CLASHES CONTINUE BETWEEN SECURITY FORCES AND PROTESTORS IN BEIRUT

Tue 11 August 2020: Demonstrators demand departure of president, parliament following massive explosion that killed dozens in country’s capital BEIRUT (AA) – Lebanese security forces on Tuesday fired tear gas canisters at protesters in a bid to keep them away from the parliament building in the capital Beirut.  Demonstrators took to the streets demanding the departure […]

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CHINA EXTENDS TERM OF ALL HONG KONG LAWMAKERS

Tue 11 August 2020: Development comes amid tightening of security apparatus, coronavirus in semi-autonomous city ANKARA (AA) – China’s parliament on Tuesday endorsed Hong Kong’s decision to delay elections in the semi-autonomous region by a year, state-run media reported. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee unanimously voted to extend the terms of Hong Kong Legislative […]

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LEBANON’S LEADERS WERE WARNED IN JULY ABOUT EXPLOSIVES AT PORT

Tue 11 August 2020: Aoun sent report to Higher Security Council about ammonium nitrate shipment at Beirut port before explosion BEIRUT, Lebanon (AA) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun has sent a report to the Higher Defense Council about the ammonium nitrate shipment that caused the explosion at the Beirut Port two weeks before the blast, […]

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COVID-19: WHO CAUTIONS RUSSIA ON VACCINE CONCERN OVER COMPROMISE ON SAFETY

Tue 11 August 2020: WHO spokesman comments after President Putin says Russia has registered world’s first coronavirus vaccine GENEVA (AA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday it is following Russia’s progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine, but cautioned that progress in fight against the virus should not compromise on safety. Commenting on Russian […]

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KASHMIRI FAMILY DEMAND THE BODIES OF THEIR LOVED ONES KILLED IN FAKE ENCOUNTER

Tue 11 August 2020: SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) – The family members of three missing cousins in Indian-administered Kashmir have alleged that the Indian army killed the trio in a staged gunfight last month and passed them off as militants. Muhammad Yusuf, a sheep farmer, told Anadolu Agency that his son Abrar Ahmad, 25, […]

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11 AUGUST: WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY?

3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Maya, begins. 2492 BC – Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation. 106 – The south-western part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia. 355 – Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II. 490 – Battle of Adda: The Goths under Theodoric the Great and his ally Alaric II defeat the forces […]

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RWANDA: PARLIAMENT RAISES CONCERN OVER GENOCIDE DENIER NAMED ON BELGIAN COLONIAL PROBE COMMISSION

Tue 11 August Rwandan Parliament questions inclusion of ‘genocide denier’ in 10-member team of experts that will assist commission The Rwandan Parliament has expressed “reservations” about the likely outcome of a Belgian special parliamentary commission set up to examine Belgian’s colonial past due to the inclusion of a “known denier” of the Rwandan genocide against […]

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JORDAN FM AL-SAFADI VISITS LEBANON TO SHOW SUPPORT

Tue 11  August  Al-Safadi will visit Palestinian refugee camp during his visit to Lebanon Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi arrived in Lebanon on Tuesday to show support to the country following last week’s Beirut port explosion. Al-Safadi is expected to meet with his Lebanese counterpart Charbel Wehbe, according to Lebanese media. The top Jordanian diplomat […]

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ERDOGAN: TURKEY WILL CONTINUE ITS OWN PLANS IN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Tue 11 August 2020: ANKARA – Turkey is always ready to resolve Eastern Mediterranean issue through dialogue on equitable basis, the Turkish president said Monday. “We are always here and ready to resolve conflicts through dialogue on equitable basis,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, following the Cabinet meeting in the capital Ankara. Erdogan also called on […]

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