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Libyan army's retake of Al-Watiya on world media

ANKARA  News outlets around the world widely covered the Libyan army taking control of the key military Al-Watiya airbase. On Monday morning, the Libyan army announced that they were fully in...

Russia condoles with Iran over Soleimani's killing

MOSCOW Russia offered condolences to Iran on Friday over the killing of Qassem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds Force. The U.S. confirmed Thursday that it carried out a strike that...

Germany finds nerve agent was used in Navalny poisoning

ANKARA Germany has found “unequivocal” evidence that a nerve agent was used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny last month, local media reported Wednesday.  In tests run by a special...

Pope blasts racism, violence in address to Americans

ROME  As protests over the brutal death of George Floyd continued to rock the US, Pope Francis condemned racism in any form in a Wednesday address but also reminded his...

Canada court begins hearing case on asylum deal with US

TRENTON, Canada A court challenge that will attempt to prove the U.S. is no longer a safe haven for refugees began Monday in Toronto, Canada. The Third Country Agreement between the...

Millions return to work and school in France

PARIS Amid strict health protocols schools and offices, opened in France on Tuesday after months of restrictions to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wearing masks, nearly 12.4 million children...

Libyan Army hits oil tanker of warlord Haftar

ANKARA The Libyan Army on Saturday hit an oil tanker belonging to militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to the country’s military. Col. Muhammad Kununu, a spokesman for the government’s armed...

Syria's Idlib records first coronavirus death

IDLIB, Syria  The first coronavirus death in Syria's northwestern Idlib province was recorded, according to health officials. “A female patient in her 80s died from the virus,” the interim government's Health...

Turkey calls on Germany to lift travel warning

ANKARA  Turkish foreign minister on Friday called on Germany to lift travel warning for Turkey. Speaking to German weekly Der Spiegel, Mevlut Cavusoglu commented on Germany’s decision to lift travel warning...

UK: Fears statues could be flashpoint for violence

LONDON With police warning of violence, more than 1,000 far-right protesters gathered on Saturday in central London to protect statues from efforts to deface or topple them. Members of groups such...

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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...