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Locals in Syria’s Jarabulus protest regime presence

JARABULUS, Syria The locals of the northern Syrian town of Jarabulus on Friday held demonstrations in protest of the presence of Bashar al-Assad regime and Russian forces in Manbij. The protesters,...

Turkish, Russian top diplomats discuss Syria over phone

ANKARA The foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia discussed on Thursday a recent deal between the two countries about northern Syria on the phone. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Sergey Lavrov discussed the...

UN decries loss of life in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD The UN Iraq envoy has condemned the loss of life and destruction of property amid mass protests that rocked several Iraqi provinces in recent days. At least 63 people have...

Turkey, Russia, Iran issue joint statement on Syria

GENEVA The foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria in a joint statement Tuesday. They issued the...

Turkey, Russia start joint ground patrols in N.Syria

ANKARA  Turkish and Russian troops on Friday started first joint ground patrols in northern Syria under a deal reached last month to clear the area of YPG/PKK terrorists, said Turkey's...

‘Civilians, structures unharmed’ in Turkey’s N.Syria operation

ANKARA Civilians, historical and religious structures including churches were undamaged in Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria, country’s Defense Ministry said on Monday. As announced in the statements made before the start...

Israeli raids killed 21 in Gaza since Tuesday

GAZA CITY, Palestine  At least 21 Palestinians have been martyred by the Israeli army in two days of escalation in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a...

Trump hawkish in first tweet after Soleimani's death

ANKARA  U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that Iran “never won a war,” in the wake of the killing of a top Iranian commander in a U.S. airstrike in the...

Iran: Coronavirus death toll rises to 1,685

ANKARA A total of 129 people in Iran have died of coronavirus over the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll up to 1,685, said an Iranian health official on...

Yemeni gov't, South Transition Council sign agreement

ISTANBUL  The Yemeni government signed an agreement Friday with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-backed Southern Transition Council (STC), which declared so-called autonomy in the south, and with rebel soldiers in...

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Turkey to continue energy search in Black Sea: Erdogan

ANKARA  Turkey is set to continue its search for energy resources in Black Sea region, where it has so far discovered 405 billion cubic meters...

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas target in Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Palestine  Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes against a position of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas in the Gaza Strip late Tuesday, according to...

US: Turkish man helps free senior couple trapped in car

WASHINGTON  Mustafa Tosun, a Turkish-American mechanic, was among a few good Samaritans who rushed to the aid of a senior couple whose car had plunged...

US: Barrett's Senate confirmation vote to happen Monday

WASHINGTON The US Senate will vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. "We'll be voting...

Azerbaijan shoots down 2 Armenian UAVs

GANJA, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan shot down two Armenian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on Tuesday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. The drones were taken down in two different...