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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...

Saudi Arabia: 5 wounded in Houthi rocket attack

RIYADH  At least five people were injured in a rocket attack in southwestern Saudi Arabia, local media said Sunday. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that the rocket in Jazan was...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...