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  • Russia launched a military drill on Monday, involving almost 80,000 servicemen.  Kavkaz-2020 (Caucasus-2020) is the final stage of annual combat training this year, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. The main operations during the drill will take place in the North Caucasus, as well as ...

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  • China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Xinhua News Agency reported. Chinese-built Long March-4B rocket carried the Haiyang-2C ...

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  • As global leaders start addressing the UN General Assembly from Tuesday to mark the 75th year of the world body, experts call for overhauling its bureaucracy to make it more representative and inclusive. More than demanding expansion of the UN Security Council to make it representative, there is a ...

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  • Dozens of Israeli settlers forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa complex on Sunday in celebration of the Jewish New Year. In a statement, the Jerusalem Awqaf Department said 76 settlers backed by Israeli police forces had entered the compound. According to an Anadolu Agency ...

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  • British Health Secretary Matt Hancock told local media on Sunday that the UK as a whole was at a “tipping point”, and that London specifically could see further measures to stem a rising tide of coronavirus cases. “This country faces a tipping point,” Hancock said. “We ...

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  • Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, veteran Afghan mujahideen leader and head of the Hezb-e-Islami party, has expressed his willingness to form an alliance with the Taliban in Afghanistan. “Hezb-e-Islami is ready for direct talks with the Taliban, as well as for partnership and cooperation. We believe that ...

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  • Two Arab nations confirmed new cases and deaths Saturday from the novel coronavirus.   Jordan Health officials said cases rose by 213, taking the number of infections to 4,344 in Jordan. Recoveries reached 2,511 with 95 reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll hit 29 after three ...

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  • Early voting began in the US on Friday as the states of Minnesota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming allowed voters to begin casting their ballots. Highlighting the importance of the early contests, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are both set to visit Minnesota on ...

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  • The economic relations between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel are improving and developing after the announcement of their Aug. 13 normalization deal, according to observers and newspaper reports. Israel looks for more Gulf states to enter the normalization club which will give Israel ...

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  • The US will manufacture at least 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year and all Americans will have access to it by April, President Donald Trump said Friday.   Trump said his administration will "immediately" deliver vaccines to the American people after it is ...

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  • French President Emmanuel Macron is adding fuel to the fire in the Eastern Mediterranean and making it harder to solve problems, said the Turkish defense minister on Friday. In an exclusive interview with Britain's Channel 4 News, Hulusi Akar said the French president is trying to take on the role ...

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  • The head of Israel's spy agency Mossad said Saudi Arabia could soon normalize its ties with Israel. In an interview with Israeli Channel 12 aired late Wednesday, Yossi Cohen refused to either confirm or deny that he met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying only with a smile: "I prefer ...

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  • India is strengthening its capacity to deal with cyber-attacks given growing threats from China and the prospects of algorithmic warfare. Although India’s cyber command under Rear Admiral Mohit Gupta became operational in November 2019, experts fear that the recent military stalemate along ...

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  • The European Parliament on Thursday urged the EU member states to impose arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Yemen war. In the EU arms export report adopted on Thursday, EU lawmakers urge all members of the bloc to “follow the example of Germany, ...

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  • Turkish and Greek military delegations held the fourth technical meeting on Thursday at NATO headquarters to discuss ways to reduce the risk of an incident amid rising tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, according to the Turkish National Defense Ministry. The talks held in Brussels were planned ...

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  • Netflix is facing a deluge of subscription cancelations after controversy erupted because of its decision to air a French movie criticized for hypersexualizing young girls. Antenna, an analytics firm that tracks steaming subscription services, reported a five-fold increase compared to the past 30 ...

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  • Global coronavirus cases exceeded the 30 million mark Thursday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University.  The number of deaths from the virus has reached 943,203, with recoveries topping 20.39 million. The US remains the worst-hit country with over 6.66 million ...

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  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Wednesday welcomed Venezuela’s cooperation with the international body as an optimistic step amid reports of alleged human rights violations. Noting there was a "recent development" about human rights in Venezuela, Guterres called the Latin American ...

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  •  Israel carried out a series of airstrikes targeting multiple Hamas positions in the blockaded Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said on Wednesday. The army said the attacks were in response to rockets fired towards “Israeli territory yesterday evening,” claiming that eight of a total ...

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  • US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he believes Saudi Arabia will follow Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in fully normalizing relations with Israel.   Trump told reporters at the White House that the Kingdom is among several countries he believes are on the verge of opening ...

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  • The UN has expressed concern over human rights violations and armed clashes in Myanmar and is urging the Aung San Suu Kyi administration to immediately take steps to restore peace in the country.   “Myanmar continued to witness intensified armed clashes between the Tatmadaw [Myanmar ...

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  • President Donald Trump threatened late Monday to deliver a devastating response to any attack by Iran against the US.   "Any attack by Iran, in any form, against the United States will be met with an attack on Iran that will be 1,000 times greater in magnitude!" Trump said on Twitter. He said ...

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  • The Americas continue to register some of the worst coronavirus numbers in the world, failing to flatten the curve.   Worldwide, there are nearly 30 million confirmed cases, half of which have been recorded in the region.  Latin America and the Caribbean have surpassed 8 million ...

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  • G20 economies saw unprecedented falls in GDP in the second quarter of 2020, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Monday. For the G20 area as a whole, GDP dropped by a record 6.9%, significantly larger than the 1.6% recorded in the first quarter of 2009 at ...

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  • At least 33 people have been killed in wildfires that are raging along the US West Coast, according to multiple reports Sunday.  In California, where 3.3 million acres have burned so far this year, 22 people have been confirmed dead, according to the state's Cal Fire agency. A total of 4,716 ...

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  • Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, a close confidante of outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was on Monday elected as the ruling party leader, paving the way for his premiership of the country.  In an easy contest, Suga, 71, won 377 votes for the leadership of Liberal ...

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  • The Afghan government and the Taliban formed on Sunday working groups to take dialogue forward, a day after they began their first direct talks to end nearly two decades of fighting. Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council of National Reconciliation of Afghanistan, told a press conference ...

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  • Dominic Thiem won the men’s singles title at the 2020 US Open in New York, beating Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s epic final. The Austrian player came back from a two-set deficit to defeat his German opponent 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) at Arthur Ashe Stadium, with the No. 2 seed ...

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  • The top trending tweet Friday on Twitter in Bahrain was "Bahrainis against normalization" shortly after a deal to normalize relations between Israel and Bahrain was announced. "It is an illusion that the Bahraini people enter the tunnel of normalization. The Egyptian people up to the moment have ...

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  • Turkey has condemned French President Emmanuel Macron over his “arrogant” remarks made with “colonial reflexes.” In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Macron endangers EU interests with his “individual and nationalistic stance.” Macron’s ...

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