MORE THAN 50 US LEGISLATORS CALL ON EGYPT’S SISI TO RELEASE PRISONERS

Mon 19 October 2020: More than 50 United States politicians are calling on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to release activists, journalists, lawyers and prisoners of conscience. In a letter released on Monday, 55 congressional Democrats (and one independent) urged el-Sisi to release those “unjustly detained for exercising their fundamental human rights”. The letter is spearheaded by […]

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HALF OF INDIANS LIKELY TO HAVE HAD CORONAVIRUS BY NEXT FEBRUARY: GOVERNMENT PANEL

Mon 19 October 2020: At least half of the country’s 1.3 billion people are likely to have been infected with the new coronavirus by next February, helping slow the spread of the disease, a member of a central government committee tasked with providing projections said on Monday. India has so far reported 7.55 million cases […]

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PAKISTAN LIFTS BAN ON TIKTOK

Mon 19 October 2020: The company has assured the authorities that it will take steps to control “indecent and immoral” on the app Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok has been restored in Pakistan after it assured the authorities it would “block all accounts repeatedly involved in spreading obscenity and immorality”. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said […]

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1ST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT FROM ABU DHABI LANDS IN TEL AVIV

Mon 19 October 2020: The first regular commercial aeroplane from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed in Israel after flying from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport. The normalisation of relations between the Emirates and Israel is progressing rapidly after the historic Abraham Accords, sponsored by the United States government of Donald Trump, […]

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AZERBAIJAN’S TROOPS LIBERATE 13 MORE STRATEGIC VILLAGES AS UN URGES TO RESPECT TRUCE

Mon 19 October 2020: Azerbaijan’s army has liberated 13 more villages in the Jabrayil region from Armenian. The announcement was made on Monday on Twitter by President Ilham Aliyev, who added that the Armenian army publicly violated the temporary humanitarian ceasefire on October 18 and fired heavy artillery on Azerbaijani citizen settlements and positions. UN […]

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PROTEST IN THAILAND CONTINUES AS THAI POLICE INVESTIGATE MEDIA OUTLETS

Mon 19 October 2020: Thousands of anti-government protesters took over key intersections in Bangkok on Sunday, defying a ban on protests for the fourth day with chants of “down with dictatorship” and “reform the monarchy.” Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the former junta leader turned prime minister that the protesters want to oust, is concerned about […]

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SAUDI ARABIA RESTRUCTURES SHURA COUNCIL, COUNCIL OF SENIOR SCHOLARS

Mon 19 October 2020: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, issued on Sunday a royal order on the reformation of the Senior Scholars Council headed by Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh. The council includes 20 members. The royal order also appointed Sheikh Ghaiheb bin Mohammed […]

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