Governance

UN chief to convene Cyprus meeting in early March

January 29, 2021

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday he intends to convene a meeting with Cyprus parties in early March.The meeting will be informal without pre-conditions to allow the parties to see that there is a change in administration in Northern…

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UPDATE – ‘Turkey-Greece talks held in positive atmosphere’

January 28, 2021

Talks between Turkey and Greece, which resumed Monday after five years of hiatus, were held in a very positive atmosphere, according to the Turkish foreign minister on Wednesday.Resuming the exploratory talks as its former name, and consultative talks …

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Biden admin pauses military sales to UAE, Saudi Arabia

January 28, 2021

The US State Department temporarily froze several military sales Wednesday that were approved by former President Donald Trump’s administration, including F-35 sales to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).”The Department is temporarily pausing the implement…

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Repression in DR Congo on a rise: HRW

January 28, 2021

The government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has increasingly cracked down on the media and activist groups during its two years in office, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.The rights groups said President Felix Tshisekedi’s administration …

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Iranian foreign minister to visit Turkey on Friday

January 28, 2021

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will pay a visit to Turkey on Friday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.?During Zarif’s visit, “all aspects of our bilateral relations will be discussed and views on regional and international issues wil…

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Iran’s deputy press minister visits Anadolu Agency HQs

January 28, 2021

Deputy Minister of Press and Information in the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran Mohammad Khodadadi and an accompanying delegation on Thursday paid a visit to Anadolu Agency’s headquarters in the capital Ankara.Khodadadi was accompanied…

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Tanzania’s president takes flak for deriding vaccines

January 28, 2021

The Tanzanian president’s remarks that COVID-19 vaccines are “dangerous” have outraged people, who are criticizing him for contradicting the global scientific consensus.“John Magufuli is spreading misinformation and wild conspiracy theories that put Ta…

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UPDATE – Lebanese protester succumbs to wounds in Tripoli

January 28, 2021

A Lebanese protester on Thursday succumbed to injuries he sustained during clashes with security forces in the northern city of Tripoli, according to the official National News Agency.The 30-year-old man died at a hospital in Tripoli.At least 235 peopl…

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