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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...

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,...

Iraq: Death toll climbs to 63 amid resumed protests

BAGHDAD The death toll rose to 63 in Iraq since the latest eruption of anti-government protests, the country's rights commission said Saturday. The Iraq High Commission for Human Rights announced the...

20 killed as Iraqi forces disperse Karbala sit-in

KARBALA, Iraq At least 20 demonstrators were killed and more than 600 others injured Tuesday when Iraqi forces attempted to break a protest camp in the southern city of Karbala,...

Kuwait appoints its first ambassador to Palestine

KUWAIT CITY  Kuwait has appointed its first ambassador to Palestine, according to Kuwaiti local media. "The decision was made after Palestine welcomed the nomination of Aziz al-Daihani, Kuwait's ambassador to Jordan,...

UN says ‘94,000 Syrians have returned to their homes’

GENEVA At least 94,000 civilians have returned to areas liberated by Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria over the last 10 days, the UN said on Friday. At the beginning of...

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,"...

Continuing escalation very dangerous in Gaza: UN envoy

ANKARA The UN's special coordinator for the Middle East peace process said on Wednesday that ongoing escalations undermined efforts to improve socio-economic conditions in Gaza. "I am very concerned about the...

Iraqi commander calls for 'unity' against US

ISTANBUL An Iraqi commander on Friday called on all national forces in the country to unite against the U.S., following the killing of an Iranian top commander in a U.S....

Israeli police detain Jerusalem governor

JERUSALEM Israeli police on Sunday detained Jerusalem Governor Adnan Ghaith. A video released by the Jerusalem-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center showed police forcefully detaining Ghaith from his home in Jerusalem's neighborhood...

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Coronavirus deaths surge beyond 10,000 in Russia

MOSCOW Coronavirus-related deaths in Russia crossed the 10,000 mark on Saturday. With 168 fatalities registered over the last 24 hours, the overall count went up to...

Tunisia MPs reject motion to blacklist Brotherhood

TUNIS The Bureau of Tunisia’s House of Representatives (parliament) has rejected a petition to blacklist the Muslim Brotherhood group. The opposition Free Constitutional Party (PDL), which...

Turkey neutralizes 3 terrorists in N.Iraq operation

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” at least three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Weapons, ammunition and explosives were also seized...

Turkey sends 2nd batch of medical aid to Serbia

ANKARA  A Turkish military plane carrying the second batch of medical supplies for Serbia left the capital Ankara on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. An A-400M...

Turkish space team to send mini satellite into space

ANKARA A team of Turkish engineering students will send a miniaturized satellite into space at the end of the year. “We started working on the PocketQube...

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