Day: September 13, 2020

18-month transition period adopted in Mali

September 13, 2020

Mali adopted a roadmap for governance and an 18-month transition charter, the military junta announced Saturday at the end of three days of national dialogue.   After the overthrow of former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita by a military coup last month, a national dialogue was held to agree on transition’s modalities.   Keita left Mali […]

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Hamas chief visits southern Lebanon after 27 years

September 13, 2020

Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh visited Nabatieh, in southern Lebanon on Saturday, where Israel placed him in exile in 1992.   Haniyeh visited the town of Marj al-Zohour, where he and 400 other Hamas members and the Islamic Jihad Movement stayed in exile, Hamas said in a statement.   Describing the period of exile as […]

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Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – Sept. 13, 2020

September 13, 2020

Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   – Coronavirus and other developments in Turkey   Turkey reported 1,509 more coronavirus cases and 1,207 recoveries.   The country’s overall infection count now stands at 289,635, including 257,731 recoveries, […]

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COVID-19: Australia reports 41 new cases, 4 deaths

September 13, 2020

Australia reported 41 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, with most in southeastern Victoria state, along with four deaths.   The caseload rose to 26,648 while the death toll reached 810, Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews said at a news conference.   While, all new deaths were reported in Victoria, the number of recoveries stands […]

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India’s COVID-19 tally surpasses 4.7 million

September 13, 2020

India’s coronavirus pandemic figures crossed the 4.7 million mark Sunday after it recorded more than 94,000 new cases, according to health ministry figures.   India has registered a daily increase of more than 90,000 infections for five straight days and has added 1 million new cases in less than two weeks.   It recorded 94,372 […]

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Coronavirus claims over 1,200 lives in Brazil, Mexico

September 13, 2020

Brazil reported 814 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, while Mexico saw 421 over the past 24 hours, health authorities said Sunday.   In Brazil, the third worst-hit country in the world after India with the highest number of cases, the death toll reached 131,210, while confirmed cases to date surpassed 4.15 million with 33,523 […]

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Turkey: Syrian girl allegedly injured by Greek soldier

September 13, 2020

An eight-year-old Syrian girl was injured by two rubber bullets allegedly fired by a Greek soldier at the Turkish border on Sunday.   Turkish security forces were informed of nine Syrian migrants, including one who was injured, in the Meric district of the northwestern Edirne province, bordering Greece.   Gazin Abdu, who had been injured […]

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Afghans see hope on horizon as peace talks commence

September 13, 2020

The launch of the direct talks for peace in Afghanistan has left many in this conflict-riddled nation caught between curiosity and cautious optimism.   Extraordinarily vigilant security was what many Afghans in the bustling capital of Kabul noticed as they began their work week Saturday. Thursdays and Fridays are weekends in Afghanistan.   The day […]

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