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Iran says ‘hard revenge awaits’ scientist’s killers

TEHRAN The killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist by unknown assailants is being linked to Israel by senior political, military officials in Tehran. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the top-notch nuclear scientist who headed...

Khashoggi's fiancee sues Saudi crown prince for murder

WASHINGTON Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee to late Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, filed suit in US district court Tuesday against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the journalist's grisly...

Emir of Kuwait dies at 91

KUWAIT CITY Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah died on Tuesday at the age of 91, state media announced. "With great sadness and sorrow we mourn to the Kuwaiti people,...

Qatari emir discusses Palestinian issue with Kushner

ANKARA  Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani received senior advisor to US President Donald Trump Jared Kushner in the capital Doha on Wednesday, according to the official QNA news...

Hariri family accepts UN ruling on father's killing

BEIRUT Saad Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister, said Tuesday that his family has accepted the verdict of a UN tribunal on the assassination of his father. Hariri also demanded justice...

UN rejects US resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

TEHRAN The UN Security Council late Friday turned down a resolution introduced by the US to indefinitely extend an arms embargo on Iran.   US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who appealed...

Israel says ready for war with Lebanon: Gantz

JERUSALEM  Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Penny Gantz said Monday Israel is ready for a war with Lebanon if such war is imposed on Tel Aviv. In his briefing...

Jordan releases Anadolu Agency reporter after brief detention

AMMAN Jordanian authorities have released an Anadolu Agency correspondent after a brief detention while covering a teacher protest in the northern city of Irbid. Laith al-Juneidi said Monday he was assaulted...

Lebanon detains 16 port employees over blast

BEIRUT Authorities in Lebanon have detained 16 employees of the Port of Beirut, where a massive explosion occurred earlier this week that left at least 135 people dead and nearly...

Lebanon’s president says ammonium nitrate caused blast

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Lebanon Lebanese President Michel Aoun cited ammonium nitrate as the source of a massive explosion Tuesday at the Port of Beirut which killed more than 60 people and injured...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...