Day: December 20, 2020

Italy: Pandemic curve flattening with slow pace

December 20, 2020

Italy on Saturday reported 533 more COVID-19 related deaths. Although numbers have decreased from 674 as reported on Friday, the country continues to register the highest deaths in Europe.   The country also recorded 16,308 new infections, down from 17,992 reported on Friday, confirming the trend observed over the past few weeks, which showed that […]

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Football legend Pele praises Barcelona superstar Messi

December 20, 2020

World famous football legend Pele on Saturday congratulated Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as the 33-year-old equaled the ex-Brazil forward’s goal-scoring record for a single club.   In his Instagram post, Pele praised Barcelona skipper Messi for reaching this milestone.   With his goal against Valencia tonight, Messi has scored 643 goals for a single club, […]

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Somalia, Kenya diplomatic row unfortunate: Experts

December 20, 2020

Political analysts in Africa have described Somalia’s decision to cut diplomatic ties with Kenya as “hasty” with the potential to hurt ordinary citizens of both countries.   “I think the Somali government’s decision to cut all ties with Kenya is a reckless and hasty diplomatic stunt,’’ Abukar Arman, Horn of Africa and Middle East political […]

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Sudan: Police disperses rally near presidential palace

December 20, 2020

The Sudanese security forces on Saturday evening dispersed thousands of protesters who had gathered near the presidential palace, to commemorate the second anniversary of the uprising.   According to eyewitnesses, thousands of Sudanese who had gathered near the presidential palace were holding banners against Abdullah Hamdok’s government. They vowed to continue to fight for freedom, […]

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Syrian regime’s claim of cutting water supply not true

December 20, 2020

Syrian regime’s propaganda that the water in Allouk water station, which meets the need of the Hasakah region, was cut off deliberately, does not reflect the truth, say Turkish authorities.   The water needs of Syria’s Hasakah province are met by 12 of the 30 water wells in the Allouk Water Station, according to Turkish […]

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Eurasian Bridge-Command Post holds exercise in Turkey

December 20, 2020

The Eurasian Bridge-Command Post Exercise #CPX was conducted by Turkey’s 66th Mechanized Infantry Brigade Command in northwestern Tekirdag province, the National Defense Ministry announced on Saturday.   “The Eurasian Bridge-Command Post Exercise #CPX conducted by the 66th Mech. Inf. Bde. Cmd as part of NATO’s VJTF Brigade Headquarters Certification Inspection was completed with the participation […]

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French police arrest 4 more persons in Hebdo attack

December 20, 2020

French security agencies have arrested four Pakistani origin persons, suspecting their involvement in the attack outside the former office of Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, according to a report published in Le Parisien, a French daily newspaper.   Three suspects were indicted on Friday by an anti-terrorism court in Paris for “criminal terrorist association”, while the […]

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‘Tunisia detains 17 Egyptian fishermen’

December 20, 2020

Tunisian authorities have detained 17 Egyptian fishermen, officials in Cairo informed on Saturday.   In a statement, Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS) quoted Mahmoud Abbas, assistant foreign minister for consular affairs as saying: “Foreign Ministry is closely following up the conditions of 17 Egyptian fishermen detained by Tunisian authorities.”   Abbas reiterated that the Egyptian […]

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