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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 vows to respect rights of all under Syria deal

MOSCOW Russia on Friday vowed to protect rights of all parties under the recent agreement signed with Turkey on Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected the German Defense Ministry’s proposal...

Iraq teachers to strike as anti-gov't protests continue

BAGHDAD  Teachers and schools in Iraq will start a general strike on Tuesday as anti-government protests entered a fourth day, a teachers' union said Monday. "It comes in solidarity with...

Iraqi soldier killed in rocket attack near US embassy

BAGHDAD An Iraqi soldier was killed in a rocket attack near the U.S. Embassy in the capital Baghdad, according to Iraq’s Defense Ministry. According to a statement by the ministry's Security...

Palestinian martyred in Israeli raid in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine  A Palestinian youth was martyred in an Israeli raid on the blockaded Gaza Strip on Saturday, according to the Health Ministry. Ahmed al-Shahri, 27, died of wounds he...

Challenges of Syrian Constitutional Committee

ISTANBUL The first round of the meetings of the Syrian Constitutional Committee was marked with seriousness and the proceedings were concluded in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday under the auspices of...

Candidates register for Iran's parliamentary election

TEHRAN Candidates began on Sunday to register for Iran's next parliamentary election, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. Applicants can apply for the registration until Dec. 7. According to estimates, some...

US killing of Iranian top general way out of proportion: Expert

ANKARA Nobody expected "such a drastic response" from the U.S., a global affairs expert said about the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad. "The...

Iran’s coronavirus death toll nears 5,300

ANKARA With 88 new deaths reported in Iran, the death toll from the new coronavirus surged to 5,297, state media said on Tuesday. The Iranian state TV reported Kianoush Jahanpour, a...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 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...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...