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Locals in Syria’s Jarabulus protest regime presence

JARABULUS, Syria The locals of the northern Syrian town of Jarabulus on Friday held demonstrations in protest of the presence of Bashar al-Assad regime and Russian forces in Manbij. The protesters,...

Turkish, Russian top diplomats discuss Syria over phone

ANKARA The foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia discussed on Thursday a recent deal between the two countries about northern Syria on the phone. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Sergey Lavrov discussed the...

Russia shifts 300 Chechen military policemen to Syria

MOSCOW Russia shifted 300 military policemen from Chechnya to Syria, the country's Defense Ministry said on Friday. "About 300 servicemen of the military police unit of the armed forces of the...

Iraq: Death toll hits 74 as anti-gov’t protests resume

BAGHDAD The death toll in Iraq from the latest round of nationwide anti-government protests has risen to 74, the country's rights commission said Sunday. The Independent High Commission for Human Rights...

Syrian Constitutional Committee gets underway in Geneva

ANKARA Syrian Constitutional Committee -- made up of opposition, civil society and regime members -- began its work on Wednesday in Geneva with the UN's facilitation. The committee is mandated, within...

Turkey, Russia conduct 1st joint ground petrol in N.Syria

ANKARA Turkey and Russia military personnel completed the first joint ground patrol in northern Syria as a part of planned safe zone east of Euphrates River, the Turkish National Defense...

Turkey to start extraditing Daesh/ISIS members Nov. 11

ANKARA Turkey will start extraditing captured Daesh/ISIS terrorists on Nov. 11 to their home countries, according to Turkey’s interior minister.  "PYD releases Daesh terrorists and we capture them,"...

Turks protest Israel's attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Scores of people and representatives of non-governmental organizations convened in front of Israel's embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday to protest against Israel's attacks on Palestinians. Ahmet Sanver,...

Venezuela condoles with Iran for Soleimani killing

BOGOTA The Venezuelan government Saturday offered condolences to the "peoples of Iran and Iraq" for the death of a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad. The Foreign...

Turkey 'neutralizes' 5 YPG/PKK terrorists in N.Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces "neutralized" five YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry announced on Sunday. The terrorists were neutralized in the Hakurk region in air-backed operations, the ministry...

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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,...