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2 Indian soldiers killed in border clash

SRINAGAR/ISLAMABAD Two Indian soldiers died Saturday from injuries sustained during a clash between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in India-administered Kashmir, the previous day, according...

Daniel Pearl's parents challenge acquittal of accused

KARACHI, Pakistan The parents of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl filed an appeal in Pakistan’s Supreme Court against the acquittal of four men earlier convicted of their son’s murder. Four men...

Taliban blamed for 1,000+ civilian Afghan casualties

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan on Saturday claimed that over 1,000 civilians have been killed or wounded in attacks by the Taliban over the last two-plus months.  In the past 70 days, the...

Uzbekistan: 70,000 evacuated after dam wall collapses

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Some 70,000 people have been evacuated from eastern Uzbekistan as hundreds of houses were submerged under waters from a collapsed dam, said government officials on Saturday. Agricultural lands and...

Signs of bitter political feud in Afghanistan near end

KABUL, Afghanistan  In a major political development, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani's main rival Abdullah Abdullah on Friday claimed reaching a "tentative" agreement to end the lingering electoral crisis. In a series...

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA A magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolted Indonesia's North Sulawesi province Thursday, according to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG).  BMKG said the earthquake’s epicenter was 66 kilometers (41...

Turkmenistan marks 25th anniversary of neutrality

ANKARA The Embassy of Turkmenistan in Turkey marked the 25th anniversary of the country's neutrality, according to a statement. In a videoconference on Tuesday with the participation of officials of the...

Tensions flare as Indian states seal borders over virus

NEW DELHI, India  Tamil Nadu, a state in South India, built a wall at its border with Andhra Pradesh state to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus and...

New Zealand: Economy restarts as virus measures ease

ANKARA New Zealand has resumed three quarters of its economic activities as of Tuesday after easing lockdown measures against the novel coronavirus, local media reported. With fewer COVID-19 cases reported, Wellington...

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...

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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...