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Israelis using underhanded ways to expand settlement activity in West Bank

NABLUS, Palestine Since early last May, the people of the village of Beita southeast of Nablus have been protesting every Friday near the top of Jabal Sbeih, one of the...

Israel vows to ‘act freely’ against Iran's nuclear program

ANKARA  Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett vowed on Sunday to continue acting against Iran’s nuclear program, according to local media. "Whoever thinks an agreement will increase stability is wrong," Bennett said...

Mental health services ‘very limited’ for war-ravaged Yemenis: WHO

SANAA, Yemen Mental health services for Yemenis in the war-torn country is “very limited", the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday. "In Yemen, access to mental health services is very...

2 journalists kidnapped by YPG/PKK terror group in Syria

QAMISHLI CITY, Syria  The YPG/PKK terror group has kidnapped two journalists working for a media outlet close to the Kurdish National Council in Syria, according to local sources on Sunday. YPG/PKK...

Blast targets US-led coalition convoy in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD A roadside bomb targeted a military convoy carrying logistics for the US-led coalition against the Daesh/ISIS terror group in southern Iraq, according to a local security official on Sunday. No...

COVID-19 sickens dozens of Iranian lawmakers

ISTANBUL  Fifty Iranian lawmakers have contracted the coronavirus, amid a wide spread of the omicron variant across the country, according to a local parliamentarian on Sunday. MP Alireza Salimi told the...

Iraqi leaders urge political blocs to end differences to form new gov’t

BAGHDAD Iraqi leaders on Saturday called on the country’s political blocs to overcome their differences on the formation of a new government. The call was made on state television by President...

British PM, French president discuss Ukraine over phone

ANKARA British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the situation in Ukraine over phone on Saturday, according to a 10 Downing Street announcement. Johnson and Macron updated...

Israeli forces injure 82 Palestinians in West Bank anti-settlement rallies

RAMALLAH, PalestineAt least 82 Palestinians sustained injuries on Friday as Israeli forces fired rubber-coated bullets and tear gas shells to disperse rallies in different areas in the occupied West...

South Korea, Egypt sign $1.65B defense deal

ANKARASouth Korea signed earlier this week a $1.65 billion defense deal with Egypt to provide its K9 self-propelled howitzers to Cairo.The agreement, inked between Hanwha Defense, the South Korean...

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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...