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US Muslim teen says disqualified from race over hijab

WASHINGTON A Muslim-American teenager says she was disqualified from a race she ran in earlier this month because she said officials told her the hijab she was wearing did not...

UNICEF: 490,000 children affected by floods in S. Sudan

ANKARA Almost 490,000 children have been affected by heavy floods currently hitting South Sudan, the UN’s children agency said on Friday. The UNICEF described the scope and scale of the current...

24 killed, hundreds injured in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD At least 24 people were killed and over 2,000 others injured in Iraq on Friday in anti-government protests that erupted on Friday near Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, according to...

30 killed, hundreds injured in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD At least 30 people were killed and over 2,300 others injured in Iraq on Friday during anti-government protests that erupted on Friday near Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, according to Iraq’s...

US House panels subpoena White House, State officials

WASHINGTON The three House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump subpoenaed Friday three White House and State Department officials. Two of the officials work in the White...

Zimbabwe gov't allegedly sold baby elephants to China

ANKARA / HARARE, Zimbabwe Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly sold some 30 baby elephants to China amid drought and fears on the elephants’ fate, according to media reports. The Zimbabwean baby elephants...

Group of women searchers find 13 bodies in NW Mexico

QUERETARO, Mexico A group of women searchers in Sonora state in northwestern Mexico found 13 bodies near the resort town Puerto Penasco late Thursday. One of the bodies seems to be...

UN chief calls for ‘endgame’ talks in Syria

UNITED NATIONS UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Friday lauded a recent reduction in fighting in northeastern Syria and urged the countries involved to “start seriously discussing the endgame” to an...

Syria: Regime attack kills 2, injures 5 civilians

IDLIB, Syria The regime attack in Syria killed two civilians and injured five others in the Idlib de-escalation zone on Friday. The attacks carried out by Bashar al-Assad regime targeted civilian...

Hundreds march against sanctions in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe Hundreds of Zimbabweans from the country’s 10 provinces participated on Friday in an anti-sanctions march, a day the government declared a national holiday. While the government claimed the event...

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French police officers suspended over violence

PARIS French police officers, who were filmed using violence against migrants and journalists at a protest on Tuesday, have been suspended, said the country's interior...

We must fight digital fascism: President Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey's president on Thursday warned of the dangers of "digital fascism," speaking at an annual international summit on women and justice hosted by a...

Iranian soldier killed along border with Iraq

ISTANBUL An Iranian soldier was killed along the Iraqi border in Iran's Kurdistan province, state-run media said late Wednesday. Mohammed Rasul Khatami was targeted while on...

13 Turkish wrestlers contract COVID-19

ANKARA  As many as 15 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Turkey's Greco-Roman wrestling team, the Turkish Wrestling Federation announced on Thursday. Among those who tested...

Mali: Panic over virus outbreak in presidency

DOUALA, Cameroon Mali’s presidency is on high alert over a potential COVID-19 outbreak among staff members, it said on Thursday. A meeting of the Superior Council...