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US 'disappointed' by NKorea cutting dialogue with South

WASHINGTON The US said Tuesday it is "disappointed" by North Korea's decision to sever communications with the South, urging Pyongyang to return to negotiations.  "The United States has always supported progress...

Turkey to start extraditing Daesh/ISIS members Nov. 11

ANKARA Turkey will start extraditing captured Daesh/ISIS terrorists on Nov. 11 to their home countries, according to Turkey’s interior minister.  "PYD releases Daesh terrorists and we capture them,"...

Guinea to go to polls on March 22

KIGALI, Rwanda  Guinea will hold legislative elections and a constitutional referendum on March 22, local media reported Saturday. The electoral campaign will start on March 15 to 20, local media said,...

US to reinforce position in Syria to protect oil fields

WASHINGTON  The U.S. will reinforce its position in Syria to protect oil fields from being retaken by the Daesh terror group, a defense official said Thursday.  Speaking on condition of anonymity,...

2 sides to story of Turkey’s S-400 purchase: Trump

ANKARA  There are two sides to the story behind Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems, said U.S. President Donald Trump during a bilateral meeting with his French counterpart...

Tunisia: Government wins confidence vote

By Adel Bin Ibrahim Bin Elha Elthabti and Gulsen Topcu TUNIS The cabinet of Tunisia’s Prime Minister-designate Hichem Mechichi won a confidence vote early Wednesday. A total of 134 deputies voted in...

Russia: Armenia reaffirms commitment to Karabakh deal

MOSCOW Russia's foreign minister on Saturday said Armenia has reaffirmed its commitment to the Karabakh deal which ended weeks of armed clashes with neighbor Azerbaijan earlier this month. Speaking at a...

Iran's top nuclear scientist assassinated near capital

TEHRAN, Iran A leading Iranian nuclear scientist has been assassinated by unidentified gunmen on the outskirts of the capital Tehran on Friday, the country’s foreign minister said. “Terrorists murdered an eminent...

Putin jokes about hanging LGBT symbol on US Embassy

MOSCOW  The US Embassy in Russia shows who is employed at the facility by hanging a LGBT banner on its building, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. He then laughed to...

Brazil president Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA  Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Bolsonaro took the test, for the fourth time, on Monday after showing symptoms. The president has been facing...

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Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...

Zimbabwe’s albinos entangled in AIDS woes

HARARE, ZimbabweAgnes Humure has been forced to battle with albinism since the day she was born, when her mother was kicked out of her...