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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...

Gaza Strip: Israeli army injures 77 Palestinians

GAZA CITY The Palestinian Health Ministry announced that 77 Palestinians were injured on Friday evening as a result of the Israeli army assault on the weekly marches in the eastern...

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...

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2 far-left DHKP-C terror suspects arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish police arrested two people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group, a security source said on Monday. The suspects,...

Yemeni minister accuses Iran of destabilizing region

SANAA A Yemeni minister on Monday accused Iran of exporting terrorism and chaos in the region. The accusation by Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani followed the US...

Make polluters pay, trends in Africa

YAOUNDE, Cameroon/ANKARA Many civil society groups in Africa have joined their global counterparts demanding that governments should put costs on polluting industries, responsible for damaging...

‘Digital learning faces hurdles amid pandemic’

ANKARA  With the novel coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of abating, homes have turned into classrooms and parents have taken on the role of teaching...

Turkish video conferencing app passes first test

ANKARA Turkey's new domestically developed video conferencing application passed its first test as the platform for an international security and defense event in the capital...