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UN: Closure of Yemen’s airport delays virus supplies

ANKARA  The UN said Sunday the suspension of flights since early this month at Sana’a International Airport has led to a delay in the arrival of 207 tons of medical...

Qatar affirms its position on Palestinian issue

ANKARA  Qatar on Sunday said it stands by Palestinians and that the long-standing conflict with Israel should be resolved by addressing its root causes, according to the country's official news...

Iran speaker slams Rouhani’s gov’t over US sanctions

TEHRAN  Iran’s Parliament Speaker Baqer Ghalibaf has criticized the “passive” reactions of the Hassan Rouhani’s government to the US move to re-impose sanctions on Tehran. Speaking during a plenary session of...

UAE's Habtoor Group plans to open office in Israel

ABU DHABI, UAE  Dubai conglomerate Al-Habtoor Group said Sunday it plans to open a representative office in Israel, days after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed an agreement...

Railway to be built between Iraq's Mosul, Turkey

BAGHDAD  A railway will be built between Iraq's Mosul and Turkey, according to the governor of Mosul on Sunday. A team of engineers with the support of Turkish companies will start...

Iraq captures 2 Daesh/ISIS militants in Baghdad

BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces arrested two militants from the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group in raids in the capital Baghdad, according to the Defense Ministry on Sunday. A ministry statement said the two...

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...

US facing international isolation: Iran

TEHRAN The Iranian Foreign Ministry said Sunday the US was facing international isolation over its decision to re-impose sanctions on Tehran, according to the official IRNA news agency. “The US stands...

US re-imposing UN sanctions on Iran despite objection

WASHINGTON  The US declared Saturday the re-imposition of biting UN sanctions on Iran that were lifted as part of a 2015 nuclear accord struck with world powers in a process...

Official: Palestinian head under pressure to talk to US

RAMALLAH Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused to negotiate with the US although he was under pressure from Arab countries, a Fatah movement official said Sunday. “President Abbas is facing unprecedented pressure...

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Archeologists discover sun disk in NW Turkey

EDIRNE, Turkey  Archeologists in northwestern Turkey discovered a sun disk on a rock altar Friday in the ancient Thracian settlements.  Engin Beksac, head of the art...

Mali swears in transitional president after coup

LOME, Togo Bah N'daw, the president of Mali's transition, was sworn in Friday on promises of good management of public resources and a merciless war...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Sept. 26, 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...

Climate change denying school to African children: NGO

ANKARA Heavy floods because of climate change in sub-Sahara Africa have forced thousands of children from school or caused a delay to the start of...

EU downplays optimistic reports of Brexit breakthrough

LONDON  EU sources downplayed reports in the British media Friday that chances of a Brexit deal were looking more optimistic, the Guardian reported.EU chief negotiator...