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US line on Khashoggi report disappoints UN experts

GENEVA UN special investigator Agnes Callamard said Monday it is "dangerous" and "problematic" for a US intelligence report about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi to formally blame the Saudi crown...

European lawmakers protest Israel’s de facto annexation

RAMALLAH, West Bank  In a joint letter, more than 400 European parliamentarians called on foreign ministers of their countries to stop Israel's de facto annexation of the West Bank and...

US defends decision not to sanction Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON  The Biden administration defended Monday its decision not to personally sanction Saudi Arabia's crown prince after the intelligence community said he was directly responsible for the murder of Washington...

Syrian regime says Israel carried out attack on capital

ANKARA Syria claimed late Sunday that it repelled a missile attack by Israel on the capital Damascus. Israeli forces carried out an attack on some targets around the capital at 10.16...

Qatar affirms support for Saudi Arabia's security

ANKARA  Qatari Emir on Sunday voiced support for Saudi Arabia's security, stability and sovereignty, following increasing attacks by Iranian-backed Houthis on the kingdom.  In a statement, Qatar's Amiri Diwan said Emir...

Egyptian journalist disappears upon return to Cairo

CAIRO, Egypt An Egyptian journalist, known for his criticism of the country's government, went missing upon his return to the country, his son said on Sunday. Jamal Al-Jaml had arrived at...

Police killed in armed attack in western Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AA) - An Iranian police officer was killed in an attack on security forces in Ilam province Saturday, media reports said. An unidentified suspect attacked security forces late...

21 injured in protests in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD At least 21 protesters were injured Saturday in demonstrations in the provinces of Zikar and Najaf. Fifteen demonstrators and six security officers were injured during the rallies in the two...

Yemen: 6 soldiers killed in clashes with rebels

MARIB, Yemen At least six soldiers were reportedly killed in clashes with Houthi rebels in northern Yemen, according to the army Saturday. A funeral service in Marib was held for four...

Iraqi foreign minister holds talks in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein during his second visit to Tehran this month held wide-ranging talks with senior Iranian officials on Saturday. In a meeting with Foreign Minister Javad...

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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...