Day: June 16, 2020

Nile dam talks make progress but legal issues remain

June 16, 2020

Tripartite talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on the Blue Nile hydropower dam that Ethiopia is constructing have made technical progress, but sticking points remain on legal issues, Sudan’s water and irrigation minister told reporters Monday in Khartoum. “The talks have made noticeable progress on the safety of the dam, the first filling, its long-term […]

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Global coronavirus cases top 8 million mark

June 16, 2020

The total number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 8 million Monday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university’s data showed that the global tally of fatalities had reached 435,619, while the number of recoveries topped 3.83 million. The US remains the worst-hit country with over 2.11 million infections, […]

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Mexico’s president denies drug lord El Mencho is dead

June 16, 2020

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador denied Monday that the notorious drug lord “El Mencho” is dead. Claims circulated on social media over the weekend that Nemesio Oseguera, the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, who is also known as “El Mencho,” had died or had been captured by police. People speculated that he […]

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International Migration Film Festival creates buzz

June 16, 2020

The International Migration Film Festival has proven to be a success with people in Turkey showing great interest in the films being screened online. The organizers said Monday that the festival’s opening ceremony was held yesterday with the participation of Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy. Described by […]

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COVID-19 deaths top 80,000 in Latin America, Caribbean

June 16, 2020

Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed 80,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus Monday at a time when the spread of the virus is accelerating in the region. Brazil accounts for more than half of the fatalities, followed by Mexico and Peru. Brazil Brazilian Education Minister Abraham Weintraub was fined for taking to the streets and […]

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Isil Alben parts ways with Galatasaray basketball team

June 16, 2020

Turkish female point guard Isil Alben announced Monday that she has parted ways with the Galatasaray women’s basketball team. “The club unilaterally terminated my new season contract on Jan. 31, 2020. I was called to meet in the first week of February and said that I was ready to make my sacrifice,” she said on […]

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Turkish medical aid arrives in Sudan amid COVID-19

June 16, 2020

A Turkish cargo plane carrying medical supplies to help Sudan combat the spread of the novel coronavirus landed at Khartoum International Airport on Monday.  Some 140 packages of medical supplies, including protective masks, safety goggles and gloves, arrived in the country, said Serdar Yilmaz, head of the Turkish Red Crescent’s Sudan delegation. Yilmaz said the […]

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Arab tribes in Iraq back Turkey’s anti-terror operation

June 16, 2020

Arab tribes in Iraq announced their support Monday for Turkey’s operations against the PKK terrorist organization in the country’s north. The move came after Operation Claw-Eagle was launched early Monday to ensure the security of the Turkish people and the country’s borders by neutralizing the PKK and other terrorist organizations that have been stepping up […]

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