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Daesh/ISIS sets fire to agricultural land in Kirkuk

KIRKUK, Iraq Daesh/ISIS terrorists set fire to agricultural land in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk late Thursday.    Qais Abdul-Razak, a spokesman for Kirkuk’s Civil Defense Directorate, told Anadolu Agency that...

Arab states welcome peace deal in Sudan

ISTANBUL Egypt, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia on Monday welcomed the Sudanese government's initial peace agreement with armed rebel groups in Juba, the capital of neighboring South Sudan. In a statement, Egypt's...

Dozens of Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa complex

JERUSALEM Dozens of Israeli settlers forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa complex on Sunday in celebration of the Jewish New Year. In a statement, the Jerusalem Awqaf Department said 76...

'3 years into unjust blockade, Qatar now stronger'

DOHA As the 2017 Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, Qatar has overcome the unjust blockade imposed on it to become stronger, yet it is still open to solutions through...

Iranians urged to postpone trips to protest-hit Iraq

TEHRAN  Iran on Tuesday urged Iranian pilgrims to procrastinate visits to Iraq until further notice amid anti-government protests rocking the country. A Foreign Ministry statement called on the pilgrims to postpone...

UN arms embargo ends against Iran

ANKARA - An arms embargo imposed since 2007 by the UN Security Council (UNSC) ended Sunday, according to Iran’s foreign ministry. All restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities...

Macron berates reporter for unveiling Hezbollah talks

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron lashed out at a journalist following a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon Tuesday evening for his exposing an unannounced meeting by the leader with Hezbollah...

Russian airstrikes kill 5 civilians in Idlib, Syria

IDLIB, Syria At least five civilians, including two children, were killed in Russian airstrikes in the Idlib de-escalation zone of Syria on Thursday, according to the Syrian civil defense agency. Mustafa...

Iraq suspends 2 Saudi channels over protests

BAGHDAD Iraq's government on Sunday ordered two Saudi channels to suspend operations amid mass protests in the country. Iraqi police asked reporters of the Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath channels to suspend any...

45 members of Syrian Constitutional Committee meet

GENEVA The first meeting on Monday of a 45-member body, tasked with drafting a new constitution for Syria, was “turned out in a positive way”, the co-chair of the opposition...

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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...