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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...

Massive explosions reported in Beirut, Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon/ANKARA  A fire at a warehouse with explosives at the Port of Beirut led to massive blasts, Lebanon's official news agency reported on Tuesday. A large number of people were...

Iran: Fire breaks out in industrial zone near capital

TEHRAN  A massive fire broke out in an industrial area near the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday, according to state television. The fire erupted in the Jajrud industrial area, while the...

US says F-15 jet performed ‘inspection' of Iran plane

WASHINGTON  A US F-15 jet came close to a commercial Iranian passenger plane in Syrian airspace, which forced the pilot to make an emergency landing, according to an American official...

Jerusalem governor arrested in Israel raid

JERUSALEM   Israeli police detained Jerusalem governor Adnan Ghaith on Sunday in a raid on his home, according to a local NGO. Police raided Ghaith’s home in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem and...

Iran: ‘Mysterious’ new explosion rocks power plant

TEHRAN  In another in a series of seemingly mysterious incidents, a fire broke out at a power plant in Iran’s central Isfahan province on Sunday, according to local officials. No casualties...

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Vietnam begins agricultural exports to EU

JAKARTA, Indonesia Vietnam has started exporting its agricultural products to European markets under a trade agreement with the EU The country's Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry...

Sony says PlayStation 5 launches Nov. 12

TOKYO  The PlayStation 5 home video game console is set to be released on Nov. 12, Sony has announced.It will first be available in the...

Antetokounmpo, LeBron lead 2019-20 All-NBA First Team

ISTANBUL NBA confirmed Wednesday that Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo have been unanimously named to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team. "Antetokounmpo,...

France, Lebanon at stalemate over proposed deadline

PARIS  French President Emmanuel Macron expressed disappointment Wednesday over Lebanon's failure to form a new government by mid-September in accordance with a schedule laid out...

Turkey defense expo to bring together S.Asian countries

ANKARA  Seeking to give the Turkish defense industry a stronger presence in world markets plus access to new opportunities, the sixth Defense Port Turkey expo...