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US asks citizens to leave Iraq

ANKARA The U.S. on Friday urged American citizens to leave Iraq immediately in the aftermath of an airstrike that killed a top Iranian commander in Baghdad. "Due to heightened tensions in...

Turkish-Russian joint center to be ready in 2 weeks

BAKU The construction of the Turkish-Russian joint monitoring center will be completed in two weeks, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on Thursday. “The sooner the Monitoring Center starts operating, the better,...

Bangladesh wins UN public service award

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh on Friday won the 2020 UN Public Service Award in the category of "developing a transparent and accountable public service" for its e-mutation initiative to digitize the...

Top US diplomat tells Congress Hong Kong not autonomous

WASHINGTON US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified to Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from mainland China, opening the door to changes of its treatment...

Putin, Russian Security Council discuss Libyan crisis

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Libyan conflict in a video conference with the country's Security Council on Friday. "The situation in Libya was discussed with an emphasis on the...

US coronavirus death toll exceeds 39,000

ANKARA  The U.S. on Sunday reported 2,009 additional coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24 hours, surpassing the 39,000 mark, according to the Maryland-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's running tally counted...

Libyan army destroys armored vehicles of Haftar militia

ANKARA  The Libyan army announced early Thursday that it had destroyed 10 armored vehicles belonging to warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias in the country's south.   Army units have also cleared the Qarizma...

Ethiopia: 4 coronavirus suspects quarantined

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia said on Tuesday it has quarantined four people suspected of contracting the novel coronavirus. This came in a joint press statement by the Ethiopian Health Ministry and...

US: Fauci allowed to testify before Senate panel

WASHINGTON America’s foremost infectious disease expert will be allowed to testify before a Senate panel, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday. The president previously blocked Anthony Fauci from appearing before a...

Rocket attack targets US forces at Baghdad Airport

BAGHDAD  Two rockets landed at the vicinity of the Baghdad Airport that houses a headquarters for US forces, according to an Iraqi police official. "At dawn, two rockets targeted Baghdad International...

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Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...

Zimbabwe’s albinos entangled in AIDS woes

HARARE, ZimbabweAgnes Humure has been forced to battle with albinism since the day she was born, when her mother was kicked out of her...