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Qatar affirms its position on Palestinian issue

ANKARA  Qatar on Sunday said it stands by Palestinians and that the long-standing conflict with Israel should be resolved by addressing its root causes, according to the country's official news...

Iran speaker slams Rouhani’s gov’t over US sanctions

TEHRAN  Iran’s Parliament Speaker Baqer Ghalibaf has criticized the “passive” reactions of the Hassan Rouhani’s government to the US move to re-impose sanctions on Tehran. Speaking during a plenary session of...

UAE's Habtoor Group plans to open office in Israel

ABU DHABI, UAE  Dubai conglomerate Al-Habtoor Group said Sunday it plans to open a representative office in Israel, days after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed an agreement...

Railway to be built between Iraq's Mosul, Turkey

BAGHDAD  A railway will be built between Iraq's Mosul and Turkey, according to the governor of Mosul on Sunday. A team of engineers with the support of Turkish companies will start...

Iraq captures 2 Daesh/ISIS militants in Baghdad

BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces arrested two militants from the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group in raids in the capital Baghdad, according to the Defense Ministry on Sunday. A ministry statement said the two...

Dozens of Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa complex

JERUSALEM Dozens of Israeli settlers forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa complex on Sunday in celebration of the Jewish New Year. In a statement, the Jerusalem Awqaf Department said 76...

US facing international isolation: Iran

TEHRAN The Iranian Foreign Ministry said Sunday the US was facing international isolation over its decision to re-impose sanctions on Tehran, according to the official IRNA news agency. “The US stands...

US re-imposing UN sanctions on Iran despite objection

WASHINGTON  The US declared Saturday the re-imposition of biting UN sanctions on Iran that were lifted as part of a 2015 nuclear accord struck with world powers in a process...

Official: Palestinian head under pressure to talk to US

RAMALLAH Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused to negotiate with the US although he was under pressure from Arab countries, a Fatah movement official said Sunday. “President Abbas is facing unprecedented pressure...

Saudi Arabia: 5 wounded in Houthi rocket attack

RIYADH  At least five people were injured in a rocket attack in southwestern Saudi Arabia, local media said Sunday. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that the rocket in Jazan was...

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Turkey ready for talks with Greece: Ruling party

ANKARA Turkey is ready for talks with Greece amid ongoing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday. “There is no problem for...

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

PARIS France reported 10,008 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, reaching 468,069 in total. It registered 78 new fatalities taking the death toll to 31,416. In...

Egypt supports political settlement in Libya: Sisi

ANKARA Egypt's interest in upholding international peace and security includes protecting people from the scourge of armed conflict through launching comprehensive political processes based on...

Turkish Cyprus hails Turkey-EU talks on Eastern Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cyprus on Tuesday praised talks between Turkey and the European Union on recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – September 23, 2020

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...