Day: February 23, 2020

Iran: Conservatives win majority of seats in parliament

February 23, 2020

Conservatives are on course for a landslide victory in Iran’s parliamentary elections as figures released Saturday show them winning 195 out of 253 seats.Reformists have fared poorly and won just 18 seats, while independents secured 40 seats, according…

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Turkish diplomat urges Russia to keep Sochi Agreement

February 23, 2020

Turkey, trying to honor the Sochi agreement with Russia on Idlib, Syria, urges all sides to the conflict to keep their word and work toward stability, said Turkish communications director Saturday on Twitter.President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan expressed h…

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Libyan minister greenlights possible US military bases

February 23, 2020

The interior minister of Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said Saturday the government would not set obstacles for the U.S. if it sought to establish military bases in the country.According to a report by Al-Ahrar TV, Fathi Bas…

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Turkey welcomes transitional government in S. Sudan

February 23, 2020

Turkey welcomed a deal between the government of South Sudan and the opposition that reached a consensus Saturday and formed a transitional government.We welcome that the government and the opposition, which is party to the Revitalized Agreement on th…

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South Sudan: New government takes shape as VPs sworn in

February 23, 2020

South Sudan’s rival leaders officially started the process of forming a transitional coalition government on Saturday, in line with a revitalized peace agreement reached in September 2018.Opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in as first vice preside…

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YPG/PKK terror group disintegrates: Turkish minister

February 23, 2020

More than 400 YPG/PKK terrorists left the terror group in 2019, said Turkey’s interior minister on Saturday.While the participation in the YPG/PKK terror group was 5,554 in 2014, this number dropped to 136 in 2019, said Suleyman Soylu in an event he p…

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‘US-Taliban deal impossible without Pakistan’

February 23, 2020

Pakistan played a pivotal role in the historic U.S.-Taliban agreement and helped construct a roadmap to peace in Afghanistan, the country’s foreign minister said on Saturday.In a statement, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the peace process was a complex iss…

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2 Palestinians injured by Israeli fire near Gaza fence

February 23, 2020

Two Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire on Sunday near border of the Gaza Strip, according to the Health Ministry.In a statement, the Israeli army said it fired at two Palestinians allegedly planting an explosive device next to Gaza’s securit…

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