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Libya: Haftar forces attack Misrata Air College

TRIPOLI  Forces loyal to east Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar attacked Misrata Air College on Wednesday with unmanned aerial vehicles. A source from forces of Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA)...

US releases first images of Baghdadi raid

WASHINGTON  The Trump administration released video footage Wednesday of the raid that led to the death of former Daesh/ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The black and white aerial footage depicts a...

Ethiopia: Up to 80 killed in recent violence in Oromia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  Up to 80 people have been killed in recent violence in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, said the country’s human rights commissioner on Wednesday. Daniel Bekele’s remarks came in an...

Iraqi soldier killed in rocket attack near US embassy

BAGHDAD An Iraqi soldier was killed in a rocket attack near the U.S. Embassy in the capital Baghdad, according to Iraq’s Defense Ministry. According to a statement by the ministry's Security...

Trump shares fake photo of Baghdadi dog getting medal

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump shared Wednesday an apparent fake photograph of himself awarding a medal to the dog who chased Daesh/ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in his final moments. The...

Georgia’s prime minister to visit Turkey Thursday

ANKARA Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia will visit Turkey on Thursday, according to the Turkish Communications Directorate. In a statement, the directorate said Gakharia’s first official visit to Turkey after taking...

US, Gulf nations designate Iran-linked networks

WASHINGTON A seven-nation group combatting the international financing of terrorists on Wednesday designated 25 targets affiliated with Iran over alleged support for terrorism. In a press release, the U.S. Treasury Department...

100 Iraqis killed since Friday amid protests

BAGHDAD At least 100 people have been killed in Iraq since Friday, as security forces have been trying to disperse protesters, said Iraq's Independent High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR)...

US: Fed cuts interest rates, but indicates halt coming

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve decided Wednesday to lower its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point for a third time this year, but indicated future cuts will likely be halted...

Dutch construction workers protest pollution rules

THE HAGUE Thousands of construction sector workers protested in the Netherlands against the government's decision to impose restrictions on toxic PFAS chemicals and nitrogen emissions. Demonstrators coming from across the country...

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Goodfellas, Field of Dreams star Ray Liotta dead at 67

HOUSTON, Texas Ray Liotta, the actor best known for playing the role of Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s classic 1980 mob film Goodfellas, has...

Paris to beef up security, set up special fan zones for Champions League final

PARIS Paris will beef up security and set up special fan zones to welcome thousands of football fans at the UEFA Champions League final...

Russian president expresses readiness to help overcoming global food crisis

MOSCOW The Russian president on Thursday said his country is ready to help overcome the global food security crisis if Western sanctions imposed due...

Turkiye can be model for 'green industrialization,' says expert at UN panel

ISTANBUL Turkiye can serve as a model for other developing nations in "green industrialization," while itself focusing on efficiency and cooperation with other countries, experts...

Turkish, French presidents discuss Sweden, Finland’s NATO bids

ANKARA The Turkish and French presidents on Thursday discussed Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO, Turkiye’s Communication Directorate said. Sweden and Finland's contacts with...