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Several Iraqi protestors shot by gunmen

Gunmen killed at least six people near a protest site in central Baghdad on Friday, police and medics said. More than 20 others were wounded near Tahrir Square, the main protest camp in the Iraqi capital, the sources said. Source: Reuters

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US Senate endorses two-state solution

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a symbolic resolution on Friday backing a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, following initiatives from President Donald Trump seen as heavily favoring the Jewish state. The Democratic-led House voted 226 to 188, largely along party lines, for a non-binding …

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Election-2019. Transparency and openness

Preparations in our country for a major political event – the upcoming December 22, 2019 elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, regional, district and city councils are in progress. This year’s elections will be held on the basis of the newly adopted …

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Sangbur Open-Air Museum

If the city of Navoi is still “nothing at all”, then in six or seven kilometers south of the city of Navoi one of the most ancient settlements of craftsmen “Sangbur” is located.  The name comes from the words “Sang” – stone and “drill” – to drill, break, that is, …

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Greece furious over Libya-Turkey deal

Greece said on Friday it was expelling the Libyan ambassador, angered by an accord between Libya and Turkey signed on Nov. 27 that maps out a sea boundary between the two countries close to the Greek island of Crete. Libya called the move unacceptable. Turkey dismissed it as outrageous. Greek …

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US completes pullout from north Syria

The United States has completed its military pullback in northeastern Syria, settling into a more stable posture of about 600 troops in the rest of the country after repositioning and reducing forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. Esper’s remarks in an interview with Reuters could signal the end of a …

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Cyprus goes to The Hague over Turkish gas exploration

Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice at The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, as neighbor Turkey disputes its claims. The two countries are at loggerheads over offshore maritime zones around the island, where Cyprus has granted licenses to multinational companies for …

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Turkey adament that Syrian civilians be unharmed

All attacks against Syrian civilians, including in the rebel-held area of Idlib, must end, the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Turkey agreed on Tuesday ahead of a NATO summit in London. “The leaders said they would work to create the conditions for the safe, voluntary and sustainable return of …

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Rouhani calls for release of gas riot prortestors

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Wednesday for the release of any unarmed and innocent people who were detained during protests against gasoline price hikes, after two weeks of violent clashes. The unrest, which began on Nov. 15 after the government abruptly raised fuel prices by as much as 300%, …

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Egypt to get $1.1 billion for petroleum products

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) will provide Egypt with $1.1 billion to support the import of petroleum products and basic goods in 2020, Egypt’s petroleum ministry said on Wednesday. The funds are part of a $3 billion agreement between Egypt’s investment ministry and ITFC signed in January 2018. …

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Oman Oil making strides towards IPO

The process of the initial public offering of Oman Oil Co will be completed by the end of next year, Oman’s Oil Minister Mohammed al-Rumhi said on Wednesday at an industry event in Dubai. Rumhi also said the OPEC+ production cuts agreement will hopefully be extended. If the listing goes …

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The friendship of peoples is growing to the State level!

By Nurbek Olloyor   The historical ties between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, existed long before the formation of these governments as republics. The emergence of these ties brings us back to the days when Uzbekistan and Afghanistan were not yet divided by political borders and were considered as a part of …

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Elections – A Responsible Campaign

By Nurbek Olloyor   The important event, elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, for regional, district and city councils’ deputies will be held in our country at the beginning of the third decade of December of this year. From the history of any government, it can be …

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Assad comes in for praise from UAE

The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat in Syria has praised President Bashar al-Assad for his “wise leadership”, in one of the strongest expressions of support yet from a country that once backed Damascus’ enemies in the civil war. The two restored diplomatic ties last year and the UAE’s vocal support …

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300 witnesses to testify against Netanyahu

An indictment submitted to Israel’s parliament on Monday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu names more than 300 prosecution witnesses, including wealthy friends and former aides, in three graft cases against him. By formally sending the indictment to the legislature, after announcing charges of bribery, breach of trust and fraud on …

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Turkey opposed to NATO’s Blatic plans

Turkey will oppose NATO’s plan for the defense of Baltic countries if the alliance does not recognize groups that Turkey deems terrorists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, ahead of a NATO alliance summit in London. Relations between Turkey and its NATO allies have been strained over a host …

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Syria launches airstrike against Idlib market

Syrian government air strikes on the rebel-held area of Idlib killed at least 11 people and wounded dozens on Monday after hitting two outdoor markets, Syrian civil defense forces said. Syria’s northwestern corner, including the Idlib region, is the last major chunk of territory still in rebel hands after more …

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Lebanese energy tender delayed

Lebanon’s caretaker Energy Minister Nada Boustani delayed a fuel tender by one week on Monday to allow for more competition and better prices after receiving offers from two companies. The ministry is trialing a state tender for 150,000 tonnes of 95 octane gasoline in an effort to stave off supply …

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Turkey GDP growth regains momentum

Turkey’s economy grew 0.9% year-on-year tmsnrt.rs/2P6vV18 in the third quarter, breaking three consecutive quarters of contraction as it shook off a recession which followed last year’s currency crisis. Turkey has a track record of 5% growth, but a 30% slide in the lira last year pushed up inflation and interest …

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