Day: December 25, 2020

COVID-19 cases on rise in Arab countries

December 25, 2020

Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, and Algeria announced more coronavirus fatalities and cases on Thursday as they continued efforts to contain the disease.   – Palestine   As many as 1,704 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Palestine, bringing the total to 145,422.   Some 17 new virus-linked deaths pushed the tally to 1,364, […]

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Besiktas beat Ankaragucu 1-0, Vida brings win

December 25, 2020

Besiktas earned a 1-0 win over MKE Ankaragucu in Thursday’s Turkish Super Lig match as Croatian central defender Domagoj Vida scored winning goal for his team in away match.   Cyle Larin’s first half goal was disallowed by the referee as the Besiktas forward fouled his opponent before his header.   However, Besiktas broke the […]

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Club Brugge sign Dutch striker Dost

December 25, 2020

Belgian football club Club Brugge signed Dutch striker Bas Dost on Thursday.   In a statement on Twitter, Club Brugge welcomed 31-year-old forward Dost.   Club Brugge said that Dost will sign deal with his new club once he passes medical tests.   Dost moved to Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019 after playing for the […]

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FIFA cancels next year’s U-20, U-17 World Cups

December 25, 2020

FIFA on Thursday canceled men’s U-20 and U-17 World Cup tournaments in 2021 for the novel coronavirus.   “As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to cancel the 2021 editions of the men’s FIFA U-20 World Cup and FIFA U-17 World Cup, and to appoint Indonesia and […]

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Mutual steps to lead ‘positive’ EU-Turkey ties

December 25, 2020

Turkey’s foreign minister said on Thursday that EU and Turkey were trying to create a “positive atmosphere” amid recent tensions with some members of the bloc.   “With some mutual steps taken recently, we are trying to create a more positive atmosphere,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said addressing staff of the Turkish Accreditation Agency or TURKAK.   […]

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Turkey rescues 162 asylum seekers pushed back by Greece

December 25, 2020

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued at least 162 asylum seekers who were pushed into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek side, security sources said Thursday.   The Turkish Coast Guard said in a statement that a team was dispatched to an area off Kusadasi in western Aydin province after learning of a group of asylum […]

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Former CAR president’s home burned down ahead of polls

December 25, 2020

The home of former Central African Republic President Francois Bozize was burned down after a killing sparked clashes between government forces and security guards, local media reported Thursday.   The incident occurred after the presidential guard supported by Rwandan mercenaries clashed for several hours with security personnel guarding Bozize’s residence, according to the Corbeau News […]

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Germany arrests ex-footballer on criminal charges

December 25, 2020

Former St. Pauli and Amedspor football player Deniz Naki has been arrested in Germany on criminal charges including blackmail, extortion and drug trafficking, a German daily reported Thursday.   The Welt newspaper said Naki founded and led a criminal organization for profit in the German city of Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia state.   Jan Balthasar, […]

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