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  • French Prime Minister Jean Castex was in the process early Friday of forming an independent commission that would look to rewrite some controversial language in the government's new proposed global security bill. Castex's announcement came late Thursday after being proposed by Interior Minister ...

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  • For the fifth week in a row, Israeli police on Friday prevented hundreds of Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform Friday prayer. According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent, Israeli police stopped worshipers from the West Bank at checkpoints at the ...

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  • UN human rights experts on Friday condemned Egypt for the arbitrary arrest and detention of three human rights defenders, apparently after they discussed human rights issues with foreign ambassadors. “It is absolutely abhorrent to retaliate against human rights defenders from one of ...

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  • Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday said he held a meeting with his Saudi counterpart to discuss bilateral relations and regional issues. Cavusoglu said in a tweet that the “sincere” meeting with Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud was held on the occasion of the 47th session of ...

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  • The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution calling for sanctions against Turkey for the partial reopening of the previously fenced off Varosha coastline area in the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. In the resolution adopted by 631 votes in favour, 3 against, and 59 ...

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  • A top European official has ruled out the possibility of the EU interfering in Ethiopia’s internal matters, local media reported Wednesday.  According to a report by Ethiopian broadcaster FANA, the assertion came from Janez Lenarcic, EU commissioner for crisis management, during a ...

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  • A leading Iranian nuclear scientist has been assassinated by unidentified gunmen on the outskirts of the capital Tehran on Friday, the country’s foreign minister said. “Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli ...

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  • For D. Ahmed, 35, a resident of India’s northern Uttar Pradesh province, it was not easy to convince his family three years ago to allow him to marry a Hindu woman. The marriage took place and the couple says they are living happily. “There was some reluctance from the family initially, ...

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  • Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Russian counterpart via telephone that he expects a joint monitoring center that will be established in Nagorno-Karabakh to 'soon' begin operations. Erdogan told Vladimir Putin the center should become active as soon as possible “as part ...

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  • A new norovirus outbreak hit China’s southwest Sichuan Province, infecting over 50 children, according to state-run media. The recent outbreak hit a kindergarten in Zigong city in Sichuan Province, where children suffered vomiting caused by a norovirus, Global Times reported. Norovirus is a ...

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  • Napoli football club fans commemorated their Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona in Italy on Thursday. Anadolu Agency correspondent in Italy reported that thousands placed flowers, scarves, posters and candles in the San Paolo Stadium, the home of Napoli. Several fans cried and prayed for ...

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  • The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said on Thursday it is on the "cliff’s edge" due to lack of funding. Speaking at a news conference, UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said that the agency is facing a great financial ...

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  • A fourth session of the constitutional committee will begin on Monday in Geneva to hammer out the roots of the basic laws for a peaceful Syria, the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria said Thursday. "As the Deputy Special Envoy informed the Security Council, plans are being finalized for the ...

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  • One day ahead of the national Thanksgiving holiday, US President-elect Joe Biden urged unity, saying coronavirus has devastated the nation in nearly one year.  During a speech in his home state of Delaware, Biden said the virus "brought us pain, loss, and frustration" and so many lives were ...

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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who are blamed for the deaths of thousands of civilians in attacks in Palestine and Yemen, have been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Al Nahyan and Netanyahu were on Tuesday ...

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  • The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide surpassed the 60 million mark Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.  The US-based university has recorded 60,186,902 infections and 1,417,319 deaths since the virus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. The US continues to be ...

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  • US President Donald Trump granted his former national security adviser Michael Flynn a "full pardon" Wednesday.  "It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a ...

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  • The Azerbaijani army’s successful operations in the field brought the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict to a close in 44 days, something that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group was unable to resolve for 28 years. The Minsk Group, which was founded by the ...

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  • The cumulative economic cost from 2007–2018 of the Israeli occupation on the Palestinian city of Gaza, which has one of the world's highest unemployment rates with more than half its population living below the poverty line, is estimated at $16.7 billion, a UN report said Wednesday. The UN ...

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  • Israeli authorities on Wednesday demolished a number of Palestinian homes in the southern occupied West Bank. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, the coordinator of Popular Resistance Committee in the south of Hebron, Rateb al-Jubour, said Israeli bulldozers demolished several homes and structures in three ...

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  • Azerbaijanis on Wednesday flocked to Martyrs' Lane in the capital Baku to commemorate fallen soldiers and celebrate the liberation of a region which had been under Armenian occupation for 27 years. Congratulating each other, people chanted slogans and waved Azerbaijani and Turkish flags after the ...

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  • Turkey's top diplomat on Tuesday accused a German frigate of violating international law when it stopped and searched a commercial vessel without the consent of its flag-state or its captain. "It is a violation of international law to embark on trade ships like pirates," Foreign Minister Mevlut ...

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  • Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Wednesday called on the international community to stop foreign interference in the Libyan crisis, noting that unilateral actions by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean has been affecting the situation in Libya. "International community has a task of ...

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  • Mexican authorities on Tuesday announced the discovery of a mass grave in the western state of Jalisco. According to local media, the remains of at least 113 people were found during the excavation of the grave in the city of El Salto. Thirty bodies, two of them women, were identified by their ...

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  • Cuba commemorated the fourth anniversary of Fidel Castro's death Wednesday with homages and media coverage for the man who led the country for almost half a century. After fighting for the liberation of Cuba from foreign domination, the revolutionary leader died Nov. 25, 2016, from natural causes ...

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  • A leading Chinese company on Wednesday announced it has sought formal approval from authorities to bring its COVID-19 vaccine to the market, state-run media said  Sinopharm's vice-general manager Shi Shengyi said the company has collected data from major countries carrying out its vaccine's ...

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  • The spokesman of Turkey's ruling party on Tuesday "strongly" condemned the massacre of innocent Afghans by Australian soldiers. "It was revealed that senior Australian commandos had new soldiers openly massacre innocent people in Afghanistan in order to get them used to killing. We strongly condemn ...

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  • The Dow Jones industrial average hit an all-time high of 30,000 points after the US state of Pennsylvania certified Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 presidential election and COVID-19 vaccine hopes increase the risk appetite of investors.  The index on the New York Stock Exchange, which ...

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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to make a "historic visit" to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain early next week, Israel Today daily reported Tuesday. The news agency which is close to Netanyahu said the visit will be Netanyahu’s first public visit to Abu Dhabi and ...

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  • The Azerbaijani army entered the Kalbajar region following 27 years of Armenian occupation, the country’s Defense Ministry announced early Wednesday. “According to the trilateral statement signed by the presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Russian Federation and the prime ...

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