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Iraq suspends 2 Saudi channels over protests

BAGHDAD Iraq's government on Sunday ordered two Saudi channels to suspend operations amid mass protests in the country. Iraqi police asked reporters of the Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath channels to suspend any...

Argentineans to cast ballots in presidential election

ANKARA Argentineans are set to hit the ballot boxes on Sunday to choose the country’s next president amid a struggling economy in South America’s second-largest country. According to recent opinion polls,...

7 protesters shot dead in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD Seven Iraqi protesters were shot dead by Iranian-backed militiamen in the southern city of Hilla, according to a local police officer on Sunday. Militants from the Hashd al-Shaabi-affiliated Badr organization...

Democrats 'making progress' in Trump impeachment probe

WASHINGTON Democrats are "making progress" in an ongoing investigation into the U.S. president's dealings with Ukraine, said a lawmaker leading the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump on Saturday. Speaking to reporters...

Iraq: Death toll climbs to 63 amid resumed protests

BAGHDAD The death toll rose to 63 in Iraq since the latest eruption of anti-government protests, the country's rights commission said Saturday. The Iraq High Commission for Human Rights announced the...

US, Russian top diplomats discuss Syria in phone call

MOSCOW The top diplomats of Russia and the U.S. discussed the current situation in Syria in a phone call on Saturday, Moscow said. During the call between Sergey Lavrov and Mike...

US dispatches reinforcements to oil fields in Syria

ANKARA The U.S has dispatched more military reinforcements to oil fields in eastern Syria, local sources told Anadolu Agency on Saturday. After sending 30 military units to the al-Omar oil field...

6 Indian forces injured in Kashmir grenade attack

CHANDIGARH, India Six Indian paramilitary force personnel were injured in a grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar on Saturday evening. In a statement, the Central Reserve Police Force...

Russia’s Security Council discusses Sochi deal on Syria

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday discussed the implementation of the Russia-Turkey deal on Syria with the country's Security Council members, the Kremlin said on Saturday. "Vladimir Putin chaired a...

Some 50 Myanmar police, family members abducted

YANGON Some 50 police and their family members have been kidnapped by a rebel group in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine state, the country’s military said on Saturday. Arakan Army, a predominantly Buddhist...

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ANALYSIS – How will Biden ‘reassess’ US-Saudi relationship?

The writer is a London-based political analyst focusing on Turkey, Israel, and the Gulf. He holds a master's in comparative politics from the London...

Italian FM holds phone call with DRC counterpart

ROME Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio held a phone call Monday with his counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Marie Tumba Nzeza, on...

EU allocates $47M in humanitarian aid for Rohingya

BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday announced €39 million ($47.4 million) in humanitarian aid to address the needs of Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The bloc...

Ethiopian peacekeepers in S.Sudan resist going home

JUBA, South Sudan Several UN peacekeepers were injured during an internal brawl when 15 peacekeepers in South Sudan, originally from Ethiopia’s restive Tigray region, refused...

Niger: Bazoum wins presidential election runoff

LOME, Togo Mohamed Bazoum was elected Niger's president in the second round of polls, the election authority of the West African nation said Tuesday. Bazoum, the...