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Iranians mark Nowruz, spring equinox amid virus curbs

TEHRAN, Iran Iranians on Sunday marked the beginning of the new Persian year, Nowruz, amid festivities dampened by restrictions against the novel coronavirus pandemic.Nowruz, which translates into "new day" in...

US-led coalition destroys 85 Daesh/ISIS targets

By Hamdi Yildiz BAGHDAD The US-led coalition destroyed 85 Daesh/ISIS targets in 133 strikes in the last 10 days, according to the Iraqi Defense Ministry on Saturday. It said 61 shelters and...

Bomb blast kills 1, injures 2 in northern Iraq

BAGHDADAn Iraqi civilian was killed and two security personnel injured in a bomb blast Saturday in the northern Saladin province, according to a local police officer.An explosive device exploded...

Saudi Arabia contains fire at oil facility after attack

ISTANBUL Saudi authorities on Friday announced that they contained a fire that broke out at an oil refinery in the capital Riyadh following a drone attack, state-run media reported."The oil...

Palestinian wounded as Israeli army fires at protesters

NABLUS, Palestine A Palestinian was seriously injured on Friday when the Israeli army used live and rubber bullets to disperse a weekly protest against settlements in the northern West Bank. Clashes...

ANALYSIS – Israeli elections: Political deadlock looms

*The writer is a London-based political analyst focusing on Turkey, Israel, and the Gulf. He holds a master’s in comparative politics from the London School of Economics.ISTANBULOn March 23,...

Iraqi Kurdish region: Gunmen attack ruling party office

BAGHDAD Unidentified gunmen on Friday opened fire on the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Iraq's Kurdish region, a police officer said. "Unidentified gunmen in a car and...

Netanyahu claims UAE did not cancel his visit

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the UAE has not canceled his visit, and he will visit it "soon." "They did not cancel the visit ... and I promise to...

Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke backs Syrian campaign

WASHINGTON British actress Emilia Clarke from the Game of Thrones series on Tuesday called for support for the Action for Sama campaign, an initiative that aims to stop the bombing...

Houthi drones target airport, air base in Saudi Arabia

ISTANBUL Iran-backed Houthi drones targeted an airport and an airbase in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Monday, the Yemeni rebel group said. King Khalid Air Base in the Khamis Mushait province and...

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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...