China Bans National Football Players from Getting Tattoos

Chinese authorities have banned its national football players from getting tattoos on Tuesday and instructed those who have been inked to remove them. The General Administration of Sport of China (GAS) said the rule would set a “good example for …

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Iraq’s New Parliament To Convene First Session In January

The President of Iraq Barham Salih said he has signed a decree on Thursday, calling on the new members of the parliament to convene their first session on 9th of January as part of preparation of the next government. He …

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Iran Launches Satellite Into Space

The government of Iran claimed on Thursday it has launched a rocket with a satellite carrier bearing three devices into space. “The satellite-carrying Simorgh rocket successfully launched three devices into space,” Iranian Defense Ministry Spokesperson told Tasnim, a state news …

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Turkish FM Says Diplomatic Contacts Made With Israel to Normalize Ties

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday said they have initiated diplomatic contacts with Israel as part of efforts to normalize relations between the two states. “We have taken many steps in terms of normalizing our relations with UAE, South …

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Taliban Dissolves Afghan Election Commissions

The Taliban dissolved two independent election commissions in Afghanistan, as well as state ministries. The Taliban dissolved the Independent Election Commission and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission because they saw “no need for these commissions to exist and operate,” government …

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Albanian PM Apologizes for Massive Data Leak

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has apologized for the massive data leak that has compromised the personal data of at least 630,000 citizens. A list reportedly containing the monthly salaries, job positions, employer names, and ID numbers of 637,138 citizens …

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Tajikistan President Calls Russia, China as Strategic Partners

Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon called Russia and China two special strategic partners while asserting that the partnership continues to become stronger. In his address to the nation on Wednesday, Rahmon said his country will follow an open-door policy, and insisted …

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UK Parliament Warned of Mass Staff Absences and Major Shortages as COVID Cases Rise

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty told the Parliament to expect mass staff absences and major shortages across industries due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. According to cabinet sources, Johnson and Whitty …

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