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Egypt arrests 10 journalists since coronavirus outbreak

ANKARA  At least ten journalists have been arrested by Egyptian authorities since the novel coronavirus detected in the country, according to a local human rights group. The Arab Network for Human...

Rebel chief, militants surrender in DRC

KAMPALA, Uganda A rebel leader, along with dozens of fighters, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) dropped his guns and surrendered on Friday to authorities. Led by their leader, the...

Trump to governors: Open houses of worship 'right now'

WASHINGTON  US President Donald Trump said Friday he is designating houses of worship as "essential," urging state governors to allow them to open "right now." Trump told reporters he is identifying...

Bosnia opens memorial center in honor of 1995 victims

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's northern city of Tuzla on Friday opened a memorial center called Kapija (the Gate) in honor of all victims killed on the site in May...

Canada alarmed by rising China-Hong Kong tensions

TRENTON, Canada Canada is “concerned” about the possibility of China cracking down on pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. A new bill has been introduced by...

Oman records over 3,000 virus cases in 10 days

ANKARA Coronavirus cases in Oman have almost doubled in the past 10 days, reaching close to 6,800 on Friday. The country’s Health Ministry said 424 more people – the week's highest...

US condemns China's proposed legislation on Hong Kong

ANKARA  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday slammed China's proposed national security legislation on Hong Kong, calling it "unilateral and arbitrary". "The United States condemns the PRC proposal to...

DNA test shows Rwandan genocide suspect died years ago

KIGALI, Rwanda  One of Rwandan politicians wanted for his alleged role in the genocide of ethnic Tutsi and Hutus population died 20 years ago, the international tribunal announced on Friday. The...

German president: No tolerance for attacks on Muslims

BERLIN Germany’s president has assured the country’s Muslim citizens that growing racist hatred and violence by right-wing extremists will not be tolerated by the state and democratic majority in the...

COVID-19 deaths in Brazil double in 12 days

ANKARA The coronavirus-related deaths in Brazil have doubled in just 12 days with over 20,000 fatalities reported as of Friday. The South American nation also has an ascending curve among the...

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African Muslims celebrate virtual Eid under lockdown

JOHANNESBURG Millions of Muslims in Africa began celebrating Eid al-Fitr holidays Sunday under tight coronavirus restrictions including bans on congregational prayers at mosques as well...

Bayern Munich keep up 4-point gap at top of Bundesliga

ANKARA Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this weekend kept their four-point lead at the top of Bundesliga after hammering Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2. Bayern Munich collected 61...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterparts

In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Iran, Oman and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterpart

ISTANBUL In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Iran, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday following the...

Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss fight against COVID-19

ISTANBUL In a Sunday phone call, the presidents of Turkey and Iran discussed cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, plus bilateral ties and regional issues,...

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