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Magnitude 8.1 earthquake hits northeastern New Zealand

ANKARA A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck the northeastern coast of New Zealand on Friday, triggering a tsunami alert for the region.  The quake hit the Kermadec Islands at 7.28 p.m. (0628GMT)...

Taiwan tests indigenous jet trainers to replace US F-5s

ANKARA Taiwan has tested first two indigenously built “Brave Eagle” jet trainers which will replace US-built F-5s later this year. Hu Kai-hung, a former Air Force pilot and chairman of Taiwan’s...

EU allocates $47M in humanitarian aid for Rohingya

BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday announced €39 million ($47.4 million) in humanitarian aid to address the needs of Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The bloc will allocate €24.5 million ($30...

Malaysian premier receives COVID-19 vaccine

JAKARTA, Indonesia The Malaysian prime minister Wednesday received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, marking the start of the country's COVID-19 vaccination drive. The inoculation was broadcast...

China invites UN rights chief to visit Xinjiang

ANKARA China has invited the UN human rights chief to visit Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the country's northwest, local media reported on Wednesday. “China has sent invitations to the high...

China kicks off military drill in South China Sea

ANKARA China on Monday kicked off a month-long military exercise in South China Sea, state-run media reported. The drill by the People's Liberation Army will continue until March 31, the Global...

India’s premier takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Monday as the country kicked off the second phase of a vaccination drive. Announcing the news...

US-Taliban deal failed to bring peace: Afghan gov’t

KABUL, Afghanistan The 2020 Doha agreement between the US and Taliban has failed to bring peace to war-ravaged Afghanistan, the Afghan government said on Sunday. “This agreement has only ensured ...

India launches Brazilian earth-observing satellite

NEW DELHI  India's space agency on Sunday launched a Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 other payloads from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota, a barrier island off the...

Envoys' visit to Rohingya on far isle depends on UN report

DHAKA, Bangladesh In the wake of constant concerns of international communities and rights defenders over the safety of Rohingya refugees on a remote Bangladeshi island, the South Asian country has...

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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...