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Iraqi government indefinitely postpones local elections

BAGHDAD Iraq’s government on Tuesday indefinitely postponed provincial council elections without however citing any reason. Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's media office said in a brief statement that the Cabinet decided at...

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...

Iraqi lawmakers approve Mustafa al-Kadhimi's government

BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament approved the cabinet of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi early Thursday after some last-minute changes to appease political parties.  Parliament approved 15 ministers out of a prospective 22-seat cabinet...

Iran: Coronavirus death toll rises to 1,685

ANKARA A total of 129 people in Iran have died of coronavirus over the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll up to 1,685, said an Iranian health official on...

Israel to count Palestinians in 'future annexed areas'

JERUSALEM Israel prepares to count Palestinian population living in areas that will be annexed to Israeli sovereignty, according to US' alleged peace plan "Deal of the Century". The Israeli rights group...

UN employee killed in Iraq’s Kirkuk

BAGHDAD A staff member of the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) was killed with a sharp object in Iraq’s northern Kirkuk province, an Iraqi police officer said on Sunday. “The...

US, Russia conduct first joint patrol in Syria

AL-HASAKAH, Syria The US and Russia conducted on Wednesday their first joint patrols in al-Hasakah, a Syrian province under the YPG/PKK occupation, local sources said. The US and Russian armored military...

Protesters block entrance of Iraq's Umm Qasr port

BAGHDAD Hundreds of demonstrators blocked the gates of Umm Qasr port in the Iraq's southern province of Basra, a security source said on Tuesday. The port "Umm Qasr" is one of...

Turkey, Russia hold 12th joint patrol in Idlib, Syria

ANKARA Turkish and Russian military elements performed the 12th joint patrol along a key highway in Idlib, northwestern Syria, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. “Within the framework of...

3 Israeli tanks breach Lebanese border

BEIRUT, Lebanon  Three Israeli tanks crossed a technical fence that separates Lebanon from Israel on Tuesday, according to the official Lebanese News Agency. The agency said three tanks broke through the...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...