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Venezuela condoles with Iran for Soleimani killing

BOGOTA The Venezuelan government Saturday offered condolences to the "peoples of Iran and Iraq" for the death of a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad. The Foreign...

Airstrikes kill 6 in Hashd al-Shaabi convoy in Iraq

BAGHDAD Six people were killed when airstrikes struck a convoy carrying commanders of Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Units, in northern Baghdad, local media outlets reported Saturday. The convoy was in...

Jordanians rally against gas deal with Israel

AMMAN Thousands of Jordanians staged a massive protest march Friday to drop a gas purchasing agreement signed in 2016. The protest comes on the heels of public demands that began since...

Regional reactions to US killing of Iran's Soleimani

BAGHDAD/ANKARA Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi blasted Friday the killing of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian commander, in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq at dawn. The airstrike is a "breach of...

UN chief urges restraint after US kills Iranian general

WASHINGTON UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for all parties to exercise "maximum restraint" in the Persian Gulf after the U.S. assassinated a top Iranian general in Iraq. Guterres "is deeply concerned...

Iran’s supreme leader names new commander of Quds Force

ANKARA Iran’s supreme leader named Friday Brig. Gen. Ismail Qaani as the new commander of the elite Quds Force, state media reported. Qaani will serve as the successor of Qasem Soleimani,...

Pakistan: Soleimani killing threatens regional peace

ANKARA   Pakistan on Friday expressed "deep concern" over the killing of Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian elite Quds Force, in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. In a statement issued...

Trump hawkish in first tweet after Soleimani's death

ANKARA  U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that Iran “never won a war,” in the wake of the killing of a top Iranian commander in a U.S. airstrike in the...

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...

Iraqi commander calls for 'unity' against US

ISTANBUL An Iraqi commander on Friday called on all national forces in the country to unite against the U.S., following the killing of an Iranian top commander in a U.S....

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...