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Egypt welcomes US plan, calls for negotiations

CAIRO Egypt has welcomed the announcement of the U.S. President Donald Trump to the so-called peace deal. In first reaction to the "Deal of the Century," the Egyptian Foreign Ministry on...

Qatar celebrates national day amid virus measures

DOHA, Qatar Qatar celebrates on Friday its national day with a range of events, including a military parade, amid strict coronavirus measures. Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani congratulated his...

Iranians mark Nowruz, spring equinox amid virus curbs

TEHRAN, Iran Iranians on Sunday marked the beginning of the new Persian year, Nowruz, amid festivities dampened by restrictions against the novel coronavirus pandemic.Nowruz, which translates into "new day" in...

IAEA, Iran work out 'temporary solution' amid impasse

TEHRAN, Iran UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi held wide-ranging talks Sunday with Iranian officials in Tehran, including the head of Iran’s nuclear agency, Ali Akbar Salehi. The talks centered around...

Trump urges Syria to cooperate on missing US journalist

ANKARA US President Donald Trump on Friday reiterated his call on the Syrian regime to work with Washington "to find and return" Austin Tice, a freelance American journalist who was...

Egyptian army kills 126 militants in Sinai

ISTANBUL Egyptian armed forces have killed 126 militants in a security operation in the restive Sinai Peninsula, according to a military spokesman on Sunday. In a statement, Colonel Tamer al-Refai said...

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...

Israel bars Palestinians from praying at Al-Aqsa Mosque

JERUSALEM For the fifth week in a row, Israeli police on Friday prevented hundreds of Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform Friday prayer. According...

Iran's president accuses Israel of killing scientist

TEHRAN Iran’s president on Saturday joined other top officials in accusing Israel of killing the country’s top nuclear scientist, an incident fanning the flames of tension in the region. Speaking a...

US OKs more arms to UAE despite violations: report

WASHINGTON The Trump administration has cleared the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of wrongdoing and approved the sale of thousand of mine-resistant vehicles, despite indications it violated past arms agreements, according...

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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...