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Iran holds 6 people over Ukrainian plane crash

ANKARA Iranian authorities on Tuesday said six persons have been arrested in connection to the downing of Ukrainian plane, in which 176 people were killed. "Six have been so far arrested...

Airstrikes kill 6 in Hashd al-Shaabi convoy in Iraq

BAGHDAD Six people were killed when airstrikes struck a convoy carrying commanders of Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Units, in northern Baghdad, local media outlets reported Saturday. The convoy was in...

Israel urges Austrian gov’t to blacklist Hezbollahs

JERUSALEM Israel on Sunday welcomed a call by the Austrian Parliament for the EU to blacklist Lebanese group Hezbollah.  "This is a significant decision against Hezbollah," Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi abi...

Yemen rebels say oil tanker arrives at Hudaydah port

SANAA  The Houthi group said Sunday an oil tanker had arrived at the rebel-held al-Hudaydah seaport in western Yemen. In a tweet, Yahya Sharaf al-Din, deputy chief of the Red Sea...

125 civilians killed in Syria in May: Watchdog

ANKARA A total of 125 civilians, including 26 children and six women, were killed in Syria this May, mostly as a result of bombings, a rights group said on Monday. Of...

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...

4 killed in bomb attack in Iraq’s Tahrir square

BAGHDAD  At least four people were killed and 20 injured after a car bomb Friday targeted Tahrir Square in the city amid anti-government protests ongoing since October, according to security...

Macron berates reporter for unveiling Hezbollah talks

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron lashed out at a journalist following a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon Tuesday evening for his exposing an unannounced meeting by the leader with Hezbollah...

Russia’s Putin, Iraqi PM discuss settlement in Syria

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syrian settlement in a phone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi on Monday. The two leaders agreed to coordinate the steps aiming to...

Dozens of Houthi rebels killed in western Yemen clashes

SANAA, Yemen  Scores of Houthi rebels were killed and a commander was injured in clashes with government forces in western Yemen, the country’s army said on Wednesday. "Houthi commander Abu Jaffar...

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Erdogan greets Jewish community on Rosh Hashanah

ANKARA Turkey’s president on Saturday conveyed warm wishes to the Jewish community on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  “I wish peace be...

Libyan commander rejects Haftar deal on oil production

TRIPOLI, Libya  A Libyan military commander on Saturday rejected a deal announced by eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar and Ahmed Maiteeq, the Vice-President of the Libyan...

France urges Turkey to reopen 'responsible dialogue'

ANKARA French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called on Turkey to reopen a "responsible dialogue" on the Eastern Mediterranean. "In Ajaccio, we sent a clear message...

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...