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  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is ready to mobilize $1 trillion in lending capacity to help member countries fight the coronavirus outbreak, the fund's chief said on Monday.  The IMF firstly can deploy an emergency response toolkit to help countries with urgent balance of payment needs, ...

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  • After having enjoyed a wide range of Turkish dramas, Pakistani audiences have now been entranced by Turkish cinema in the country's theaters.  Almost 45 movie theaters screened the first Turkish film Miracle in Cell no. 7 which has been released on Friday (today) under the banner of HKC ...

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  • An Iranian lawmaker has died of the novel coronavirus, local media reported on Saturday. Fatemeh Rahbar, a member of the Islamic Coalition Party, had been in intensive care since Thursday, according to the semiofficial Tesnim Agency. Iranian authorities have confirmed 4,747 cases across the country ...

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  • Iran's foreign minister on Monday condemned the “organized violence” against Muslims in India. “Iran condemns the wave of organized violence against Indian Muslims,” Javad Zarif said in a Twitter post. “For centuries, Iran has been a friend of India. We urge Indian ...

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  • Wall Street continued its sell-off for a second straight day Tuesday over fears of the spread of the new coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed over 3%, or nearly 880 points, at the close with the S&P 500 down more than 2.9% and the Nasdaq taking a hit ...

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  • Afghanistan on Monday confirmed the first case of coronavirus. Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz told a news conference in the capital Kabul that an emergency has been declared in the Herat province bordering Iran. The victim is in stable condition and being kept in isolation, he added. “We ...

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  • Russian and Turkish delegations discussed the tense situation in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib in Moscow on Monday. The talks will also continue on Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement following the talks, stressing the necessity to rapidly reduce ...

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  • Protests swept throughout Mexico over the weekend as women took to the streets to denounce the gruesome killing of a young woman.  Ingrid Escamilla, 25, was found dead earlier last week. Her partner allegedly killed her, skinned her, and removed some of her organs. Several local media outlets ...

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  • The death toll in China from the coronavirus outbreak rose to 1,666, the country’s National Health Commission said Sunday. Authorities said 68,500 confirmed cases have been reported, while in the last 24 hours, 142 people have died and almost 2,009 new cases have been detected. The number of ...

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  • An Israeli court on Monday sentenced Palestinian resistance icon Sheikh Raed Salah to 28 months in prison. Salah has already served 11 months in prison. Dozens of Palestinians organized a stand in solidarity with Salah before the Israeli court in northern city of Haifa issued the sentence. In an ...

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  • A ship with 3,700 passenger, 251 Canadian, was quarantined off the coast of Japan, it was reported on Wednesday. So far, 273 have been tested for coronavirus because they showed symptoms of the infection, which includes a cough and a fever, and 10 tested positive.  The confirmed cases have ...

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  • The European Union’s foreign policy chief slammed the U.S.’s so-called Middle East peace plan Sunday during a visit to Jordan's capital.  “The U.S. plan challenges many of the internationally agreed parameters: the 1967 border, as agreed by both parties, with a state of ...

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  • Tottenham defeated Manchester City 2-0 as Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn scored on his debut. The Youngster Bergwijn broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute to volley the ball into the net for Tottenham. In the 71st minute at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Lilywhites doubled the gap with South Korean ...

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  • Protesters in Kunduz province took to the streets Friday against the killing of at least seven civilians in an alleged U.S. air strike. Carrying the bodies, protesters claimed the seven civilians, including two women and a child, were killed Thursday in the Dasht-e-Archi district as they were ...

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  • Following two days of silence and reported investigation, the Pentagon has confirmed that two U.S. airmen were killed in an Air Force plane crash Monday in Afghanistan. "The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel," it said in ...

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  • Turkey will not leave Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj alone, and it is “determined to provide as much support as it can,” the Turkish president said Friday. Speaking in a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “We ...

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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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