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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday announced his agreement with French President Emmanuel Macron to "launch a strategic dialogue between the two countries." "I just finished a very interesting and fruitful meeting with my friend French President Emmanuel Macron," Netanyahu said ...

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  • Mexico flew at least 2019 migrants back to Honduras on Tuesday, according to the country's National Institute of Migration.  The migrants were part of a caravan bound for the U.S. that arrived at the southern border of Mexico over the weekend. Most of them are from Honduras.  The ...

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  • President Vladimir Putin annouced on Tuesday the country's new government.  Newly appointe Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin will have nine deputies, instead of 10 that his predecessor had.  Defense Deputy Yury Borisov and Social Affairs deputy Tatyana Golikova retained their posts. The ...

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  • World No.2 in men's singles, Novak Djokovic eliminated his German opponent Jan-Lennard Struff with 3-1. In men's singles, Djokovic won the sets of 7-6, 6-2, 2-6 and 6-1 against Struff, reaching second round in Melbourne. In another men's singles match, World No.6, Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas ...

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  • Turkish Red Crescent donated new beds, heaters, and stationery to an orphanage in Pakistan, representatives said Monday. The items were distributed to destitute girls living in Kashana in the northern city of Rawalpindi by the charity's official Enes Yasin. Yasmin Naz, director of the orphanage, ...

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  • Russia on Monday welcomed the outcome of the Berlin Conference on Libya held on Sunday. “An important step towards a peace process was made, which enables to continue the work on the Libyan settlement under the UN auspices,” Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow. "We ...

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  • As Libya peace is set to be discussed second time in a week, Turkish president said Saturday Turkey is key to peace in the war-weary country.  Ahead of Sunday’s Berlin conference on Libya, Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Politico, a policy news organization, that “it would be a mistake ...

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  • A group of anti-government protestors tried to enter a Paris theater while French President Emmanuel Macron was inside, according to media reports Friday.  Reports said dozens of protesters gathered in front of the theater after accounts shared on social media indicated Macron was in the ...

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  • Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), an umbrella group of several journalist unions in Pakistan, joined the growing chorus of criticism against Egypt’s raid on Anadolu Agency’s Cairo bureau terming it an attempt to gag the freedom of the press. In a statement on Thursday, PFUJ ...

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  • Russian FM Lavrov to take part in Berlin conference on Libya Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will take part in the Berlin conference on the Libyan settlement on Jan.19, he said at an annual news conference in Moscow on Friday. He will hold a meeting with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio ...

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  • U.S. President Donald Trump said Washington supports a "mutually beneficial" agreement among parties regarding the Nile Dam between Egypt and Ethiopia.  Trump's remarks came at a meeting in Washington between the U.S. Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan late Tuesday, according to a statement issued by ...

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  • The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. spoke over the phone on Wednesday, according to a statement by the Turkish Presidential Communications Directorate.   Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on the latest developments in Libya and the region. On ...

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  • Over the last four days Pakistan saw the death toll from avalanches, landslides and other rain-related incidents shoot up past 100, officials and local media reported on Wednesday. At least 69 people were killed and over 40 injured after an avalanche that swept through a village in ...

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  • The regional conflicts in the Middle East can transform into a global war, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. Addressing Russia's Federal Assembly in Moscow, Putin said there is a need for "a serious talk" about international security and stability, and particularly the five ...

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  • At least 20 people were injured late Tuesday in clashes between protesters and security forces in front of the central bank in Lebanon's capital. Some protesters were detained by security forces on Hamra Street in Beirut, the state-run National News Agency (NNA) quoted George Kettaneh, secretary ...

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  • A multi-party conference held in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad on Monday demanded an immediate end to a communication and security lockdown imposed by India in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region after the scrapping of its longstanding special rights last August. The conference presided by ...

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  • Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed on a business deal involving a total investment of up to 314.9 trillion Indonesian Rupiah ($22.89 billion), according to the presidency on Monday.  The agreement was reached on Sunday during a meeting between visiting Indonesian President ...

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  • The Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria is forcing civilians in the country’s northwest to flee their houses amid a cease-fire there, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent on the ground on Sunday.  The regime helicopters threw a written statement in the rural areas of the northwestern ...

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  • At least four Iraqi soldiers were wounded as eight rockets hit a military base hosting U.S. troops, Iraq’s communications body said on Sunday.  Eight Katyusha-type rockets hit the Balad Air Base in Salah al-Din province, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq’s ...

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  • Turkey’s presidential spokesman discussed security of Libya and Syria with U.S. national security advisor over the phone, Turkey’s presidential sources said on Saturday.  Ibrahim Kalin and Robert C. O’Brien also discussed recent developments in Iraq and Iran, said the ...

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  • Two-time London Marathon winner and former world record holder, Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang, received a provisional suspension Friday by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). The AIU said the suspension is due to “for whereabouts failures and tampering, both violations of the World Athletics ...

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  • French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday he may hold a referendum on fighting against climate change. Macron met 150 people at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) in Paris and discussed possible steps that could be taken toward climate change. He said amendments to the ...

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  • The Iraqi government on Friday demanded the U.S. set a mechanism to withdraw its forces from the country.  This came in a phone call between caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The two officials "discussed the recent developments and desire of ...

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  • The U.S. on Friday ratcheted up sanctions on Iran to include its manufacturing and construction sectors on a week that tensions between the two countries drew closer to a direct military confrontation.   Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also announced ...

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  • Turkish and Russian presidents have urged for a cease-fire in Libya by Jan. 12 midnight, according to Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday. “Today, our President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan and Russian Federation President [Vladimir] Putin are calling for cease-fire ...

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  • U.S. President Donald Trump emphasized Wednesday the importance of NATO increasing its Middle East footprint during a telephone call with Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, according to the White House. During their conversation, Trump and Stoltenberg addressed the situation in the Middle East ...

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  • Pakistan on Monday cautioned that escalating tensions in the Middle East following the killing of Iran’s Al-Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani could hit the already fragile reconciliation process in neighboring Afghanistan. “The crisis will have a negative impact on Afghanistan, and ...

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  • Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that his country's attack was "a slap in the face of the U.S.," and said the military action is still "not enough." Khamenei made these statements in a televised interview, hours after the Iranian missile strike on two Iraqi military ...

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  • According to media reports, millions of workers from at least 10 trade unions, including the main opposition Congress Party, suffered disruptions in many areas, such as transport and banking services, due to a strike against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's workforce reforms. In Calcutta, the ...

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  • Malaysia’s prime minister called last week’s killing of senior Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq an “unlawful” and “immoral” act, according to a local news outlet. The leader of the southeast Asian nation also stressed that last ...

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