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NATO to Investigate France-Turkey Standoff in the Mediterranean

NATO defence ministers meeting via teleconference in Brussels

BRUSSELS – NATO will investigate the confrontation between the French and Turkish navies in the Mediterranean, the bloc’s secretary-general said Friday after France accused its NATO ally this week of violating a United Nations arms embargo against Libya. “The incident in the Mediterranean was addressed at the meeting by several …

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Iran, Russia, Turkey to Hold Summit Via Video Conference

Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold summit via video conference

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi announced on Monday that Tehran, Moscow and Ankara are likely to hold a summit of the presidents via video conference. The timing of the meeting will be set during the upcoming visits by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Turkey and …

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Zarif to Visit Turkey, Russia for Bilateral International Talks

Zarif to visit Turkey, Russia for bilateral, int'l talks

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will travel to Turkey and Russia next week to discuss bilateral and international issues, the official IRNA news agency reported on Friday. Zarif will travel to Ankara on Sunday and will visit Moscow the following day to discuss the latest developments on …

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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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