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Emir of Kuwait dies at 91

KUWAIT CITY Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah died on Tuesday at the age of 91, state media announced. "With great sadness and sorrow we mourn to the Kuwaiti people,...

Qatari emir discusses Palestinian issue with Kushner

ANKARA  Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani received senior advisor to US President Donald Trump Jared Kushner in the capital Doha on Wednesday, according to the official QNA news...

Hariri family accepts UN ruling on father's killing

BEIRUT Saad Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister, said Tuesday that his family has accepted the verdict of a UN tribunal on the assassination of his father. Hariri also demanded justice...

UN rejects US resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

TEHRAN The UN Security Council late Friday turned down a resolution introduced by the US to indefinitely extend an arms embargo on Iran.   US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who appealed...

Israel says ready for war with Lebanon: Gantz

JERUSALEM  Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Penny Gantz said Monday Israel is ready for a war with Lebanon if such war is imposed on Tel Aviv. In his briefing...

Jordan releases Anadolu Agency reporter after brief detention

AMMAN Jordanian authorities have released an Anadolu Agency correspondent after a brief detention while covering a teacher protest in the northern city of Irbid. Laith al-Juneidi said Monday he was assaulted...

Lebanon detains 16 port employees over blast

BEIRUT Authorities in Lebanon have detained 16 employees of the Port of Beirut, where a massive explosion occurred earlier this week that left at least 135 people dead and nearly...

Lebanon’s president says ammonium nitrate caused blast

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Lebanon Lebanese President Michel Aoun cited ammonium nitrate as the source of a massive explosion Tuesday at the Port of Beirut which killed more than 60 people and injured...

Massive explosions reported in Beirut, Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon/ANKARA  A fire at a warehouse with explosives at the Port of Beirut led to massive blasts, Lebanon's official news agency reported on Tuesday. A large number of people were...

Iran: Fire breaks out in industrial zone near capital

TEHRAN  A massive fire broke out in an industrial area near the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday, according to state television. The fire erupted in the Jajrud industrial area, while the...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...