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3 Afghan women killed in alleged cross-border shelling

KABUL, Afghanistan / ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Afghan authorities on Monday claimed at least three women were killed and four injured in alleged cross-border shelling by Pakistani troops. In a statement, the provincial...

India allows EU lawmakers to visit Kashmir on Tuesday

ANKARA India has allowed a group of over two dozen members of European Union (EU) parliament to visit Jammu and Kashmir region on Tuesday, local media reported. The EU parliamentarians met...

China eyes to hold new intra-Afghan meeting

MOSCOW  Russia, the U.S. and Pakistan welcomed China’s proposal of hosting the next intra-Afghan meeting in Beijing, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday. The proposal was made and approved...

India raises Pakistan's airspace denial to Modi with UN

ANKARA  India has raised with a special UN agency a rejection by Pakistan to let Indian premier to use its airspace, local media reported said on Monday. According to Press Trust...

Pakistan to set university to honor first Sikh Guru

KARACHI, Pakistan  Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday laid foundation stone for a university named after Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion, ahead of his 550th birth anniversary...

Turkey: Event marks Jammu and Kashmir's 'Black Day'

ANKARA Dozens of Turkish representatives Saturday held an event marking India's annexation of the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir 72 years ago today. Speaking at the event organized by the...

Pakistan: Key leader of religious party arrested

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani authorities on Sunday arrested a key leader of a mainstream religious party in the capital Islamabad, officials and his party said. Mufti Kifayatullah, a firebrand religious leader belonging...

Pakistan marks 'Black Day' in solidarity with Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan on Sunday marked "Black Day" to show solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the 72nd anniversary of the dispute over the region. The day began...

Pakistan denies Indian premier permit to use airspace

ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Sunday denied Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi permission to fly through its airspace to visit Saudi Arabia, an official said. According to Pakistan's Foreign Ministry, the Indian government...

Afghan, US forces kill over 80 Taliban insurgents

KABUL, Afghanistan Over 80 Taliban insurgents were killed in air operations by Afghan and U.S. forces in the Kandahar and Faryab provinces alone over the past 24 hours, officials confirmed...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...