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Saudi prince suspect in Khashoggi murder case: UN official

GENEVA  A UN official has said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) was a prime suspect in the case of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in...

Hamas movement supports Hagia Sophia decision

BEIRUT Palestinian resistance group Hamas has welcomed the Turkish court verdict directing the opening of Hagia Sophia as a mosque.   "Opening of Hagia Sophia to prayer is a proud moment for...

Syrian, Russian acts in Idlib amount to war crimes: UN

GENEVA Syrian and Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes on civilian population in Idlib which amounted to war crimes, a UN commission on Syria said on Tuesday. “Dramatically escalating their military...

Israeli jets strike targets in Gaza Strip

By Hamdi Yildiz JERUSALEM Israeli fighter jets targeted agricultural land in the east of the Gaza Strip late Sunday, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent on the ground. No casualties or injuries...

7 YPG/PKK suspects in bombings in Afrin, Syria arrested

HATAY, Turkey Seven people allegedly affiliated with the YPG/PKK terror group and responsible for 11 bomb attacks in northern Syria’s Afrin province were arrested on Sunday. Afrin – just across Turkey’s...

Yemeni rebels say 3 oil tankers arrived in Hudaydah

SANAA Three oil tankers have arrived in the rebel-held Al-Hudaydah port in western Yemen, the Houthi rebels said on Saturday. In a tweet, Yahya Sharaf al-Din, deputy chief of the Red...

5 Iranian lawmakers contract COVID-19 as cases surge

TEHRAN Amid a new surge in coronavirus cases in Iran, at least five members of the newly elected parliament have contracted the disease, according to local media.  MPs Mohammad Tala Mazloomi,...

Egypt’s opposition still seeking footing 7 years after coup

ANKARA Seven years after the military coup against the first democratically elected president, the Egyptian opposition appears to be a prisoner of the past without the ability to lead change,...

Cultural affinity of Arabs, Turks benefits region: Emir

DOHA  The common cultural heritage between Arabs and Turks enables constructive cooperation for the stability and development of the region, Qatar’s emir said Thursday. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made...

Qatar objects to Israel's annexation plan

GAZA A team led by Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh met Thursday with Qatar's Foreign Minister Muhammad bin Abdurrahman al-Thani in Doha to discuss the latest developments in Palestine.  The team, including...

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Turkey conveys condolences to Afghanistan

ANKARA Turkey conveyed its condolences to Afghanistan on Monday after 36 security forces were killed and over 60 others wounded amid a surge in Taliban-claimed...

Real Madrid one step away from La Liga title

ANKARA  Real Madrid took another step towards securing the La Liga title after defeating Granada 2-1 in an away match late Monday.  Ferland Mendy's opener in...

Turkish VP slams Armenian attack on Azerbaijani troops

ANKARA  Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay on Monday strongly condemned a deadly weekend attack by Armenian armed forces on Azerbaijani troops. "The attack by Armenia against...

Armenian army attacks civilian areas in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan  Armenian troops opened fire on civilian settlements on the Azerbaijani border, Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said Monday.    The troops fired on the villages of...

US urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to halt border violence

WASHINGTON The US on Monday condemned in the “strongest terms” a deadly clash that took place between Armenia and Azerbaijan this weekend.    “We urge the...

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