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US: Hundreds evacuated as California wildfires spread

WASHINGTON Authorities have ordered residents of a small town in the state of California's wine country to evacuate as strong winds fuel roaring wildfires in the north of the U.S.'s...

Zimbabwe gov't allegedly sold baby elephants to China

ANKARA / HARARE, Zimbabwe Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly sold some 30 baby elephants to China amid drought and fears on the elephants’ fate, according to media reports. The Zimbabwean baby elephants...

Somalia needs Turkey’s help: Turkish foreign minister

ANKARA/DOHA The Turkish foreign minister on Sunday said Somalia needs Turkey’s help to ensure political stability, to restructure national security forces and to create an environment that will allow economic...

Amnesty calls on African countries to unclog prisons

Older prisoners, pregnant women and those with dependent children should be released, says rights group

S.Korea plans to send peacekeeping troops to S. Sudan

ANKARA South Korea is willing to send rotational peacekeeping troops to South Sudan in May, following months-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, South Korean Defense Ministry said Tuesday. According to...

African Union calls for conclusion of Nile dam pact

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The African Union (AU) has called on Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt to “work expeditiously” for a binding agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian...

Families suffer as East Africa remittances dry out

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  Julius Minani and his 32-year-old friend Kaduna spent weeks squatting in a dilapidated shack in Alexandria in Johannesburg. The pair had been evicted from an apartment due...

Madagascar opens first herbal medicine factory

ANKARA  Madagascar's president on Friday launched the country's first non-chemical herbal medicine factory that will boost the production of COVID-19 preventive drugs. "We are proud to inaugurate PHARMALAGASY, the first national...

Uruguay: Candidates to contest presidency in runoff

ANKARA Uruguay's leftist candidate Daniel Martínez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou will contest the presidency in a runoff on Nov. 24. Martínez prevailed in the first round of the...

Bolivian senator declares herself interim president

BUENOS AIRES  Bolivia on Tuesday announced its interim president who will take the country to early elections in 90 days after long-serving leader Evo Morales resigned. Jeanine Anez, a...

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Europol: 45 suspects arrested in anti-drug operations

HAGUE  – Police arrested 45 suspects Friday during an international operation against a drug-trafficking network from Brazil into Europe, Europol said Friday. "This international sting,...

South Africa records 3,370 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  - South Africa recorded 3,370 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the number of infections to 781,941, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. He said...

Tanzania’s opposition party expels rebel MPs

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  - Tanzania's main opposition party, Democracy and Progress (CHADEMA), expelled 19 rebel legislators Friday for allegedly forging party documents and...

Al-Akhras: My hunger strike revealed Israeli crimes

JENIN, Palestine - Former Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who was on a hunger strike for 103 days, believes he succeeded in exposing Israeli occupation."My...

Navalny urges EU to sanction Russian oligarchs

ANKARA  - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged the EU to impose direct sanctions Friday against oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Navalny said...