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Lebanon receives Interpol arrest warrant for Ghosn

BEIRUT  Beirut received an arrest warrant from Interpol regarding ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn who escaped from Japan to Lebanon, Lebanese Justice Minister said in a Thursday statement. A red notice has...

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...

Iraq: Iranian-backed militia urged to leave US Embassy

BAGHDAD After a dramatic day that saw the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad breached, an Iranian-backed militia on Wednesday group urged its members in Iraq to withdraw from around the...

Terrorist YPG/PKK kills 2 civilians in northern Syria

ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group killed at least two civilians and wounded four in a car bomb attack in northern Syria, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The ministry said...

Eastern Mediterranean policy of UAE-Saudi axis creates tensions

ISTANBUL Deployment of Saudi military elements to the largest oil field in Syria, al-Omar, with an excuse of protecting the Saudi oil experts in the field last week, and news...

Iran, Russia, China conduct joint military exercise

ANKARA Iran, Russia and China began joint military exercise in the Arabian Sea and north of the Indian Ocean, according to an Iranian news agency on Friday. Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news...

Russia forms observation point in NE Syria

AL-HASAKAH, Syria / ANKARA, Turkey Russia has established a military observation point in Syria's northeastern Al-Hasakah province, according to local sources. Some 70 to 80 Russian military police officers with armored...

Greek Cypriot police arrest Israeli firms' employees

ANKARA  Police of the Greek Cypriot administration arrested three Greek Cypriot employees of Israeli firms for alleged espionage, issuing arrest warrants for other three Israelis, according to local media. According to...

Saudis surprise while Russia wins in new OPEC deal

ANKARA Saudi Arabia shook the oil world by making a voluntary production cut although Russia was the winner in the latest OPEC deal that ensures both OPEC and ally countries...

Drone targets Shia cleric's home in Iraq

BAGHDAD A drone has reportedly targeted the home of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, a leader of his movement said Saturday. In a statement, Saleh...

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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,...