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Ethiopia decries US decision to restrict visas to officials, army

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The Ethiopian government on Monday condemned a decision by the US to slap visa restrictions on current and former government officials and members of the military in...

Biden sends top diplomat to Middle East amid Gaza ceasefire

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden announced Monday he is sending his top diplomat to the Middle East to meet with top regional officials following last week’s ceasefire between Israel and...

Palestine calls for sanctions, arms embargo on Israel at UN event

WASHINGTON Addressing a UN event on Sunday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki called Israeli attacks on occupied territories of Palestine "war crimes" and urged the UN Security Council to impose...

China urges US to 'adjust' position on Israel-Palestine tensions

WASHIGNTON China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the US to "adjust" its position on Israel-Palestine tensions on Sunday. Speaking at a virtual debate of UN Security Council on Palestine, Wang...

Israeli government, army commanders are 'war criminals': Former Israeli army pilot

JERUSALEM The Israeli government and army commanders are "war criminals," a former Israeli Air Force pilot, who was discharged from the army in 2003, told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive...

Israel kills 42 Palestinians in overnight raids on Gaza residential area

GAZA CITY, Palestine Israeli warplanes carried out heavy airstrikes on a residential area in Gaza City at dawn on Sunday, leaving at least 42 Palestinians killed, with most of them...

Death toll rises to 192 from Israeli attacks on Gaza

The death toll from Israeli attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip rose to 192, including 34 women and 58 children, on Sunday, according to official and Anadolu Agency figures. Despite...

Al Jazeera decries Israel's 'barbaric' attack on Gaza office

ANKARA Qatari media group Al Jazeera on Saturday condemned Israel’s air strike on a building housing its office in Gaza City and called on the international community to protect journalists. Israel’s...

American Associated Press ‘shocked, horrified’ over Israeli attack on Gaza bureau

ANKARA The American news agency Associated Press on Saturday voiced “shock and horror” over an Israeli attack targeting a building which houses its office in Gaza City. “We are shocked and...

Qatar, US hold phone talk over Israel-Palestine tension

DOHA, Qatar  Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani on Wednesday evening spoke over phone with the US national security advisor Jake Sullivan and discussed the current situation in...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...