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US wasted at least $2.4B in Afghanistan: Watchdog

ANKARA Washington has wasted billions of dollars since 2008 on buildings and vehicles that were abandoned or destroyed in Afghanistan, a report by US government watchdog revealed Monday. The Special Inspector...

Trump slams Biden's first month, rules out new party

ANKARA Former US President Donald Trump slammed his successor Joe Biden on Sunday, claiming the Democratic leader had the most disastrous first month of any president in US history. "In one...

Biden to make announcement Monday on Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden said Saturday that the US would make an announcement regarding relations with Saudi Arabia. His remarks came one day after the US intelligence released a report about...

US: $1.9T relief bill passes House, sent to Senate

ANKARA  US President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief bill was passed in the House of Representatives early on Saturday. The much-anticipated bill was approved in a close 219-212 vote, as two...

Death toll reaches 25 in Haiti prison break

BOGOTA, Colombia  More than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison break in Haiti, authorities said Friday.  "Before yesterday's incident, there were 1,542 prisoners in Croix-des-Bouquets prison. The...

US: CIA pick pledges to provide 'straight' intelligence

ANKARA US President Joe Biden's nominee for CIA director pledged Wednesday to deliver unvarnished intelligence to politicians and policymakers. "I learned that intelligence professionals have to tell policymakers what they need...

Top GOP leaders split on Trump addressing conservatives

WASHINGTON  Republican leadership in the House of Representatives was split Wednesday on whether former President Donald Trump should address an annual gathering of conservatives. The divide between House Majority Leader Kevin...

Brazil’s Petrobras loses billions after removal of CEO

SAO PAULO, Brazil Brazil’s benchmark Bovespa index fell more than 4% Monday in the wake of President Jair Bolsonaro's decision last week to replace the chief executive of state oil...

US: 3 dead in Louisiana gun store shooting

WASHINGTON At least three people were killed in a shooting at a gun store in the US state of Louisiana, according to police Saturday. Deputies were dispatched to the Jefferson gun...

Explosives missing from US' largest Marine Corps base

ANKARA Explosives are missing from the US' largest Marine Corps base, according to military officials cited by the media on Tuesday. The base in question, the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat...

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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...