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Istanbul election re-run begins

ISTANBUL, Municipal election re-run kick-started in Turkey’s Istanbul to elect a new mayor for the country’s most populous city.The vote winds up at 5.00 p.m. local time (1400GMT), involving 31,342 ballot boxes across 39 districts of Istanbul, Binali Y…

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Iran’s policy based on cutting tensions, developing peace – Pres.

TEHRAN, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday his country’s policy is based on reducing tensions, fending out armed engagement with others and promoting regional and global peace and stability.”Reducing tensions, preventing any conflict from …

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Outcome remains uncertain for Istanbul mayoral race repeat

By Taha Ouda ISTANBUL, Two days separate us from Istanbul’s mayoral re-elections, which pit hopefuls Ekrem Imamoglu of the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and former prime minister Binal…

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Dutch carrier KLM avoids flying over Strait of Hormuz

BRUSSELS, Dutch airliner KLM Friday said its planes are no longer flying above the Strait of Hormuz following the shooting down by Iran of a US military surveillance drone, Dutch NOS TV reported.”Safety is our top priority for us. We are following all …

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Iran takes US to UN over drone violation of airspace

TEHRAN, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi announced that his country had submitted a complaint to the United Nations against the US spy drone’s violation of Iranian airspace at Hormuzgan province, south of the country.In a press s…