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UN says ‘94,000 Syrians have returned to their homes’

GENEVA At least 94,000 civilians have returned to areas liberated by Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria over the last 10 days, the UN said on Friday. At the beginning of...

Malta vetoes spending for EU’s Libya mission

ANKARA Malta has formally given notice to the EU that it will no longer commit any military assets to Operation Irini, a naval mission launched by the EU to enforce...

Turkish ruling party: Libya’s Haftar a coup plotter

ANKARA Warlord Khalifa Haftar is a coup plotter and Ankara continues to support Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), said Turkey's ruling party spokesman on Tuesday. “Two days ago, Haftar attempted...

Arab-African alliance announced in Riyadh

RIYADH Saudi Arabia on Monday announced the establishment of the Council of Arab and African States bordering the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al...

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...

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...

Iraqi parliament accuses gov’t of delaying reforms

BAGHDAD Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi on Sunday accused the government of “dragging its feet” on carrying out reforms and holding early elections, despite growing public demands. "The reform process has...

G20 used by Saudis 'to build legitimacy'

GENEVA The UN's special rapporteur on extra-judicial executions, speaking on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, said Tuesday that by holding the G20 meeting in Riyadh this year, the international community...

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...

UK: London protests turn violent, 15 injured

LONDON At least 15 people, including two police officers, have been injured in violent clashes in London, according to London Ambulance Services. The main clashes were between the police forces and...

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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...