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Turkish Red Crescent delivers Ramadan aid in N. Syria

SANLIURFA, Turkey  The Turkish Red Crescent distributed on Sunday 1,000 food parcels among the poor in northwestern Syria as part of its Ramadan campaign. The aid agency, also known as Kizilay,...

Israel: Thousands gather in anti-Netanyahu protest

Protesters slam Netanyahu for move to center power on management of COVID-19

Yemen: UAE-backed Separatist Council declares self-governance

ANKARA Yemen’s Southern Transitional Council (STC) has declared self-governance and a state of emergency in Aden and southern provinces. The STC said the state of emergency would take effect at midnight...

Iranian, Qatari leaders discuss Persian Gulf escalation

ANKARA Iranian and Qatari leaders on Saturday held a phone talk to discuss recent escalation in the Persian Gulf, the Iranian Presidency said. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Qatari Emir Sheikh...

What did Khashoggi say about late Saudi activist?

ISTANBUL Social media activists posted a televised interview of late Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi where he talked about the importance of Saudi human rights activist and renowned "constitutional expert" academic...

Saudi-led coalition forces extend Yemen cease-fire

ADEN The Arab Coalition led by Saudi Arabia on Friday announced a one-month extension of an ongoing unilateral cease-fire in Yemen, Saudi local media reported. The two-week cease-fire that went into...

N. Syria: Turkish relief group distributes food aid

AZAZ, Syria A Turkish aid group on Friday distributed relief assistance to 5,000 families around the northern Syrian town of Azaz on the first day of the Muslim holy fasting...

UN expert condoles Saudi rights activist's death

ANKARA A UN official on Friday expressed her condolences over the death of a Saudi human rights activist and renowned academic in a prison in Saudi Arabia. "Very sad news on...

Iran’s coronavirus death toll nears 5,300

ANKARA With 88 new deaths reported in Iran, the death toll from the new coronavirus surged to 5,297, state media said on Tuesday. The Iranian state TV reported Kianoush Jahanpour, a...

‘185,000 Syrians returned to Idlib since cease-fire’

IDLIB, Syria As many as 185,000 displaced Syrians have returned to their homes in Idlib, northwestern Syria, since Turkey and Russia agreed on a new cease-fire in the region last...

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Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According...

Russian opp. leader says Merkel visited him in hospital

MOSCOW Russia’s opposition leader Alexey Navalny confirmed on Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in hospital in Berlin. "The meeting did take place, but...

Hamas in contact with Egypt to secure injured fisherman

GAZA CITY, Palestine The Hamas group said on Sunday it is in contact with the Egyptian authorities to secure the return of a wounded Palestinian...

International Istanbul Opera Festival ends with Mozart

ISTANBUL  The world-famous International Istanbul Opera Festival has ended with Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. During the eight-day festival ending Sunday night and held for...

Qatar: Trump retreats from supporting blockading states

DOHA  Qatar’s defense minister said that US President Donald Trump has backed down from supporting states imposing blockade on Doha. “There is a strategic alliance between...