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US says F-15 jet performed ‘inspection' of Iran plane

WASHINGTON  A US F-15 jet came close to a commercial Iranian passenger plane in Syrian airspace, which forced the pilot to make an emergency landing, according to an American official...

Jerusalem governor arrested in Israel raid

JERUSALEM   Israeli police detained Jerusalem governor Adnan Ghaith on Sunday in a raid on his home, according to a local NGO. Police raided Ghaith’s home in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem and...

Iran: ‘Mysterious’ new explosion rocks power plant

TEHRAN  In another in a series of seemingly mysterious incidents, a fire broke out at a power plant in Iran’s central Isfahan province on Sunday, according to local officials. No casualties...

Israel compiles list of people suspected of war crimes

ANKARA Israel is drawing up a secret list of hundreds of officials ahead of a decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on whether to investigate alleged war crimes in...

Qatar welcomes top UN court's decision on air blockade

DOHA  Qatar welcomed a decision by the UN’s top court Tuesday to back it in a dispute with Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over an...

Syrian, Russian acts in Idlib amount to war crimes: UN

GENEVA Syrian and Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes on civilian population in Idlib which amounted to war crimes, a UN commission on Syria said on Tuesday. “Dramatically escalating their military...

Iran launches investigation into killing of Soleimani

ISTANBUL Iran launched Monday an investigation into the 36 suspects, who were allegedly involved in the US killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in early January in Iraq, according to...

Massive explosion reported east of Iran's capital

TEHRAN/ANKARA  An explosion occurred east of Iran’s capital Tehran late Thursday, according to local media.  Footage shared on social media showed a bright orange flash followed by a large plume of...

Saudi Arabia to hold 'limited' Hajj due to coronavirus

RIYADH  Saudi Arabia has curtailed this year's hajj pilgrimage to a limited number of people due to the spread of coronavirus. "A very limited number of people will perform Hajj," Health...

Israeli police cover up autistic man's killing: Mother

JERUSALEM The mother of an autistic Palestinian youth on Saturday accused Israeli police of covering up her son's killing. Iyad el-Hallak, 32, was shot dead by Israeli police in Jerusalem on...

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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...