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More than 5 mln cannabis roots seized in Turkey

Turkish security forces confiscated nearly 5.5 million cannabis roots in an anti-drug operation, officials said. The Diyarbakir Governorship said that the local gendarmerie commando units carried out the operation in 72 different …

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Kyrgyz parliament strips Atambayev of immunity

Kyrgyzstan’s parliament has upheld a parliamentary commission’s regulation stripping the country’s former President Almazbek Atambayev of immunity, a parliamentary source said. "The lawmakers …

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UN: Saudi Arabia responsible of Khashoggi murder

A UN investigator found "credible evidence" that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and urged sanctions against the kingdom's de …

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 Wife of Rouhani's adviser shot dead in Tehran

A wife of an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Mohammad Ali Najafi, was shot and killed at her home. Mitra Najafi — the second wife of Najafi, a former reformist mayor of Tehran and a Rouhani …

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UAE: four ships subjected to 'sabotage' off east coast

The United Arab Emirates said four commercial ships were subjected to "sabotage operations" after false reports circulated in Lebanese and Iranian media outlets saying there had been explosions at one of the nation's seaports. …

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Illegal migrants detained in western Turkey

A total of 53 irregular migrants were detained in Turkey's western Canakkale province. Security personnel spotted groups of migrants who were attempting to illegally cross into Greece. The detainees will be deported. Among …

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AK Party condemns attack against Kilicdaroglu

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) officials condemned the attack against Main Opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and wished him a speedy recovery. …

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Turkish opposition leader attacked near Ankara

Leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu was attacked at a soldier’s funeral in Ankara before security guards led him away. Kilicdaroglu had attended a funeral …

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Two suspected spies for UAE detained in Turkey

Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in Turkey of one of them was related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal …

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CIA espionage network disclosed in Iran

The CIA's spy network has been identified in Iran, Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said. "In a complicated process against the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 290 spies from its espionage network …

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Turkish forces seize 5 tons of powdered marijuana

Nearly 5 tons of powdered marijuana were seized in international waters on the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey's Interior Ministry said. The operation against drug smugglers was conducted by Turkish police, gendarmerie and coast guard on …

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