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Russian attacks kill 3 civilians in Syria’s Idlib

ANKARA  At least three civilians were killed in Russian airstrikes in the Idlib de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria, a local civil defense agency said on Sunday.  The airstrikes pounded the district...

UN sends 64 trucks with aid to Idlib, Syria

The UN on Thursday dispatched 64 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people remain in need of assistance due to internal conflict. The trucks carrying supplies...

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...

Turkish defense chief does inspections at Syrian border

ANKARA Turkey’s defense minister and top force commanders on Saturday carried out inspections along the border where southern Turkey meets northern Syria, according to security sources. Hulusi Akar was joined in...

Lebanon: Security forces, protesters clash in capital

BEIRUT Lebanon's security forces on Monday detained scores of demonstrators in front of the country's parliament amid tensions before lawmakers began discussing the 2020 budget. Security forces closed all roads and...

Turkey to build model area in N. Syria safe zone

ANKARA Ankara will build a model area inside the safe zone in northern Syria which was recently liberated from terrorists in a Turkey-led operation, said Vice President Fuat Oktay. “We are...

International Al-Quds e-campaign launched online

ANKARA Vows of solidarity and support for Palestinians fighting Israeli occupation were reiterated in an online conference held on Friday to launch the international Al-Quds e-campaign. The conference organized by the...

N.Syria: Turkish army aids Syrians to resume daily life

TAL ABYAD, Syria Daily life in the Turkish-controlled Tal Abyad district in northern Syria has begun returning to normal after the area was recently cleared of terrorists with the assistance...

Iraq: Strikes hit medics, not leaders: Hashd al-Shaabi

BAGHDAD Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), dismissed allegations Saturday airstrikes that allegedly killed military commanders on a convoy. Iraqi News Agency (INA) cited a statement by the Hashd al-Shaabi...

Eid al-Adha: Aid distributed to 4,000+ families in Gaza

GAZA City, Palestine  A Turkish charity on Saturday distributed meat to nearly 4,200 families in need in the Gaza Strip on the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival. Nearly 25,000 people will receive...

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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...