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ALC Holds Emergency Meeting on Turkish Operation in Syria


ANKARA – The Arab League Council (ALC) will hold an emergency meeting at the level of foreign ministers on Saturday to discuss the situation surrounding the Turkish military operation in northern Syria. The meeting, which will focus on what the organization’s statement called “Turkish aggression”, should take place at the …

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ADB to Provide $ 200 Million to Pakistan for Social Protection


ISLAMABAD – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a loan agreement with the government of Pakistan for additional $200 million to support the institutional strengthening of Pakistan’s flagship social protection program. The ADB-funded Social Protection Development Project, which was approved in October 2013, enrolled more than 855,000 women beneficiaries of …

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US Sends 3,000 More Troops to Saudi Arabia


WASHINGTON – The Pentagon confirmed Friday that 3,000 more US troops are being deployed to Saudi Arabia to defend the monarchy led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and prepare for war against Iran, sources said quoting International committee of fourth International (ICFI). The deployment includes two fighter squadrons, one …

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China Warns Australia Against Criticism After Minister’s Criticism


MELBOURNE – China has warned that Australian Interior Minister Peter Dutton’s criticism of his government could undermine ties between major trading partners. Dutton’s claim that the policies of the Chinese Communist Party are incompatible with Australia’s values, and other comments about the risks of cyber-attacks and the theft of intellectual …

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UN Divided Fails to Agree on Turkey’s Offensive in Syria


UNITED NATIONS – The divided UN Security Council failed to agree on a Turkish offensive in north-eastern Syria. The Europeans called for a halt to military action and the Syrian ally, Russia, called for “restraint” and “direct dialogue”. The five members of the European Council who called the meeting in …

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Turkey Says 277 “Terrorists” Neutralized in Northern Syria


ANKARA – A total of 277 “terrorists” have so far been neutralized in Operation Peace Spring by Turkey in northern Syria, Anadolu news agency reported on Friday, citing the Turkish Ministry of Defense. According to the Turkish Ministry of National Defense, the “neutralized terrorists” are members of the Kurdistan Workers’ …

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Pakistan Celebrates “Kashmir Day” to Show Solidarity with J&K


ISLAMABAD – Kashmir Day celebrated in Pakistan to express solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). A human chain formed under the leadership of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. According to Information Ministry of Pakistan, earlier, the human chain will be formed from the Congress Center …

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Global Fund Conference: $ 14 Billion Pledged to Fight AIDS


PARIS – International donors participating in the Global Fund conference in France have raised nearly $14 billion to fight the world’s major infectious diseases: malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS. Microsoft founder Bill Gates created the fund more than 20 years ago. But the humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders warns that funding …

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