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Alleged U.S. drone strike kills 7 Afghan civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan At least seven members of a single family were killed in eastern Afghanistan in an alleged U.S. drone strike, an official said on Tuesday. Hafeezullah Mubarez, a member of...

Syrian torture survivors seek justice in Norway

BERLIN Five Syrian torture survivors living in Norway have filed legal complaints against senior officials of the Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) announced...

India: Central to rule western state of Maharashtra

NEW DELHI Indian cabinet has recommended imposition of central rule in the western state of Maharashtra, amid uncertainty over government formation, even 20 days after provincial assembly election results, reported...

Gov't forces thwart rebel attack in Yemen's Taiz

SANAA, Yemen  Government forces repelled a rebel attack in Yemen's southwestern Taiz province on Tuesday, amid reports of casualties, according to a local military spokesman. "Houthi rebels launched a fierce attack...

European Council launches 13 joint defense projects

ANKARA The European Council on Tuesday adopted a list of 13 projects to be implemented under the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). "Five of the new projects focus on training, covering areas...

US: Democratic forerunner concerned over Bolivia ‘coup’

ANKARA One of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls in the U.S. said he is very concerned about the "coup" in Bolivia. Bernie Sanders, who has a long record of opposing military...

Turkey-backed SNA responds to attacks by YPG/PKK

RAS AL-AYN, Syria  Turkey-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) continued to fight the YPG/PKK terrorists, who targeted the frontlines and areas liberated from terrorists by Turkey’s anti-terror operation in northern Syria. Turkish-backed...

2 Palestinians martyred in Israeli airstrike in Gaza

Two Palestinians were martyred in a fresh Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, shortly after the killing of a resistance commander in the territory. The army said...

Challenges of Syrian Constitutional Committee

ISTANBUL The first round of the meetings of the Syrian Constitutional Committee was marked with seriousness and the proceedings were concluded in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday under the auspices of...

Kashmir marks 100th day of communications blockade

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir A communications blockade imposed by the Indian government in disputed Jammu and Kashmir will be 100 days old Tuesday, the...

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Turkish president, Italian premier speak over phone

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over the phone, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate on Tuesday.  During the phone...

Turkish, Greek military delegations begin NATO talks

ANKARA A NATO technical meeting between Turkish and Greek military delegations began Tuesday at the alliance headquarters to discuss methods for reducing risks of incidents...

Top Turkish diplomat meets with Libyan vice premier

ANKARA  Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday met with Libya’s deputy prime minister. Cavusoglu said on Twitter that he had a "productive meeting" with Ahmed...

Controversial law-breaking UK bill passes 1st hurdle

LONDON A controversial British bill passed its first legislative hurdle on Monday with a vote of 340-263, a margin of victory of 77.Thirty MPs from...

Libya: 24 migrants die as boat sinks off Libyan coast

GENEVA At least 24 people died when a rubber boat carrying irregular migrants sank Tuesday on the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, according to the International...