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Iraq: Curfew declared in capital Baghdad amid protests

BAGHDAD Curfew has been declared in Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday amid ongoing anti-government protests. The military's Baghdad Operations Command said in a written statement that the curfew will be imposed...

Iraqi cabinet reshuffle awaits parliament approval: PM

BAGHDAD  A cabinet reshuffle has been prepared and is ready for approval by parliament, an Iraqi spokesman said on Monday. Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi "has a list of ministers to be...

Iraq teachers to strike as anti-gov't protests continue

BAGHDAD  Teachers and schools in Iraq will start a general strike on Tuesday as anti-government protests entered a fourth day, a teachers' union said Monday. "It comes in solidarity with...

Iraq imposes curfew in Karbala amid anti-gov’t protests

BAGHDAD  Iraqi authorities have imposed a nighttime curfew in Karbala as anti-government protests continued in the southern city. All individuals and vehicles will be forbidden to move from 18:00 local time...

'Movement of Daesh/ISIS leader should be investigated'

ANKARA Daesh/ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's movement in Syria should be investigated, Turkey’s director of communications said on Monday. "There should be a thorough investigation about the movement of the DAESH...

118 SNA martyred fighting YPG in Syria anti-terror op

TAL ABYAD/RAS AL-AYN, Syria  At least 118 Syrian National Army (SNA) soldiers have been martyred in attacks by YPG/PKK terrorists since the launch of Turkey-led anti-terror operation in northern Syria...

Israel rounds up 19 Palestinians in West Bank raids

RAMALLAH, Palestine  Israeli forces arrested 19 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli army on Monday. A military statement said the individuals had...

Two Yemeni ministers survive bomb attack in Shabwah

SHABWAH, Yemen Two Yemeni ministers survived an assassination attempt in the southern Shabwah province on Monday, according to a local official. Security forces arrested two men for attempting to plant an...

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels thwart YPG/PKK attack

TAL ABYAD, Syria / ANKARA, Turkey  Turkey-backed Syrian National Army rebels have thwarted an attack by YPG/PKK terrorists, according to security sources on Monday. They defused a car bomb in Syria's...

Death toll in Iraq anti-gov't protests rises to 75

BAGHDAD The death toll in anti-government protests in Iraq rose to 75 after a protester died of his wounds in the southern city of Basra on Monday, according to a...

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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...