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US election predictor with proven record picks Biden

WASHINGTON A professor with a track record in choosing the victor in US presidential contests has picked presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to beat President Donald Trump in November's polls. American...

Afghan capital set for grand moot on peace with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan Security tightened Kabul on Thursday with deployment of thousands of additional forces as the Afghan capital prepares to hold a grand consultative session of elders on peace with...

Lebanese Maronite patriarch appeals for urgent aid

BEIRUT The patriarch of the Lebanese Maronites urged emergency assistance from the UN and the international community Wednesday in the aftermath of a massive explosion that rocked Beirut, according to...

Lebanon’s president says ammonium nitrate caused blast

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Lebanon Lebanese President Michel Aoun cited ammonium nitrate as the source of a massive explosion Tuesday at the Port of Beirut which killed more than 60 people and injured...

Massive explosions reported in Beirut, Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon/ANKARA  A fire at a warehouse with explosives at the Port of Beirut led to massive blasts, Lebanon's official news agency reported on Tuesday. A large number of people were...

Libyan tribes sue Haftar at ICC over civilian massacre

TRIPOLI  Libya’s Toubou tribes on Tuesday filed a lawsuit at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against warlord Khalifa Haftar over last year’s massacre in the city of Murzuq. In a statement,...

Iran: Fire breaks out in industrial zone near capital

TEHRAN  A massive fire broke out in an industrial area near the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday, according to state television. The fire erupted in the Jajrud industrial area, while the...

Spain’s former king says he’s leaving country

OVIEDO, Spain Former Spanish King Juan Carlos I has decided to leave Spain, according to a letter published by the Royal House on Monday. “Certain events from my private life are...

Suicide attack in Mogadishu kills at least 2

MOGADISHU, Somalia At least two people were killed and several others wounded when a suicide bomber targeted a busy restaurant in Mogadishu's Hamar Jajab neighborhood on Monday. Ismail Mukhtar Oronjo, the...

Afghanistan: 29 killed, 50 wounded in prison attack

KABUL, Afghanistan The Afghan Defense Ministry declared the clean-up operation in Jalalabad prison over on Monday with all five attackers killed. The clash killed at least 29 people and wounded...

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Macron hosts donor conference for Beirut, raises €250M

PARIS - France’s President Emmanuel Macron led a virtual international donors conference Sunday to rush aid to Lebanon's capital city of Beirut, which suffered...

Israel strikes Hamas observation post in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine - Israeli warplanes struck an observation post in the northern Gaza Strip late Sunday belonging to Palestinian resistance group Hamas, according...

Atletico Madrid reports two positive cases of COVID-19

ANKARA - Atletico Madrid reported two positive cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday following testing yesterday. "Among the results revealed today are two positive tests....

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 3 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

ANKARA - Turkey “neutralized” three PKK terrorists as part of an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said Sunday. The terrorists, detected...

TIKA delegation visits Turkish hospital in Lebanon

BEIRUT  - A delegation from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) paid a visit Sunday to Saida Turkish Hospital in southern Lebanon. Bulent Korkmaz,...