Violent clashes with riot police in Belarus as protesters rally over projected Lukashenko landslide...

Protesters are rallying in Belarus despite ongoing clashes with riot police who have deployed teargas and flash grenades, as they express discontent with incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko's projected re-election. Lukashenko is forecast to receive well...

Interpol-sought Hells Angel member detained in western Turkey

Turkish police detained on Saturday a high-ranking member of the Hells Angels gang, who was being sought by Interpol, in the country’s western province of İzmir, Artı Gerçek news site reported. Necati Arabacı, believed to be...

Ruling AKP lawmaker causes stir after announcing COVID-19 infection following aggressive testing

A ruling party lawmaker has come under criticism from the country’s top medical association and social media users after announcing he was found to be infected with COVID-19 after multiple testing over a month, despite...

Turkish opposition leader accuses ruling AKP of turning Kurdish problem into quagmire

The leader of Turkish opposition Future Party Ahmet Davutoğlu on Sunday criticised the government for turning the country’s Kurdish problem into a quagmire and vowed education in the Kurdish language. “We are going to end...

Erdoğan says Turkey third country after U.S.,China to develop COVID-19 vaccine

Turkey has followed the United States as China to become the third country to locally develop a vaccine against COVID-19, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday. Two vaccine candidates have successfully completed animal testing...

Israeli military strikes Hamas target in northern Gaza Strip

Hamas informs officials of Egyptian Intelligence, mediating between the sides, relative calm on the border will end, their warning coincides with concerns Qatari aid to the Strip will not arrive next month Associated Press, Ynet The...

Turkish Airlines says travelers to Germany will be required to take COVID tests

Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) announced on Friday that all passengers traveling from Turkey to Germany will be required to take COVID-19 tests. “Our passengers who do not submit negative PCR test...

Greece says NATO’s ‘hands-off approach’ to Turkey no longer acceptable: report

Greece expects NATO to play its role with regard to Turkish activities in the eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has indicated, saying that the alliance’s “hands-off approach” is no longer...

China Targeting Election Infrastructure With Cyberattacks: Top US Security Official

China has consistently denied US government claims that it hacks US companies, politicians or government agencies. World Reuters Robert O'Brien said China would "like to see the President lose" (File) Washington: Chinese government-linked hackers have been targeting...

At least 5 killed, 25 injured in Istanbul bus accident

At least five people died and 25 others got injured in a bus accident in Istanbul on Aug. 9. A passenger bus crashed into a wall of an overpass at the Istanbul Northern Marmara Motorway. The health condition of 10...

1,600-year-old octagonal church found in Central Anatolia

Excavation works in the ancient city of Tyana located on the Christian holy pilgrimage path in central Turkey’s Niğde province have been going on. The new church with an octagonal plan and coins believed to be from the 4th century, which...

Coronavirus: Australia records deadliest day but fewer new infections

BBC.COM-Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Victoria has recorded over 100 deaths in the past week Australia has recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic amid a second wave of infections in Melbourne. Nineteen deaths...

Coronavirus death toll reaches 5,844 as daily cases increase by 1,182

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 1,182 in the past 24 hours, and 15 more people have died, taking the death toll to 5,844, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Aug. 9. Turkey's total confirmed cases stood at 240,804, according...

Hong Kong pro-democracy tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested

BBC.COM-Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jimmy Lai has said that "the establishment hates my guts", and that he is prepared to go to prison Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested for suspected...

Turkish witnesses in Beirut recall shock of explosion

Turkish families residing in Beirut on Aug. 8 told Anadolu Agency about the shock they experienced during the massive explosion at the port of Beirut on Aug. 4. Fatih Ermiş, who has been living in Lebanon with his family...

CHP leader vows to fight against any attempt to divide party

Main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed he would hamper any attempt on a division within his Republican People’s Party (CHP), as rumors swirl that a former presidential candidate and a prominent member from the party...

Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing

The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Aug. 9 commemorates the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a U.S. atomic bomb, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies. Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three...

Mass resignations as Beirut blast repercussions intensify

Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad submitted her resignation Sunday, a day after angry mass protests rocked central Beirut. Foreign minister Nassif Hitti resigned Monday, a day prior to the blast. by Georgi Azar -Source: Annahar Lebanese...

Berri: Parliament to Hold Open-Ended Sessions to Grill Govt. over Great Crime

Parliament will hold open-ended sessions as of Thursday to grill the government over “the great crime that affected the capital and the people,” Speaker Nabih Berri said on Sunday, referring to the catastrophic Beirut...

Diab Meets Ministers Seeking to Submit Their Resignations

Prime Minister Hassan Diab held a meeting Sunday with several ministers seeking to submit their resignations in connection with the catastrophic blast that rocked Beirut. According to media reports, Environment Minister Demianos Qattar submitted a...