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Suspected terrorist deported from Turkey in legal limbo

EDIRNE, Turkey  A suspected Daesh/ISIS terrorist in legal and literal limbo on Wednesday helps capture some of the chaos sown when Western countries refuse to take back their citizens who...

2nd round of Syria talks end with failure to get agenda

GENEVA  A new round of talks on Syria peace failed to start due to failure to reach an agreement on the agenda, said a UN official on Friday.  “It was not...

Deaths reported as Iraqi forces disperse Karbala sit-in

KARBALA, Iraq Iraqi security forces dispersed a protest camp in the southern city of Karbala early Tuesday, amid conflicting reports about the death toll. Ali al-Bayati, a member of the High...

Palestinians rally for weekly demonstrations in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine Hundreds of Palestinians across the Gaza Strip on Friday flocked to the security fence to participate in the weekly anti-occupation protests -- known as the Great March...

Iraqis protest power outage in Karbala

BAGHDAD   Hundreds of protesters shut down a power plant in Iraq’s southern Karbala province on Sunday over repeated power outages. Angry protesters barred employees from entering the plant in the al-Jammaliya...

Dozens of Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa complex

JERUSALEM Dozens of Israeli settlers forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa complex on Sunday in celebration of the Jewish New Year. In a statement, the Jerusalem Awqaf Department said 76...

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...

Israel built over 12,000 settlement units in 2020: PLO

RAMALLAH, Palestine Israel has approved the construction of 12,159 illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank this year, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said Saturday. On Thursday, the Israeli government...

UN says ‘94,000 Syrians have returned to their homes’

GENEVA At least 94,000 civilians have returned to areas liberated by Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria over the last 10 days, the UN said on Friday. At the beginning of...

Iraq seeks to enforce rule of law: President

BAGHDAD  Iraqi President Barham Salih said Saturday that he seeks to enforce the rule of law at the highest level of government. “The reform process requires the provision of a favorable...

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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

BAGHDAD, Iraq A mass grave of dozens of Iraqis killed by the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group was unearthed in the northern Kirkuk province, according to a...

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...