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Pig's head placed in mosque in northern France

PARIS A mosque in northern France suffered an Islamophobic attack in which a pig's head was left in the Muslim house of worship, said mosque officials on Monday. The head was...

Premier Tatar wins presidential runoff in N.Cyprus

Prime Minister Ersin Tatar won Sunday's presidential runoff in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with 51.74% of the votes, according to unofficial results. Narin Ferdi Sefik, the head of...

1961 Paris massacre remembered on anniversary

PARIS The memory of the 1961 Paris massacre, when as many as 400 demonstrators were killed and thrown into the Seine River for supporting the Algerian War of Independence, is...

Ukraine: 22 people killed in military plane crash

ANKARA  A military plane carrying 28 people crashed on Friday in Ukraine, killing at least 22 people on board, according to a statement by the State Emergency Service. An An-26 aircraft...

'We must be tough with Erdogan government': Macron

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said Europe must be "open and tough" with Turkey's (President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan government. “There should be a common attitude on Turkey. Europe should...

Greece: Fire forces migrants to flee Aegean island camp

ATHENS Thousands of migrants and refugees fled a camp on a Greek Aegean island after a fire broke out early Wednesday, officials said. The Moria camp on the island of Lesbos,...

Russia calls for urgent summit on Iran nuclear deal

MOSCOW  Russia on Friday called for an urgent meeting of world leaders to “avoid confrontation and aggravation” over the Iran nuclear deal President Vladimir Putin stressed the need for a videoconference...

Athens left alone in East Med: Greek ex-defense chief

ATHENS A former Greek defense minister has said in an interview that Athens would likely remain alone amid tension in the Eastern Mediterranean after Turkey announced it would continue seismic...

Russia registers 1st coronavirus vaccine in the world

MOSCOW The first coronavirus vaccine in the world has been registered in Russia, the country’s President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday. The vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center, has...

Erdogan takes revenge on Treaty of Sevres: French daily

PARIS An article in France’s Le Monde newspaper said the Turkish president and Libyan prime minister need a glorious and historical place to sign an agreement on an alliance that...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...