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Bosnian court jails ex-soldier over war crimes

BELGRADE, Serbia A Bosnian court on Wednesday sentenced a former Serb soldier to 20 years in prison for committing war crimes against Bosniak civilians during the 1992 Bosnian War. A 64-year-old...

Turkey’s top diplomat phones Norway attack victims

ANKARA Turkey’s foreign minister spoke by phone Sunday with a Turkish family in Oslo, Norway whose car was attacked late last week by sympathizers of the PKK terror group. Mevlut Cavusoglu...

France: Medical workers protest, unrest and fires ensue

PARIS   Demonstrations in Paris turned violent on Tuesday when healthcare workers ended their hours-long protest at Invalides, where a large group of protesters set furniture and cars on fire with...

Building near UK mosque comes under Islamophobic attack

LONDON A building near a mosque in south London was vandalized with Islamophobic slogans, British police said on Thursday. Officers attended the building near the North Brixton Islamic Cultural Centre after...

France to ban police chokeholds on detained suspects

PARIS France announced plans Monday to ban a chokehold method used by police to detain suspects as part of the government's efforts to address brutality and abuses by law enforcement...

Germany, Netherlands to take back Daesh/ISIS terrorists

VAN, Turkey Germany and the Netherlands have agreed to take Daesh/ISIS terrorists back into their home countries, Turkey’s Interior Minister said on Wednesday. “I would like to thank two countries, Germany...

Netherlands: Virus cases top 26,500, deaths over 2,800

ANKARA The coronavirus death toll in the Netherlands has crossed 2,800 and confirmed cases are now over 26,500, authorities announced on Monday. A total of 964 new cases were confirmed in...

Should EU, littoral countries review policies in E Med?

ANKARA The discovery of rich hydrocarbon reserves under the Eastern Mediterranean Sea brought the attention of regional, global actors and energy giants to the region. It has surged tensions as not...

UK trade minister resigns over loan 'intimidation'

LONDON The trade minister of the UK resigned on Monday after a parliamentary watchdog found that he attempted to use his position as a lawmaker to intimidate a member of...

German city elects ethnic Turkish mayor for first time

BERLIN Voters in Hannover, Germany have elected an ethnic Turkish politician as mayor for the first time in the city’s history. Belit Onay, a 38-year-old parliamentarian from the Green Party, claimed...

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Iran records highest daily COVID-19 fatalities

TEHRAN  Iran on Sunday confirmed 163 more fatalities from coronavirus, the largest daily spike in the country since the outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus,...

Turkey seizes large amount of PKK ammunition in N.Iraq

ANKARA The Turkish military seized a large amount of ammunition as part of its anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, said the Turkish National Defense Ministry...

Palestine extends state of emergency amid pandemic

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday extended a state of emergency for 30 days to stem the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The move comes...

Turkey: 114 exit hospital after fireworks factory blasts

SAKARYA, Turkey A total of 114 patients have been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for injuries from blasts in a fireworks factory in northwestern...

Coronavirus claims more lives in Oman, Sudan

ANKARA Health authorities in Oman and Sudan confirmed additional fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Sunday. In a statement, the Omani Health Ministry said ten...

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