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Killing of Palestinians by Egyptian navy condemned

ANKARA The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) on Monday condemned the killing of two Palestinian fishermen brothers by the Egyptian navy.  "The Union strongly condemns the incident of killing the...

US threatens to shut down Baghdad embassy over attacks

NEW YORK  The US warned Iraq on Sunday that it is preparing to permanently shut down its embassy in Baghdad unless the Iraqi government stops a series of rocket attacks...

UN, Red Cross hail Yemen gov't-Houthis prisoner deal

GENEVA The UN special envoy on Yemen and the International Red Cross (ICRC) on Sunday hailed the deal to swap 1,081 prisoners reached between the government and Iran-backed rebels. Martin Griffiths,...

Hariri says won’t form new gov’t in Lebanon

BEIRUT Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Sunday he is not a candidate to form a new government.  “Hariri is not a candidate to form a new government,” his office...

Yemen, Houthi rebels agree to exchange 1,000 prisoners

ISTANBUL The Yemeni government and Iran-backed Houthi rebels agreed to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners and detainees Saturday, according to government sources. Representatives from both sides met in Geneva to discuss...

UN employee killed in Iraq’s Kirkuk

BAGHDAD A staff member of the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) was killed with a sharp object in Iraq’s northern Kirkuk province, an Iraqi police officer said on Sunday. “The...

Al-Sadr says Iraq won’t become ‘foreign colony’

BAGHDAD Firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said on Sunday that Iraq will not become a foreign colony. "We will not allow Iraq to become a foreign colony…,” he said in a...

2 soldiers killed in Lebanon shooting

BEIRUT, Lebanon Two soldiers were killed in a drive-by shooting in northern Lebanon on Sunday, according to the military. Gunmen in a car opened fire on a military position in Minyeh...

Top Iraqi diplomat in Iran after US Embassy warning

BAGHDAD Iraq’s foreign minister arrived in Tehran on Saturday morning for a two-day visit of wide-ranging talks in the wake of the US warning it might close its Baghdad embassy...

Iraqi Parliament urges end to attacks on foreign troops

BAGHDAD, Iraq A key committee of Iraq’s parliament has called for a halt on attacks on foreign missions and US forces in the country.  "Iraq is facing serious challenges which require...

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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...