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Ethiopia: Army deployed in troubled Oromia areas

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia deployed its federal army in troubled areas in Oromia regional state where dozens are reported to have been killed in clashes. Clashes erupted Tuesday in several towns...

NBA: Clippers beat Warriors 141-122

ANKARA The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 141-122 in the Warriors' first game at the Chase Center late Thursday. Lou Williams and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard...

Russia: 8 servicemen killed, 2 wounded in shooting

MOSCOW Eight servicemen were killed and two injured in a shooting in Russia on Friday, according to the country's Defense Ministry. The incident happened at a specialist logistics and security unit...

N.Syria: Returnee finds home turned into terrorist base

RAS AL-AYN, Syria A Syrian refugee in Turkey displaced by YPG/PKK terrorists in Ras al-Ayn, northern Syria, returned home thanks to Turkey’s anti-terror Operation Peace Spring. After living in Turkey for...

Afghanistan: violence surges amid peace talks

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan is witnessing intense clashes between government forces and Taliban insurgents, even as various countries are trying to reinvigorate peace talks in different world capitals. In a major security...

Syrians in Turkey seek to return to their homes

SANLIURFA, Turkey  Syrians, who took refuge in Turkey, are seeking to return to their hometowns after the Turkish military and Syrian National Army (SNA) cleared Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn...

South Africa: Black leaders quitting main opposition

JOHANNESBURG A spate of resignations of black leaders in the South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), has brought back debate on racism and apartheid in the country. The leaders,...

NATO's support to Afghanistan remains 'steadfast'

ANKARA NATO's support to Afghanistan remains "steadfast", the alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday. "Our support to Afghanistan with both forces and funding remains steadfast. NATO has supported the...

French president speaks over Muslim headscarf

PARIS  French president has said wearing of headscarf by Muslim women in public services and at schools is his business and that is what secularism means. Emmanuel Macron was visiting French...

Turkey holds 120 km on N.Syria border east of Euphrates

ANKARA  Turkey controls an area in northern Syria the length of 120 kilometers (74.56 miles) east of the Euphrates River along the border between the two countries, the Turkish vice...

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BioNTech working on potential new vaccine against omicron variant

BERLIN BioNTech confirmed on Monday that it has started to work on a potential new vaccine against the omicron variant of the coronavirus. A company spokesperson...

Turkish, Iraqi business circles meet in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  Business people, contractors and sector representatives from Turkey and Iraq gathered in Istanbul on Friday to discuss pressing issues related to economy and trade. The...

Palestine hails UN resolution affirming its sovereignty over natural resources

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestine on Friday welcomed a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly that affirms the Palestinian sovereignty over its natural resources. In a statement,...

Japan approves $490B package to stimulate struggling economy

ISTANBUL Japan on Friday approved a $490 billion economic package to stimulate the country’s economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government approved...

NATO urges Russia to show transparency about its military build-up

BERLIN NATO urged Russia on Friday to refrain from escalating tensions on the border with Ukraine. “We see a large and unusual concentration of Russian forces...