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UN chief calls for ‘endgame’ talks in Syria

UNITED NATIONS UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Friday lauded a recent reduction in fighting in northeastern Syria and urged the countries involved to “start seriously discussing the endgame” to an...

Syria: Regime attack kills 2, injures 5 civilians

IDLIB, Syria The regime attack in Syria killed two civilians and injured five others in the Idlib de-escalation zone on Friday. The attacks carried out by Bashar al-Assad regime targeted civilian...

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...

Russia urges YPG/PKK to leave Turkish-Syrian border

MOSCOW The terrorist organization PKK/YPG will be facing the Turkish Armed Forces if it does not withdraw with its weapons from the Turkish-Syrian border, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said...

Russia vows to respect rights of all under Syria deal

MOSCOW Russia on Friday vowed to protect rights of all parties under the recent agreement signed with Turkey on Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected the German Defense Ministry’s proposal...

Turkish, Russian military chiefs discuss Syria on phone

ANKARA Turkish and Russian military chiefs had a phone call to discuss the security situation in Syria, according to the Turkish Armed Forces on Friday. Turkey’s Chief of General Staff Gen....

Malaysia to open embassy accredited to Palestine

ANKARA Malaysia will open its embassy exclusively accredited to Palestine, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced on Friday. Addressing the 18th summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Azerbaijan, Mahathir criticized the silence...

Locals in Syria’s Jarabulus protest regime presence

JARABULUS, Syria The locals of the northern Syrian town of Jarabulus on Friday held demonstrations in protest of the presence of Bashar al-Assad regime and Russian forces in Manbij. The protesters,...

Hezbollah supporters assault protesters in Lebanon

BEIRUT A number of protesters were injured on Friday in Riad al-Solh square in Beirut after Hezbollah supporters stormed the square and attacked them with sticks, a Lebanese TV channel...

Palestinians flock to security fence for 80th Friday

GAZA, Palestine Hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have gathered at the Israeli security fence to take part in the 80th consecutive Friday of weekly anti-occupation protests known as...

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UN sends over 100 truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria

HATAY, Turkey  The UN on Monday sent 103 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due...

Kenyans celebrate first-ever virtual Madaraka Day

NAIROBI, Kenya COVID-19 has forced Kenyans to celebrate a unique Madaraka Day from their homes with Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta leading the nation in celebrating...

US: Nearly 4,000 arrested during George Floyd protests

ANKARA Some 4,000 people were arrested across the US, as protests continue over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after...

South Korea cuts 2020 growth estimate

ANKARA South Korea, which is struggling to contain a second wave of coronavirus infections, slashed on Monday its growth estimate for the year amid a...

Gaza mosques to reopen for prayers after closure

GAZA CITY, Palestine Mosques in the Gaza Strip will reopen to worshippers as of Wednesday after more than two months of closure due to the...

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