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Prominent Saudi billionaire dies at 79

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Prominent Saudi billionaire Saleh Abdullah Kamel died Monday at the age of 79.    The Saudi Arabia based multinational conglomerate Dallah Al-Baraka Group, which Kamel founded and chaired,...

UK-flagged tanker attacked in Gulf of Aden

ANKARA  A British-flagged tanker came under attack Sunday in the Gulf of Aden.  In a statement on its official website, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said the attack took...

Daesh/ISIS terrorists kills 3 in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD  At least three people were killed in two separate terror attacks by the Daesh/ISIS terror group in Iraq's eastern Diyala province, a security official told Anadolu Agency on Saturday.  Daesh/ISIS...

Jordan warns Israel of massive conflict over annexation

BERLIN Jordanian king on Friday warned that if Israel annexes the West Bank, it would lead to a “massive conflict” with Jordan. “If Israel really annexes the West Bank in July, it...

EU warns against Israel’s unilateral actions

BRUSSELS  The EU should reach out to Israel and discourage the annexation of the West Bank, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said on Friday. Josep Borrell was speaking at a news...

Palestinian diaspora marks 72nd anniversary of exodus

GAZA CITY, Palestine As Palestinians across the world on Friday observed Nakba or catastrophe, to mark 72nd anniversary of the forced mass exodus from their lands, an organization representing Palestinian...

72 years on, Palestinians observe virtual Nakba Day

RAMALLAH, Palestine  On May 15 each year, Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day to reaffirm the right of return to ancestral lands that are now part of Israel. However, the outbreak of the...

‘Israeli plans to annex West Bank loaded with disaster’

RAMALLAH Israeli plan to annex more land from the occupied Palestinian territory of West Bank will bring a new calamity for Palestinians, similar to their mass exodus in 1948, known...

Daesh/ISIS sets fire to agricultural land in Kirkuk

KIRKUK, Iraq Daesh/ISIS terrorists set fire to agricultural land in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk late Thursday.    Qais Abdul-Razak, a spokesman for Kirkuk’s Civil Defense Directorate, told Anadolu Agency that...

Daesh/ISIS kills three civilians in northern Iraq

SALADIN, Iraq At least three people were killed by Daesh/ISIS terrorists in Iraq's northern Saladin province, an official said early Friday.  Mehdi Taki, a member of the Saladin Provincial Council’s security...

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Sevilla reach Europa League final four with late winner

ANKARA  Spanish football club Sevilla qualified for the UEFA Europa League semifinals, beating English team Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 in the quarterfinals late Tuesday.  Argentine forward Lucas...

In Harris, Biden finds VP with track record, history

WASHINGTON By choosing California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is choosing an individual with a proven track record...

UK-Japan trade deal held up by cheese

LONDON Post-Brexit trade talks between the UK and Japan have progressed largely smoothly but have hit a stumbling block regarding Stilton cheese, according to local...

Foreign investors give Bolsonaro ultimatum on Amazon

SAO PAULO A group of 36 Brazilian companies and four business organizations have written to the National Council for the Legal Amazon led by Vice...

Myanmar 'underreported' 2017 Rohingya killing: Watchdog

ANKARA, Turkey / DHAKA, Bangladesh A Rohingya rights body on Tuesday disagreed with an "underreported" report of Myanmar government on the number of killed Muslims...