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Over 150 Ghanaians return from Libya: IOM

ANKARA More than 150 Ghanaian migrants have been brought back from Libya through the first charter flight of its kind since COVID-19-related border closures, the International Organization of Migration (IOM))...

3 soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan, says India

NEW DELHI Three Indian army soldiers were killed in an “unprovoked ceasefire violation” by Pakistan at two places along the Line of Control in the Jammu region in the last...

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...

UK looks to start Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine supply

LONDON The British government has formally asked the UK’s independent medicines regulator to assess the suitability of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for temporary supply, a statement said Friday. The request is considered...

Milestone memorandums with Turkey change Libya's fate

ANKARA  As Libya goes through a critical period, two memorandums of understanding signed on Nov. 27, 2019, in the fields of delimitation of maritime jurisdictions and military security cooperation changed...

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...

Ethiopia again rules out dialogue with TPLF leaders

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia's prime minister on Friday reiterated that it would not sit down with Tigrayan rebel leaders in the country's north for talks as fighting continues to rage...

Palestine starts exporting olive oil to Arab countries

GAZA CITY, Palestine Palestine has started exporting olive oil to a number of Arab countries. “Over 24 tons of olive oil was exported to a number of Arab countries for the...

China demands probe into Aussies’ crimes in Afghanistan


ANKARA China on Friday termed alleged war crimes by special Australian forces in war-torn Afghanistan a “hypocrisy” of those “who consider themselves as guardians of human rights and freedom”. 
“We are...

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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...