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Jordan’s Queen Noor hopes ‘truth will prevail’

AMMAN, Jordan Queen Noor, the mother of Jordan’s former crown prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein, on Sunday voiced hope that “truth and justice will prevail” after accusations linking her son to...

Qatar expresses support to Jordan king after arrests

DOHA, Qatar Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Sunday expressed his country’s support to Jordanian King Abdullah II following a spate of arrests in the kingdom due to...

Jordan: Prince says he is in house arrest

ANKARA Jordan's former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein said on Saturday that he is under house arrest and accused the country's leaders of corruption, incompetence and harassment. Al-Hussein's statement was released...

Saudi backs Jordan on arrest of former head of Royal Court

RIYADH The Saudi Arabian administration announced on Saturday that it stands by Jordan in any decision it takes to protect the security of that country. After allegations that former Crown Prince...

Jordan arrests former head of royal court, others

AMMAN, Jordan Bassem Ibrahim Awadallah, former head of the Jordanian royal court, and other former officials were arrested for “security reasons,” state media reported on Saturday. “Jordanian citizens, Hassan bin Zaid,...

Ezidis unable to return to Sinjar due to PKK: Turkish envoy

DUHOK, Iraq The Ezidi community, which escaped from Iraq's Sinjar district and took refuge in Duhok province after Daesh/ISIS took control of the region, is unable to return to their...

Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi missile in Yemen

RIYADH  The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said on Thursday that it destroyed a Houthi ballistic missile and a launchpad in Yemen’s eastern Marib province, local media reported. A ballistic missile attack...

Turkish group to build 6,000 houses for needy in Syria

KILIS, Turkey The Turkish-Muslim umbrella group DITIB will build 6,000 houses for the needy in Idlib, Syria as part of an aid project. The delegation, consisting of DITIB head Kazim Turkmen,...

Fresh virus spike hits Iran following Nowruz holidays

TEHRAN, Iran Iranian authorities on Sunday reinstated restrictions in the capital Tehran and other major cities amid a spike in new coronavirus infections.The restrictions include curbs on the movement between...

Security forces in Syria seize 60 kg of explosives

SANLIURFA, Turkey  At least 60 kilograms (132 pounds) of explosives were seized in Syria’s Tal Abyad district, a governorate in southeastern Turkey said Wednesday.   The governorate in Sanliurfa province said the...

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Italy pandemic aid pushes deficit to new high

ROME Italy government approved additional deficit spending for up to €40 billion on Thursday which will be used to fund a special stimulus package to...

Russia accuses US, NATO of moving troops to its border

MOSCOW The US is moving its troops to Russia’s borders, a top Russian official said on Tuesday. Over 40,000 people and 15,000 units of military equipment...

Turkey's daily virus cases hit new peak

ANKARAa Turkey reported over 59,000 more coronavirus cases on Tuesday, its highest single-day figure since the start of the pandemic. A total of 59,187 cases, including...

Turkey declares partial lockdown during Ramadan

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday announced a two-week partial lockdown to help curb a recent rise in the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country. Speaking to...

Turkey to host Afghan peace meet from April 24 to May 4

ANKARA Turkey announced on Tuesday that a keenly awaited international conference on the Afghan peace process will be held in Istanbul from April 24...