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‘185,000 Syrians returned to Idlib since cease-fire’

IDLIB, Syria As many as 185,000 displaced Syrians have returned to their homes in Idlib, northwestern Syria, since Turkey and Russia agreed on a new cease-fire in the region last...

UN sends humanitarian aid to Idlib, Syria

HATAY, Turkey The United Nations on Tuesday dispatched 55 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, a northwestern Syrian province where millions are desperately seeking assistance. The trucks loaded with aid entered...

New Israeli coalition threatens peace: PLO official

RAMALLAH, Palestine  Any Israeli government – including the new coalition – based on taking away Palestinian lands endangers peace in the Mideast, warned a top Palestine Liberation Organization official. "Any Israeli...

Russia, Iran discuss anti-virus cooperation

MOSCOW Russian and Iranian foreign ministers discussed cooperation in combatting the coronavirus pandemic in a phone talk on Monday, according to an official statement. Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad...

Magnitude 4.7 quake strikes western Iran

ANKARA  Iran was struck early Sunday by a magnitude-4.7 earthquake in Khoy, West Azerbaijan province. The quake was recorded at 5.23 local time (0053GMT) at a depth of 6.75 kilometers (4...

Yemeni government forces take control in Socotra Island

SOCOTRA, Yemen  Yemeni government forces took back control Saturday of a military camp in the strategic Socotra island that was previously seized by UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) separatists, according...

Clashes continue in Yemen despite cease-fire

SAADA, Yemen At least 38 Houthi rebels were killed on Saturday in clashes with government forces despite a truce reached earlier in the week, according to local media. Yasir al-Harisi, a...

Iran: Coronavirus death toll rises to 3,739

ISTANBUL  Iran reported 136 more deaths from the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing the death toll to 3,739, a health official said. Kianoush Jahanpour, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, said...

Israeli police detain Jerusalem governor

JERUSALEM Israeli police on Sunday detained Jerusalem Governor Adnan Ghaith. A video released by the Jerusalem-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center showed police forcefully detaining Ghaith from his home in Jerusalem's neighborhood...

Coronavirus deaths rise to 46 in Israel

JERUSALEM  The novel coronavirus has killed 46 people in Israel, with 8,018 cases registered so far, health officials said on Sunday. The Health Ministry said 203 more people tested positive for...

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Iran records highest daily COVID-19 fatalities

TEHRAN  Iran on Sunday confirmed 163 more fatalities from coronavirus, the largest daily spike in the country since the outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus,...

Turkey seizes large amount of PKK ammunition in N.Iraq

ANKARA The Turkish military seized a large amount of ammunition as part of its anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, said the Turkish National Defense Ministry...

Palestine extends state of emergency amid pandemic

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday extended a state of emergency for 30 days to stem the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The move comes...

Turkey: 114 exit hospital after fireworks factory blasts

SAKARYA, Turkey A total of 114 patients have been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for injuries from blasts in a fireworks factory in northwestern...

Coronavirus claims more lives in Oman, Sudan

ANKARA Health authorities in Oman and Sudan confirmed additional fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Sunday. In a statement, the Omani Health Ministry said ten...

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