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Greece pushed back nearly 42,000 asylum seekers since 2020: Report

Greece has pushed back nearly 42,000 asylum seekers since 2020, according to a new report published by Turkish authorities. Türkiye's Ombudsman Institution prepared the report, titled "Pushbacks and Drowning Human Rights in the Aegean Sea," exposing...

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Denmark claims Russian warship violated its territorial waters twice

Denmark on Friday claimed that a Russian warship had violated the Danish territorial waters twice. A Russian warship had violated Denmark's territorial waters near the country's Bornholm Island at around 0030GMT on Friday, the Danish Armed Forces...

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Droughts may affect more than 75% of world’s population by 2050

Droughts may affect more than three-quarters of the world's population by 2050, the UN said Friday as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed.  The day that is annually observed June 17 since 1995, focuses on changing public...

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Polling begins in final round of French legislative elections

Voter turnout in the final round of the French legislative election on Sunday recorded a slightly better start with 18.99% ballots cast at noon, according to the data released by the Interior Ministry. In comparison, the turnout during the second round of...

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Muslim scholars union calls for law to ban insults against religions

The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called for enacting a law to ban insults against religions and sanctities. In a statement, the Doha-based grouping said it will dispatch a delegation of Muslim scholars to Islamic countries for talks...

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'Türkiye will not allow a new conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina'

Bosnia Herzegovina plays a key role in the region's stability, and Türkiye will not allow a new conflict, said the Turkish foreign minister on Saturday. Mevlut Cavusoglu's remarks came during a joint news conference with his Bosnian counterpart...

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Ecuador declares state of emergency as Indigenous groups protest fuel prices

Ecuador declared a state of emergency in three provinces late Friday amid violent protests by Indigenous people demanding cuts in fuel prices. "I am committed to defending our capital and our country," President Guillermo Lasso said on television. The state...

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Afghan Taliban confirm Pakistan-TTP 'indefinite' cease-fire

The Afghan Taliban on Saturday confirmed that the Pakistani government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have reached an agreement on an "indefinite" cease-fire during ongoing peace talks in Kabul. In an email response to questions from a group of...

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UN chief urges Lebanon to respect court verdict on former premier's killing

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called on Lebanon to respect the verdict of a UN-backed court on the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. "The Secretary General's thoughts are with the victims of the...

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Bitcoin dives below $19K, crypto market loses $67B in 8 hours

Bitcoin dove below $19,000 level on Saturday, its lowest level in 18 months, while the crypto market saw a $67 billion loss in just eight hours. The price of Bitcoin plummeted to $18,742 at 0815GMT, its lowest level since December 2020, according to official...

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Fed dissenter says 75 bp rate hike creates uncertainty

The US Federal Reserve's 75 basis points of rate hike earlier this week creates uncertainty for the central bank's monetary policy, Kansas City Fed President Esther George said on Friday. "I dissented at this week's FOMC meeting against a 75...

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France set to take left turn in legislative elections

The French will head back to polling stations for the final round of legislative elections Sunday to vote for parliament lawmakers who will decide policies for the next five years. In light of the presidential elections in April that sparked collective anxiety...

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Private sector in city of Sfax joins Tunisia’s general strike

Hundreds of private-sector workers in Sfax participated Thursday in Tunisia's general strike. The strike is taking place under the Day of Rage slogan that was called by the powerful UGTT labor union to demand salary hikes. The walkout carries social...

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Italy wants Ukraine in EU, PM Draghi says during Kyiv visit

Italy wants Ukraine in the European Union, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said in Kyiv after meeting President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday. "The most...

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Lebanon’s Hariri hails life sentence against 2 Hezbollah members over father’s assassination

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday hailed a life sentence slapped by a UN-backed court against two Hezbollah members in connection with the 2005 assassination of his father. Hariri, the head of the Future Movement, said on Twitter that...

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Somalia to receive $100 million from World Bank

The World Bank announced Thursday that it will give Somalia $100 million in the next 12 months to address the government's priorities. The announcement comes after the bank's country director Kristina Svensson met Somali President Hassan Sheikh...

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Azerbaijani leader warns Armenia against territorial demands over Karabakh

Azerbaijan's president warned Armenia on Thursday against making territorial claims from Karabakh, a region liberated from nearly three decades of Armenian occupation in 2020. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the ninth Global Baku Forum themed Challenges...

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Moroccan monarch contracts coronavirus

Moroccan King Mohammed VI has contracted coronavirus, according to the king's private physician on Thursday. The monarch 'contracted an asymptomatic form of the COVID-19,” Professor Lahcen Belyamani said in a statement carried by the official...

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Unemployment greatest challenge facing South Africa: President

The South African president on Thursday said unemployment is the greatest challenge facing his country, as millions are not in employment, education, or training. 'As we rebuild from the pandemic, we, therefore, remain focused on growing our economy...

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2 killed, 7 injured in attack on Sikh temple in Afghanistan

At least two people were killed and seven others injured when a Sikh temple in Afghanistan's capital Kabul was hit by a bomb blast and gunfire on Saturday, an Afghan official said. The attack targeted the temple in the Karte Parwan region early in the...

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Bitcoin, cryptos slightly up after Fed, still at lowest in 18 months

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies were slightly up on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve's key decision, but they were still around their lowest level in 18 months. The price of Bitcoin, the world's largest crypto by market size, managed climbing...

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French president visits Ukraine with ‘message of European unity’

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday visited the devastated Ukrainian city of Irpin, a suburb of the capital Kyiv. Macron arrived in Kyiv on Thursday morning along with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Germany Chancellor Olaf Scholz to visit...

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Bank of England raises interest rates to 1.25% as inflation hits 40-year high

The Bank of England raised interest rates for the fifth consecutive month to 1.25%, from 1%, as the inflation hit a 40-year high of 9% in April. The bank's Monetary Policy Committee also voted to raise UK interest rates to a fresh 13-year high. Policymakers...

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Over 800 mosques attacked in Germany since 2014: Rights group

More than 800 mosques in Germany have been the targets of threats and attacks since 2014, but in most of the cases, the crimes were not properly investigated, according to Brandeilig, an initiative of rights group FAIR International. The group, which has...

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