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Iraqi Kurdish region: Gunmen attack ruling party office

BAGHDAD Unidentified gunmen on Friday opened fire on the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Iraq's Kurdish region, a police officer said. "Unidentified gunmen in a car and...

Syria: Local council set up in terror-free Tal Abyad

TAL ABYAD, Syria A local council was established on Sunday in Syria's northern town of Tal Abyad, which Turkey recently cleared of YPG/PKK terrorists with its Operation Peace Spring. Members of...

Protesters attack houses of Iraqi MPs in Dhi Qar

BAGHDAD Iraqi protesters attacked houses of government officials and lawmakers in the southern province of Dhi Qar, according to a local police officer. Demonstrators set ablaze the houses of two Shia...

Syrians returning homes in Tal Abyad, Ras al-Ayn

ANKARA Syrians are returning homes in Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn as comprehensive security measures have been taken in the northern Syrian districts, military sources said on Friday. The military sources...

45 members of Syrian Constitutional Committee meet

GENEVA The first meeting on Monday of a 45-member body, tasked with drafting a new constitution for Syria, was “turned out in a positive way”, the co-chair of the opposition...

Russian airstrikes kill 3 civilians in Idlib, Syria

IDLIB, Syria  Three civilians were killed in Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the de-escalation zone of Idlib, Syria, the Syrian civil defense group White Helmets said on Wednesday. The agency...

US committed to de-escalation with Iran: Pompeo

ANKARA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday reiterated Washington's commitment to de-escalation with Iran, following the killing of an Iranian top commander in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq's...

11 killed in clashes in Yemen's Taiz

SANAA Six government forces and five Houthi rebels were killed in clashes in the southwestern Taiz province, the Yemeni military said on Saturday. A military statement said a senior rebel commander...

Saudi Arabia ends death sentence for minors

ISTANBUL Saudi Arabia has abolished death sentence for crimes committed by minors, the semi-official Saudi Human Rights Commission said. "The President of the Human Rights Commission, Awwad Alawwad, welcomes the royal...

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...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...