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Syrian Constitutional Committee gets underway in Geneva

ANKARA Syrian Constitutional Committee -- made up of opposition, civil society and regime members -- began its work on Wednesday in Geneva with the UN's facilitation. The committee is mandated, within...

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian woman in Hebron

HEBRON, Palestine A Palestinian woman was shot and injured by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday, according to Israeli police. A police statement said the woman...

Syrian Constitutional Committee to converge in Geneva

ANKARA The Syrian Constitutional Committee, made up of opposition, civil society and regime members, is set to be inaugurated on Wednesday in Geneva with the UN's facilitation. The committee will be...

Al-Sadr says Iraq could turn into ‘another Syria’

BAGHDAD  Firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr warned Wednesday that Iraq could turn into "another Syria" if the government does not resign. "If Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi does not resign, Iraq could...

Israeli embassies shut as diplomats strike over pay

JERUSALEM  Israeli embassies and consulates around the world shut down on Wednesday because of a strike by diplomats and military attaches over a pay dispute. Several embassies put a message on...

Protesters attack houses of Iraqi MPs in Dhi Qar

BAGHDAD Iraqi protesters attacked houses of government officials and lawmakers in the southern province of Dhi Qar, according to a local police officer. Demonstrators set ablaze the houses of two Shia...

Turkey, Russia, Iran issue joint statement on Syria

GENEVA The foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria in a joint statement Tuesday. They issued the...

Protesters block entrance of Iraq's Umm Qasr port

BAGHDAD Hundreds of demonstrators blocked the gates of Umm Qasr port in the Iraq's southern province of Basra, a security source said on Tuesday. The port "Umm Qasr" is one of...

Lebanese PM Hariri resigns amid protests

BEIRUT Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday announced his resignation amid ongoing protests. Speaking in a news conference, Hariri said: "I have tried all this time to find a way...

Iranians urged to postpone trips to protest-hit Iraq

TEHRAN  Iran on Tuesday urged Iranian pilgrims to procrastinate visits to Iraq until further notice amid anti-government protests rocking the country. A Foreign Ministry statement called on the pilgrims to postpone...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...