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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattles Japan

TOKYO A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit Japan's Pacific Ocean coast off Honshu Island on Sunday, the country's meteorological agency reported. The agency said the quake occurred around 1.13 a.m. local time...

Rohingya on remote isle yearn for reunion with families

DHAKA, Bangladesh A group of Rohingya women kept on a remote Bangladeshi islet in the Bay of Bengal for months have been on hunger strike for the past five days,...

Indian Premier Modi urges major UN reforms

NEW DELHI India’s prime minister on Saturday called for major reforms to the United Nations and India’s role in the global body’s decision-making. Addressing the UN General Assembly, held virtually due...

Pakistan PM discusses peace process with Afghan leader

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday evening spoke with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and discussed the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan to end the 19-years long conflict...

New study maps China’s Xinjiang ‘detention centers’

ANKARA A new study has mapped nearly 380 of China’s controversial detention centers in the Xinjiang province, home to the ethnic Uighur community. The database report, also using satellite imagery, was...

380 whales dead in Australia's biggest stranding

ANKARA Australian authorities on Wednesday said some 380 pilot whales stranded in southern island state of Tasmania have died while 50 others are saved by rescuers, local media reported. Rescuers have...

Espionage charges against Indian journalist 'false'

NEW DELHI  An Indian journalist held for spying for China is innocent, his lawyer said Sunday, claiming that evidence against him was manufactured after the arrest. Advocate Adish Aggarwal, the lawyer...

Myanmar: Student arrests draw ire of activists

YANGON, Myanmar  The arrest of three students by Myanmar's authorities for organizing protests has drawn the ire of activists across the globe. The students are being charged under the Natural Disaster...

For Kashmiris born in last 3 decades, peace far-fetched dream

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir When my seven-year-old son’s Skype class started on Thursday, a disturbing message popped up in the chat box. A parent of one of his classmates said his...

Pakistan demands inquiry into killing of 3 Kashmiris

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan on Saturday called for a "transparent" judicial inquiry, under international scrutiny, into the "extra-judicial" killing of three Kashmiris in the Indian-administered Kashmir in July. In a rare admission...

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Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin retires

ISTANBUL Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin confirmed his retirement on Monday. "It is really hard to write this sentence, but as of today, I am putting...

Upper Karabakh dispute explained in 6 questions

BAKU The illegal occupation of Upper Karabakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, a burning issue at the heart of the Caucasus for the last 30 years,...

End occupation in Upper Karabakh: Erdogan tells Armenia

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Monday called on Armenia to immediately end the occupation of Azerbaijani territories, so the peace will reign in the region...

Turkish prosecutors file 2nd indictment on Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL Turkish prosecutors filed on Monday a second indictment against six Saudi suspects over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. The 41-page...

Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According...