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Haji Khalil village also liberated during Operation Olive Branch By Adham Khako AFRIN/ANKARA (AA) – The Turkish Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Sunday liberated a village from YPG/PKK-Daesh terrorists and took control of a town center during Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region. The village of Haji Khalil in Rajo, […]

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66 pct. vote in favor of forming coalition government with Merkel’s Christian Democrats By Ayhan Simsek BERLIN (AA) – Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) voted in favor of forming a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, according to results announced on Sunday. The SPD said 66 percent of its members who took part in the […]

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ANKARA (AA) –  Turkish Deputy PM Hakan Cavusoglu Thursday stressed the Turkish policy of contribution to enhancing human life and economic development in different countries worldwide through Turkish concerned establishments, highlighting the Turkish role in this regard in Africa, Jerusalem and Rakhine. This came in a televised interview broadcasted Thursday on the Turkey-based official TRT […]

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A total of 2,231 terrorists have been neutralized since start of Operation Olive Branch By Orhan Onur Gemici ANKARA – At least nine terrorists were “neutralized” Friday in Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, northwestern Syria, the Turkish military said. The terrorists were hit by ATAK helicopters in western Afrin, according to a statement from the Turkish General Staff. […]

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‘Pakistan welcomed President Ghani’s offer of seeking peace through dialogue,’ says national security advisor By Islamuddin Sajid ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA) – Pakistan on Thursday welcomed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s offer to seek peace through dialogue with the Taliban and assured Pakistan would extend all possible help to bring peace to Afghanistan, local media reported. Following […]

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 Deputy foreign minister says Turkey is using right to self-defense enshrined in UN charter By Fatih Erel GENEVA – Turkish deputy foreign minister on Wednesday described Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s northwestern region of Afrin as a legitimate use of the right to self-defense, which is enshrined in the UN charter. “Mounting threats, acts of terrorism […]

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LONDON – Aid agencies are reinforcing shelters, moving latrines and providing search and rescue training in the world’s biggest refugee settlement in Bangladesh before monsoon rains strike in April, bringing deadly landslides and floods. The United Nations migration agency warned that flash floods could wash away fragile shelters, housing about 100,000 refugees and local families, in […]

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Trump has embraced the NRA’s call to safeguard schools by arming teachers, but he also has voiced support for strengthening background checks for prospective gun buyers US President Donald Trump on Monday urged governors not to be afraid of the nation’s most powerful gun lobby as they seek to beef up school safety after last […]

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Bangladesh rushes to build up Floating Island in Bay of Bengal amid sustainability concerns BHASHAN CHAR (Bangladesh) • Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the […]

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