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Locals in Syria’s Jarabulus protest regime presence

JARABULUS, Syria The locals of the northern Syrian town of Jarabulus on Friday held demonstrations in protest of the presence of Bashar al-Assad regime and Russian forces in Manbij. The protesters,...

Turkish, Russian top diplomats discuss Syria over phone

ANKARA The foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia discussed on Thursday a recent deal between the two countries about northern Syria on the phone. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Sergey Lavrov discussed the...

UN decries loss of life in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD The UN Iraq envoy has condemned the loss of life and destruction of property amid mass protests that rocked several Iraqi provinces in recent days. At least 63 people have...

Turkey, Russia, Iran issue joint statement on Syria

GENEVA The foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria in a joint statement Tuesday. They issued the...

Turkey, Russia start joint ground patrols in N.Syria

ANKARA  Turkish and Russian troops on Friday started first joint ground patrols in northern Syria under a deal reached last month to clear the area of YPG/PKK terrorists, said Turkey's...

‘Civilians, structures unharmed’ in Turkey’s N.Syria operation

ANKARA Civilians, historical and religious structures including churches were undamaged in Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria, country’s Defense Ministry said on Monday. As announced in the statements made before the start...

Israeli raids killed 21 in Gaza since Tuesday

GAZA CITY, Palestine  At least 21 Palestinians have been martyred by the Israeli army in two days of escalation in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a...

Trump hawkish in first tweet after Soleimani's death

ANKARA  U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that Iran “never won a war,” in the wake of the killing of a top Iranian commander in a U.S. airstrike in the...

Iran: Coronavirus death toll rises to 1,685

ANKARA A total of 129 people in Iran have died of coronavirus over the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll up to 1,685, said an Iranian health official on...

Yemeni gov't, South Transition Council sign agreement

ISTANBUL  The Yemeni government signed an agreement Friday with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-backed Southern Transition Council (STC), which declared so-called autonomy in the south, and with rebel soldiers in...

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Bosnia commemorates 1st president Izetbegovic's death

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina this week commemorates the 17th death anniversary of Alija Izetbegovic, independent Bosnia’s first president and one of the most important...

Mass grave of Daesh/ISIS victims found in Iraq’s Kirkuk

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Australian firms to attend China fair amid trade row

ANKARA  Amid tense bilateral relations, a record number of Australian companies are attending the 3rd China International Import Expo in November, Chinese media reported Tuesday. Nearly...

South Korea’s chipmaker to buy Intel's NAND memory unit

ANKARA South Korean giant chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. on Tuesday announced it will buy NAND memory unit business of the US semiconductor giant Intel Corp.  SK...

'Iran's stance on Upper Karabakh benefits occupation'

ANKARA Iran's neutral stance on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Upper Karabakh region, involving an equal approach to both sides, ultimately benefits...