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China demands probe into Aussies’ crimes in Afghanistan


ANKARA China on Friday termed alleged war crimes by special Australian forces in war-torn Afghanistan a “hypocrisy” of those “who consider themselves as guardians of human rights and freedom”. 
“We are...

India: New law to control interfaith marriages trigger fears

New Delhi, India For D. Ahmed, 35, a resident of India’s northern Uttar Pradesh province, it was not easy to convince his family three years ago to allow him to...

China imposes heavy tariffs on Australian wine

ANKARA China on Friday announced tariffs of over 200% on Australian wine imports starting Nov. 28, according to local media. In a statement, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Australian exporters...

‘Shutting door on opposition triggered Thai protests’

ANKARA The Thai bureaucracy has become “more centralized” and Bangkok-centric triggering a movement in provinces for participation in the country’s decision-making process, a Thai scholar said. “Provincial politicians and authorities want...

Afghanistan conference co-chair calls for cease-fire

GENEVA The Finnish foreign minister and co-chair of a high-level pledging conference on Afghanistan to drive a peace process involving the Taliban called for an immediate, comprehensive, and nationwide ceasefire...

Pakistan protesters end anti-France sit-in

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  Thousands of protesters led by a religious party in the Pakistani capital have called off their anti-France sit-in after successful negotiations with the government, a spokesperson confirmed on...

Pakistan: Protesters decrying France clash with police

KARACHI, Pakistan  Security forces have sealed off Pakistan's capital Islamabad to contain thousands of protesters gathered outside the city to protest against the republication of caricatures in France insulting Prophet...

Pakistan censures Macron's anti-Islam posture

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan on Monday summoned the French ambassador to Islamabad and conveyed deep concern over republication of blasphemous caricatures and "irresponsible" statements of French President Emmanuel Macron against Islam. In...

India gives nod for Russian virus vaccine trials

CHANDIGARH, India India has given a go-ahead for clinical trials of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the country. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, a pharmaceutical firm based in the southern Hyderabad city,...

Malaysia: Anwar says ‘political pressure’ behind order

JAKARTA, Indonesia  Malaysian opposition leaders Ibrahim said Friday that support from parliamentarians for his desire to become prime minister was not a police matter.  That was after he was summoned by...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – December 1, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Coronavirus...

Russia deploys S-300 defense system on Kuril Islands

MOSCOW  In a move likely to rile Japan, Russia on Tuesday deployed an S-300 air defense system on the disputed Kuril Islands in the North...

South Africa reports over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa recorded 4,173 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 796,472,...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at close

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index was up 0.02% to close Wednesday at 1,325.49 points. Starting the day at 1,326.76 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index earned...

2020 to be 1 of 3 warmest years on record: UN group

ANKARA The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional annual climate report released Wednesday said 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years...