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2 protesters killed, dozens injured in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD, Iraq At least two people were killed and dozens injured in protests which erupted Friday near Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, according to a medical source. An Iraqi security source who asked not...

Mauritius, Rwanda easiest places for business in Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda Mauritius, Rwanda and Morocco were ranked as top easiest economies to do business in Africa, according to the 2020 Doing Business report released by the World Bank on...

Zambian president pardons 283 prisoners

ANKARA  Zambian President Edgar Lungu has pardoned 283 prisoners to mark 55 years of the country's independence, a government official announced late Thursday. Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo said 245 are...

US to reinforce position in Syria to protect oil fields

WASHINGTON  The U.S. will reinforce its position in Syria to protect oil fields from being retaken by the Daesh terror group, a defense official said Thursday.  Speaking on condition of anonymity,...

Taiwan seeks Turkey’s support in global stage

ANKARA  The chief of the Taiwanese mission in Turkey echoed on Thursday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks that "the world is bigger than five". "Taiwan is a small country and...

Death toll rises to 19 in Chile protests

ANKARA The death toll in Chile rose to 19 on Thursday as violent demonstrations continued despite the government’s decision to cancel a subway fare increase. A prosecutor's office in the capital,...

Turkish envoy reaffirms Syria op in line with int'l law

NEW YORK Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria is line with international law, Ankara's envoy to the UN said Thursday, calling for an investigation into any violation by any country...

Turkish aid agency opens mobile clinic in north Syria

The Turkish Red Crescent began operating a mobile clinic Thursday in northern Syria following Turkey's counter-terrorism offensive dubbed ‘Operation Peace Spring’.

Somalia hands over two al-Shabaab militants to Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya Two members of the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab militant group suspected of carrying out an Oct. 12 roadside bombing in northern Kenya that killed 11 police officers are in...

UN Security Council must be reformed: Erdogan

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday the reform of the UN Security Council, which is committed to the will of its five permanent members, is now a necessity...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Oct. 25, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. Coronavirus...

Armenia leader should be charged for war crimes, experts say

ISTANBUL Amid the continuing clashes over Upper Karabakh, Turkish experts believe Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his administration should be charged for war crimes. Yalcin...

Erdogan lambasts Dutch 'fascist' politician

MALATYA, Turkey Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday hit back at Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders over an insulting cartoon he shared. "Fascism is not...

Turkey to set up strategic logistics centers for trade

ANKARA  Turkey plans to establish foreign logistics centers in strategic regions in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Russia and the Far East, said the country's top...

French president encouraged Islamophobia: Pakistan PM

KARACHI, Pakistan  The Pakistani prime minster has added his voice to the growing criticism of the French president for "encouraging Islamophobia" following the killing of...