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Low-profile Eid planned in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan Traditional festivities will be absent on Eid-ul-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan as Pakistanis prepare to celebrate the Muslim festival in low profile amid the coronavirus pandemic that...

97 killed in Pakistan plane crash, 2 survive

At least 97 people were killed and two survived when a plane crashed in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, the army said on Saturday. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)...

Libya: Haftar use Daesh/ISIS tactic while withdrawing

ANKARA Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia is trapping mines in residential areas, similar to terrorist group Daesh/ISIS, while withdrawing south of the capital, the Libyan army said Friday. A news team...

US coronavirus deaths top 95,000: study

WASHINGTON  The novel coronavirus has killed over 95,000 people in the US, according to data from Johns Hopkins University released on Friday.  The university's running tally found 95,823 fatalities linked to...

Russia decries US decision to quit Open Skies Treaty

MOSCOW The US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies (TOS) is "a regrettable step, fitting into Washington's line of destroying agreements on arms control", the Russian Foreign...

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...

UK charges 2 men with shooting dead Muslim woman

LONDON Two men were charged on Friday with the murder of 19-year-old Aya Hachem, a Muslim woman shot dead in broad daylight in Blackburn, England on Sunday. Hachem, a Lebanese-British Muslim,...

NATO allies remain committed to arms control treaty

BRUSSELS  NATO allies try to convince Russia to return to full compliance with the Open Skies Treaty, the organization’s secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday. The alliance's ambassadors met to...

Myanmar to submit first report to ICJ on Rohingya order

ANKARA Myanmar on Saturday will submit its first compliance report to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on a previous order to prevent and not commit genocide against the Muslim...

DC area has highest positive COVID rate in US: official

WASHINGTON The national capital metro area has the US's highest positive COVID-19 rate, according to the doctor leading President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force Friday.  Dr. Deborah Birx told reporters at...

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African Muslims celebrate virtual Eid under lockdown

JOHANNESBURG Millions of Muslims in Africa began celebrating Eid al-Fitr holidays Sunday under tight coronavirus restrictions including bans on congregational prayers at mosques as well...

Bayern Munich keep up 4-point gap at top of Bundesliga

ANKARA Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this weekend kept their four-point lead at the top of Bundesliga after hammering Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2. Bayern Munich collected 61...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterparts

In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Iran, Oman and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterpart

ISTANBUL In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Iran, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday following the...

Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss fight against COVID-19

ISTANBUL In a Sunday phone call, the presidents of Turkey and Iran discussed cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, plus bilateral ties and regional issues,...

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