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Lebanese mark first anniversary of Oct. 17 protests

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Protesters in Lebanon on Saturday marked the first anniversary of months-long Oct. 17 anti-government demonstrations. Lebanese held demonstrations in cities to commemorate protests that began against tax...

Azerbaijan exerts ‘superiority’ on front line: Military

BAKU, Azerbaijan - Armenia suffered heavy losses as Azerbaijan exerted operational superiority along the entire front line of battle, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Sunday. The ministry said news disseminated by...

France: COVID-19 cases skyrocket as curfew takes hold

PARIS - As Paris and other cities and regions enter the first night of a curfew Saturday, new cases of coronavirus infections hit a new daily record. There were 90...

New truce between Azerbaijan, Armenia enters into force

BAKU, Azerbaijan A new temporary humanitarian cease-fire reached between Azerbaijan and Armenia entered into force as of midnight Sunday local time (2000 GMT). A statement by Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry earlier said...

Italy reports highest-single day rise in COVID-19 cases

ROME With 10,925 new coronavirus cases, Italy reported Saturday the highest daily spike since the start of outbreak in the country, according to the Health Ministry. The ministry said that a...

Azerbaijan, Armenia announce new cease-fire

BAKU, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan and Armenia have agreed to a fresh cease-fire starting from midnight Sunday. “The Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia have agreed to a humanitarian truce as...

US media ignores deadly Armenia strike on civilians

WASHINGTON The mainstream US media disregarded Saturday the Armenian strike on Azerbaijani civilians, which killed more than a dozen including children. Prominent outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall...

India gives nod for Russian virus vaccine trials

CHANDIGARH, India India has given a go-ahead for clinical trials of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the country. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, a pharmaceutical firm based in the southern Hyderabad city,...

Turkic Council condemns Armenia’s attack on Azerbaijan

ANKARA The Turkic Council on Saturday denounced Armenia’s recent missile attack on Azerbaijan’s Ganja city. “Bombing civilians is against international humanitarian law. The Turkic Council condemns Armenia’s new arbitrary attacks by...

German leader in quarantine as guard contracts virus

COLOGNE, Germany Germany’s president went into quarantine on Saturday after one of his bodyguards tested positive for COVID-19. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been tested but the result is still awaited and...

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Ex-DHS staffer says he penned anti-Trump op-ed, book

WASHINGTON  A former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staffer announced Wednesday he was behind a scathing anonymous 2018 New York Times op-ed and 2019 book...

'COVID-19 has claimed lives of at least 1,500 nurses'

GENEVA  At least 1,500 nurses in more than 40 countries have died of COVID-19, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said Wednesday.    “The figure, which...

Turkey rescues over 100 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

MUGLA/AYDIN, Turkey Turkey's coast guard rescued over 100 asylum seekers pushed back to Turkish waters in the Aegean Sea by Greek coast guard boats, security...

Iranian students protest in front of French embassy

TEHRAN  Large numbers of university students gathered in front of France’s embassy in the Iranian capital Wednesday to protest against recent blasphemous remarks by French...

Barcelona stun Juventus 2-0 in Italy

ANKARA  Spanish football club Barcelona beat Italy’s Juventus 2-0 Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League Group G match in the Italian city of Turin.  French forward...