement an entrepreneurial and humanitarian foreign policy in the field and at the table in 2021, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut...

Istanbul to begin virtual pre-school classes amid virus

ANKARA Education and training will be held virtually in kindergartens, nursery classes and practice classes in Istanbul to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Turkey condemns killing of Iranian nuclear scientist

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday condemned the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. "We regret that the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh lost his life as...

Turkey condemns 'racist threat message' in Greece

ANKARA Turkey slammed a “racist threat message” Saturday in northeastern Greece written on an elevator of an apartment building that is the residence of Mufti...

Over 640 PKK terror suspects nabbed across Turkey

ANKARA At least 641 PKK/KCK terror suspects have been nabbed during two-day operations across Turkey, the Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. The suspects were detained in...