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Russia, Turkey, Iran Agree to Remove Syria’s Assad: Report

Report says Russia, Turkey, Iran agree to remove Syria’s Assad

MOSCOW – The Russian Council for International Affairs (RIAC) wants Russia, Turkey and Iran to find agreement on replacing the Syrian regime’s president, Bashar Al-Assad, and implementing a truce in return for creating a transitional government that involves the opposition, leaders of the regime and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). …

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Pakistan to Export Chloroquine to Allies Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will export chloroquine, an antimalarial drug, to its allies to help these countries tackle the COVID-19 crisis. According to the details, the decision was made at a cabinet meeting chaired by the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. “The Cabinet also approved the export of chloroquine to the …

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Turkey to Impose 4-Day Curfew in 31 Provinces Amid Coronavirus


ANKARA – Turkey will impose a four-day curfew in 31 provinces starting Thursday, as part of the country’s measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The curfew notice, sent in a circular by the Turkish Interior Ministry to the provincial governors, was ordered in the capital Ankara …

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Pakistan Wins $1.4b IMF Emergency Loan


ISLAMABAD – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a $1.4 billion emergency loan for Pakistan on Thursday, as Islamabad is also expected to receive about $1.5 billion in debt relief delay in repayment of loans to bilateral creditors. Pakistan is not among the nations whose debts will be written off …

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Erdogan Rejects Turkish Interior Minister Resignation


ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday rejected the resignation of his country’s interior minister, who said he was resigning following a short-term blockade of the coronavirus that forced people to rush into the stores to stock up on supplies, Reuters reported Monday. Authorities declared a 48-hour curfew …

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Syrian Regime “Likely” Targets School, Hospitals: UN

UN, 'Probable' Syria regime targeted school, hospitals

DAMASCUS – An internal UN investigation has determined that it is “highly likely” that the Syrian regime and its allies have carried out five of the six attacks on civilian facilities in northwestern Syria, the UN secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday The council determined that the attacks on a …

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Erdoğan, Putin Discuss Syria, Return of Russian Citizens

Erdoğan, Putin discuss Syria, return of Russian citizens

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed the situation in Syria and the implications of the coronavirus pandemic with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by phone, the Anadolu news agency reported Thursday. At the meeting, leaders discussed ways to repatriate Russian citizens stranded in Turkey due to the coronavirus, …

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