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Uruguay: Candidates to contest presidency in runoff

ANKARA Uruguay's leftist candidate Daniel Martínez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou will contest the presidency in a runoff on Nov. 24. Martínez prevailed in the first round of the...

Bolivian senator declares herself interim president

BUENOS AIRES  Bolivia on Tuesday announced its interim president who will take the country to early elections in 90 days after long-serving leader Evo Morales resigned. Jeanine Anez, a...

Trump says taking anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump said Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug he has repeatedly touted for the treatment of coronavirus patients.  "A lot of good things...

India raises Pakistan's airspace denial to Modi with UN

ANKARA  India has raised with a special UN agency a rejection by Pakistan to let Indian premier to use its airspace, local media reported said on Monday. According to Press Trust...

Pakistan allows ailing opposition leader to fly abroad

Pakistani cabinet agrees to remove Sharif's name from no-fly list, paving way for his medical treatment abroad

Bangladesh: Road crash claims 15 lives

DHAKA, Bangladesh The death toll from a head-on collision late Saturday between a truck and van in southeastern Bangladesh rose to 15 when three more wounded succumbed to their injuries. “12...

US backs NATO call for Afghan cease-fire over pandemic

KABUL, Afghanistan The US’ special envoy on Saturday backed NATO’s call for a humanitarian cease-fire in Afghanistan to help the country deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and move towards lasting...

American pilot dies in Indonesia plane crash

JAKARTA An American pilot was killed as a utility aircraft crashed into a lake in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province on Tuesday. Police spokesman Ahmad Kamal said the plane operated by Mission...

US warns against spoilers as Afghan talks draw closer

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The US on Friday welcomed the “positive developments” leading to the imminent start of intra-Afghan talks, after the Taliban indicated that negotiations could commence within a week. In a...

Record virus deaths in Australia, no case in N.Zealand

ANKARA  Australia on Thursday reported the single-highest fatalities due to COVID-19, officials said. At least five people died in Victoria state and 403 new coronavirus cases were reported, said Premeir Daniel...

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Europol: 45 suspects arrested in anti-drug operations

HAGUE  – Police arrested 45 suspects Friday during an international operation against a drug-trafficking network from Brazil into Europe, Europol said Friday. "This international sting,...

South Africa records 3,370 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  - South Africa recorded 3,370 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the number of infections to 781,941, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. He said...

Tanzania’s opposition party expels rebel MPs

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  - Tanzania's main opposition party, Democracy and Progress (CHADEMA), expelled 19 rebel legislators Friday for allegedly forging party documents and...

Al-Akhras: My hunger strike revealed Israeli crimes

JENIN, Palestine - Former Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who was on a hunger strike for 103 days, believes he succeeded in exposing Israeli occupation."My...

Navalny urges EU to sanction Russian oligarchs

ANKARA  - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged the EU to impose direct sanctions Friday against oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Navalny said...