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Top Iranian aide praises Turkey's Hagia Sophia move

ANKARA  A senior advisor to Iran's supreme leader on Sunday congratulated Turkey for reopening the Hagia Sophia Mosque after 86 years as a museum. "We congratulate the Turkish people for this...

S.Arabia: Dozens of Saudi soldiers killed in clashes

SANAA, Yemen  Saudi forces suffered dozens of casualties amid clashes in the country's southwest, according to news reports on Sunday by an outlet aligned with Yemeni Houthi rebels. Clashes broke out...

Pandemic claims more lives in Kuwait, Lebanon, Algeria

ISTANBUL  The coronavirus pandemic continued to claim lives in Kuwait, Lebanon and Algeria on Saturday. Kuwait The Kuwaiti Health Ministry said six more deaths and 770 new infections were recorded over the...

Iran arrests head of US-based anti-regime group

ANKARA Iran on Saturday announced the arrest of the leader of a US-based anti-regime group accused of carrying out terrorist attacks in the country. “Jamshid Sharmahd, the ringleader of the Tondar...

Eid al-Adha: Aid distributed to 4,000+ families in Gaza

GAZA City, Palestine  A Turkish charity on Saturday distributed meat to nearly 4,200 families in need in the Gaza Strip on the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival. Nearly 25,000 people will receive...

Iraq to hold snap elections in June 2021

BAGHDAD The Iraqi prime minister on Friday said his country was going to hold early elections in 2021. Speaking to the Iraqi people in a TV address, Mustafa al-Kazimi said Iraq...

Muslim pilgrims perform last Hajj ritual in Mecca

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia In reduced numbers due to the pandemic, Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia on Friday converged on the tent city of Mina to throw stones at a symbolic...

Egypt sends forces to Syria for Assad regime

IDLIB, Syria Egypt has sent nearly 150 soldiers to Syria to fight in the ranks of the Assad regime, according to military sources. Reliable military sources told Anadolu Agency that the...

Yemen: President assigns premier to form new gov't

ISTANBUL The president of Yemen on Wednesday ordered the country's prime minister to form a new cabinet in accordance with the Riyadh agreement signed with the UAE-backed Southern Transition Council...

Egypt appoints military advisor for each governorate

CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Wednesday announced the appointment of a military adviser in each governorate, an unprecedented move in the country’s history. Critics consider the move as...

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Kashmir under curfew ahead of Aug 5 anniversary

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir The regional administration in the Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday imposed a two-day curfew ahead of the first anniversary of the revocation...

Israel sees over 1,800 new coronavirus cases

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Africa: No slowdown in virus spread as cases near 1M

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The number of coronavirus cases in Africa is now over 968,000, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said...