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Chinese military says 'warned' US warship to leave S China Sea

The Chinese military said it had tracked a US warship in the South China Sea on Thursday and "warned it to leave" waters claimed by Beijing.

China claims sovereignty over almost the entire South China Sea -- a strategic waterway through which trillions of dollars in trade passes annually -- despite an international court ruling that the assertion has no legal basis.

Historic university at the mercy of violent vandals

The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) finds itself in the grip of vandals who refuse to show any sign of respect for the historic institution, whose halls, columns, bulletin boards and every corner are almost always covered in ugly graffiti, hinting that the battle for the protection of public buildings appears to be a losing one.

Netanyahu seeks to soothe US concerns over settlement repeal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to back down on Wednesday, saying his government has no intention of returning to four abandoned settlements in the occupied West Bank under a law that was repealed by parliament this week.

Ukraine: Russia hits apartments and dorm, killing civilians

Russia stepped up its missile and drone attacks against Ukraine on Wednesday, killing students and other civilians, in a violent follow-up to dueling high-level diplomatic missions aimed at bringing peace after 13 months of war.

Erdoğan to speak with Putin on grain deal in coming days

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on March 22 that he will speak by phone in the coming days with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the Black Sea Grain deal. 

"We will have a phone call with Putin in two to three days," Erdoğan said in a televised interview. 

He said the world appreciates Türkiye's mediation efforts between Russia and Ukraine.

Holy month of Ramadan begins for Muslims across the world

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began at sundown on March 22, as the faithful prepared for a month of dawn-to-dusk fasting intended to bring them closer to God and to remind them of the suffering of those less fortunate.

Greece-Africa Power Interconnector to be listed among European Projects of Common Interest

Greece is emerging as an energy hub for Europe and an important geopolitical actor, while the country is willing to support multiple interconnections to become a leader in energy supply in the region, said Andreas Borgeas, a former California state senator and currently the CEO of the Greece-Africa Power (GAP) Interconnector linking Greece and Egypt.

Some 11,000 Iranians visit Van during Nevruz holiday

About 11,000 Iranian tourists who want to spend Nevruz holiday in Türkiye have started to come to the eastern province of Van by entering through Kapıköy Customs Gate over the last 4 days.

Iranian tourists also make a great contribution to Van's economy every year. Families and friend groups who go shopping during the day have fun in entertainment centers in the evening.