Binali Yildirim addresses his supporters at the congress of Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party in Ankara, Turkey on May 22, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]
Binali Yildirim addresses his supporters at the congress of Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party in Ankara, Turkey on May 22, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

ANKARA — Turkey and Israel will exchange ambassadors after reaching a deal to normalise ties after a six-year diplomatic rift, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday.
Yildirim said the deal, which would be signed on Tuesday, ends a row over an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla that killed 10 Turkish pro-Palestinian activists who tried to sail to the blockaded Gaza Strip in 2010. (Turkey-Israel-Ties)
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ANKARA — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed deep sadness over the downing of a Russian jet in a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Turkish presidential spokesman said on Monday.
“I once again share suffering with the family of the Russian pilot who lost his life, and would like to offer my condolence. I want to tell them I’m sorry,” Ibrahim Kalin quoted Erdogan as saying in the letter. (Turkey-Russia-Letter)
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ADEN — The death toll from a series of suicide bombing attacks that struck military posts and an intelligence compound in Yemen’s southeastern province of Hadramout rose to 40 deaths on Monday, Yemeni officials told Xinhua.
A source of the Fourth Regional Military Command based in Hadramout province said that a series of suicide bombings that targeted military checkpoints in different places in the city of Mukalla left about 40 soldiers killed and several others injured. (Yemen-attack)
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BEIRUT — At least 15 people were injured in the suicide bomb attack in Lebanon’s northeastern border town al-Qaa Monday night, hours after four suicide bombings had killed five people in the same place, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.
The two bombers were on a motorcycle and blown themselves up outside Mar Elias Church near the Municipality building, the report said. (Lebanon-Suicide bomb) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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