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Lebanon’s president says ammonium nitrate caused blast

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Lebanon Lebanese President Michel Aoun cited ammonium nitrate as the source of a massive explosion Tuesday at the Port of Beirut which killed more than 60 people and injured...

Moscow praises Russian-Turkish memorandum on Syria

MOSCOW The situation in northeast Syria is "under control" thanks to the Russian-Turkish efforts, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday. "In the northeast of Syria, the situation was...

Israel shoots, injures 2 brothers in West Bank raid

RAMALLAH, Palestine Israeli forces shot and detained two Palestinian brothers from inside their home in the West Bank city of Jenin on Saturday, according to local residents.  Witnesses said an Israeli...

Qatar: Trump retreats from supporting blockading states

DOHA  Qatar’s defense minister said that US President Donald Trump has backed down from supporting states imposing blockade on Doha. “There is a strategic alliance between the US and Qatar based...

Russia shifts 300 Chechen military policemen to Syria

MOSCOW Russia shifted 300 military policemen from Chechnya to Syria, the country's Defense Ministry said on Friday. "About 300 servicemen of the military police unit of the armed forces of the...

Israel urges Austrian gov’t to blacklist Hezbollahs

JERUSALEM Israel on Sunday welcomed a call by the Austrian Parliament for the EU to blacklist Lebanese group Hezbollah.  "This is a significant decision against Hezbollah," Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi abi...

Iranian plane intercepted by Israeli fighter jets

TEHRAN  A Mahan Air commercial flight bound for Beirut from Tehran was allegedly intercepted by two Israeli fighter planes in Syrian air space late Thursday, according to reports by Iranian...

Don’t turn your back on Idlib, Turkey tells world

HATAY, Turkey  Turkey has said that even though the humanitarian crisis in Idlib, Syria is partially off the agenda due to the coronavirus pandemic, it should not be ignored by...

Iraq: Parliament moves to change charter, end perks

BAGHDAD As the nation is rocked by protests, Iraq’s parliament on Monday took steps towards reforms including changing the country’s Constitution and ending official perks. Parliament voted to form a commission...

Turkish NGO distributes aid in Yemen

ISTANBUL A Turkish aid group provided food packages Thursday to Yemenis, according to CSSW, an NGO operating in Yemen. Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) supplied flour, rice, sugar, butter and legumes...

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Turkey to maintain humanitarian foreign policy in 2021

ANKARA Turkey will continue to implement an entrepreneurial and humanitarian foreign policy in the field and at the table in 2021, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut...

Istanbul to begin virtual pre-school classes amid virus

ANKARA Education and training will be held virtually in kindergartens, nursery classes and practice classes in Istanbul to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Turkey condemns killing of Iranian nuclear scientist

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday condemned the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. "We regret that the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh lost his life as...

Turkey condemns 'racist threat message' in Greece

ANKARA Turkey slammed a “racist threat message” Saturday in northeastern Greece written on an elevator of an apartment building that is the residence of Mufti...

Over 640 PKK terror suspects nabbed across Turkey

ANKARA At least 641 PKK/KCK terror suspects have been nabbed during two-day operations across Turkey, the Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. The suspects were detained in...