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Turkish agency delivers aid to 2,400 families in Africa

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ANKARA: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) has provided food aid to 2,400 families in Cameroon and Mauritania, the agency said in a written statement Thursday. TIKA said it provided 45 tons of food aid for 1,300 Central African families living under difficult conditions at Uni Pour Servir refugee camp in Cameroon. TIKA said there are […]

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Afghan leader’s surprise truce offer to Taliban

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KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has made a surprise cease-fire offer to the Taliban, saying it would give the insurgents a chance to reconsider their violent campaign during the final days of Ramadan. Ghani proposed a seven-day truce from June 12, but said the offer did not extend to Daesh or Al-Qaeda. In a televised speech, […]

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Some big Jordanian unions strike despite replacement of PM

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AMMAN: Jordanian unions pressed ahead with a strike on Wednesday to protest a draft tax law despite efforts by King Abdullah to defuse public anger after the country’s largest protests in years. Although some unions pulled out of the strike after the king replaced his prime minister, urging new talks over income tax, several shops […]

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Turkey: Syria road map to ‘rebuild mutual trust’ with US

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ANTALYA/BEIRUT: A road map agreed with Washington for the withdrawal of a US-backed Kurdish militia despised by Ankara from a flashpoint Syrian town will help rebuild trust between the two NATO allies, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Turkish counterpart Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier this week […]

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Yemen government calls for US cooperation to thwart formation of new Hezbollah

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DUBAI: Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Yamani has called on the United States for cooperation to thwart any attempt of a new Hezbollah being formed in Yemen, which would threaten security and stability in the region. Al-Yamani said, during his meeting in Riyadh with the US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller, that his government supports […]

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Israel warns Gazans to avoid border in Friday protest

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JERUSALEM: The Israeli military says it has dropped leaflets across the Gaza Strip, warning residents to stay far from the Israeli border during a mass protest planned Friday. Military officials are expecting a large turnout, raising the likelihood of bloodshed. Over 115 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire during near-weekly demonstrations fueled in large […]

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Iraq launches air strike against Daesh in Syria

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BAGHDAD: Iraq launched an air strike on a Daesh target inside neighboring Syria on Thursday, the military said. F-16 fighter jets destroyed a building where members of the ultra-hard-line group’s leadership were operating, it said in a statement. Daesh, which once occupied a third of Iraq’s territory, has been largely defeated in the country but still […]

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Gaza families pushed deeper into poverty as aid dries up

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Samia Hassan used to have enough money to feed her two dozen children and grandchildren. Now she spends much of her time worrying about food, scouring Gaza’s vegetable markets for end-of-day discounts or walking miles for a pot of free gruel from a soup kitchen. Large numbers of Gaza families have […]

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Palestinians celebrate Israel’s spectacular Messi ‘own goal’

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Argentina’s decision to withdraw from a football match against Israel was celebrated across Palestine on Wednesday as a victory against the use of sporting events to gloss over “war crimes.” The World Cup warm-up match was meant to be played on Saturday in the Teddy Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem after Israel relocated the event from […]

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Taiwan military drill repels ‘invasion’ as China tensions rise

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TAIPEI: Fighter jets, helicopters and thousands of troops in Taiwan fought back a simulated Chinese invasion Thursday as the self-ruled island faces increasing military and diplomatic pressure from Beijing. Relations between Taipei and Beijing have deteriorated since President Tsai Ing-wen was elected in 2016, as her government refuses to acknowledge that Taiwan is part of […]

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