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Israel raids Muslim cemetery in occupied Jerusalem

JERUSALEM The Israeli-run Jerusalem Municipality raided on Monday a Muslim cemetery in East Jerusalem, according to local sources. The municipal team along with Israeli soldiers and bulldozers demolished the wall and...

Qatar FM meets head of Syrian opposition in Doha

DOHA  Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Abdulrahman Al-Thani discussed on Sunday ongoing developments in Syria with Nasr al-Hariri, the head of Syrian opposition forces. "Deputy prime minister and minister of foreign...

Iran: Growing calls for revenge over scientist killing

TEHRAN Calls for revenge over the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist are growing louder with a series of demonstrations held across the country, including in the capital. The protesters in...

Iranian scientists top targets for assassins since 2010

ANKARA The latest assassination of Iran's top nuclear scientist has brought to the forefront a string of similar attacks over the last decade. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed by unidentified gunmen on...

Israeli missions on alert after Fakhrizadeh's murder

JERUSALEM Israel on Saturday placed its embassies around the world on high alert amid fears of possible retaliation by Iran over the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.  Fakhrizadeh was killed...

Retaliate or not?: Iran's media on scientist's murder

TEHRAN The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist dominated the front pages of all prominent Iranian newspapers on Saturday. The headlines reflected the popular mood in the country in the wake...

'Killing of Iranian scientist was act of terrorism'

ANKARA The killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist by unknown assailants was a terrorist act, Turkey’s parliament speaker said on Saturday. "The assassination of the Iranian scientist was an act of...

Iran's Khamenei calls for action against scientist's killers

TEHRAN Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has condemned the killing of the country's top nuclear scientist and called for action against the perpetrators. In a statement on Saturday, Khamenei said all...

Iran's president accuses Israel of killing scientist

TEHRAN Iran’s president on Saturday joined other top officials in accusing Israel of killing the country’s top nuclear scientist, an incident fanning the flames of tension in the region. Speaking a...

Israeli forces filmed in ‘bloody entertainment’

JERUSALEM - An Anadolu Agency cameraman captured video Friday of Israeli soldiers engaged in "bloody entertainment" when they targeted, with live ammunition, Palestinians protesting illegal Jewish settlements in Ramallah...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...