Sri Lanka Installs New PM, Bars Rajapaksa and MPs from Leaving Country

Fourth EstateUnited National Party (UNP) head Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka amid the ongoing political turmoil. - Gov't of Sri Lanka

United National Party (UNP) head Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka amid the ongoing political turmoil. Wickremesinghe’s sudden appointment came after Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as the Prime Minister following a violent confrontation …

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Kuwait Appoints New Interior and Defense Ministers Amid Political Tensions

Kuwait has appointed Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al Sabah, as Interior Minister and Sheikh Talal Al Sabah as Defense Minister aimed at political tensions with the country’s elected parliament. The new appointments were made months after Kuwait’s Emir accepted the resignations …

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Algeria FM Says To Host Inter-Palestinian Talks

Algerian Foreign Minister, Ramtane Lamamra said it would host the inter-Palestinian talks as the reconciliation process with Palestinian factions has begun. Briefing newsmen in Kuwait on Monday, Lamamra said that the journey to Palestinian reconciliation has started. “Our government has …

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Serbia Extradites Bahraini National Convicted Of Terrorism

The government of Serbia has extradited a Bahraini man convicted of terrorism-related offensive following an Interpol Red Notice at Bahrain’s request. Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that Ahmed Jaffar Mohammed Ali, 49, was repatriated on Monday. The extradition of …

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US To Return Two Stolen Artefacts to Iraq: Officials

Iraq’s Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that the United States will return two stolen artifacts dating back more than 4,000 years. The pieces are made of clay with cuneiform writing, said the ministry’s spokesman Ahmed Al Sahaf. “We will arrange …

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Iran Killed More Muslims Than Israel, Says Ex-Lawmaker

Outspoken former Iranian lawmaker, Faezeh Hashemi said that Iran has killed more Muslims than Israel, lambasting Tehran’s foreign policies as “irrational”. Hashemi, who is the daughter of Iran’s former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, told Iran Watch that Iran can’t deny …

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Kyrgyzstan Accuses Tajik Border Guards of Opening Fire on Truck Driver

Kyrgyzstan border officials have claimed that three Tajik border guards opened fire on a truck and attempted to abduct the driver near a disputed area in the southern Lelek district between the two Central Asian countries. Kyrgyzstan’s State Border Guard …

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Morocco, Israel Mark 1st Anniversary of US-Brokered Diplomatic Ties

The Kingdom of Morocco and the Jewish state of Israel on Wednesday marked the first anniversary of US-brokered diplomatic relations, reiterating commitment to help achieve a lasting peace in the region. During a videoconference, the foreign minister of Morocco Nasser …

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Germany Has No Plans for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations, Chancellor Angela Merkel Says

Germany currently has no plans to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory, unlike France and Greece, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on July 13. “We do not intend to go the way France suggested. We say there would be no compulsory vaccination,” …

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