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Parliament must be dissolved before polls: Iraq PM

Mass protests rocked Iraq since last week against corruption, unemployment

Yemeni defense minister survives Houthi rocket attack

Two soldiers were killed in the attack

Germany charges Syrian regime officers with torture

BERLIN German prosecutors Tuesday said they have filed charges against two Syrian former secret service officers on charges of torture, rape and crimes against humanity. Anwar R., who was arrested in...

Iraqi governor denies protester deaths in Karbala

BAGHDAD  Karbala governor Nassif al-Khattabi on Tuesday denied reports about deaths among Iraqi protesters in the southern province. Media reports earlier said at least 20 people had been killed and hundreds...

Trial of Daesh fighters in home countries ‘only option’

NEW YORK  The prosecution of foreign Daesh/ISIS fighters in their countries of origin is the “only option,” said a UN human rights expert, citing the lack of fair trials in...

20 killed as Iraqi forces disperse Karbala sit-in

KARBALA, Iraq At least 20 demonstrators were killed and more than 600 others injured Tuesday when Iraqi forces attempted to break a protest camp in the southern city of Karbala,...

Deaths reported as Iraqi forces disperse Karbala sit-in

KARBALA, Iraq Iraqi security forces dispersed a protest camp in the southern city of Karbala early Tuesday, amid conflicting reports about the death toll. Ali al-Bayati, a member of the High...

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...

Iraq: Anti-government protests' death toll rises to 81

BAGHDAD The death toll from anti-government protests in Iraq rose to 81 on Monday as security forces tried to disperse demonstrators in the capital Baghdad, according to a security source. The...

Iraq’s Sadr calls for early polls

BAGHDAD Iraqi prominent Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr in a written statement on Monday called for holding early elections amid ongoing anti-government protests. Al-Sadr, who leads Sairoon political bloc which currently holds...

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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...