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Somalia: Casualties feared as car bomb hits Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia Several people are feared dead or injured after a car bomb blast has targeted a busy restaurant near Mogadishu seaport on Friday evening, Somali police said. Police spokesman Sadaq...

Turkey reports over 11,300 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey on Friday reported 11,302 new coronavirus cases, including 698 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country passed 2.75 million, while the...

Second US lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot

WASHINGTON Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell on Friday become the second lawmaker to sue former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the fatal Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. The suit...

US sanctions Ukrainian oligarch for alleged corruption

ANKARA The US State Department designated Friday Ukrainian oligarch and former public official Igor Kolomoyskyy over alleged involvement in "significant corruption". "Kolomoyskyy was involved in corrupt acts that undermined rule of...

No explosion in Turkish military helicopter debris: Initial findings

ANKARA The initial findings following Thursday’s deadly military helicopter crash in eastern Turkey showed no sign of an explosion in the debris, an official statement said on Friday. According to the...

Pandemic smashes Greek economy in 2020

ISTANBUL Greece's economy narrowed 8.2% year-on-year in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to provisional official figures announced on Friday. The Aegean country's gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to €168.5 billion...

Nigeria begins COVID-19 vaccination drive

LAGOS, Nigeria Nigeria on Friday started its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Cyprian Ngong, a senior registrar at the National Hospital, became the country’s first person to receive the vaccine in the capital...

Galatasaray forward Mohamed handed 1-match ban

ANKARA Galatasaray striker Mostafa Mohamed was handed a one-match ban on Friday after picking up a red card in this week’s game against MKE Ankaragucu. The Egyptian was sent off in...

US Senate starts debate on $1.9T virus relief bill

WASHINGTON The US Senate began Friday debate on an omnibus $1.9 trillion COVID relief package ahead of what is set to be a chaotic round of back-to-back votes. The debate will...

Compromise, courage must for Cyprus settlement: Germany

BERLIN Ahead of planned talks next month, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the Greek Cypriot administration to show “willingness to compromise” for a settlement of the Cyprus dispute. At...

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Turkey to cement cultural ties with Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda Turkey will establish a cultural institute in Uganda to promote cultural ties, the Turkish ambassador to Uganda said on Friday. After a meeting with...

Indonesia's Mt. Merapi volcano spewing lava

JAKARTA, Indonesia Mt. Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia released incandescent lava 81 times in a span of just 12 hours on Friday with a maximum...

Somalia: Casualties feared as car bomb hits Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia Several people are feared dead or injured after a car bomb blast has targeted a busy restaurant near Mogadishu seaport on Friday evening,...

Turkey reports over 11,300 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey on Friday reported 11,302 new coronavirus cases, including 698 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country...

Second US lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot

WASHINGTON Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell on Friday become the second lawmaker to sue former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the fatal...