Day: November 15, 2020

India likely saw $10B Diwali sales amid ‘boycott China’

November 15, 2020

India might have seen a record $10 billion in sales during Diwali, a key Hindu festival celebrated on Saturday, amid an ongoing “boycott China” movement in the country, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) claimed on Sunday. Based on its reports from 20 different cities across the country, the confederation, which represents around 70 […]

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Eritrea silent over attack by Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels

November 15, 2020

Eritrea on Sunday remained silent following a reported rocket attack by Ethiopia’s Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Speaking to Anadolu Agency on the condition of anonymity, an Eritrean defense analyst said the army is on “very high alert” after the rocket attacks. Two rockets reportedly landed on the outskirts of the Eritrea capital Asmara early […]

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TRNC: Erdogan attends opening of emergency hospital

November 15, 2020

The president of Turkey on Sunday attended the opening ceremony of the Lefkosa Emergency Hospital in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Speaking at an inauguration ceremony of the hospital, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “The most important sign of solidarity with the TRNC is this [Lefkosa Emergency Hospital] emergency hospital.” “We wouldn’t have completed […]

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Turkish president heads to Turkish Republic of N.Cyprus

November 15, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday left for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Plane carrying President Erdogan departed from Istanbul at 12:20 p.m. local time (0920GMT) for the capital Lefkosa for an official visit and to attend ceremonies on the country’s 37th foundation anniversary. Erdogan and Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar are […]

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Palestine slams Pompeo’s visit to Israeli settlements

November 15, 2020

The Palestinian Authority on Sunday denounced a planned visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. “Pompeo’s decision to visit Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank is a provocation to the Palestinian people and leadership,” PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said in statements cited by the […]

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Baku’s mission in S. Africa celebrates Karabakh victory

November 15, 2020

The Azerbaijani Embassy in South Africa hosted several diplomats in the capital Pretoria on Saturday to celebrate the victory in Upper Karabakh. Yamin Jafarov, the charge d’affaires of the Azerbaijan embassy and its current head, invited the Turkish embassy staff, including Turkish ambassador; the ambassadors of Kazakhstan, Georgia and Iraq to join him and his […]

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Ukrainian health minister tests positive for COVID-19

November 15, 2020

The Ukrainian health minister tested positive for COVID-19 as the eastern European country reported 10,681 new cases and 95 related deaths on Sunday. Maksym Stepanov, in a statement on social media, said he got infected despite taking precautionary measures, adding that he has quarantined himself and will be working from home for the next few […]

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Azerbaijan gives Armenia 10 more days to leave Kalbajar

November 15, 2020

Azerbaijan on Sunday gave Armenia 10 more days to evacuate Kalbajar district, which borders Nagorno-Karabakh, due to climatic and natural conditions, an official said. In a press conference, Hikmet Hajiyev, the foreign policy aide to the Azerbaijani president, said through Russia, Yerevan asked for more time to leave the district occupied in 1993. “By displaying […]

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