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Kremlin says end of US combat mission in Iraq requires 'increased attention'

MOSCOW The US decision to end its combat mission in Iraq requires "increased attention," the Kremlin said on Tuesday. Russia will monitor further developments in the region amid possible escalation,...

Turkish Cypriots welcome partial opening of Maras region

GAZIMAGUSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Turkish Cypriots have voiced strong support for the partial opening of the former "ghost town" of Maras in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus...

Tunisian president assures US’ Blinken on legitimacy, freedoms

ISTANBUL Tunisian President Kais Saied has underlined his respect for freedoms and legitimacy during a phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, according to the Tunisian Presidency...

Tunisia gov’t removal ‘coup’: Lebanon’s Islamic Group

BEIRUT The Islamic Group in Lebanon has decried Tunisian President Kais Saied’s move to oust the government and suspend parliament as a “coup” against the will of the Tunisian people. On...

Tunisian security forces storm Al-Jazeera office, evacuate employees

TUNIS, Tunisia Tunisian security forces stormed Monday the office of Qatari news channel Al-Jazeera in the capital Tunis and asked correspondents inside to leave the channel's headquarters. Al-Jazeera correspondent in Tunisia...

Tunisian party dismisses president’s interpretation of constitution

TUNIS, Tunisia The Tunisian Democratic Current Party on Monday dismissed Tunisian President Kais Saied’s interpretation of article 80 of the constitution, under which he ousted the government and suspended parliament. On...

Tunisian president’s move ‘counter-revolution’: Yemeni Nobel laureate

ISTANBUL Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman on Monday accused Tunisian President Kais Saied of betraying his voters, labelling his decision to dismiss the government as a “counter-revolution”. On Sunday,...

Tunisian party decries president’s move to dismiss gov’t

TUNIS, Tunisia The Heart of Tunisia party on Monday denounced the dismissal of the Tunisian government and suspension of parliament by President Kais Saied as a “grave breach” of the...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials said on Sunday. Waheed Omar, an...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of the national army today attacked...

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Turkey attaches importance to development of ties with both Russia, Islamic countries: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey attaches great importance to the development of economic, commercial, defense, tourism, and investment cooperation with both Russia and Islamic countries on a win-win...

Turkey has administered over 71.18M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 71.18 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

Troika Plus to meet on Afghanistan in Qatar next month

MOSCOW Russia, the US, China, and Pakistan, also known as the Troika Plus on Afghanistan, will meet next month in Qatar to discuss recent developments...

Turkey fights forest fires raging through country's south

ANKARA Turkey is battling wildfires that have broken out in 41 different areas recently, with 31 of them successfully brought under control so far. The...

Turkish Central Bank reserves rise to $97.7B in June

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank announced on Wednesday that its official reserves amounted to $97.7 billion as of the end of June. Total reserve assets increased...