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Morocco gets 1st batch of Turkish armed drones: report

Morocco took delivery earlier this month of Turkish combat drones, the Far-Maroc unofficial website dedicated to military news reported.The report, also carried by several local media outlets, comes as tensions have spiked between Morocco and neighboring Algeria in recent weeks.The two countries a

The Nation Press and The Arab American Today magazine are preparing to announce the 2021 Person of the Year 21

The Nation Press  and  Arab American Today magazine are preparing to announce the 2021 Person of the Year 21?!!

Unvaccinated constitute 99% of COVID-19 deaths: WHO spox

Around 99% of COVID-19 deaths are among unvaccinated people, said World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Margaret Harris on Tuesday, calling on people to get COVID-19 vaccine jabs. Harris was asked at a U.N. press conference by Anadolu Agency (AA) about hesitancy to use vaccines in many par

Ukraine holds military drills with US forces, NATO allies

Ukraine began joint military exercises with U.S. and other NATO troops on Monday at a time when neighboring Russia and Belarus have been holding large-scale drills that alarmed the West. Ukraine, at war with Russia-backed separatists since 2014, has long sought closer integration with Western mil

China enters Taiwan air zone after proposed military budget boost

Taiwan's defense ministry said that 10 Chinese aircraft entered the country's air defense zone Friday, one day after Taiwan announced a boost to military spending by $9 billion to counter the threat from China. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained about a year or more of repeated missions b

New British Culture Secretary Dorries accused of Islamophobia

The United Kingdom's new culture secretary, who was appointed to the post during Cabinet reshuffle earlier this week, has been accused of Islamophobia as she described Muslim women in a burqa – a full-body covering including a face veil – as a “medieval” dress code. Within

German politicians urge Turks in country to participate in elections

German politicians have been urging the Turkish community in the country to cast their ballots in the upcoming elections next week. "Regardless of which democratic party they support, I am calling on all citizens of Turkish origin to cast their vote in this election, to have a say in their future

Ghani's exit derailed chance for Afghan power-sharing talks: US

The United States' negotiator on Afghanistan said President Ashraf Ghani's abrupt exit scuttled a deal in which the Taliban would hold off entering Kabul and negotiate a political transition. In his first interview since the collapse of the 20-year Western-backed government, Zalmay Khal

Turkey, Azerbaijan complete joint drill TURAZ Hawk in Konya

Turkey hopes Armenia abides by the terms of the Nagorno-Karabakh cease-fire and that permanent peace and stability are ensured in the region, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said as he attended a joint drill with his Azerbaijani counterpart. Akar was speaking to reporters after a briefing on the TUR

Burkina Faso terrorist attacks leave 480 dead in 3 months: NGO

At least 480 civilians in Burkina Faso are reported to have been killed in terrorist attacks orchestrated by insurgents between May and August of this year, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said Monday. In a statement, the nongovernmental organization (NGO) said attacks by armed groups in the

Ukraine to buy 24 more Turkish Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs

Ukraine is planning to procure 24 more Bayraktar TB2 (Tactical Block 2) unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) in the coming period, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Lieutenant-General Valeriy Zaluzhny, who very recently assumed the role, said in an interview with Azerbaijani new

6,000 hectares of woodland destroyed in wildfires in Spain

At least 6,000 hectares of woodland were destroyed as a result of wildfires raging on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain in the past four days. Emergency crews evacuated people from the towns of Juzcar and Alpandeire as the blaze continued to burn at the base of the Sierra Bermeja mountains in A

Ennahdha rejects attempts to change Tunisia's constitution

Tunisia's Ennahdha Party on Saturday signaled its opposition to attempts to alter or suspend the country's constitution. On Thursday, Walid Hajjem, an adviser to President Kais Saied, said the Tunisian leader was planning to suspend the 2014 Constitution and call a referendum to amend the country

The Saudi king refers the director of public security to investigate corruption charges

The Saudi Press Agency said that King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a decree relieving Director of Public Security Khalid bin Qarar Al-Harbi from his post and referring him to investigations on corruption charges. According to SPA, Al-Harbi was charged with several charges, including committing &ld

U.S. hits 40 million Covid cases as Delta variant spreads

The United States logged 40 million Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, as the fourth wave brought on by the delta variant continues to spread throughout the country. The country has recorded 40,000,070 cases and 651,690 deaths, according to the latest NBC News tally. On Sund

England players face racist abuse in Hungary as FIFA vows action

Football's world governing body FIFA on Friday vowed to take action after England players faced racist abuse during their World Cup 2022 qualifier in Hungary. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson labeled the incidents "completely unacceptable." Monkey chants were reportedly directed at Raheem St

Taliban victory is prelude to Palestine liberation: al-Qaida

The al-Qaida terrorist network congratulated the Taliban this week for its "historic victory" against the United States, which just ended a 20-year presence in Afghanistan and flew its last soldier out of the country. "We congratulate you on this great victory against the crusader allia

Turkish firm strengthens unmanned mini chopper for military use

Turkey’s unmanned mini chopper, Alpin, used in civilian missions, has been modernized for military missions with possible weapon and ammunition integration, according to the most recent statements from the manufacturing company. Alpin was developed by Titra Technology and was first used in