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Bahrain: Ties with Israel will protect our interests

MANAMA  Bahraini Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa said Monday that normalization with Israel would protect his country's interests.   "The agreement to establish diplomatic relations with Israel comes within the...

Coronavirus cases, deaths rise in Arab nations

ISTANBUL  Authorities in Arab countries confirmed more cases and deaths Monday from the coronavirus outbreak.  Morocco Morocco reported at least 36 more fatalities from COVID-19, bringing the country’s death toll to 1,614,...

South Africa reacts to reports of plot to kill US envoy

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa’s State Security Agency said Monday it is looking into reports of an alleged plot to assassinate US Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks.   “The agency has noted the...

Turkish agency distributes 400 tons of wheat in Lebanon

BEIRUT A Turkish aid agency has distributed some 400 tons of wheat in Lebanon since the deadly blast that rocked the capital Beirut in early August. A symbolic ceremony was held...

Terror attack kills 3 in Afrin, northwestern Syria

AFRIN, Syria Three people were killed and 32 injured in a terror blast in northwestern Syria on Monday, according to sources on the ground. An explosives-laden small truck went up in...

Terror attack kills 9 in Afrin, northwestern Syria

AFRIN, Syria At least nine people were killed and 43 injured in a terror blast in northwestern Syria on Monday, according to the governor's office of Turkey’s southern Hatay province. An...

US eager to see Gulf dispute end, Qatar blockade lifted

WASHINGTON  The US is eager to see Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors end a three-year diplomatic crisis that has led to the blockade of the emirate, Secretary of State...

Bahrain, Israel discuss defense partnership

MANAMA, Bahrain  Bahrain on Monday announced it is considering establishing a defense partnership with Israel, following the controversial normalization agreement between the two countries, according to the official Bahrain News...

Israel to demolish mosque in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM Israel on Monday issued a demolition order for a mosque in the town of Silwan in east Jerusalem for "lack of a construction permit," according to local residents. Israeli authorities...

N.Syria: 1 Turkish charity worker martyred in armed attack

ANKARA One charity worker was martyred, another was injured in an armed attack on a Turkish Red Crescent vehicle in northwestern Syria, said the charity organization on Monday.  In a statement,...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...