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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...

Venezuela has no role in Latin America protests: expert

COLOMBIA Venezuela is not the culprit behind Latin American protests and riots, said an expert at a time when its President Nicolas Maduro is under fire from several governments in...

N.Syria: Turkish army aids Syrians to resume daily life

TAL ABYAD, Syria Daily life in the Turkish-controlled Tal Abyad district in northern Syria has begun returning to normal after the area was recently cleared of terrorists with the assistance...

US hunter killed by deer he thought was dead

WASHINGTON A hunter in the U.S. state of Arkansas died this week after he approached a deer he shot, thinking it was dead. Thomas Alexander, 66, was an experienced hunter. He...

Russia urges US to return to talks with Taliban

MOSCOW Russia on Friday called on the U.S. to return to talks with the Taliban movement in Afghanistan. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Deputy Foreign Minister Igor...

Who will win Uruguay's presidential election on Sunday?

BOGOTA, Colombia Almost 2.7 million eligible Uruguayans are going to polls on Sunday to elect the replacement of Tabare Vasquez as president of the Latin American nation. Although this is a...

Russia vows to respect rights of all under Syria deal

MOSCOW Russia on Friday vowed to protect rights of all parties under the recent agreement signed with Turkey on Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected the German Defense Ministry’s proposal...

Turkish, Russian military chiefs discuss Syria on phone

ANKARA Turkish and Russian military chiefs had a phone call to discuss the security situation in Syria, according to the Turkish Armed Forces on Friday. Turkey’s Chief of General Staff Gen....

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Turkish president receives delegation from New York Times in Manhattan

NEW YORK Turkey's president met Monday with a delegation from The New York Times newspaper during his visit to New York City for the 76th...

Guerilla group warns southern Mexico on brink of civil war

MEXICO The military political leader of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) warned over the weekend that the southern Mexican state of Chiapas is on...

Turkey's president vows not to lose even one more child to terror groups

NEW YORK Turkey will work to prevent the recruitment and exploitation of children and young people by terrorist groups, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.  "Be...

Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ gets 25 years for terrorism

KIGALI, Rwanda  A Rwandan dissident was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday on terrorism-related charges.  Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed as a hero in the...

German chancellor hopeful vows to enhance ties with Turkey

BERLIN German conservative chancellor candidate Armin Laschet has promised to improve ties with Turkey if his party wins parliamentary elections on Sunday. “I know how important...