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Anadolu: US continues training blacklisted forces in Syria

The US is continuing to train Syrian rebel forces labelled by Washington as "terrorists", Anadolu Agency disclosed on Friday. According to Anadolu Agency, sources stated that 70 US Special Forces had been sent to...

Turkey indicts 16 people suspected of spying for Israel's Mossad

Istanbul's Public Prosecutor on Friday indicted 16 people suspected of spying for Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, Turkish Daily Sabah reported. According to Arab48, the Turkish news website reported that 15 suspects are Palestinian, all...

Spain concerned about Israel-Morocco rapprochement

A Spanish intelligence document has warned of the dangers of the recent rapprochement between Morocco and Israel, which could turn Morocco into a great regional power, Sama News Agency reported on Friday. Spanish intelligence...

Algeria FM: 'Morocco-Israel defence deal a dirty military alliance'

Algeria's Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra on Friday described the Moroccan-Israeli defence deal as a "dirty military alliance," Quds Press reported. Lamamra delivered his remarks during the 8th High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa on Thursday...

Israel's spyware hacks phones of US officials

The iPhones of at least nine senior US officials have been hacked by sophisticated spyware developed by Israeli-based NSO Group, Reuters revealed on Friday. The US officials are employees of the US State Department,...

UK's new gas saviour during supply crunch is Qatar

After gas shortages in the UK have led to soaring high prices, Qatar eyes an opportunity to strengthen ties with the UK in terms of gas supply. It is clear that Qatar sees Brexit...

Daesh terror attack in Iraq kills 7 Peshmerga fighters, 3 civilians

Seven Peshmerga soldiers of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) were killed in northern Iraq, along with three civilians in an attack by the Daesh terror group, according to the Peshmerga Ministry on Friday and...

Turkish, Russian leaders discuss regional issues over phone

The presidents of Turkey and Russia held a phone call on Friday to discuss bilateral ties and regional issues, according to the Turkish Communications Directorate and reported by Anadolu News Agency. Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

New round of Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal adjourned without breakthrough

The latest round of talks between Iran and other parties to the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna ended on Friday without any significant breakthrough, Anadolu News Agency reports. The parties — Iran and the...

Lebanon's information minister resigns after sparking crisis with Gulf

Lebanon's Information Minister, George Kordahi, confirmed his resignation at a news conference today. "The interests of my country and my people and supporters are above my personal interest. Lebanon is more important than George...

'Organisation of Turkic States ready to establish ties with all nations'

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Turkic States said the inter-governmental association is ready to establish partnership relations with all countries and described its summit held last month in Istanbul as a "historical...

EU announces $367m in extra funds to support refugees in Turkey

The European Union allocated €325 million ($367 million) in additional funding for refugees in Turkey, the European Commission announced Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports. Extending the bloc's multi-purpose cash assistance scheme, the Emergency Social Safety...

Bangladesh calls for recognition of State of Palestine

Bangladesh called on the international community to do more to achieve a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian crisis by recognising an independent State of Palestine and its rightful place in the United...

Turkey-UK HealthCare Business forum kicks off in Istanbul

Turkey tested the infrastructure of its health system during the coronavirus pandemic and has demonstrated the quality of the system to the whole world, the Turkish Deputy Health Minister said Thursday, Anadolu News Agency...

Burhan calls on UN to support transitional period in Sudan

The Chairman of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council, Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, asked the UN on Thursday to support the transitional period in Sudan, Anadolu News Agency reports. Al-Burhan met with the UN Secretary-General's...

Two Israeli police officers injured in car-ramming attack

Two Israeli police officers were injured on Friday in a car-ramming in the Arab-majority city of Umm Al-Fahm in Israel, the police said in a statement, Anadolu News Agency reports. "During the activity of...

Calls of bias as Siri fails to answer questions on Palestine

Silicon Valley giant Apple is facing global outrage after a TikTok star's video exposed how its voice assistant, Siri, did not recognise Palestinian cities, went viral. With over 40,000 followers, Mayanora, known as Mindful...

Sudan: Army chief pledges full cooperation with PM for the success of transitional period

Lieutenant General Abdel-Fattah Al-Burha, head of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, commander-in-chief of the army, pledged full cooperation with Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok for the success of the transitional period leading to free and...

US asks Israel not to carry out intelligence operations against Iran

Israeli media, on Friday, revealed that the US requested Tel Aviv not to execute any intelligence operations against Iran during the ongoing talks between the world powers and Iran over its nuclear program, Anadolu...

Hamas gives Egypt it's vision for Palestinian reconciliation

Hamas has sent a message to the Egyptian intelligence outlining its vision for achieving Palestinian reconciliation and ending the internal division. An official source told the media that the letter had comprised a "number...