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Egypt urged to ensure safety of arrested journalist

ISTANBUL An international rights group has called on the Egyptian authorities to ensure protection of a journalist, who was arrested on Wednesday. On Wednesday, several media outlets reported that the Egyptian...

UN urges Israel to abandon West Bank annexation plans

WASHINGTON UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on Israel to abandon its plans to annex parts of the West Bank, saying it would violate international law.  "We are at a...

Saudi Arabia to hold 'limited' Hajj due to coronavirus

RIYADH  Saudi Arabia has curtailed this year's hajj pilgrimage to a limited number of people due to the spread of coronavirus. "A very limited number of people will perform Hajj," Health...

Yemeni army, separatists clash despite cease-fire

ADEN, Yemen A new round of clashes erupted between government forces and the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Yemen's southern Abyan province on Tuesday, according to a Yemeni military...

Saudi-led coalition downs Yemen rebel drones, missiles

SANAA  The Saudi-led Arab coalition on Tuesday announced shooting down eight "booby-trapped" drones and four ballistic missiles launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels towards Saudi Arabia. The Houthi group "launched on Monday...

US no longer demanding ouster of Syria's Assad: envoy

WASHINGTON The US is no longer demanding Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad step down from office, and is instead seeking a radical change in the regime's behavior, President Donald Trump's...

S.Arabia to limit Hajj to pilgrims living in kingdom

BEIRUT Saudi Arabia this year will limit the annual Hajj pilgrimage to people living inside the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shutting the doors to pilgrims from abroad. Only a...

Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 88,400 in Qatar

ISTANBUL The infection tally from coronavirus rose in Qatar, Oman, Morocco, Libya, Palestine, and Tunisia on Monday, according to their health authorities. The Qatari Health Ministry said in a statement it...

Yemeni minister resigns over attacks, coup

ISTANBUL  Yemen’s minister of industry and trade resigned Sunday in response to attacks by armed groups backed by the United Arab Emirates and in reaction to a coup in Socotra...

Terrorist attack in northern Syria leaves one injured

AZAZ, Syria  One person has been injured in a terrorist attack in Azaz district in northern Syria, security sources said late Sunday. A vehicle belonging to the Syrian National Army (SNA)...

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Qatar hails strategic relations with Turkey

DOHA Qatari Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has hailed his country’s strategic relations with Turkey. "Strategic relations between Qatar and Turkey are growing day by...

Coronavirus deaths surge beyond 10,000 in Russia

MOSCOW Coronavirus-related deaths in Russia crossed the 10,000 mark on Saturday. With 168 fatalities registered over the last 24 hours, the overall count went up to...

Tunisia MPs reject motion to blacklist Brotherhood

TUNIS The Bureau of Tunisia’s House of Representatives (parliament) has rejected a petition to blacklist the Muslim Brotherhood group. The opposition Free Constitutional Party (PDL), which...

Turkey neutralizes 3 terrorists in N.Iraq operation

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” at least three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Weapons, ammunition and explosives were also seized...

Turkey sends 2nd batch of medical aid to Serbia

ANKARA  A Turkish military plane carrying the second batch of medical supplies for Serbia left the capital Ankara on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. An A-400M...

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