Day: October 4, 2020

2 civilians killed in blast at checkpoint in N.Syria

October 4, 2020

At least two civilians were killed in an explosion at a checkpoint in northern Syria, according to sources.       Seven civilians were also wounded in the explosion in the Al-Bab subdistrict but the cause of the blast remains unclear, sources said.       Casualties were taken to local hospitals.       […]

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Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – Oct. 4, 2020

October 4, 2020

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 and other developments in Turkey       Turkey reported 1,502 new novel coronavirus patients and 1,211 recoveries.       The overall case […]

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India’s COVID-19 infections surges past 6.5 million

October 4, 2020

India’s coronavirus infections crossed 6.5 million Sunday after it registered more than 75,000 new cases in the last 24 hours.   Official figures released showed the nation’s COVID-19 tally now stands at 6,549,373.   Saturday, deaths linked to the virus crossed 100,000. In Sunday’s update, the country recorded 940 new deaths, taking the death toll […]

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2 Turkish workers rescued in Libya’s Sirte

October 4, 2020

Two workers from Turkey stranded in Libya’s Sirte province controlled by warlord Khalifa Haftar, were handed over Saturday to Turkish authorities in Misrata, according to the Libyan Red Crescent.       They were handed to Turkey’s Chief Consul in Misrata, Gurkan Gurmericliler, the group said on social media.       Gurmericliler told Anadolu […]

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Saudi Arabia resumes Umrah after 6-month hiatus

October 4, 2020

Saudi Arabian authorities on Sunday re-opened the Muslim holy places for Umrah pilgrimage on Sunday after a six-month hiatus due to the novel coronavirus.       Following coronavirus protocols, the first batch of Umrah pilgrims arrived in the wee hours of Sunday, said the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Twitter.       […]

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Jordan’s king accepts premier’s resignation

October 4, 2020

Jordan’s King Abdullah has accepted the resignation of the country’s premier Omar al-Razzaz but asked him to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new prime minister is designated and a new Cabinet is formed.       “His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday accepted the resignation of Omar Razzaz’s Cabinet, and entrusted it […]

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70 irregular migrants held in eastern Turkey

October 4, 2020

At least 70 irregular migrants were held in eastern Turkey, local authorities said on Sunday.       As part of probe into migrant smuggling and human trafficking, local gendarmerie forces conducted an operation in Van province where they found the migrants in a mini-van, said the Governor’s Office.       While two of […]

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Turkey lambasts Israel over new West Bank settlements

October 4, 2020

Turkey on Sunday strongly condemned Israeli authorities for reportedly approving new settlement units in the occupied West Bank.       “Reports of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu approving additional illegal settlements in the West Bank is a new proof of this country’s occupier ideology, which disregards international law and the United Nations resolutions,” the Turkish […]

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