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Nobel-winning Yazidi says Baghdadi death not enough

UNITED NATIONS  Nobel Prize-winner and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad welcomed the death of Daesh/ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but warned Wednesday there are “thousands” of hardline militants ready to replace...

UAE hands over Yemen’s Aden to Saudi, withdraws troops

ABU DHABI The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday announced return of its troops from Yemen's Aden after handing the province to Saudi and Yemeni forces. "The handover of Aden to...

Refugees continue protest in South Africa’s capital

PRETORIA As many as 300 refugees and asylum seekers continued their protest in South Africa’s capital Pretoria for the third week, calling on the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to relocate...

South Africa police evicts protesting refugees

PRETORIA Police in South Africa used stun grenades and water cannons on Wednesday to disperse a group of refugees camping outside the UN Refugee Agency building in Cape Town, local...

Chile cancels APEC, UN summits amid wave of protests

ANKARA Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday announced that his country is pulling out of organizing Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and UN Climate Change Conference amid escalating violence...

ICC head prosecutor ‘whitewashing’ Israel: Finkelstein

ANKARA American Jewish political scientist Norman Finkelstein accused the International Criminal Court's (ICC) head prosecutor of refusing to investigate credible allegations of Israeli criminality in his recent book. Finkelstein blamed Fatou...

S.Sudan: State of emergency declared in flood-hit areas

JUBA, South Sudan South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in areas affected by flood across the country. Under the order, about 30 counties in...

Turkish parliament condemns US vote on Armenian claims

ANKARA The Turkish parliament on Thursday condemned the U.S. House of Representatives' passing a resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide" as well as a bill backing sanctions on Turkey. "The Turkish...

UN prosecutor to urge co-operation for war crimes cases

BELGRADE, Serbia  The chief prosecutor for the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) on Wednesday announced he will submit a report urging the need for co-operation in dealing with...

Epstein autopsy points to homicide: pathologist

WASHINGTON A forensic pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein's brother said Wednesday the autopsy of the disgraced financier's body indicates he died of homicide. Epstein was found dead hanging in his Manhattan...

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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...