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Indonesia invents breath-based COVID-19 detector

JAKARTA Indonesian researchers have invented a tool to detect COVID-19 infection through a patient's breath. The tool, called GeNose C19, had received a distribution permit from Indonesia’s Health Ministry on Dec....

Pakistan: Opposition candidate elected capital’s mayor

By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) – Pakistan's main opposition party on Monday retained the mayorship of capital Islamabad defeating the ruling party, according to unofficial results. Adil Shah, the candidate...

Senators in Afghanistan arrested on charge of bribery

KABUL, Afghanistan  Authorities in Afghanistan on Monday announced arresting three members of the parliament's anti-corruption committee on a charge of taking bribes worth $40,000. The Attorney General’s Office and the spy...

Bangladesh relocates more Rohingya to remote island

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Bangladesh on Monday began relocating the 2nd batch of Rohingya refugees to a remote island, amid concerns from rights groups. Speaking to Anadolu Agency over the phone, a Rohingya...

Japan’s ex-premier Abe survives dinner parties scandal

ANKARA Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday survived being indicted over a corruption scandal, possibly one of the biggest political stigmas in the country, after prosecutors dropped a...

Bangsamoro Parliament approves $1.5B budget for 2021

ANKARA  Amid increasing economic constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers of Bangsamoro, an autonomous region in southern Philippines, approved on Wednesday a budget of peso 75.6 billion ($1.5 billion)...

Dutch troops killed civilians in Afghanistan: Veteran

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands  Dutch soldiers killed civilians in Afghanistan in 2017, an army veteran has claimed to local media. Servie Holzken, a former Dutch soldier, told local daily Trouw in a...

Pakistani lawmaker dies of COVID-19

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Senior Pakistani lawmaker Kalsoom Parveen succumbed to COVID-19 in the capital Islamabad late Sunday, officials confirmed. A Senator from the southwestern Balochistan province since 2015, she represented the Pakistan...

Nepal's president dissolves parliament, general elections next year

KATHMANDU, Nepal Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Sunday dissolved the country's parliament following recommendation from Cabinet and announced general elections next year. Bhandari approved the Cabinet's recommendation as per Nepal's...

Nepalese premier recommends dissolution of parliament

KATHMANDU, Nepal Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday recommended the dissolution of the country's parliament following a months-long internal rift within the ruling party. An emergency meeting of the...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...