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Coronavirus deaths continue to rise in Palestine, Oman

ISTANBUL  The coronavirus pandemic claimed seven lives in Palestine and another four in Oman, local health authorities said on Tuesday. In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said it had recorded...

Massive explosion rattles city in central Jordan

By Laith Al-jnaidi and Gulsen Topcu AMMAN A massive explosion has rocked the city of Zarqa in central Jordan which was followed by a fire, local media reported early Friday. The Al...

Top Iraqi diplomat in Iran after US Embassy warning

BAGHDAD Iraq’s foreign minister arrived in Tehran on Saturday morning for a two-day visit of wide-ranging talks in the wake of the US warning it might close its Baghdad embassy...

Iraqi militia denies US airstrike in Anbar

BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) forces, on Sunday denied reports about a US airstrike on its positions in the western Anbar province near border with Syria. In a statement,...

Iran: Growing calls for revenge over scientist killing

TEHRAN Calls for revenge over the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist are growing louder with a series of demonstrations held across the country, including in the capital. The protesters in...

Saudi rejects report submitted to US congress on Khashoggi murder

ANKARA Saudi Arabia rejected a report submitted to the US Congress regarding the murder of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi, according to a foreign ministry statement Friday.  The statement said the Kingdom’s...

Egypt, France conduct joint naval exercise in Red Sea

By Aydogan Kalabalik CAIRO, Egypt Egypt and France conducted a joint naval exercise in the Red Sea, Egyptian military spokesman Tamer al-Refai said Sunday. Al-Refai said on Facebook that the French aircraft...

24 killed, hundreds injured in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD At least 24 people were killed and over 2,000 others injured in Iraq on Friday in anti-government protests that erupted on Friday near Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, according to...

Iraq: Parliament moves to change charter, end perks

BAGHDAD As the nation is rocked by protests, Iraq’s parliament on Monday took steps towards reforms including changing the country’s Constitution and ending official perks. Parliament voted to form a commission...

Russian airstrikes kill 5 civilians in Idlib, Syria

IDLIB, Syria At least five civilians, including two children, were killed in Russian airstrikes in the Idlib de-escalation zone of Syria on Thursday, according to the Syrian civil defense agency. Mustafa...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...