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US reportedly allows Israel to supply gas to Lebanon

JERUSALEM The US has reportedly allowed Israel to supply cash-strapped Lebanon with gas via Jordan, according to Israeli media. Israeli Channel 12 said an agreement was reached between Washington and Tel...

Russia calls security talks with US 'difficult' but 'professional'

MOSCOW Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov called Russian-US talks held Monday in Geneva on security guarantees "difficult, deep, professional and concrete," with the two sides not trying to soften...

Exhibition organized to mark 2008 Israeli offensive on Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine  Palestinian artists in Gaza on Sunday opened an exhibition that documents the crimes committed by the Israeli army in its large offensive on Gaza in 2008. The exhibition,...

UAE plans to stop monopoly of key business families: Report

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates  The Emirati government plans to end its monopoly on the sale of imported goods, in an effort to attract foreign investments, according to The Financial...

Saudi Arabia denies importing Christmas trees

ISTANBUL Saudi Arabia has denied media reports about importing Christmas trees and Santa Claus outfits. The Saudi Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority said that it is prohibited to import Christmas trees...

Syria 'haven' for mercenaries, drug trafficking, terrorism: UN

WASHINGTON  Syria has become a "haven" for mercenaries, drug traffickers and terrorism, the UN’s special envoy for the country said Monday.  In his briefing to UN Security Council members, Geir Pedersen...

Saudi-led coalition conducts airstrikes on Yemen’s Sanaa airport

SANAA, Yemen  The Saudi-led coalition said Monday that it carried out airstrikes on Yemen’s Sanaa International Airport in the Houthi-controlled capital. A coalition statement cited by the Saudi state news agency...

Turkey's UN envoy criticizes Security Council over Syria inaction

WASHINGTON Turkey's UN ambassador on Monday slammed the Security Council for its inaction on war-torn Syria, saying more should be done than just tweeting resolutions. Speaking to the council, Feridun Sinirlioglu...

Palestine hails UN resolution affirming its sovereignty over natural resources

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestine on Friday welcomed a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly that affirms the Palestinian sovereignty over its natural resources. In a statement, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki...

Houthi’s ballistic missiles hit Yemen’s Marib

MARIB, Yemen At least 29 casualties were reported from two ballistic missile attacks carried out by Houthi rebels in Yemen's Marib province, an official said Sunday. Yemen’s Information Minister Muammar...

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Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia after being deported from Australia

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Monday returned to Serbia after being deported from Australia. Djokovic, the top men’s tennis player, on Jan. 4...

Australia, New Zealand send aircraft to assess damage after Tonga eruption

ANKARA Australia and New Zealand deployed surveillance aircraft on Monday to assess the damage caused by a massive underwater volcano in the Pacific nation of...

Turkish President Erdogan welcomed in Albania with official ceremony

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Albania’s capital Tirana on Monday. Erdogan was welcomed by Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama with an official ceremony...

Turkiye’s short-term external debt stock reaches $124.1B in November

ISTANBUL  Turkiye's short-term external debt stock totaled $124.1 billion as of end-November 2021, the country's Central Bank said on Monday. The foreign debt due to be...

Turkiye's automotive production down in 2021

ISTANBUL In 2021, Turkiye's overall automotive production narrowed by 2% to 1.27 million units on a yearly basis, the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) said on...