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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels thwart YPG/PKK attack

TAL ABYAD, Syria / ANKARA, Turkey  Turkey-backed Syrian National Army rebels have thwarted an attack by YPG/PKK terrorists, according to security sources on Monday. They defused a car bomb in Syria's...

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,...

Daesh/ISIS storms home in eastern Iraq, kills 6

BAGHDAD Six people were killed when Daesh/ISIS terrorists stormed a home in Iraq's eastern Diyala province, a local police officer said on Sunday.  Police Captain Jaafar al-Waeli told Anadolu Agency that...

Turkey arrests Daesh/ISIS terrorist sought by Interpol

ANKARA Turkish security forces arrested on Thursday a Daesh/ISIS terrorist sought by the Interpol's red notice, according to a security source. The suspect, known only by the initials F.B., was arrested...

Senior Turkish official slams Trump’s 'deal of century'

ANKARA Deputy chairman of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Tuesday reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s statements on Jerusalem as “undivided capital” of Israel. “No, Trump! Jerusalem is...

Regional reactions to US killing of Iran's Soleimani

GAZA CITY, Palestine/BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi blasted Friday the killing of Qasem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds Force, in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq at dawn. The airstrike...

24 killed, hundreds injured in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD At least 24 people were killed and over 2,000 others injured in Iraq on Friday in anti-government protests that erupted on Friday near Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, according to...

Palestinians confirm first coronavirus cases in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus in the Gaza Strip. Two people tested positive for the virus after returning from Pakistan, health...

N.Syria: Turkish army aids Syrians to resume daily life

TAL ABYAD, Syria Daily life in the Turkish-controlled Tal Abyad district in northern Syria has begun returning to normal after the area was recently cleared of terrorists with the assistance...

Saudi Arabia orders Aramco to up oil capacity by 1M bpd

ANKARA Saudi Arabia has ordered its national oil company Saudi Aramco to increase its crude oil production capacity by 1 million barrels per day (bpd), according to a statement on...

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Turkish police arrest 75 for selling drugs in Istanbul

ISTANBUL A total of 75 people were arrested early Monday for selling drugs in Turkey’s metropolitan city of Istanbul. Anti-drug police squads carried out an operation...

5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes western Indonesia

JAKARTA A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted Indonesia’s western province of Aceh early Monday, according to the country's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG). The quake’s epicenter...

Ghana reports nearly 700 new coronavirus cases

ABUJA, Nigeria Ghana reported 692 new coronavirus cases over the past day, bringing the country’s total to 24,518, local authorities said Sunday. Ghana Health Services said...

South Africa extends COVID-19 measures for a month

ABUJA, Nigeria South Africa extended measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus Sunday as the number of cases in the country continued to...

Nigeria: 22 people killed in armed attack

ABUJA, Nigeria At least 22 people were killed Sunday when armed attackers raided some villages in Nigeria, according to local media. Many others were wounded in...

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