Day: December 13, 2020

Pakistani premier to showcase global climate action

December 13, 2020

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was chosen amongst the 10 global leaders to showcase climate action at the high level “Climate Action Summit”, said a statement from the prime minister’s office.   The summit was hosted by the UK on Saturday, which is currently the chair of the global climate negotiations process.   In his […]

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UN apology to Ethiopia for checkpoint breach

December 13, 2020

The UN on Saturday apologized to Ethiopia for a widely reported incident where its staffers breached security checkpoints in the Tigray region.   Last Sunday, the convoy of UN staffers were shot at and detained at Shire town in the Tigray region. They were later released by Ethiopian security forces.   Addressing a press conference […]

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UN urges peaceful polling in Central African Republic

December 13, 2020

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for peace in the Central African Republic (CAR), as the electoral campaign began in the landlocked country to choose legislature and the new president.   In a statement issued on Saturday, Guterres said the Dec. 27 general elections constitute an important opportunity to consolidate the peace, constitutional order, […]

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Ethiopia orders disarming of civilian in Tigray region

December 13, 2020

Ethiopian government is launching a campaign to disarm individuals residing in the restive northernmost restive Tigray region.   The newly appointed interim administration for the region has asked people to submit their arms to authorities by Tuesday.   “Any individual found to be in possession of firearms after Tuesday will be held accountable by law,” […]

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Turkish foreign minister recalls Bosnian War

December 13, 2020

The Dayton Peace Agreement brought “much-needed peace” to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina after years of bitter fighting, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a video message on Saturday.   Participating in a virtual event organized by the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina to commemorate the 25th anniversary of […]

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Nigeria: Armed group abducts nearly 400 male students

December 13, 2020

An armed group has abducted nearly 400 male students at a boarding school in northern Nigeria, local media outlets reported on Saturday.   The attack on the secondary school took place in the morning hours in the Kankara town of the northwestern Katsina province along the Niger border.   Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the […]

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Soldier killed in Daesh/ISIS attack in Kirkuk, Iraq

December 13, 2020

At least one soldier was killed and two others wounded in a bomb explosion in northern Iraq’s Kirkuk province. The bomb was placed at the entrance of a shelter used by the Daesh/ISIS terrorists, according to a local police source.   Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Kirkuk Police Chief Ali Kemal said that the Iraqi army […]

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

December 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 confirmed 29,136 more COVID-19 infections, including 5,203 symptomatic patients, over the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data released on […]

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