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20 Afghan forces killed in Taliban onslaught

KABUL, Afghanistan  At least 20 Afghan security personnel and a civilian were killed in a flared-up fighting with the Taliban insurgents in the northern Jowzjan province of Afghanistan, an official...

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...

Pakistan: Traders begin 2-day nationwide strike

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  A two-day shutter down strike against the controversial tax reforms by the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan began on Tuesday, bringing the commercial activities to a standstill...

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...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...