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Taiwan tests indigenous jet trainers to replace US F-5s

ANKARA Taiwan has tested first two indigenously built “Brave Eagle” jet trainers which will replace US-built F-5s later this year. Hu Kai-hung, a former Air Force pilot and chairman of Taiwan’s...

Kremlin slams new anti-Russian sanctions

MOSCOW Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov slammed on Wednesday the new EU and US sanctions against Russia over the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny. According to Peskov, the Kremlin...

Armenian president rejects army chief’s dismissal again

YEREVAN, Armenia Armenian President Armen Sargsyan on Tuesday rejected a prime ministerial order to sack the army's chief of general staff for the second time.  The Armenian Presidency said in a...

ANALYSIS – How will Biden ‘reassess’ US-Saudi relationship?

The writer is a London-based political analyst focusing on Turkey, Israel, and the Gulf. He holds a master's in comparative politics from the London School of Economics. ISTANBUL Joe Biden's pledge...

Italian FM holds phone call with DRC counterpart

ROME Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio held a phone call Monday with his counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Marie Tumba Nzeza, on the attack on a UN...

EU allocates $47M in humanitarian aid for Rohingya

BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday announced €39 million ($47.4 million) in humanitarian aid to address the needs of Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The bloc will allocate €24.5 million ($30...

Ethiopian peacekeepers in S.Sudan resist going home

JUBA, South Sudan Several UN peacekeepers were injured during an internal brawl when 15 peacekeepers in South Sudan, originally from Ethiopia’s restive Tigray region, refused to return to Ethiopia on...

Niger: Bazoum wins presidential election runoff

LOME, Togo Mohamed Bazoum was elected Niger's president in the second round of polls, the election authority of the West African nation said Tuesday. Bazoum, the ruling party's chairman, won Sunday's...

Malaysian premier receives COVID-19 vaccine

JAKARTA, Indonesia The Malaysian prime minister Wednesday received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, marking the start of the country's COVID-19 vaccination drive. The inoculation was broadcast...

US: Secretary of state hails confirmation of UN envoy

ANKARA US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Wednesday congratulated President Joe Biden's nominee for ambassador to the UN on her confirmation by the Senate. "Congratulations to @USUN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on...

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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...