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The Latest: Netanyahu raps 'anarchy' of Jewish-Arab fighting

May. 12, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians as Israel signals a widening military campaign: ___ JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is condemning the “anarchy” of Jewish-Arab violence in...

The Latest: Israeli aircraft strike another building in Gaza

May. 11, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians, sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem and as Israel has signaled it's widening its military campaign: JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft have attacked another building in Gaza...

Egyptian, Turkish officials end talks with no clear progress

May. 06, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — With no clear progress, Egyptian and Turkish officials concluded Thursday two days of talks in Cairo aimed at resetting ties between the two regional powers. In a joint statement, both sides vowed to evaluate the outcome of their first round of consultations before agreeing on...

Egypt, Turkey officials meet for talks to reset frayed ties

May. 05, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian and Turkish officials met Wednesday for talks aiming to reset ties between the two regional powers after years of enmity. The two-day “political consultations” in Cairo are chaired by Hamdi Loza, Egypt’s deputy foreign minister, and his...

Despite 3-week lockdown, many remain on the move in Turkey

Apr. 30, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish security forces on Friday patrolled main streets and set up checkpoints at entry and exits points of cities, to enforce Turkey’s strictest COVID-19 lockdown to date. Still, many people were on the move as the government, desperate not to shut down the economy...

Full lockdown takes effect in Turkey, people leave cities

Apr. 29, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — People in Turkey stocked up on groceries, filled markets and left cities for their hometowns or the southern coast Thursday before the country entered its strictest lockdown of the pandemic. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan imposed a “full...

Turkey says it's glad a woman leads EU's executive branch

Apr. 28, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish government again rejected the accusation that it snubbed the head of the European Union's executive arm because she is a woman, insisting Wednesday that internal EU squabbling was to blame for a protocol gaffe during a meeting with Turkey's president. ...

Albania's Socialists win election, gain 3rd straight mandate

Apr. 27, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s left-wing Socialist Party has secured its third consecutive mandate in a parliamentary election, winning nearly one in two votes and enough seats in parliament to govern alone, electoral authorities said on Tuesday. The Central...

Full COVID-19 lockdown adds to financial strain in Turkey

Apr. 27, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — As cases and deaths soar, Turkey’s president has instructed people to stay home for nearly three weeks and shut down many businesses as part of the country's strictest COVID-19 measures yet. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not announce a stimulus...

The Latest: Ontario getting military help for pandemic surge

Apr. 26, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

TORONTO — The government of Ontario will be getting help from Canada’s military in dealing with a surge of coronavirus infections, while several other Canadian provinces are tightening health restrictions in hopes of avoiding a similar situation. Ontario’s solicitor...