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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...

Malaysia to open embassy accredited to Palestine

ANKARA Malaysia will open its embassy exclusively accredited to Palestine, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced on Friday. Addressing the 18th summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Azerbaijan, Mahathir criticized the silence...

Two Yemeni ministers survive bomb attack in Shabwah

SHABWAH, Yemen Two Yemeni ministers survived an assassination attempt in the southern Shabwah province on Monday, according to a local official. Security forces arrested two men for attempting to plant an...

Iraqi tribes issue ultimatum to gov't over detainees

BAGHDAD  Iraqi tribes have issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Iraqi government to release protesters held by security forces in the southern Basra province. "Tribal chieftains in Basra have given 48...

Turkey, Russia start joint ground patrols in N.Syria

ANKARA  Turkish and Russian troops on Friday started first joint ground patrols in northern Syria under a deal reached last month to clear the area of YPG/PKK terrorists, said Turkey's...

Syria: Tel Rifaat locals protest YPG/PKK occupation

AZAZ, Syria Displaced by the YPG/PKK occupation of the northern Syria city, thousands of locals from Tel Rifaat gathered Sunday in Azaz to protest against the terrorist group. Protesters convened in...

Russian airstrikes kill 4 civilians in Idlib, Syria

IDLIB, Syria Four civilians were killed in Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the de-escalation zone of Idlib, Syria, the Syrian civil defense agency White Helmets said on Tuesday. The agency...

Iraqi protesters set fire to Iranian consulate, again

BAGHDAD The Iranian consulate in southern Najaf province of Iraq was torched again amid ongoing protests, security sources said on Sunday. The security forces have yet to identify who torched the...

Turkish aid agency helps Syrians fleeing Idlib attacks

ISTANBUL  A Turkish aid agency provided humanitarian aid to people of Syria’s Idlib who escaped bombardments of regime and its supporters, and took shelter near the Turkish border. The Bashar al-Assad...

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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...