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PROFILE – Who is Hashd al-Shaabi leader Abu-Mahdi al-Muhandis?

BAGHDAD Abu-Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), was killed in an early morning U.S. airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq's official media reported. Two vehicles...

Russian military police patrol Turkish-Syrian border

MOSCOW Russian military police patrolled parts of the Turkish-Syrian border in accordance with a recent memorandum between Ankara and Moscow, the country's Defense Ministry said on Thursday. "On October 24, a...

3 soldiers killed in clashes with gunmen in NW Iran

ANKARA  Three Iranian border guards were killed in clashes with armed groups near the Iraqi border, the official IRNA news agency said on Friday. Clashes erupted between Iranian border guards forces...

US no longer demanding ouster of Syria's Assad: envoy

WASHINGTON The US is no longer demanding Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad step down from office, and is instead seeking a radical change in the regime's behavior, President Donald Trump's...

Iraq: Iranian-backed militia urged to leave US Embassy

BAGHDAD After a dramatic day that saw the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad breached, an Iranian-backed militia on Wednesday group urged its members in Iraq to withdraw from around the...

Emirati royal slams Islamophobia in India

ANKARA Emirati Princess Sheikha Hend bint Faisal al-Qasimi has strongly criticized Islamophobic tendencies in India and also expressed solidarity and sympathies with Indian Muslims and Kashmiris. In an interview with an...
Khaled Mashal

Normalization intended to control Arabs: Ex-Hamas chief

GAZA CITY, Palestine The idea of normal relations with Israel was raised with the intent of controlling the Arab world, the former head of Hamas said Saturday. Khaled Mashal spoke at...

Iraq: Parliament moves to change charter, end perks

BAGHDAD As the nation is rocked by protests, Iraq’s parliament on Monday took steps towards reforms including changing the country’s Constitution and ending official perks. Parliament voted to form a commission...

Saudi-led coalition intercepts rebel drone from Yemen

SANAA The Saudi-led coalition said on Sunday it had intercepted an explosives-laden drone fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels towards Saudi Arabia. Coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said the drone was shot...

Israel owns 90 nuclear warheads: Report

JERUSALEM Israel is believed to possess between 80 and 90 nuclear warheads, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on Monday. In a report, SIPRI said Israel continues to pursue...

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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...