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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...

From war, to Turkey, to top student: Young Syrian grabs top scores on high...

ANKARA After fleeing the horrors of war in Syria, a young refugee taking shelter in neighboring Turkey has achieved remarkable successes and now has distinguished himself as one of the...

Israel kills 42 Palestinians in overnight raids on Gaza residential area

GAZA CITY, Palestine Israeli warplanes carried out heavy airstrikes on a residential area in Gaza City at dawn on Sunday, leaving at least 42 Palestinians killed, with most of them...

Jordan says prince involved in attempts to 'harm security'

AMMAN, Jordan Jordan said on Sunday that former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein was involved in “attempts to destabilize the country's security" with foreign parties. "Preliminary investigations detected movements and activities...

US line on Khashoggi report disappoints UN experts

GENEVA UN special investigator Agnes Callamard said Monday it is "dangerous" and "problematic" for a US intelligence report about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi to formally blame the Saudi crown...

Saudi rejects report submitted to US congress on Khashoggi murder

ANKARA Saudi Arabia rejected a report submitted to the US Congress regarding the murder of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi, according to a foreign ministry statement Friday.  The statement said the Kingdom’s...

Qatar's ruler to attend Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

DOHA, Qatar Qatar’s ruler will attend the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council summit starting in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, his first appearance at the meeting since 2017.  Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani...

Qatar, Saudi Arabia agree to reopen airspace, borders

DOHA, Qatar After a feud of more than three years, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have agreed to reopen their airspace and borders starting tonight, Kuwait’s foreign minister announced on Monday. Kuwait’s...

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...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...