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Netanyahu vows to continue attacks against Gaza

JERUSALEM  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday vowed to continue attacks "with no mercy" against the blockaded Gaza Strip. The Islamic Jihad movement has "one option," namely to stop firing...

Kuwait appoints its first ambassador to Palestine

KUWAIT CITY  Kuwait has appointed its first ambassador to Palestine, according to Kuwaiti local media. "The decision was made after Palestine welcomed the nomination of Aziz al-Daihani, Kuwait's ambassador to Jordan,...

US killing of Iranian top general way out of proportion: Expert

ANKARA Nobody expected "such a drastic response" from the U.S., a global affairs expert said about the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad. "The...

Palestinian diaspora marks 72nd anniversary of exodus

GAZA CITY, Palestine As Palestinians across the world on Friday observed Nakba or catastrophe, to mark 72nd anniversary of the forced mass exodus from their lands, an organization representing Palestinian...

Russia’s Putin, Iraqi PM discuss settlement in Syria

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syrian settlement in a phone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi on Monday. The two leaders agreed to coordinate the steps aiming to...

Iran vows 'crushing revenge' for killing of Soleimani

ISTANBUL/ ANKARA Iran's top leadership on Friday vowed to react strongly to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds Force, in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq. “There is...

INTERVIEW: UN investigator wants CIA intel on Khashoggi killing

GENEVA UN special investigator Agnes Callamard said Friday she is still pressing the CIA to release its assessment of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal killing in Istanbul two years ago. In...

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...

Turkey destroys hundreds of mines, IEDs in Syria operation

ANKARA Turkish security forces have destroyed 442 mines and 988 improvised explosive devices during their anti-terror operation in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday. "In order to ensure...

Iraqis protest power outage in Karbala

BAGHDAD   Hundreds of protesters shut down a power plant in Iraq’s southern Karbala province on Sunday over repeated power outages. Angry protesters barred employees from entering the plant in the al-Jammaliya...

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Turkey to continue energy search in Black Sea: Erdogan

ANKARA  Turkey is set to continue its search for energy resources in Black Sea region, where it has so far discovered 405 billion cubic meters...

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas target in Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Palestine  Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes against a position of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas in the Gaza Strip late Tuesday, according to...

US: Turkish man helps free senior couple trapped in car

WASHINGTON  Mustafa Tosun, a Turkish-American mechanic, was among a few good Samaritans who rushed to the aid of a senior couple whose car had plunged...

US: Barrett's Senate confirmation vote to happen Monday

WASHINGTON The US Senate will vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. "We'll be voting...

Azerbaijan shoots down 2 Armenian UAVs

GANJA, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan shot down two Armenian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on Tuesday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. The drones were taken down in two different...