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Ethiopian peacekeepers withdrawn from S.Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan The United Nation mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said that three Ethiopian peacekeepers have been withdrawn and repatriated back to Ethiopia. "UNMISS is aware that three soldiers were...

'Digital' flour factory to be built in N.Syria

TAL ABYAD, Syria  A digital flour factory will be built in Syria's northern Tal Abyad city, which was cleared of terrorists through Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring. The factory will be established...

Saudi activists' transfer to terror court concerns US

ANKARA The US State Department on Thursday voiced concern about two jailed women activists that were sent to terrorism court in Saudi Arabia, saying activism on women rights "is not...

Swedish royal couple tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia have tested positive for coronavirus, the Swedish royal court said on Thursday. Carl Philip, the 41-year-old son of King Carl XVI...

France’s controversial security law risks press freedom

PARIS The controversial security law in France is being criticized for violating the press freedom and right to privacy as well as due to concerns of rising police violence in...

French police officers suspended over beating Black man

PARIS  - Three French police officers were suspended Thursday for beating up a Black man in Paris. The 15-minute incident was caught on camera Saturday inside a music studio in...

Thanksgiving 2020 looking quite different for Americans

WISCONSIN, US Thanksgiving, that uniquely American holiday of family, football and fattening up, is on a COVID diet in 2020. "From 12 to 4" is how Frank Fani, a salon owner...

‘Shutting door on opposition triggered Thai protests’

ANKARA The Thai bureaucracy has become “more centralized” and Bangkok-centric triggering a movement in provinces for participation in the country’s decision-making process, a Thai scholar said. “Provincial politicians and authorities want...

Top US court blocks virus curbs on religious services

ANKARA The US Supreme Court on Wednesday night blocked the state of New York from imposing limits on attendance at religious services. Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, had placed strict...

Azerbaijan: France's Karabakh resolution 'provocative'

BAKU, Azerbaijan A so-called resolution in the French Senate urging the recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent country is "biased" and "provocative," Azerbaijan has said. "First of all, we would like...

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Europol: 45 suspects arrested in anti-drug operations

HAGUE  – Police arrested 45 suspects Friday during an international operation against a drug-trafficking network from Brazil into Europe, Europol said Friday. "This international sting,...

South Africa records 3,370 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  - South Africa recorded 3,370 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the number of infections to 781,941, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. He said...

Tanzania’s opposition party expels rebel MPs

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  - Tanzania's main opposition party, Democracy and Progress (CHADEMA), expelled 19 rebel legislators Friday for allegedly forging party documents and...

Al-Akhras: My hunger strike revealed Israeli crimes

JENIN, Palestine - Former Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who was on a hunger strike for 103 days, believes he succeeded in exposing Israeli occupation."My...

Navalny urges EU to sanction Russian oligarchs

ANKARA  - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged the EU to impose direct sanctions Friday against oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Navalny said...