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US must take lead in global vaccine drive: Blinken

WASHINGTON  The US must take the lead in the effort to vaccinate people worldwide against the coronavirus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday. Speaking at the State Department, Blinken...

US: 6 relatives dead in murder-suicide in Texas

ANKARA Six members of a family were found dead Monday in Allen city of US state of Texas as a result of an apparent murder-suicide, according to the police. Police officers...

Kosovo’s parliament elects Vjosa Osmani as president

Kosovo’s parliament elected Vjosa Osmani as the country’s new president on Sunday. Osmani received 71 votes from the lawmakers at the third round of voting in the Assembly of Kosovo. While...

Jordan says prince involved in attempts to 'harm security'

AMMAN, Jordan Jordan said on Sunday that former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein was involved in “attempts to destabilize the country's security" with foreign parties. "Preliminary investigations detected movements and activities...

Jordan’s Queen Noor hopes ‘truth will prevail’

AMMAN, Jordan Queen Noor, the mother of Jordan’s former crown prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein, on Sunday voiced hope that “truth and justice will prevail” after accusations linking her son to...

Qatar expresses support to Jordan king after arrests

DOHA, Qatar Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Sunday expressed his country’s support to Jordanian King Abdullah II following a spate of arrests in the kingdom due to...

Turkish contractors to help rebuild Nagorno-Karabakh

ISTANBUL After a 30-year occupation, the Nagorno-Karabakh region is set to be completely rebuilt, from infrastructure to roads and hospitals, and Turkish contractors will play a key role in this,...

Jordan: Prince says he is in house arrest

ANKARA Jordan's former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein said on Saturday that he is under house arrest and accused the country's leaders of corruption, incompetence and harassment. Al-Hussein's statement was released...

Saudi backs Jordan on arrest of former head of Royal Court

RIYADH The Saudi Arabian administration announced on Saturday that it stands by Jordan in any decision it takes to protect the security of that country. After allegations that former Crown Prince...

Jordan arrests former head of royal court, others

AMMAN, Jordan Bassem Ibrahim Awadallah, former head of the Jordanian royal court, and other former officials were arrested for “security reasons,” state media reported on Saturday. “Jordanian citizens, Hassan bin Zaid,...

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Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss Israeli attacks on Palestine

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday discussed ongoing Israel's attacks on Palestine on phone. According to a statement...

Palestinian women lead resistance against Israeli occupation

JERUSALEM Palestinian women are leading the resistance against Israel's forced migration and threats of displacement in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. While the...

Bosniak leader says his country does not support Israel

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina A Bosniak member of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Presidential Council on Sunday reacted to the Israeli premier's tweet thanking nations for supporting Israel against...

Violence returns to Afghanistan after brief truce

KABUL, Afghanistan Fighting resumed in Afghanistan on Sunday on the heels of a brief three-day truce declared by the Taliban and reciprocated by the Afghan...

Israel hits health center in Gaza

GAZA, Palestine Continuing with its airstrikes, Israel on Sunday bombarded a health facility in Gaza with two missiles, an official statement said. According to the Palestinian...