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Mossad chief visits Bahrain to discuss cooperation

ANKARA  The head of Israel's spy agency Mossad met Thursday with Bahraini officials to discuss topics of mutual interest and strengthening cooperation between the two countries, according to official media. ...

Lebanon welcomes deal to begin maritime borders talks

BEIRUT  Lebanon’s president welcomed an agreement Thursday with Israel to start negotiations on the demarcation of maritime borders. Michel Aoun asked the US to continue its "honest" mediation between the two...

UN sends 16 truckloads of aid to Idlib, N.Syria

HATAY  The UN on Thursday sent 16 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, northwestern Syria, where millions of people need assistance due to the worsening internal conflict. The trucks carrying supplies...

'Arab deals frantic bids by Israel to break isolation’

ANKARA  Arab autocratic regimes do not represent their people, experts said Wednesday at an international webinar on the recent normalization of relations between the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and...

Israel lockdown may last for another year: Netanyahu

TEL AVIV Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that exiting the lockdown imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus will be slow and gradual and could continue for...

Syrians protest 5 years of Russia's intervention

IDLIB,Syria Dozens of Syrians demonstrated in Idlib, a city in northwestern Syria, to mark five years of Russia’s intervention in the civil war supporting Bashar Al-Assad's regime.  The protesters who stood...

Iraq in contact with US over intention to close embassy

BAGHDAD, Iraq The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it is in contact with the US administration over Washington's intention to close its embassy in Baghdad."Iraq will continue its engagement...

Iran arrests 11 pro-Azerbaijan protesters

ANKARA Iranian authorities on Wednesday arrested at least 11 pro-Azerbaijan protesters, according to the Iranian Human Rights Activists News Agency. It said police forces used tear gas to disperse activists who...

Body of late Kuwaiti emir arrives home from US

KUWAIT CITY The body of Kuwait's late emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, arrived in Kuwait on Wednesday from the United States. The body was received by Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber...

Emir of Kuwait dies at 91

KUWAIT CITY Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah died on Tuesday at the age of 91, state media announced. "With great sadness and sorrow we mourn to the Kuwaiti people,...

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Bosnia commemorates 1st president Izetbegovic's death

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina this week commemorates the 17th death anniversary of Alija Izetbegovic, independent Bosnia’s first president and one of the most important...

Mass grave of Daesh/ISIS victims found in Iraq’s Kirkuk

BAGHDAD, Iraq A mass grave of dozens of Iraqis killed by the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group was unearthed in the northern Kirkuk province, according to a...

Australian firms to attend China fair amid trade row

ANKARA  Amid tense bilateral relations, a record number of Australian companies are attending the 3rd China International Import Expo in November, Chinese media reported Tuesday. Nearly...

South Korea’s chipmaker to buy Intel's NAND memory unit

ANKARA South Korean giant chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. on Tuesday announced it will buy NAND memory unit business of the US semiconductor giant Intel Corp.  SK...

'Iran's stance on Upper Karabakh benefits occupation'

ANKARA Iran's neutral stance on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Upper Karabakh region, involving an equal approach to both sides, ultimately benefits...