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Bomb attack injures 4 civilians in Afrin, Syria

AFRIN, Syria  At least four civilians, including children, were injured Saturday when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded in Afrin city, northern Syria.  In Afrin’s city center, which was liberated from terrorists by...

UAE-backed militias stage ‘coup’ in Yemen’s Socotra

SANAA  The Yemeni government on Saturday said that the militia of Southern Transition Council staged “a full-fledged coup in the governorate of Socotra," a government official said. Quoting an unnamed government...

Yemen says security official killed by separatists

SANAA  A senior security official was killed in clashes with forces of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), which is backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in the southern Abyan...

Emirati royal slams Islamophobia in India

ANKARA Emirati Princess Sheikha Hend bint Faisal al-Qasimi has strongly criticized Islamophobic tendencies in India and also expressed solidarity and sympathies with Indian Muslims and Kashmiris. In an interview with an...

Iraq: Muslim scholars say prisoners being tortured

BAGHDAD The Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq accused the Iraqi government and Shabak militia Thursday of torturing prisoners in jails in Nineveh governorate.    "Detainees in the government’s and militia's...

Mohamed Morsi: Egypt's martyr of freedom, democracy

ANKARA This time last year, Egyptians and people worldwide were mourning the death of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first and only democratically elected president. The country’s post-revolution president passed away in a...

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition strikes Houthi-held base

ADEN, Yemen  Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck a military airbase Tuesday that was held by Yemen’s Shia Houthi militia near the capital, Sana'a, according to military sources.   Coalition forces carried out airstrikes...

Rocket attack targets US forces at Baghdad Airport

BAGHDAD  Two rockets landed at the vicinity of the Baghdad Airport that houses a headquarters for US forces, according to an Iraqi police official. "At dawn, two rockets targeted Baghdad International...

Arab tribes in Iraq back Turkey’s anti-terror operation

BAGHDAD Arab tribes in Iraq announced their support Monday for Turkey’s operations against the PKK terrorist organization in the country’s north.  The move came after Operation Claw-Eagle was launched early Monday...

COVID-19 case tally surges in five Arab states

ANKARA The death tally from coronavirus rose in Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Libya on Monday, according to their health authorities. In a statement, the Omani Health Ministry said four people had...

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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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