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UN decries loss of life in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD The UN Iraq envoy has condemned the loss of life and destruction of property amid mass protests that rocked several Iraqi provinces in recent days. At least 63 people have...

Iran says 'carefully monitoring' Iraq protests

ANKARA Iran said Sunday that it is "closely monitoring" developments in neighboring Iraq amid mass protests that have killed scores in the country. “Iran is carefully monitoring the situation in Iraq,”...

Iraq suspends 2 Saudi channels over protests

BAGHDAD Iraq's government on Sunday ordered two Saudi channels to suspend operations amid mass protests in the country. Iraqi police asked reporters of the Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath channels to suspend any...

7 protesters shot dead in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD Seven Iraqi protesters were shot dead by Iranian-backed militiamen in the southern city of Hilla, according to a local police officer on Sunday. Militants from the Hashd al-Shaabi-affiliated Badr organization...

Iraq: Death toll climbs to 63 amid resumed protests

BAGHDAD The death toll rose to 63 in Iraq since the latest eruption of anti-government protests, the country's rights commission said Saturday. The Iraq High Commission for Human Rights announced the...

Iraq parliament fails to meet to discuss protests

BAGHDAD Falling short of a quorum, Iraq's Parliament failed to meet on Saturday to discuss the demands of protests that have been rocking the country.  "Saturday's session has been cancelled due...

Iraq seeks arrest of 'assaulters' amid protests

BAGHDAD Iraq's Interior Ministry on Saturday issued arrest warrants for protesters involved in attacks on government buildings and property during protests that rocked several provinces a day earlier.  In a statement,...

Iraq: 12 burnt bodies extracted in protest-hit province

BAGHDAD Iraqi authorities said Saturday 12 burnt corpses were extracted in Dewaniya, one day after mass protests against unemployment and corruption in the southern province.  The Dewaniya health circle said the...

YPG/PKK terrorists digging trenches, tunnels in N.Syria

AYN AL-ARAB / ANKARA Despite the agreement between Turkey and Russia for the pullout of YPG/PKK terrorists from northern Syria, they still occupy Ayn al-Arab, or Kobani, and continue to...

UN sleuth to ‘never give up’ on Khashoggi probe

UNITED NATIONS The UN investigator on Jamal Khashoggi says she will “never give up” on her ongoing probe into the murder of the Saudi journalist and criticized those heading to...

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New anti-terror operation launched in Turkey's south

ANKARA A new anti-terrorism operation has been initiated in the south of Turkey, the country's interior minister announced on Wednesday. At least 1,448 security personnel will...

Asian qualifiers for FIFA World Cup moved to 2021

ANKARA  The Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup have been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement issued on...

Turkey slams Greece over closing minority schools

ANKARA Turkey slammed Greece on Wednesday over systematically closing down Turkish minority schools in the country’s Western Thrace region, depriving the minority of the education...

COVID-19: India sees 60,963 more cases, 834 deaths

NEW DELHI India registered 60,963 new COVID-19 cases and 834 deaths over the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 2.33 million, the Health Ministry...

Egypt's Rabaa massacre: Cries for justice unheeded

ANKARA  Aug. 14 marks the seventh anniversary of a peaceful sit-in in Cairo’s Rabaa Square by hundreds of supporters of President Mohamed Morsi, protests that...