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  • TOKYO               -             The approval rate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet dropped 8.3 percent compared to the previous poll in January, marking the sharpest decrease in nearly two years, a Kyodo News ...

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  • BAGHDAD              -                Four Katyusha rockets fired overnight on the Green Zone in central Baghdad, three of them landed inside the heavily fortified zone, which houses the U.S. embassy, the Iraqi military said ...

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  • WASHINGTON             -              A US rocket was launched on Saturday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, carrying cargo with the space agency’s resupply mission for the ...

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  • The Turkish forces have brought in 2,000 military vehicles into northern Syria over the past 12 days, a war monitor reported on Saturday. The Turkish army has been bringing the military reinforcement into areas controlled by the Turkey-backed rebels in the countryside of Idlib and Aleppo provinces ...

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  • BERLIN                      -               Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said viruses have no ...

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  •  When Qaisar Khan fled to Pakistan with his family from Afghanistan in the 1980s, he barely thought that even after four decades he could not be able to return to the place where he was born and spent the prime of his life. The then 63-year-old made the choice right after a fateful night when ...

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  • ALGIERS          -                   Visiting Greek Foreign Minister NikolaosDendias said on Thursday that Greece and Algeria agree on a political solution without foreign military interference for the Libyan crisis. Dendias made ...

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  • PARIS - French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday that China’s tech giant Huawei won’t be excluded from the country’s 5G network rollout, but the government will set “restrictions” to protect France’s sovereignty and address potential ...

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  • Visiting Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Dendias said on Thursday that Greece and Algeria agree on a political solution without foreign military interference for the Libyan crisis. Dendias made the remarks in a press statement after a meeting with his Algerian counterpart Sabri Boukadoum in the ...

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  • French Ambassador to Lebanon Bruno Foucher said on Wednesday that his country has allocated 50 million U.S. dollars to support projects related to the fight against terrorism in cooperation with Lebanon, the National News Agency reported. Foucher's remarks came during his meeting with Lebanese ...

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  • Turkish forces Tuesday shot down a Syrian helicopter in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, killing three pilots on board, a war monitor reported. The Turkish forces targeted the helicopter over the al-Nayrab area in the northeastern countryside of Idlib, according to the Syrian Observatory for ...

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  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt is ready to host a special African summit to discuss setting up an African force to fight terrorism on the continent. The Egyptian president made the remarks during a televised speech on Sunday during the opening ceremony of the 33rd African Union ...

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  • A meeting of the Pakistani federal cabinet with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair on Tuesday has decided to provide subsidy of 10 billion rupees (65 million U.S. dollars) on five essential food items in a bid to control rampant food inflation. Briefing journalists here after the cabinet's ...

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  • German Ambassador to Libya Oliver Owcza on Saturday stressed the importance of confidence-building measures in Libya, which is witnessing deadly armed conflict between the eastern-based army and the United Nations-backed government. "Respect to all participants of this first round of intra-Libyan ...

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  • A top advisor to Iran's supreme leader said the U.S. forces should leave Iraq and Syria, Tehran Times daily reported Sunday. The era of U.S. presence in Iraq and Syria has come to an end, Ali Akbar Velayati was quoted as saying at the ceremony commemorating the assassinated senior Iranian military ...

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  • NEW DELHI                  -                 Voting for the local elections in the Indian capital began Saturday morning amid tight ...

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  • SAN FRANCISCO                 -                 Governor Kate Brown of the U.S. state of Oregon Friday declared a state of emergency in several counties over severe flooding that has caused landslides, partial ...

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  • SAN FRANCISCO            -                San Francisco Mayor London Breed Friday urged all African Americans to register and vote so that their voices can be heard in U.S. politics, vowing to fight for their rights and their ...

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  • Iran and Pakistan have recently established a joint information and communication technologies (ICT) working group seeking to expand technological ties, Financial Tribune daily reported on Saturday. The decision was made in the Thursday meeting between senior tech authorities from both sides in ...

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  • HANGZHOU-Before boarding Scoot flight TR188 in Singapore on Jan. 24, the Lunar New Year’s Eve, tour guide Lao Guan knew the trip home would be anything but uneventful.“Everyone in my group was showing signs of anxiety, not knowing what would happen next,” said Guan. “It was ...

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  • Asia’s largest flower market in SW China suspends operation KUNMING - The Kunming Dounan Flower Market, the largest fresh cut flower trading market in Asia, suspended service from Thursday amid the epidemic outbreak, according to local epidemic control headquarters. The market had ...

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  • BEIJING-Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with Cambodian Prime Minister SamdechTecho Hun Sen at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Noting that the Chinese government and people are currently doing their utmost to fight the pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus, Xi ...

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  • NANCHANG - East China’s Jiangxi Province has rolled out a series of online exhibitions for people to enjoy a cultural feast via the Internet while local museums and memorial halls are closed amid fight against novel coronavirus outbreak.The Jiangxi Provincial Museum launched a new program on ...

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  • Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan pledged to deepen bilateral cooperation on a range of issues on Tuesday, as part of the latter's working visit to Malaysia. Mahathir, who hosted Khan at his Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya here, said the two ...

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  • The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) on Monday called on African countries to craft development strategies that prioritize and promote a sustainable blue economy, green growth and smart cities. "Digital technologies are propelling us into the fourth industrial revolution," the ...

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  • Iowa, a state in the Midwestern United States, is to hold Democratic and Republican caucuses on Monday, the first nomination contests on the 2020 presidential primary schedule. On the Republican side, President Donald Trump, as the incumbent, is expected to sail through the caucus night and turn ...

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  • At the Arab League emergency meeting held on Saturday in Cairo, Arab foreign ministers voiced rejection to the recently released US Middle East peace plan. "Rejection of the US-Israeli Deal of the Century comes as it does not fulfill the minimum rights and aspirations of the Palestinian people," ...

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  • Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia reached an agreement on Friday over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River, according to the Egyptian foreign ministry. In a statement, the ministry said the foreign ministers and water resources ministers of the three countries have issued a ...

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  • Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday called on Pakistani investors to explore untapped business opportunities in the country and Africa. Kenyatta attended and opened the inaugural Pakistan-Africa Trade and Development Conference in Nairobi. "For we, in Africa, share deep historical ties ...

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  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi received a phone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel where they discussed the recent Middle East peace plan announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, said the Egyptian presidency. Sisi and Merkel exchanged views on the latest developments of the ...

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