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5 Iranian lawmakers contract COVID-19 as cases surge

TEHRAN Amid a new surge in coronavirus cases in Iran, at least five members of the newly elected parliament have contracted the disease, according to local media.  MPs Mohammad Tala Mazloomi,...

‘Turkey's presence in Libya to do whatever int’l law requires’

TRIPOLI Turkey's presence in Libya is to do whatever the international law and justice require, the Turkish defense minister said on Saturday. "Turkey is together with the Libyan brothers. No one...

Local lockdown in Catalonia due to virus outbreak

OVIEDO, Spain The government of Catalonia announced on Saturday that the county of Segria will be placed under lockdown to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. Residents were informed of...

Egypt’s opposition still seeking footing 7 years after coup

ANKARA Seven years after the military coup against the first democratically elected president, the Egyptian opposition appears to be a prisoner of the past without the ability to lead change,...

Putin jokes about hanging LGBT symbol on US Embassy

MOSCOW  The US Embassy in Russia shows who is employed at the facility by hanging a LGBT banner on its building, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. He then laughed to...

Afghan president's top aide dies of COVID-19

KABUL, Afghanistan  Afghanistan's top presidential aide Yosuf Ghazanfar died of coronavirus on Friday night, an official confirmed. Ghazanfar, who is also a leading businessman, was unwell for a while now, said...

Algeria receives remains of fighters from France

ALGIERS, Algeria Algeria received on Friday the remains of 24 of its independence fighters killed during the Algerian popular resistance against French colonialism.  The skulls, which were brought by plane from...

US backs Philippines, Vietnam over China's sea actions

ANKARA  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced support for the Philippines and Vietnam on Friday over China's "highly provocative" military drills in the South China Sea. "America agrees with our...

US warns Haftar over Wagner group, oil supply in Libya

ANKARA The US has warned the Libyan National Army (LNA) that its affiliation with a Russian paramilitary force and perpetuation of the oil shutdown contradict the interests of Washington and...

Pakistan's foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, Pakistan  Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 'This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have...

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On Liberation Day, Rwanda vows to defeat COVID-19

KIGALI, Rwanda Rwanda’s president on Saturday marked the country’s 26th Liberation Day with a pledge to defeat the coronavirus pandemic, urging citizens to stand together...

Tourists enjoy healthy, safe vacation in Turkey

ANTALYA As Turkey has taken a full slate of measures to ensure the safety of local and international tourists amid the coronavirus outbreak, visitors are...

1,200+ recover from COVID-19 in 24 hours: Turkish health minister

ANKARA More than 1,200 people recovered from the novel coronavirus in Turkey over the past 24 hours, said the country's health minister on Saturday. Fahrettin Koca...

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