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NATO chief acknowledges Turkiye’s concerns on Sweden, Finland's membership bids

BRUSSELS NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged on Tuesday the relevance of Turkiye’s concerns on Sweden and Finland's membership bids for the defense alliance, reiterating that it is an “important...

NATO negotiations with Turkiye to take some time, says Sweden

STOCKHOLM Negotiations with Turkiye on Sweden’s membership to NATO will take some more time, the Swedish prime minister said Monday. Magdalena Andersson told Swedish official news agency TT that her meeting...

IRGC officer shot dead by unknown assailants in Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran An officer from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was shot dead by unknown assailants in Tehran on Sunday, the IRGC's public relations division said. Colonel Sayyad Khodayari was...

Tunisia’s Ennahda decries exclusion of parties from drafting new constitution

ISTANBUL Tunisia’s Ennahda movement has decried a decree issued by President Kais Saied excluding political parties from drafting the country’s new constitution. On Friday, Saied named law professor Sadik Belaid to...

China, Pakistan vow to support each other's 'core interests, concerns'

KARACHI, Pakistan China and Pakistan have reaffirmed their support for each other’s “core interests and major concerns,” while vowing to further enhance economic and defense cooperation. Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister Bilawal...

Palestinians slam US removal of radical Jewish group from terror blacklist

GAZA CITY, Palestine  Palestinians have condemned a US decision to remove radical Jewish group Kach from the list of terror organizations. On Friday, the US Department of State removed five extremist...

Israel reports 2nd suspected case of monkeypox

ANKARA A second suspected case of monkeypox has been detected in Israel, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. A ministry statement said a 27-year-old person who recently arrived from western Europe...

US president says everyone should be concerned about monkeypox

ISTANBUL US President Joe Biden on Sunday said "everybody should be concerned" about monkeypox. “They (health advisers) haven’t told me the level of exposure yet, but it is something that everybody...

Algeria denies mediation to restore ties with Morocco

ALGIERS, Algeria Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra has denied reports about mediation with Algeria to restore their diplomatic relations. Lamamra told the state television Saturday that the crisis between Algiers and...

Hamas chief warns Israel against Jerusalem flag march

GAZA CITY, Palestine Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday warned Israel against allowing a flag march by settlers in occupied East Jerusalem. On Wednesday, Israeli Public Security Minister Omer Barlev...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...