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  • TCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party are expected to win re-election in polls held Monday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported.  Trudeau's Liberals will have to seek support from at least one other party in order to pass any legislation, meaning they ...

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  • TScores of Jewish settlers forced their way into Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, according to a Palestinian agency.  "Around 122 settlers backed by Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa compound since early morning," the Religious Endowments Authority, a Jordan-run agency ...

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  • TPentagon chief Mark Esper has indicated that the U.S. might drawdown its forces stationed in war-torn Afghanistan if a peace deal is reached.  On his maiden visit to Kabul on Sunday, U.S. Defense Secretary Esper told reporters accompanying him that they can “get a peace agreement at some ...

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  • TThe Turkish president said on Sunday Ankara expects US to facilitate the withdrawal of YPG/PKK terrorists from northern Syria, warns Turkey may resume operation otherwise. Speaking at an anti-smoking program held in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “We expect our American allies ...

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  • TCanadians will go to the polls on Monday, a race that is considered a referendum on the leadership of current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Voters will decide whether to reelect the ruling Liberals or opt for another party to form the country's next government. The top contenders are the Liberals, ...

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  • TThe pause in Turkey's anti-terror operation in Syria is not a ceasefire, Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday. "Turkey will end the operation in northern Syria only after YPG/PKK terrorists leave [the safe zone]," Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a news conference. Cavusoglu said Turkey will pause ...

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  • TTurkey will not give up on its rightful cause despite sanction threats or condemnations on its ongoing anti-terror operation in northern Syria, the country's presidential spokesman said on Wednesday. "Neither sanction threats nor condemnations can deter us from our rightful cause," Ibrahim ...

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  • TTurkey’s president said late Tuesday that Ankara was pressured to halt its counterterror operation in northern Syria but was not worried over sanctions as the government was determined to eliminate the terror corridor near its borders. Speaking on his way home from the 7th Summit of the ...

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  • TAmid Turkey’s anti-terror operation in northern Syria, the U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from Manbij, Syria, an area targeted by Turkey for clearing YPG/PKK terrorists. "Coalition forces are executing a deliberate withdrawal from northeast Syria. We are out ...

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  • TAt least 37 protesters were injured Monday in clashes with police at Barcelona’s airport after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine separatists to prison for illegally promoting Catalan independence, according to local authorities. Twelve Catalan separatist leaders were charged with ...

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  • TIndependent candidate Kais Saied was on Monday declared the winner of Tunisia’s presidential election. Nabil Baffoun, head of the Independent High Electoral Commission, announced the official results of Sunday’s run-off vote at a press conference in the capital Tunis. Baffoun said 56.8% ...

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  • TThe US President Donald Trump Sunday called on European countries to take Daesh prisoners back to their country of origins. “Europe should have taken them back after numerous requests. They should do it now,” said Trump on Twitter. “The US has the worst of the ISIS ...

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  • TThe US on Sunday withdrew its forces from military observation post south of Ayn Al-Arab in northern Syria, according to security sources.  The US started to withdraw from Ayn Al-Arab, also known as Kobani, at 15:00 p.m. local time [1200GMT]. Earlier, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said ...

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  • TTurkey’s current operation in northern Syria is not against Kurds, but against terrorist groups, Turkey’s president told an anti-terror conference in Istanbul on Friday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey’s anti-terror operations in northern Iraq and Syria -- including ...

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  • TTurkey is not fighting against Kurds in northern Syria but against the YPG/PKK terrorist organization, the Turkish vice president said on Thursday referring to the ongoing Operation Peace Spring. "The world has to differentiate between the terrorist organization and the Kurds," Fuat Oktay told ...

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  • TTurkey's foreign minister on Thursday criticized those who caused a humanitarian crisis in Yemen for condemning Turkey's operation in northern Syria, referring to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.   "So many people starved to death in their siege. On what grounds do they defame ...

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  • TThe White House wrote a defiant letter to prominent Democrats Tuesday saying it will not cooperate with their “illegitimate and unconstitutional” impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. The eight-page letter, addressed to House of Representatives ...

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  • TU.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he was not "siding with anybody" on Syria after his decision to pull back troops.  "I am not siding with anybody. We've been in Syria for many years. Syria was supposed to be a short-term hit. We were supposed to be in and out," Trump said during a press ...

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  • TWilliam G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza won the 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine "for discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability, the award-giving body said on Monday. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019 was awarded jointly to ...

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  • TIraqi government announced on Sunday new reforms to meet the demands of demonstrators in the capital Baghdad and southern cities.   According to the official news agency of Iraq, the cabinet held an extraordinary meeting upon the call of Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi. The cabinet ...

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  • TAt least 100 people have been killed since anti-government protests erupted across Iraq earlier this week, according to the country’s health ministry.  More than 2,500 people have also been injured since the protests began on Oct. 1 in Baghdad and the country’s southern provinces, ...

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  • TRussia managed to launch an intra-Syrian political process with its Astana format partners and with the support of the UN, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Putin spoke at the final plenary session of the 16th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club which was attended by ...

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  • TAmid outrage from Democrats over his controversial phone call with Ukraine's leader, U.S. President Donald Trump is set to face more backlash over his reported bid to seek help from Australia to investigate the origins of the former special counsel’s Russia probe. According to The New York ...

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  • TBritain’s opposition parties gathered on Monday to explore ways to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to abide by a legislation that blocks a no-deal Brexit. Gathering at the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s office, leaders of the opposition parties discussed how to ramp up the ...

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  • TPakistani authorities continued rescue operations on Monday to retrieve the two British mountaineers trapped on a mountain slope in the northwest of the country. "Two British nationals and two local guides were rescued on Sunday however, two British trekkers are still trapped in the area," ...

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  • TAfghanistan's election commission on Monday warned the presidential candidates against making premature victory claims, as the vote count continued in the landmark polls marred by lower turnout, technical glitches and Taliban attacks. This came as Abdullah Abdullah, an Afghan presidential ...

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  • TAn estimated 9.6 million Afghans have registered as voters to choose the next government, in the war-torn country evading threats from the Taliban. Since the ouster of the Taliban regime in 2001, the country will choose its fourth president time on Saturday.  A total of 15 candidates, all men, ...

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  • TBangladesh’s leader appealed to UN member states Friday to ensure that those in Myanmar who are committing human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims are held accountable.  “The international community must ensure accountability for human rights violations and atrocities ...

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  • TUN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday voted to send a fact-finding mission to Venezuela to probe human rights violations.  The motion presented by Lima Group -- a bloc of 12 Latin American nations working to find a solution to Venezuela’s crisis -- was approved by the Council with a ...

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  • TThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) has formally approved Kristalina Georgieva as its managing director. Georgieva will start her five-year term on Oct. 1, the IMF’s executive committee said in a statement. She succeeds Christine Lagarde, who is stepping down to take over as president of ...

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