ANKARA -- Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday slammed the U.S. remarks on the Istanbul mayoral elections, urging Washington to respect the revote decision by the Turkish top election body.
"Everyone must respect the decision taken by the Supreme Election Council (YSK)," the ministry said in a statement. (Turkey-Istanbul Election-U.S.)
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CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly in a retiral of his corruption case, the official news agency MENA reported.
Adly, who served under former President Hosni Mubarak, was sentenced in April 2017 to seven years in prison after being convicted of embezzlement of public funds. (Egypt-Court-Mubarak Aide)
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TEHRAN -- Iranian Foreign Ministry on Thursday condemned fresh U.S. sanctions against the Islamic republic's metal exports after Iran decided to drop some of its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal.
In a statement, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said the U.S. decision to impose new sanctions on Iran's industrial metal exports runs counter to Washington's international commitments. (Iran-U.S. Sanctions-Metal Exports)
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BAGHDAD -- Eight people were killed and 12 other injured on Thursday in a suicide bomb attack at a marketplace in Sadr City neighborhood in eastern the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua.
The incident occurred in the evening when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at Jamila popular market in Sadr City neighborhood, Ihsan Ali from Baghdad police said. (Iraq-Suicide Bomb) Enditem