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Death toll from deadly blast near Yemen’s Aden airport rises to 12

SANAA, Yemen The death toll from a car-bomb explosion near the Aden airport in southern Yemen rose to 12, according to the country’s information minister on Sunday. "We condemn in the...

Israel closes Ibrahimi Mosque to Muslim worshippers

RAMALLAH, Palestine The Israeli army on Saturday closed the Ibrahimi Mosque in the West Bank city of Hebron to Muslim worshippers, according to the mosque director. Sheikh Hefzy Abu Asinina told...

US seeks to build trust between Palestine, Israel: Official

RAMALLAH, Palestine The United States is seeking to build confidence between Palestine and Israel, a Palestinian official said on Sunday. "The US administration is seeking to build confidence between the Palestinian...

Lebanon premier blames corruption for fuel tank explosion

BEIRUT, Lebanon Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab has blamed corruption for Sunday’s fuel tanker explosion, describing the incident as a "humanitarian tragedy". At least 28 people were killed and 79...

Fuel tanker blast kills 28 in Lebanon

BEIRUT At least 28 people were killed when a fuel tanker exploded in northern Lebanon, a medical source told Anadolu Agency on Sunday. Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hasan earlier put the...

US condemns Hezbollah’s rocket attack to Israel

ANKARA  The US condemned Hezbollah on Friday for an attack on Israel. “This violence puts Israelis and Lebanese at risk and jeopardizes Lebanon’s stability and sovereignty,” the State Department said in...

Ismail Haniyeh to be re-elected Hamas leader: Source

GAZA CITY, Palestine Consensus has been reached inside Palestinian group Hamas to re-elect Ismail Haniyeh as the head of the movement’s political bureau for a second four-year term, a Hamas...

Hamas criticizes Washington's continued arming of Israel

GAZA CITY, Palestine  Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Saturday slammed the United States for continuing to provide military support to Israel in light of a new arms deal between the...

Missile attack targets oil company in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD A missile attack on Saturday targeted an oil company in Iraq’s northern Salahuddin province, according to a local police officer. “Unidentified individuals fired a local-made missile at the headquarters of...

Kremlin says end of US combat mission in Iraq requires 'increased attention'

MOSCOW The US decision to end its combat mission in Iraq requires "increased attention," the Kremlin said on Tuesday. Russia will monitor further developments in the region amid possible escalation,...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Jan. 22, 2022

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkiye and around the world.   Coronavirus...

Smuggled Turkish historical artifacts in US returning home

NEW YORK Twenty-eight Turkish cultural artifacts confiscated in the US were handed over Friday to Turkiye's Consulate General in New York.  The seized historical artifacts, including...

NATO rejects Russian demand to withdraw from Bulgaria, Romania

BRUSSELS NATO on Friday rejected Russia’s demand to withdraw its troops from Bulgaria and Romania. “NATO will not renounce our ability to protect and defend each...

Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia after being deported from Australia

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Monday returned to Serbia after being deported from Australia. Djokovic, the top men’s tennis player, on Jan. 4...

Australia, New Zealand send aircraft to assess damage after Tonga eruption

ANKARA Australia and New Zealand deployed surveillance aircraft on Monday to assess the damage caused by a massive underwater volcano in the Pacific nation of...