Day: September 12, 2020

Turkey: 118 YPG/PKK terrorists neutralized in 10 days

September 12, 2020

Turkish security forces neutralized 118 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Iraq and northern Syria in the last 10 days, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday.   The ministry added that of this figure, 21 terrorists had been neutralized over the past 24 hours alone.   “Our operations against the PKK terrorist organization continue with determination,” […]

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Brazil, Mexico report hundreds more COVID-19 fatalities

September 12, 2020

Brazil reported 874 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, while Mexico saw 534 over the past 24 hours, health authorities said Saturday.   In Brazil, the third worst-hit country in the world after India with the highest number of cases, the death toll reached 130,396, while confirmed cases to date surpassed 4.28 million with 43,718 […]

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UPDATE – Historic intra-Afghan peace talks launch in Qatar

September 12, 2020

Landmark intra-Afghan peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents commenced Saturday in the Qatari capital Doha.   The historic talks aim to end nearly two decades of armed insurgency in the war-torn country.   In his opening speech, the head of Afghanistan’s peace council Abdullah Abdullah said that if the warring parties — […]

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OPINION – Kashmir and the UN Security Council

September 12, 2020

India’s Ambassador to the United Nations T. S. Tirumurti has asked the Security Council to take off the “outdated agenda item” of the “India-Pakistan question,” from the Council.   Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Munir Akram responded, “Indian representatives are either deluding themselves, or deluding their public, by asserting that they will remove Kashmir […]

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Afghanistan: Media freedom in ‘downward spiral’

September 12, 2020

As Afghanistan strives to return to normalcy, the nascent media in the war-torn country is increasingly facing hardships with frequent censorship and intimidation.   Speaking to Anadolu Agency, several prominent Afghan journalists said that as media has started reporting on issues of governance by doing investigative stories, impediments and threats have become the order of […]

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Turkey hails historic Afghan peace negotiations

September 12, 2020

Landmark peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban that opened Saturday are an important opportunity for lasting peace and should not be missed, said Turkey’s foreign minister.   “We hope this historic opportunity will not be missed and the negotiation process will lead to a lasting peace agreement,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said at the opening […]

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More talks needed to calm India-China border tensions: Experts

September 12, 2020

As India and China’s foreign affairs ministers met Thursday in Moscow, political experts and commentators say the meeting could now help in easing the tensions between the two countries, which remain in a standoff on the Himalayan border.   A joint statement early Friday had said that India and China agreed to quickly disengage their […]

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NBA: Celtics oust Raptors in Game 7, advance

September 12, 2020

The Boston Celtics defeated the reigning champions Toronto Raptors 92-87 on Friday to move onto the Eastern Conference Finals behind their young starts Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown’s performances.   The 22-year-old Tatum scored 29 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out seven assists in 44 minutes of action, while the 23-year-old Jaylen Brown chipped […]

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