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Israeli missions on alert after Fakhrizadeh's murder

JERUSALEM Israel on Saturday placed its embassies around the world on high alert amid fears of possible retaliation by Iran over the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.  Fakhrizadeh was killed...

Retaliate or not?: Iran's media on scientist's murder

TEHRAN The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist dominated the front pages of all prominent Iranian newspapers on Saturday. The headlines reflected the popular mood in the country in the wake...

'Killing of Iranian scientist was act of terrorism'

ANKARA The killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist by unknown assailants was a terrorist act, Turkey’s parliament speaker said on Saturday. "The assassination of the Iranian scientist was an act of...

Iran's Khamenei calls for action against scientist's killers

TEHRAN Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has condemned the killing of the country's top nuclear scientist and called for action against the perpetrators. In a statement on Saturday, Khamenei said all...

Iran's president accuses Israel of killing scientist

TEHRAN Iran’s president on Saturday joined other top officials in accusing Israel of killing the country’s top nuclear scientist, an incident fanning the flames of tension in the region. Speaking a...

Israeli forces filmed in ‘bloody entertainment’

JERUSALEM - An Anadolu Agency cameraman captured video Friday of Israeli soldiers engaged in "bloody entertainment" when they targeted, with live ammunition, Palestinians protesting illegal Jewish settlements in Ramallah...

Iran says ‘hard revenge awaits’ scientist’s killers

TEHRAN The killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist by unknown assailants is being linked to Israel by senior political, military officials in Tehran. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the top-notch nuclear scientist who headed...

Iran's top nuclear scientist assassinated near capital

TEHRAN, Iran A leading Iranian nuclear scientist has been assassinated by unidentified gunmen on the outskirts of the capital Tehran on Friday, the country’s foreign minister said. “Terrorists murdered an eminent...

Russia slams Pompeo's visit to West Bank

MOSCOW Russia on Friday condemned US State Secretary Michael Pompeo’s visit to an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. Speaking at a news conference in the capital Moscow, Zakharova said...

Israel bars Palestinians from praying at Al-Aqsa Mosque

JERUSALEM For the fifth week in a row, Israeli police on Friday prevented hundreds of Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform Friday prayer. According...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – December 1, 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...

Russia deploys S-300 defense system on Kuril Islands

MOSCOW  In a move likely to rile Japan, Russia on Tuesday deployed an S-300 air defense system on the disputed Kuril Islands in the North...

South Africa reports over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa recorded 4,173 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 796,472,...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at close

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index was up 0.02% to close Wednesday at 1,325.49 points. Starting the day at 1,326.76 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index earned...

2020 to be 1 of 3 warmest years on record: UN group

ANKARA The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional annual climate report released Wednesday said 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years...